Vasthadu Naa Raju Ee Roju
Raane Vasthadu Nela Raju ee roju
Karthika punnami velalona
Kaliki vennela keratala paina
sings a lady looking at the moon in its full splendor waiting
for her fiancee. The beautiful lady with her balanced emotions
adds life to that small role in the movie "Alluri Seetharamaraju".
The same lady went on to act in about 250 movies and also directed
42 movies in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. If you guessed
that we are pointing to Vijaya Nirmala garu then you guessed it
right. Today on August 11, Vijaya Nirmala garu along
with 'Darshaka Ratna' Dasari Narayanarao garu and
'Movie Moghul' D. Ramanaidu garu are getting felicitated
by the bigwigs of Telugu Film Industry for getting their entry
into The Guinness Book of World Records for their outstanding
contribution to the world of Cinema. Let us quickly recollect
what brought their name in the records.
Nirmala garu entered tollywood with the late B.N.Reddy's 'Rangula
ratnam'. Her name was christened as 'Vijaya' Nirmala when
she acted in one Tamil movie 'Enga Veettu Penn' and the
producers of 'Vijaya Banner' thought it would be in her interest
if they changed her name to avoid her being referred to other
Nirmala in the field. She acted in about 250 movies with a considerable
amount of them in Tamil and Malayalam.
The directorial bug bit her when she was working in a movie, Sakshi
directed by Bapu. She started analyzing the movies and started
to evince keen interest in film making. She directed 42 movies
in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam and that brought her entry in the
Guinness book. She was the first person to give great importance
to technical values. She directed 'Devadas' starring the
legendary Superstar giving utmost importance to technical values.
The movie however was not successful commercially. But she was
not disheartened. She went ahead with undeterred determination
and directed the heavy weights of Telugu and Tamil Cinema like
ANR and Sivaji Ganeshan. She is said to be a great workaholic
and earned the name 'Pani Rakshasi' for the same.
'Darshaka Ratna' Dasari Narayanarao, a veteran of Tollywood directed
about 150 movies till date. He was the first person to join the
coveted book from tollywood for directing 100 movies in less than
20 years. Dasari was interested in dramas from a very young age
and it is said that when he was just 16, he wrote about 50 plays
and was instrumental in staging them. After his education Dasari
joined a company to earn his livelihood. However, he soon realized
that his interest lied somewhere else and he soon saw him landing
He directed his first movie 'Tata manavadu' starring S.V.
Rangarao and Rajababu. The movie turned out to be a stupendous
hit although there were no big heroes associated with the film
and Dasari never looked back. He fulfilled his dream of directing
his favorite matinee idol, ANR giving him hit after hit for several
years. Premabhishekam, Meghasandesham were some of the
hits in their combination. It is often said that the trend of
people going to movies seeing the director's name started with
Dasari. It is said that about 18,000 fans associations existed
for him at one point in Andhra Pradesh, such was his popularity.
Dasari has one more unique quality that no body associated with
tollywood has. He introduced people in almost every field of film
making, be it acting, directing, music direction, cameramen, dance
masters etc more than anybody else. People like Mohanbabu, Kodi
Ramakrishna, Raviraja Pinisetty, Relangi Narasimha rao etc all
proudly claim that they are Dasari's disciples. Dasari also acted
in about 60 movies too and made movies in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil
and Kannada. He produced 53 movies too.
Movie Moghul D.Ramanaidu garu needs no introduction to the Telugu
movie lovers. He started his career with the movie 'Ramudu-Bheemudu'
under Vijaya Suresh banner starring the legendary NTR. The movie
was a runaway hit and he remade the movie into many other languages
and become a success in every language. The same 'Vijaya Suresh'
banner become the prestigious 'Suresh Productions' over the time.
Ramanaidu garu is one of those rare producers who produced movies
with almost all the popular heroes. He produced movies with NTR
(Ramudu-Bheemudu etc), ANR (Premnagar etc), Chiranjeevi
(Sangharshana), Balayya (Kathanayakudu) and a plethora
of movies with his son Venkatesh. Ramanaidu garu also has
a powerful distribution network. Ramanaidu garu's Midas
touch is often sought by upcoming and settled movie personalities
alike to help make their film career better. Needless to say he
introduced hundreds of people in all departments to tollywood.
Ramanaidu garu also produced movies in Tamil, Bengali,
Kannada, Oriya and Hindi. He produced about 104 movies which got
him an entry into the Guinness book. He also constructed Ramanaidu
studios to make the transition easier for moving the Telugu Film
Industry from Chennai to Hyderabad.
There are only a few people from India who had their names registered
in the prestigious Guinness book. Even few among them are associated
with the world of cinema. Telugu Movie land proudly owns three
of them. Idlebrain.com congratulates these three legendary personalities
for their outstanding contribution for Telugu and Indian Cinema.
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