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Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

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Singeetam Srinivasa Rao born 21 September 1931 is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, composer, singer, lyricist and actor, known for his works in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi films, across multiple genres The octogenarian is widely regarded as one of the versatile directors of India He is credited with having revolutionised the South Indian cinema with experimental films He has garnered two National Film Awards, seven state Nandi Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, and three Karnataka State Film Awards

In 2010, Srinivasa Rao headed the Jury of the Indian Panorama at the 8th Chennai International Film Festival In 2011, Rao received the Life Achievement Award from the Film Federation of India at the 4th Global Film Festival Rao was also the Guest of honor alongside Barrie Osbourne at the Media and Entertainment Business Conclave 2012 hosted by FICCI and FFI In 2012, Rao served as one of the selection committee member for the Sundance Institute's screenwriters lab

The 2003 animation film, Son of Aladdin had 1100 shots and 125 characters The film won Special Mention in the Competition section at the 2003 International Children’s Film Festival Hyderabad, and was subsequently premiered at the 37th International Film Festival of India The 2008 animation film Ghatothkach, was premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in the Critics' Week section, and was also premiered to special mention at the Grand Finale - Children's Film Festival 2014 of the 44th International Film Festival of India

Rao served as the executive director for the 1970 Kannada film, Samskara which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, and Bronze Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival He made his Telugu directorial debut with Neethi Nijayithi 1972 He then directed social problem films like Dikkatra Parvathi 1974, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil, Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil for that year, and Tharam Marindhi, which won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film, both of which were premiered at International Film Festival of India and the Moscow Film Festival The 1988 silent film, Pushpaka Vimana gained international acclaim, including 1988 Cannes Film Festival premiere in the International Critics' Week The film has received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, and Filmfare Award South for Best Film

Contents

  • 1 Early life and career
  • 2 Kannada cinema
    • 21 Lyricist and Composer
  • 3 Film craft and Innovative cinema
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 Filmography
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life and career

Singitam Srinivasa Rao is from a telugu niyogi Brahmin family He graduated with a Physics Degree from University of Madras Rao worked as associate director and singer to Harindranath Chattopadhyay, K V Reddy, and Pingali Nagendrarao, for films like Mayabazar 1957, Pelli Naati Pramanalu 1958, Jagadeka Veeruni Katha 1961, Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham 1963, Sathya Harischandra 1965 etc In 1972, subsequently Rao ventured into direction, and directed about sixty films in various languages including Hindi and English

Kannada cinema

Rao was the executive director of the 1970 Kannada movie Samskara directed by Pattabhirama Reddy It won the President's gold medal for National Film Award for Best Feature Film Rao directed Kannada blockbusters like Haalu Jenu 1982, Chalisuva Modagalu 1982, Eradu Nakshatragalu 1983, Shravana Banthu 1984, Jwaalamukhi 1985 Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma 1985, Anand 1986, Devatha Manushya 1988, Chiranjeevi Sudhakara 1988, Ksheera Sagara 1992, Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi 1999 and Make-Up2002 He was also the script-writer of Belliyappa Bangarappa 1992 The Kannada Film Journalists Association has honoured Srinivasa Rao with a Special Biography Rao received three Karnataka State Film Awards, including two for Best Screenplay A disciple of legendary composer S Rajeswara Rao, he also composed music for 2 Kannada movies - Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma directed by him and Samyuktha - not directed by him

He has the distinction of having directed Rajkumar and all his 3 sons - the first director to do so He directed Rajkumar in 7 movies including his 200th movie Devatha Manushya He was also the director of debut movies of Rajkumar sons - Shiva Rajkumar's Anand and Raghavendra Rajkumar's Chiranjeevi Sudhakara He also directed Puneeth Rajkumar in a lead role as a child artist in Eradu Nakshatragalu in which he had played a dual role

Lyricist and Composer

He composed lyrics for films like Bhairava Dweepam 1994, and sound tracks for few Kannada films He edited many magazines in Telugu such as Bharati, and scripted plays like Brahma, Antya Ghattam, and Chitrārjuna Chitrārjuna was also translated into English, and was telecasted in American Television

Film craft and Innovative cinema

The 1984 Telugu biographical dance film, Mayuri, which won the National Film Award – Special Mention Feature Film, was premiered at the 1985 International Film Festival of India, has also received several state Awards, including the State Nandi Award for Best Feature Film, and Filmfare Award South for Best Direction The film was later remade into Hindi as Naache Mayuri

In 1988, He co-produced, scripted and directed the first Indian silent film, Pushpak premiered at Cannes Film Festival, and has received the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Filmfare Award South for Best Film, and several International honors, including special mention at Shanghai Film Festival The film was listed among CNN-IBN's hundred greatest Indian films of all time The comedy-drama blockbuster Apoorva Sagodharargal was one of the enduring works on dwarfism in popular media The film won the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil, and was premiered at the International Film Festival of India

