‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference’.
These iconic lines by Robert Frost celebrate bravery and vision. It is easy to succeed in the path already charted out by others. But to put your time, effort and money in a pioneering technology, trend, or phenomenon requires nerves of steel.
Since cinema, unlike painting and dance, is more dependent on technology, the pioneers were actually pushing the boundaries of cinema in their own way.
In this article, we look at visionary directors who brought in new trends in Telugu cinema, all part of staple Telugu cinema today.
First Telugu film to be screened at an International Film Festival – Malliswari
First Eastman Colour film – Amarashilpi Jakkanna
First Cinemascope film – Alluri Sitaramaraju
First 70MM film – Simhasanam
First DTS film – Telugu Veera Levara
First Telugu Cowboy Movie – Mosagallaku Mosagadu
First Telugu Sci-fi movie – Aditya 369
First High CGI film – Ammoru
First Disney Collaboration – Anaganaga Oka Dheerudu
First Dual Role in Telugu – Iddaru Mitrulu, 1961
First Telugu Film to Collect 10Cr – Gharana Mogudu
First massive Game Changer in Telugu Cinema – Siva
First Mega Budget Movie – Baahubali
Did we miss out any trend-setting films in our list? Please let us know