Director-Writer Mr. Aditya Kodakandla shares his views on various aspects of film making. Director: Must be creative, has to observe different characterizations in public, must have technical experience, commitment and discipline Cinematographer: Good Visualization and follow directors thoughts. Editor: Should be creative not mechanical. Creative editor will create the mood of the film; mechanical editor will join the film. Screenplay: Characterizations, mood, tempo, photography and mannerism all these things should fit in a story and lead to situations, transitions from one scene to scene. Understanding all these aspects is screenplay. Favorite Directors: K.Balachander – every aspect script, taking, dialogue etc is fresh Kodi Ramakrishna – he knows audience pulse, nativity and sentiment. He is all in one Spielberg – Hypnotizes audience, he is a genius Srinivas Reddy and SS Rajamouli impressive directors Ambition : To produce and Direct a good movie
B.V.S.Ravi (machha ravi) (born Bachimanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam Ravi on 22 June 1974) is an Indian dialogue and story writer who works in the Telugu film industry.
His birth name is Bachimanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam (Telugu: బాచిమంచి వెంకట సుబ్రహ్మణ్యమ్).
Bapu (born Sattiraju LakshmiNarayana ( సత్తిరాజు లక్ష్మీనారాయణ) on December 15, 1933) is an Indian film director, known for his works in Telugu cinema
He is a music artist, painter, cartoonist, and designer. He has directed the 1976 Telugu film, Seetha Kalyanam which was screened at the BFI London Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival in 1978.Bapu's 2011 film Sri Rama Rajyam had a special screening at International Film Festival of India on November 28 2011
Bapu introduced a painting style of simple bright colors. His unique style consisted of economy of strokes, freehand drawing and a lack of background clutter.
His paintings focus on Hindu mythological characters, and he has painted the Hindu epic Ramayana as a pictorial story. His character portrayals, such as Shiva, Bhima, Duryodhana, look distinctly male with wide chests, large jaws and large biceps; while Krishna and Rama are more feminine in build. All his female characters have doe eyes, a waist-hip ratio of 0.7, voluptuous breasts, long hair and a sharp nose. The phrase Bapu Bomma ("Bapu's painting") has become synonymous with a beautiful Telugu girl. Another character called Rendu Jadala Seetha ("Seetha with two plaits") became a synonym for any girl wearing her hair in two plaits.
Bapu has also introduced a new style of cursive writing in Telugu. The font is his own handwriting and reflects the same simplicity as his art.
Bapu paintings also decorated the cover pages of many magazines in India and Abroad. Telugu Naadi Magazine published from USA for Telugu audience have published Bapu's great paintings. Bapu also later served on their advisory board to guide and have an outstanding content for the magazine that catered to Telugu people.
The most notable achievement in Bapu's movie making is his success in capturing the nativity of the Telugu people and translating it into visuals. His movies center on realistic family issues and relationships, however his recurring theme is magic realism, with vignettes of mythological characters aiding in the narration.
Most of his movies have a female protagonist; a breakaway style from the formulaic movies that relegate female lead characters to song and dance numbers. His penchant for preserving the Telugu nativity in his movies can be seen in the choice of artists, especially the dusky female leads and weak villains.
Collaborations with other artists
He worked with Satyam Sankaramanchi and drew 101 pictures for each of the stories in Amaravati Kathalu. Bapu is one-half of the Bapu-Ramana (Mullapudi Venkata Ramana) pair that made movies in Telugu cinema. Ramana provided an able foil, providing script and dialogue to suit Bapu's visuals. Bapu collaborated with Ramana to give life to Ramana's character Budugu in the form of pictures. Through his movies he brought to focus renowned artists such as Ravu Gopal Rao, Rajendra Prasad and Aamani.
Bhaskar (Tamil: பாஸ்) is a Telugu film director. In his early career, he worked as assistant director on films Bhadra and Arya. Dil Raju then gave him a chance to debut as director. His directorial debut was Bommarillu, which is becoming a huge sensation in India and United States of America. His next venture, Parugu, released on 1 May 2008. Allu Arjun starred in the lead role and Dil Raju produced it.
A student of the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, he is native to Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
Bapati Seenu (Telugu: బోయపాటి శ్రీను) is an Indian film director, who mainly works in the Telugu film industry.
In 2005, Boyapati Seenu made his directorial debut with Bhadra, which starred Ravi Teja, Meera Jasmine, and Prakash Raj. The film went on to become a box office success. Two years later in 2007, his next film, Thulasi, released. Starring Venkatesh and Nayantara, this film also was widely accepted by audiences. It was also one of the best films of 2007. In 2010, Seenu had his third release, Simha, starring Balakrishna Nandamuri in a dual role and Sneha Ullal. Simha went on to become the highest grosser of 2010, and the 5th highest grossing movie in the Telugu Film Industry after Magadheera, Robo, Pokiri, and Arundathi. His next film is yet to start titled Dammu starring Jr. NTR, Trisha Krishnan and Karthika Nair.
Chittajallu Pullaiah popularly known as C. Pullaiah (Telugu: సి.పుల్లయ్య) (b: 1898 - d: October 6, 1967) is an eminent Telugu film director. He is one among those film personalities associated with the Telugu movie right from its silent movie days. His son C. S. Rao is also famous film director in later period.
Sati Anasuya, the first children's movie in Telugu cinema was directed by him. Pullaiah made it with sixty child artistes. He took them all to Calcutta along with a teacher, so that their studies might not be interrupted. Hi wife Rangamma ran a small diary to meet the need for milk, butter-milk and butter for the children. The sixty children regarded Pullaiah as their father.
Pullaiah directed Vara Vikrayam and Malathi Madhavam under the East India Film Company at Calcutta. He directed Bala Nagamma, Apoorva Sahodarargal and Vindhya Rani under Gemini Pictures after shifting base to Madras.
He is well remembered as the maker of Magnum opus Telugu film Lava Kusha in 1934 and 1963, the story of Lava and Kusha in Hindu epic Ramayana.
Pakkinti Ammayi (1953) the forerunner of Bollywood film Padosan (1968) is directed by him and starring Padmasri Relangi Venkataramaiah.
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti (born 4 March 1973) is a Tollywood film director. He directed 4 films in his career. The movies Aithe and Anukokunda Oka Roju went on to be big hits. He does not like directing art films. He prefers commercial films. He got married on 19 May 2006. His latest film is Prayanam, starring Manoj Manchu and Harika.
Both the movies "Aithe" and "Anukokunda Oka Roju" are one of a kind in the Telugu movie industry. They deviate from the typical stories of the industry that center on repeated love stories. These two may not have become very famous, but they can be compared with Hollywood standards in terms of the overall movie quality.