Peter Hein: The ‘100-crorepati’ of Indian cinema

November 8, 2016, 5:08 pm
Peter Hein: The ‘100-crorepati’ of Indian cinema
Peter Hein: The ‘100-crorepati’ of Indian cinema

Peter Hein: The ‘100-crorepati’ of Indian cinema

By the grand entry of Mohanlal's Pulimurugan to the Rs 100 crore-club, the first Malayalam movie to make it happen, the film's action choreographer Peter Hein has added another feather in his cap! The most sought-after action director in the Indian film industry has owned a unique achievement of working as the action choreographer for the first 100-crore club entries from Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.

His seamless composition of action-packed sequences have, no doubt, played a pivotal role in helping all these four language-movies touching the milestone of Rs. 100 crore.

Let's have a quick look at other three movies, Peter Hein took to 100's club, other than Pulimurugan.


The first Rs. 100 crore collection club entry from South India is Tamil movie Sivaji, released in 2007. This super hit Rajinikanth movie, directed by S. Shankar, had made a gross collection of 139 crore in worldwide release.

Breathtaking action-packed scenes composed by Peter Hein was undoubtedly the USP of the movie and the flick had gained him lots of accolades from India and abroad. While A. R. Rahman composed soundtrack and background music for the movie, Thotta Tharani and K. V. Anand were the film's art director and cinematographer, respectively.


The 2008 action psychological thriller film, written and directed by A. R. Murugadoss, was the first Bollywood movie to make it to the100's club. The Amir Khan movie was also the highest-grossing movie of that year.

The movie had also hit the headlines for its main plot that was adapted from Christopher Nolan's Memento and comedy plot that was inspired by 1951 British movie Happy Go Lovely.

Peter Hein's perfection in directing action sequences for the movie was hailed worldwide.


It was none other than this Chennai-based stunt master who composed action sequences for 2009 Telugu romantic-action film Magadheera.

The S. Rajamouli directorial venture based on the theme of reincarnation had garnered a huge response from theatres across the country, for its unparalleled way of story telling. Apart from being the first Telugu movie to touch the magic number of 100 crore, the Ram Charan Teja flick had also netted a gross collection of 151 crore.