Be it One Nenokkadine or Nannaku Prematho, critics and a section of audiences had tagged him as the ‘intelligent’ director whose films are difficult to understand for common people. He has been branded as ‘enigmatic’ filmmaker. With Rangasthalam, Sukumar has erased that mark and delivered a simple, no-food-for-thought film.
Also, in his entire career beginning with Arya (in 2004), Sukumar has catered his films largely to urban class, youth. Breaking this convention, Sukumar did a spell-binding magic with Rangasthalam. He has emerged as a director who could helm the mass films as well with the Ram Charan-Samantha starrer.
The way he moulded the film and how he elevated the scenes have changed the film’s fate totally. It is certainly not easy to make a film with huge star cast and set in 1980 backdrop. But Sukumar proved it otherwise with his directorial prowess. Despite lag at a few portions, Rangasthalam strikes a chord with all sections of audience. This is where Sukumar-Ram Charan-Devi Sri Prasad scored.