Happy Birthday Atlee: Meet the man who is directing Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan


Bollywood pinned quite a lot of hopes on Brahmastra as the business wanted an enormous success to remain in the sport in the post-pandemic world the place folks’s tastes have been considerably modified by the huge content material on OTT. It is unclear whether or not or not Ranbir Kapoor’s film lived as much as the expectations. So, all eyes are already on Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie Jawan. On high of it, Jawan must work for the hundreds of SRK followers, who haven’t had something to rejoice in the previous 4 years apart from the handful of cameos (the newest one being Brahmastra). However, a die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fan from the North of Vindhyas may not ensure about the movie when he appears to be like at the forged and crew of the movie, which predominantly sports activities names from down South. Even the director Atlee is fairly new to Hindi as he is making his debut in Bollywood with the movie. So, we thought let’s clue you in on these uninitiated followers about whether or not or not SRK is in good arms. On his thirty sixth birthday, right here’s a take a look at Atlee and his movies.

Who is Atlee?

Atlee assisted filmmaker Shankar in the movies Enthiran (2010) and Nanban (2012) earlier than making his debut as a director with Raja Rani (2013), which had Nayanthara and Arya in the lead roles. The movie introduced him in highlight because it turned out to be a blockbuster with its comedy and drama working huge time in favour of the movie. Atlee bagged the Tamil Nadu state award for greatest dialogues for the movie.

While Raja Rani established him as the director of a commendable rom-com, Atlee stunned everybody by making a power-packed motion drama for his sophomore movie, which had Tamil cinema’s largest star Vijay in the lead function. Titled Theri, the movie modified the graph of Atlee’s profession immediately because it introduced much-needed success to Vijay, who was reeling from a misfire – Puli (2015). Vijay went on to staff up with him two extra occasions – Mersal (2017) and Bigil (2019).

What’s his USP?

Having assisted Shankar in a movie like Enthiran, Atlee inherited lots of his mentor’s traits together with the penchant for making larger-than-life films. Except for Raja Rani, the scale of Atlee’s different three movies – Theri, Bigi, and Mersal – has been large. Not simply the finances, however even the stakes in Atlee’s movie are excessive. In Mersal, although it is a revenge story of a son making an attempt to take down a wealthy villain, it is additionally about the medical mafia. On high of that, Atlee takes tried-and-tested tales and makes them work by writing the most heroic protagonists, whom you possibly can’t Help however root for. For instance, Theri may be criticised for being impressed by Rajinikanth’s Baasha (1995), however the movie nonetheless labored due to the build-up and hype he creates round the lead character. To put it in even less complicated phrases, Atlee makes secure bets.

What to count on from Jawan?

Going by his earlier filmography, one can ensure that Atlee would make a industrial entertainer that may work throughout all types of audiences. On high of it, Atlee, a fan of SRK, is properly conscious of the Bollywood celebrity’s model of cinema – in spite of everything Bigil is an upgraded model of SRK’s Chak De India. Shah Rukh Khan referred to as Bigil “a Chake De On steroids.” Above all, it needs to be remembered that Atlee hasn’t churned out a flop but. All his 4 movies have been field workplace successes. So, one ought to count on a movie with a tried and reliable story with an ultra-heroic protagonist in Jawan. Or Atlee would possibly spring a shock!

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