C. Pullaiah

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C. Pullaiah
Born Chittajallu Pullaiah
1898
Kakinada, India
Died October 6, 1967(1967-10-06)
Madras, India
Occupation Director

Chittajallu Pullaiah also known as C. Pullaiah (Telugu: సి.పుల్లయ్య) (b: 1898 - d: October 6, 1967) is an Indian film director, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is regarded as the father of Telugu theater movement. In 1933, He made his film directorial debut with East India Film Company's first Indian film Sati Savithri which has received honorary diploma at Venice Film Festival. He then directed Sati Anasuya, the first children's film and Lava Kusha (1934).[1][2]

He continued to direct Pakkinti Ammayi, Vara Vikrayam, and Malathi Madhavam under the East India Film Company. He directed Bala Nagamma, Apoorva Sahodarargal and Vindhya Rani under Gemini Pictures after shifting base to Madras. He is well remembered for Lava Kusha (1963), the story of Lava and Kusha in Hindu epic Ramayana, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.[3]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Ramadasu (1933)
  2. Savithri (1933)
  3. Lava Kusha (1934/I)
  4. Lava Kusha (1934/II)
  5. Srikrishna Thulabhaaram (1935)
  6. Anasuya (1936)
  7. Dhruva (1936)
  8. Chal Mohana Ranga (1937)
  9. Dasavataramulu (1937)
  10. Kasula Peru (1937)
  11. Mohini Bhasmasura (1938)
  12. Satyanarayana Vratam (1938)
  13. Vara Vikrayam (1939)
  14. Malathi Madhavam (1940)
  15. Bala Nagamma (1942)
  16. Narada Naradi (1946)
  17. Golla Bhama (1947)
  18. Vindhyarani (1948)
  19. Apoorva Sahodaralu (1950)
  20. Sankranti (1952)
  21. Pakka Inti Ammayi (1953)
  22. Devanthukudu (1960)
  23. Naan Kanda Sorgam (1960)
  24. Lava Kusha (1963/I)
  25. Lava Kusha (1963/II)
  26. Paramanandayya Shishyula Katha (1966)
  27. Bhuvana Sundari Katha (1967)
  28. Bhama Vijayam (1967)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (November 7, 2010). "SATI SAVITHRI (1933)". The Hindu. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bhagwan Das Garg (1996). So many cinemas: the motion picture in India. Eminence Designs. p. 86. ISBN 81-900602-1-X. 
  3. ^ "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 

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