The Telugu Crossover cinema like America Ammayi, and America Abbayi, were box office hits The 1990 action comedy, Michael Madana Kama Rajan became an instant hit at the box office The Science fantasy in Telugu Aditya 369 was the highest grossing Telugu film of 1991, grossing ₹90 million US$14 million at the box office A sequel, entitled Aditya 999, was delayed indefinitely in July 2016 Another science fantasy in Tamil, Chinna Vathiyar was also an instant hit The 1994, folklore Bhairava Dweepam garnered the state Nandi Award for Best Direction

Awards

Film Federation of India
  • Life Time Achievement Award
National Film Awards
  • 1974 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil - Dikkatra Parvathi
  • 1988 - National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment - Pushpaka Vimana
Nandi Awards
  • 1977 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Silver - Tharam Marindhi
  • 1985 - Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Gold - Mayuri
  • 1985 - Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer - Mayuri
  • 1985 - Nandi Award for Best Director - Mayuri
  • 1992 - Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer - Brundavanam
  • 1994 - Nandi Award for Best Director - Bhairava Dweepam
  • 2012 - "Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy National Award" for Life Time Achievement
Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 1982 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film - Haalu Jenu
  • 1985 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay - Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma
  • 1986 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay - Anand
Filmfare Awards South
  • 1974 - Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil - Dikkatra Parvathi
  • 1985 - Filmfare Best Director Award Telugu - Mayuri
  • 1987 - Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada - Pushpaka Vimana

Filmography

Year Film Language Director Producer Writer Notes
1972 Neethi Nijayithi Telugu Yes Yes Yes Directorial debut in Telugu cinema
1974 Dikkatra Parvathi Tamil Yes Yes Yes Directorial debut in Tamil cinema
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Filmfare Award for Best Film - Tamil
1975 Zamindharugari Ammayi Telugu Yes
1976 Oka Deepam Veligindhi Telugu Yes
1976 America Ammayi Telugu Yes Yes Yes
1977 Tharam Marindhi Telugu Yes Yes Yes Nandi Award For Best Feature Film
1977 Andhame Anandham Telugu Yes Yes Yes
1977 Pantulamma Telugu Yes Yes Yes Also actor
1977 Niraparayum Nilavilakkum Malayalam Yes Directorial debut in Malayalam cinema
1978 Sommokadidi Sokokadidi Telugu Yes Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
1978 Raamachilaka Telugu Yes
1978 Gammathu Goodacharulu Telugu Yes
1979 Mangala Thoranalu Telugu Yes
1980 Thriloka Sundhari Telugu Yes
1980 Gandhara Golam Telugu Yes
1981 Raja Paarvai Tamil Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
1981 Jai Gantalu Telugu Yes
1982 Thrilok Sundhari Hindi Yes
1982 Haalu Jenu Kannada Yes Yes Yes Directorial debut in Kannada
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
Starring Rajkumar
1982 Chalisuva Modagalu Kannada Yes Yes Starring Rajkumar
1983 Eradu Nakshatragalu Kannada Yes Yes Starring Rajkumar and Puneeth Rajkumar
1984 Shravana Banthu Kannada Yes Starring Rajkumar
1984 Sangeetha Samrat Telugu Yes
1984 Mayuri Telugu Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
Filmfare Award South For Best Direction
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay
1985 Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma Kannada Yes Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Also Music director
Starring Rajkumar
1985 Jwaalamukhi Kannada Yes Yes Starring Rajkumar
1986 Anand Kannada Yes Yes Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Starring Shiva Rajkumar in his debut
1986 Naache Mayuri Hindi Yes
1987 America Abbayi Telugu Yes Yes
1988 Pushpaka Vimana Silent Yes Yes Yes Silent Film
National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada
Starring Kamal Haasan
1988 Devatha Manushya Kannada Yes Starring Rajkumar his 200th movie
1988 Chiranjeevi Sudhakara Kannada Yes Starring Raghavendra Rajkumar in his debut
1988 Samyuktha Kannada Yes Only as music director
Starring Shiva Rajkumar
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Tamil Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
1990 Michael Madana Kama Rajan Tamil Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
1991 Aditya 369 Telugu Yes Yes Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna
1992 Ksheera Sagara Kannada Yes Yes Starring Kumar Bangarappa
1992 Belliyappa Bangarappa Kannada Yes Starring Kumar Bangarappa
1992 Brundavanam Telugu Yes Nandi Award for Best Screenplay
1993 Phool Hindi Yes Yes
1993 Madam Telugu Yes
1994 Magalir Mattum Tamil Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
1994 Bhairava Dweepam Telugu Yes Yes Nandi Award for Best Director
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
Also Lyric writer for Virisinadhi Vasantha Gaanam
Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna
1995 Chinna Vathiyar Tamil Yes
1996 Shri Krishnarjuna Vijayam Telugu Yes Yes Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna
1998 Kaathala Kaathala Tamil Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
1998 Raja Hamsa Telugu Yes
1999 Tuvvi Tuvvi Tuvvi Kannada Yes Starring Raghavendra Rajkumar
2001 Akasa Veedhilo Telugu Yes Yes
2002 Little John Tamil Yes Yes
2002 Make-up Kannada Yes Starring Jaggesh
2003 Vijayam Telugu Yes
2003 Son of Aladdin English Yes Yes Special Mention in the Competition section at the 2003 International Children’s Film Festival
2005 Mumbai Express Tamil Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
2005 Mumbai Xpress Hindi Yes Starring Kamal Haasan
2008 Ghatothkach Hindi Yes Yes Animation Film
2010 Varudu Telugu Actor
2013 Chinni Chinni Aasa Telugu Actor
2013 Welcome Obama Telugu Yes Yes Remake of Marathi movie Mala Aai Vhhaychy!
2015 Kanche Telugu Cameo appearance

