1. Kadiri Venkata Reddy
With classics like Mayabazar and Pathala Bhairavi the legend of Venkata Reddy in the history of Tollywood is cemented.
2. B. Vittalacharya
While the latter and former people here have made the Industry proud, Bapu is the pride of the Telugu Industry.
4. Dasari Narayana Rao
Trivia : DNR is the only director in tollywood who had 12 blockbusters in a row.
5. Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
This guy is the George Lucas of India. We are sorry. George Lucas is indeed the Singeetam of Hollywood.
6. N.T Rama Rao
Many don’t know that the “Viswa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhouma” was also a legendary director. This man has really got a ‘Midas Touch’ in everything he does.
7. K. Viswanath
Never before were films made with such respect to the arts, and with such artistic sense. His classics such as Sankarabharanam (1979) and Sagara Sangamam (1983) were included among CNN-IBN’s list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time. Kalatapasvi Viswanath garu will be remembered by Telugus for a long, long time…
Hasya Brahma…. he introduced a whole new genre to Telugu cinema: Comedy Entertainers. Comedy that is wholesome, inspired from real life, and which is not at all vulgar. He influenced a whole new generation of directors to integrate conversation-based comedy into their scripts!
9. Kodanda Rami Reddy
The ‘Megastar’ of Tollywood owes half of his success to Kodanda Rami Reddy. This man lived in the shadows of Glory with his films doing all the talking.
10. K Raghavendra Rao
Adavi Ramudu. Jagadeka Veeru Atiloka Sundari. Period.
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