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What Wiki has to say about Dasari

What Wiki has to say about Dasari
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Dasari Narayana Rao (4 May 1942 - May 30 2017) is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 151films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination.

Dasari Narayana Rao (4 May 1942 - May 30 2017) is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 151films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, corruption and gender discrimination.

He has received two National Film Awards, nine state Nandi Awards, and four Filmfare Awards South. Besides graduating with a BA degree, he used to take part in scores of drama competitions. During his career he has also acted in Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada languages.

He holds Limca World Record for directing the most number of films. He directed films like Tandra Paparayudu, (1986), Surigaadu (1992), screened at International Film Festival of India in the panorama section, and Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000) which received the National Film Award Special Mention Feature Film. In 1983, he directed Meghasandesam which received critical acclaim at the Indian panorama, Chicago, 1983 Cannes Film Festival and Moscow film festivals. The film has also received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.

Early life

He launched a popular daily newspaper named Udayam to counter the effect of Ramoji Rao's newspaper Eenadu.

Political career

Dasari was elected to the Rajya Sabha. He became the Minister of state in Ministry of Coal.Said to be a confidante of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Dasari once again became active in politics after Congress Party came back to power in 2004.

On 11 June 2013 Central Bureau of Investigation booked Dasari Narayana Rao for receiving Rs. 2.25 crores from Naveen Jindal in connection with Coalgate scam, and filed FIR against both.

Death

Rao died on May 30 2017 due to prolonged illness

Awards

National Film Awards

  • Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) – Kante Kuthurne Kanu – 1998
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu – Meghasandesam – 1982

Filmfare Awards

  • Best Director – Gorintaku (1979)
  • Best Director – Premabhishekam (1981)
  • Best Film – Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Lifetime Achievement (2001)

Nandi Awards

  • NTR National Award[14]
  • Best Actor – Mestri (2009)
  • Best Actor – Mamagaru (1991)
  • Best Feature Film – Kante Kuthurne Kanu (1998)
  • Best Feature Film – Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
  • Best Feature Film – Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Best Feature Film – Swargam Narakam (1975)
  • Best Feature Film – Samsaram Sagaram (1973)
  • Best Feature Film – Tata Manavadu (1972)
  • Special Jury – Premabhishekam (1981)

CineMAA Awards

  • Lifetime Contribution – 2003

Other honours

Vamsee Berkeley, Kalasagar, Siromani, Madras Film Fans Awards and Cine Herald Awards

Jyothi Chitra Super Director Award – six times

Ancient Andhra Patrika Best Director Award – six times

Sobhan Babu first memorial award in 2009

Bollimunta Sivaramakrishna Sahithi Kala Award-2016

Doctorate "Kalaprapoorna" from Andhra University for his contribution to Telugu Culture and Telugu Cinema in 1986

