10 Vintage Directors From Tollywood’s Golden Era!

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


Known as the Jaanapada Brahma, he made quirky movies with make-do special effects.”Vittalacharya cinema lo laga…” became household usage for situations that seem unreal in our daily life. Such has been his effect on Telugu people!




3. Bapu

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.

Dasari Yes. He sure has a big mouth. But you have every right to boast when you have classics as such under your belt.

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…

k viswanath

8. Jandhyala

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.

K.Raghavendra Rao @ Balakrishna Satyadeva MOvie Launch Stills

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