Aatreya (playwright)

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Aatreya
Native name కిళాంబి వెంకట నరసింహాచార్యులు
Born Kilambi Venkata Narasimhacharyulu
(1921-05-07)7 May 1921
Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh
Died 13 September 1989(1989-09-13) (aged 68)
Hyderabad
Pen name Acharya Aatreya
Occupation Lyricist
Playwright
Nationality Telugu Indian
Citizenship India
Notable awards Nandi Award for Best Lyricist
Honorary Doctorate

Aacharya Aatreya (born Kilambi Venkata Narasimhacharyulu About this sound pronunciation ) (7 May 1921 – 13 September 1989) was an Indian poet, scenarist, playwright, lyricist, and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema, and Telugu theatre.[1] He received the state Nandi Award for Best Lyricist in 1981 for "Andamaina Lokamani" from the film "Tholikoodi Koochindi".[2][3][4]

Life[edit]

He was born in Mangalampadu village near Sullurpet, Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. As a student in Nellore and Chittoor he wrote several plays. He abandoned his studies to participate in Quit India Movement and was jailed. After releasing from jail, he had worked as a clerk in a settlement office and worked as an assistant editor of the journal Zamin Raithu which is based out of Nellore.[5]

He continued his pursuit for social reform, transformation and universal peace, with his 10 Natakams (plays) and 15 Natikas,[6][7] which include Bhayam ("Fear"), Viswa Shanti ("Universal Peace"), Kappalu ("Frogs"), Goutama Buddha, Ashoka Samrat, Parivartanam, Edureeta and Tirupati. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University of Hyderabad, for his contributions to Telugu literature.[6]

Selected filmography[edit]

Songs of some of the Telugu films include:

Year Film Songs
1951 Deeksha "Pora Babu Po"
1955 Ardhangi "Raka Raka Vacchavu Chandamama"
1957 Todi Kodallu "Kaarulo Shikarukelle"
"Aadutu Paadutu Panichestunte"
1958 Mundadugu "Kodekaru Chinnavada – Vadiponi Vannekada"
1960 Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam "Seshasailavasa Srivenkatesa"
1962 Manchi Manasulu "Silalapai Silpaalu Chekkinaru"
1963 Mooga Manasulu "Muddabanti Poovulo"
1964 Doctor Chakravarti "Neevuleka Veena Palukalenannadi"
1964 Gudi Gantalu "Evarikivaarau Svardhamlo"
1964 Murali Krishna "Nee Sukhame Ne Korutunna"
1965 Antastulu "Tella Cheera Kattukunnadi Evari Kosamu"
1965 Preminchi Choodu "Adi Oka Idile Ataniki Tagule"
1965 Sumangali "Kanulu Kanulato Kalabadite"
1965 Tene Manasulu "Nee Eduta Nenu Vareduta Neevu"
1967 Private Master
1968 Brahmachari "Ee totalo Virabuseno Ee puvvu"
1969 Natakala Rayudu
1970 Akka Chellelu "Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda"
1971 Mattilo Manikyam "Naa Maate Nee Maatai Chadavali"
1971 Prem Nagar "Theta Theta Telugula Tellavari Velugula"
"Manasu Gati Inte Manishi Bratukinte"
1972 Badi Pantulu "Bharata Mataku Jejelu"
1972 Papam Pasivadu "Amma Choodali Ninnu Naannani Choodali"
1973 Bhakta Tukaram "Unnavaa Asalunnavaa Unte Kallu Moosukunnavaa"
1975 Babu
1976 Antuleni Katha "Kallalo Unnadedo Kannulake Telusu"
1976 Jyoti "Sirimalle Poovalle Navvu Chinnari Papalle Navvu"
1978 Maro Charitra "Vidhi Cheyu Vinthalanni MatilEni Chetalenani"
1979 Andamaina Anubhavam "Kurralloy Kurrallu Verrekki Vunnollu"
1979 Guppedu Manasu "Mauname Nee Bhasha O Mooga Manasa"
1979 Idi Katha Kaadu "Sarigamalu Galagalalu"
1980 Tholi KodiKoochindi "Andamaina Lokamani"
1981 Aakali Rajyam "Saapatu Etu Ledhu Paataina Padu Brother"
1983 Abhilasha "Velapala Ledu Kurrallataku"
1983 Kokilamma "Kommameeda Kokilamma Kuhu Annadi"

"Pallavinchava Naa Gontulo" "Pallavi kaava Naa Paatalo"

1985 Swati Mutyam "Chinnaari Ponnaari Kittayyaa"
1987 Abhinandana "Prema Enta Madhuram Priyuralu Antha Katinam"

"Prema Ledani Premincha Raadhani"
"Eduta Neeve Edalona Neeve"

1989 Prema "Priyatama naa Hrudayama"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Subrahmanyam, Velcheti (31 May 2012). "Aatreya remembered" – via The Hindu. 
  2. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "Acharya Athreya". IMDB. Retrieved 9 August 2006. 
  4. ^ "Telugu cinema Article - Manasu Kavi Acharya Atreya by Jyothi V Nallamothu". 
  5. ^ Ashish, Rajadhyaksha (1998). Enclopedia of Indian Cinema (Second ed.). BIF Publishers. p. 46. ISBN 1579581463. 
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-09.  Athreya
  7. ^ https://archive.org/details/antyarpananatika018042mbp antyarpana natika

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