Below are a few super hit first films of noted directors. Incidentally, all these films are romantic comedies and were heavy money-spinners at the box-office.
Tholi Prema: Karunakaran made a smashing debut with this 1998 cult classic, which brought a huge stardom to Pawan Kalyan and the rest, as they say, is history.
Arya: Directed by Sukumar, Aarya is still considered one of Allu Arjun’s best movies till date. Aarya was hailed for Sukumar’s brilliant screenplay.
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana: This romantic drama starring Trisha and Siddharth had made the Indian Michael Jackson Prabhu Deva a sought after director not just in Tollywood but also in Bollywood.
Nuvve Nuvve: Star writer Trivikram turned director with this Tarun and Shriya-starrer, which was made in 2002. Since then, there is no looking back for this maverick filmmaker.
Ala Modalaindi: Krishna Vamsi’s longtime associate Nandini Reddy made her directorial debut with this light-hearted romantic comedy, which made stars out of the relatively new actors, Nani and Nitya Menen.
Oohalu Gusa Gusa Lade: Popular comedian Srinivas Avasarala surprised everyone with his expertise in scripting situational comedy and an intriguing yet beautiful love story with his debut film. The film introduced two present day heartthrobs, Naga Shaurya and Raashi Khanna.
Pelli Choopulu: Being hailed as a kickstarter of the ‘Small Film Revolution’ in Tollywood, this Tharun Bhascker directorial turned everyone’s heads by grossing more than $1 million in the US and collecting 12 crore worldwide share.