Directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. speak about their latest hit and reveal the influential roles their respective wives play in their film making process
The juggernaut of the Telugu boys Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. continues as they taste success in the second season of The Family Man. “We’re extremely pleased with the kind of appreciation we’ve been getting; such admiration only gives us the impetus to push the envelope of filmmaking even more,” says Raj.
Interestingly, their recent Telugu release, Cinema Bandi, directed by Praveen Kandregula, became Netflix India’s most popular movie. “We’re very proud of how we’ve been working. Despite Cinema Bandi being a budget film, our passion for cinema remained the same regarding the creative aspects,” shares Krishna.
Initial days of struggle
What do these back-to-back successes mean to them? As per Raj, it proves that independent cinema is pure and unspoilt by commercialism and masala fare and is getting a lot of love. Krishna says the success the duo has been tasting reminds him of their struggling days.
“We started our careers as independent filmmakers, and life has come full circle,” adds Krishna. Despite their successes today, life was not rosy for the duo. The filmmakers reveal they faced enough criticism while making some of their films, with some questioning their faith too.