What Sets Rajamouli Apart: The Competitive Advantage:
The remarkable success of the renowned writer-director duo in Tollywood, consisting of Vijayendra Prasad and S.S. Rajamouli, is not a mystery. Their secret lies in a collaborative approach involving a team of over 30 members, which includes both young and experienced individuals for in-depth script discussions.
During these discussions, Rajamouli quietly listens as the team deliberates on various aspects such as scenes, character development, emotional elements, and other crucial elements in script creation.
The legendary Vijayendra Prasad actively engages in these discussions, providing valuable insights and occasionally injecting humor by playfully acknowledging absurd ideas while sustaining the conversation with compelling counterarguments. These discussions result in the creation of larger-than-life scripts.
Credit is due to this father-son duo for upholding the tradition of in-depth story discussions, a practice that allows for a comprehensive examination of a script from multiple perspectives rather than relying solely on one viewpoint. This practice is reminiscent of the era when luminaries like Dasari and Viswanath engaged in face-to-face discussions with writers to refine their scripts. They welcomed constructive criticism and willingly made adjustments if it improved the script.
Amidst a wave of films in Tollywood that suffer from unoriginal plots and modern screenplay styles, S S Rajamouli serves as a prime example of how to produce blockbusters through meticulous script and screenplay discussions, resulting in well-crafted and foolproof scripts. It is hoped that other filmmakers will follow this lead in the future.