Filmography

Director Films

  1. Tata Manavadu (1972)
  2. Samsaram Sagaram (1973)
  3. Bantrotu Bharya (1974)
  4. Evariki Vaare Yamuna Teere (1974)
  5. Radhamma Pelli (1974)
  6. Tirupati (1974)
  7. Swargam Narakam (1975)
  8. Balipeetam (1975)
  9. Bharatamlo Oka Ammayi (1975)
  10. Devude Digivaste (1975)
  11. Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
  12. Muddabanti Puvvu (1976)
  13. O Manishi Tirigi Choodu
  14. Toorpu Padamara (1976)
  15. Yavvanam Katesindi (1976)
  16. Bangarakka (1977)
  17. Chillarakottu Chittemma (1977)
  18. Idekaddi Nyayam (1977)
  19. Jeevitame Oka Natakam (1977)
  20. Kanya Kumari (1978)
  21. Devadasu Mallee Puttadu (1978)
  22. Katakataala Rudraiah (1978)
  23. Sivaranjani (1978)
  24. Swarg Narak (1978)
  25. Gorintaku (1979)
  26. Kalyani (1979)
  27. Korikale Gurralayite? (1979)
  28. Needa (1979)
  29. Peddillu Chinnillu (1979)
  30. Ravanude Ramudayite (1979)
  31. Rangoon Rowdy (1979)
  32. Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
  33. Bandodu Gundamma (1980)
  34. Bhola Shankarudu (1980)
  35. Buchi Babu (1980)
  36. Circus Ramudu (1980)
  37. Deepaaradhana (1980)
  38. Edantastula Meda (1980)
  39. Ketugaadu (1980)
  40. Natchathiram (1980)
  41. Paalu Neellu (1980)
  42. Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980)
  43. Sita Ramulu (1980)
  44. Srivari Muchatlu (1980)
  45. Yeh Kaisa Insaaf (1980)
  46. Vishwaroopam (1981)
  47. Swapna (1981)
  48. Pyaasa Sawan (1981)
  49. Sangeeta (1981)
  50. Addala Meda (1981)
  51. Premabhishekam (1981)
  52. Prema Mandiram (1981)
  53. Bobbili Puli (1982)
  54. Golconda Abbulu (1982)
  55. Jagannatha Rathachakralu (1982)
  56. Jayasudha (1982)
  57. Krishnarjunulu (1982)
  58. Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
  59. O Aadadi O Magadu (1982)
  60. Raga Deepam (1982)
  61. Swayamvaram (1982)
  62. Yuvaraju (1982)
  63. Prem Tapasya (1983)
  64. Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  65. Meghasandesam (1983)
  66. M.L.A. Edukondalu (1983)
  67. Police Venkataswami (1983)
  68. Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
  69. Rudrakali (1983)
  70. Oorantha Sankranthi (1983)
  71. Yaadgaar (1984)
  72. Asha Jyoti (1984)
  73. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984)
  74. Abhimanyudu (1984)
  75. Haisiyat (1984)
  76. Jagan (1984)
  77. Justice Chakravarti (1984)
  78. Police Papanna (1984)
  79. Yuddham (1984)
  80. Zakhmi Sher (1984)
  81. Rana (1984)
  82. Sarfarosh (1985)
  83. Wafadaar (1985)
  84. Brahma Mudi (1985)
  85. Edadugula Bandham (1985)
  86. Lanchavataram (1985)
  87. Pelli Meeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
  88. Tirugubatu (1985)
  89. Aadi Dampatulu (1986)
  90. Dharma Peetham Daddarillindi (1986)
  91. Tandra Paparayudu (1986)
  92. Ugra Narasimham (1986)
  93. Aatma Bandhuvulu (1987)
  94. Brahma Nayudu (1987)
  95. Majnu (1987)
  96. Nene Raju Nene Mantri (1987)
  97. Viswanatha Nayakudu (1987)
  98. Brahma Puthrudu (1988)
  99. Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
  100. Kanchana Sita (1988)
  101. Praja Pratinidhi (1988)
  102. Lankeswarudu (1989)
  103. Black Tiger (1989)
  104. Naa Mogudu Naake Sontam (1989)
  105. Two Town Rowdy (1989)
  106. Mama Alludu (1990)
  107. Abhisarika (1990)
  108. Amma Rajinama (1991)
  109. Niyanta (1991)
  110. Ramudu Kadu Rakshasudu (1991)
  111. Ahankaari (1992)
  112. Surigaadu (1992)
  113. Subba Rayudi Pelli (1992)
  114. Venkanna Babu (1992)
  115. Lady Inspector Renuka (1993)
  116. Santaan (1993)
  117. Akka Pettanam Chelleli Kapuram (1993)
  118. Kunti Putrudu (1993)
  119. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  120. Bangaru Kutumbam (1994)
  121. Nannagaaru (1994)
  122. Kondapalli Rattaiah (1995)
  123. Maya Bazaar (1995)
  124. Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  125. Kalyana Praptirastu (1996)
  126. Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996)
  127. Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  128. Rowdy Durbar (1997)
  129. Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  130. Pichchodi Chetilo Raayi (1999)
  131. Adavi Chukka (2000)
  132. Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  133. Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  134. Chinna (2001)
  135. Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  136. Rifles (2002)
  137. Fools (2003)
  138. Young India (2010)
  139. Parama Veera Chakra (2011)
  140. Erra Bus (2014)

Writer only

  • Mohammed-bin-Tughluq (1972)
  • Hantakulu Devantakulu (1972)
  • Matrimoorti (1972)
  • Panjaramlo Pasipapa (1973)
  • Kudi Edama Ayite (1979)
  • Bangaaru Koduku (1982)
  • Nampally Nagu (1986)
  • Rotation Chakravarti (1987)
  • Aadivaram Aadavallaku Selavu (2007)
  • Maisamma IPS (2007)
  • Aadi Vishnu (2008)
  • Mestri (2009)
  • Bangaru Babu (2009)

Producer Films

  • Sivaranjani (1978)
  • Sujata (1980)
  • Jayasudha (1982)
  • Meghasandesam (1982)
  • Bahudoorapu Batasari (1983)
  • Justice Chakravarti (1984)
  • Pelli Neeku Akshintalu Naaku (1985)
  • Ugra Narasimham (1986)
  • Majnu (1987)
  • Rotation Chakravarti (1987)
  • Ayyappa Swami Janma Rahasyam (1987)
  • Intinti Bhagavatam (1988)
  • Mama Alludu (1990)
  • Orey Rickshaw (1995)
  • Rayudugaaru Nayudugaaru (1996)
  • Rowdy Durbar (1997)
  • Osey Ramulamma (1997)
  • Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  • Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  • Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  • Chinna (2001)
  • Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  • Rifles (2002)
  • Bangaru Babu (2009)

TV series

  • Abhishekam (ETV)
  • Gokulamlo Sita (ETV)

Choreographer

  • Young India (2010)

Lyricist

  • Manushulanta Okkate (1976)
  • Buchchi Babu (1980)
  • Sita Ramulu (1980)
  • Vishwaroopam(1981)
  • Swapna (1981)
  • Swayamvaram (1982)
  • Yuvaraju (1982)
  • Ramudu Kadu Krishnudu (1983)
  • Yuddham (1984)
  • Ugra Narasimham (1986)
  • Majnu (1987)
  • Brahma Puthrudu (1988)
  • Lankeswarudu (1989)
  • Surigaadu (1992)
  • Greeku Veerudu (1998)
  • Kante Koothurne Kanu (2000)
  • Sammakka Sarakka (2000)
  • Maisamma IPS (2007)

Assistant director

  • Rangula Ratnam (1966)

Source: wikipedia

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