Sukumar started his filmy career with Arya in 2004, for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu and Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer. He is popular for delivering several successful movies like Jagadam, 100%Love, and Nannaku Prematho. He is also known for infusing grey shades in the character sketches of the protagonists in his movies. Currently the film maker is enjoying the success of his recent offering Rangasthalam starring Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni, which has joined the club of Rs 200 Cr gross.
According to the reliable sources, the production house Mythri Movies Makers has handed over Sukumar a cheque of Rs 6 Cr as advance payment for the next project #Mahesh26 . Recently we have reported that Sukumar has joined hands with Superstar Mahesh Babu for his next film, which will be bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers. It is highest advance amount received by a director in recent times but Sukumar deserves it because he is one of the few directors who has ability to blend the commercial and creative elements in equal proportions.
On the otherside, Mahesh Babu who has delivered successful movie Bharat Ane Nenu, has already teamed up with director Vamsi Paidapally for his next film. The team is expected to begin the regular shoot in May. He will follow this up with the Sukumar film.