If you’re planning on making a Telugu mass action entertainer, make sure that you follow the rules for the hero’s introduction. This is a must-have in any large-budget Telugu action film with a popular hero (preferably a family member of Chiranjeevi.)
There is always an introductory scene for the hero in Telugu mass entertainers. One of the senior male actors of the film usually introduces the hero, although it could also be a family member, friend or the villain. Regardless of who is doing the introduction, the character must be in a tough situation, helpless and the hero must be the only one who can save him.
The introduction is a brief commentary on the hero’s amazing qualities. In between the description, the film will cut to the hero in segments. These segments will start with one body part like the eyes and then show the hero completely while usually walking stylishly or doing some kind of stunt. The introduction is followed by a song where the hero dances (and occasionally beats people) and the crowd cheers him on, praising him, his strength, his charisma, his looks and greatness.
These are the rules for introduction:
Compare the hero to a missile, bullet, bomb (or any other deadly weapon)
Comment on the hero’s height, eyes or other attractive physical characteristics
Police commissioner in Dookudu:
“He’ll come like a missile to weed out the criminals. Death stands six feet tall before him!”
Grandfather in Attharintiki Daaredi:
“Hey, bullet is just a half inch! But it kills a six foot man. How would it be if the bullet is six foot tall? My grandson Gautam Nanda would be like that!”
Friend in Racha:
“If he takes a step, he’s Audi, if he shows up he’s 3D, his walk has a style, there’s always a smile on his face, there’s craze in his eyes, there’s a terrific body under his shirt!”
Lawyer in Racha:
“I needed a man before she becomes 18. That’s why — sharpness of a knife, power of a bullet, explosiveness of a bomb — I saw all these characters in a boy.”
Finally, if you REALLY want your film to be a super-hit, make a tribute to Chiranjeevi or Pawan Kalyan in your film. Emphasize that no one can beat them and that they are the best.
And there you go, this is the formula for a super blockbuster Telugu mass entertainer!
Don’t forget to thank me in your ‘best film’ award acceptance speech. Or you can just thank Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. That will be even better for your next film.