Well! There's no dispute as to who is the top director in Tollywood. It is SS Rajamouli, who gave a record 11 hits in a row. But, who is the Number Two? This is the hot topic for discussion.
But, in terms of the number of films on hand and the advance amounts taken, the second position should undoubtedly go to director Maruthi. If sources are to be believed, a large number of producers have already given him advances. He is now doing Mahanubhava with Sharwanand.
Even before that, Indira ARts Creations have given him advance for a future project. similarly, Gemini Kiran too has given advance to him. The Geetha Arts is going to make two films under his directions. Besides this, he has another half-a-dozen offers waiting for him. No other director has this many commitments in Tollywood.