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Prithviraj Sukumaran

Where: Lucifer

Why: It took over 85 films as an actor for Prithviraj to finally decide to become a director. Yet, when he took that plunge, the idea wasn’t to make an offbeat indie to satisfy the brooding artiste in him; it was to make a film that would satisfy everyone. Lucifer may not have achieved that entirely but it certainly caused a disruption at the box office, becoming the first Malayalam film to cross the Rs 200-crore barrier. And in doing so, he became arguably the only director to make his/her respective industry’s biggest-ever hit with a first film; an achievement made even better given how he resisted the many regressive cliches of the genre.




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