References

  1. ^ "'My life is not drab'" The Hindu 
  2. ^ "Spinning magic" The Hindu Chennai, India 2005-05-20 
  3. ^ "Robinhood is my hero: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao" The Hindu 
  4. ^ "Profile: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao" 
  5. ^ "Bollywood epic to focus on the early life of Jesus" National Post 1 September 2010 
  6. ^ "Singeetam Srinivasa Rao's unique record" The Times of India 
  7. ^ "Gems Before Christ" Rediff Hyderabad, India 2010 
  8. ^ "Four decades later, a flashback" The Hindu 
  9. ^ "Chennai International Film Festival opens" The Times of India 
  10. ^ "Singeetam Srinivas Rao to be awarded Life-time Achievement by FFI" 
  11. ^ "Stalwarts to zoom in on creative, commercial secrets of celluloid" The Hindu 
  12. ^ "FICCI to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema" IBNLive 
  13. ^ "Eight Feature Film Projects Selected For First-Ever Mumbai Mantra - Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab" 
  14. ^ "Log in Tribune: IT supplement of The Tribune, Chandigarh, India Feature page" 
  15. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : Children's film fest comes to a close" 
  16. ^ "Tintin a bonanza for children at film festival" The Times of India 
  17. ^ "The Hindu : Lights, camera chaos" 
  18. ^ http://wwwiffigoaorg/iffi2006/alladinphp
  19. ^ "Ghatothkach, Cannes-bound!" Rediff 12 May 2008 
  20. ^ "Animation film 'Ghatothkach' to premier at Cannes" Merinews 8 May 2008 Retrieved 2009-01-05 
  21. ^ http://wwwiffigoaorg/iffi2013/childrens-film-festival-2014/
  22. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" PDF 
  23. ^ "Spinning magic" The Hindu Chennai, India 2005-05-20 
  24. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" PDF 
  25. ^ "Need for a universal story" The Hindu 
  26. ^ "'Pushpak' completes 25 years: Tinnu Anand, Amala go down memory lane" IBNLive 
  27. ^ "Sakhya Indian Cinema Club: Pushpaka Vimana The Love Chariot" Graduate Union 
  28. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" PDF p 141 
  29. ^ "Singeetam, legend, Gurthukosthunnayi" MAA Tv Hyderabad, India 2011-05-20 
  30. ^ http://wwwthehinducom/fr/2005/05/20/stories/2005052001520300htm
  31. ^ "Spinning magic" The Hindu Chennai, India 2005-05-20 
  32. ^ "Pawan Kalyan to star in Bollywood film of Christ's life" the Guardian 
  33. ^ "Directorate of Film Festival" PDF 
  34. ^ Profile: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
  35. ^ Sri Singeetam Srinivas Rao Profile
  36. ^ 100 Years of Indian Cinema: The 100 land mark Indian films of all time|Movies News Photos-IBNLive
  37. ^ "Singeetam reveals secret behind Kamal's dwarf role" The Hindu 
  38. ^ Staff Writer 17 July 2016 "That's Why Balayya Delayed Aditya 999" Gulte 
  39. ^ Correspondent, Special "SP Balasubrahmanyam, Hema Malini bag NTR awards" 
  40. ^ "Spinning magic" The Hindu Chennai, India 2005-05-20 
  41. ^ https://archiveis/ZoiwQ

External links

  • Singeetam Srinivasa Rao on IMDb

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