B. Gopal

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B. Gopal
Bejawada Gopal

24 July
Years active1977 – present

Bejawada Gopal is an Indian film director in the Telugu film industry. He is the Uncle of Telugu film Actor Venu Thottempudi and has directed over 30 Telugu movies. Some of his highly successful movies include Bobbili Raja, Lorry Driver, Assembly Rowdy, State Rowdy, Rowdy Inspector, Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu, Indra, Maska etc. He also won Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu for the film Samarasimha Reddy. His Movies Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu and Indra are the Industry Hits at that Time.

Childhood and early years[edit]

B. Gopal was born at M. Nidamanuru village near Tangutur, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh to B. Venkateswarulu and Mahalakshmi. He has two siblings, one brother Subba Rao and sister Suseela. He did his schooling in Karumanchi. Later he attended C.S.R.Sarma college in Ongole. After finishing his education, With his father permission he chose to pursue his career in movies.[1]


He started his career working as an assistant director under P.C. Reddy. After working in two movies with P.C. Reddy, he got an opportunity to work as an assistant director in the film Adavi Ramudu under K. Raghavendra Rao.[2] He considers K. Raghavendra Rao as his Mentor and Guru in Telugu cinema industry. He worked under him for almost 12 years and for movies like Adavi Ramudu, Devatha, Justice Chowdary, Agni Parvatam etc. In 1982, while he was working as an associate director for the movie Devatha under K. Raghavendra Rao, he was spotted by the producer of the movie Dr. Daggubati Ramanaidu. Impressed by B. Gopal, Ramanaidu offered him the chance to direct a movie under his banner. This led to B. Gopal's debut movie as director Prathidvani with Sharada, Arjun and Rajani. The movie was released in 1986.

He went on to direct many commercially successful movies like Bobbili Raja, Lorry Driver, Assembly Rowdy, Rowdy Inspector, Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu, Indra etc. His association with Paruchuri Brothers is well known in Telugu cinema industry and they worked together on many successful movies. He is also famously known to collaborate with Nandamuri Balakrishna to do movies. He was the only director to have three Industry Hits, those being Samarasimha Reddy, Narasimha Naidu and Indra until 2017,then with the release of Baahubali 2 S.S.Rajamouli became 2nd director to have 3 industry hits, those being Magadheera, Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Gopal's career hit a rough patch when his subsequent ventures like Palnati Brahmanayudu with Balakrishna and Narasimhudu with Jr. NTR becoming disasters in box office. After a gap of four years, he directed Maska with Ram Pothineni which was released in 2009. The movie was commercially declared a hit.[3] In 2011, it was announced that he would again collaborate with Balakrishna in a project called Hara Hara Mahadeva but the project got stalled after the launch.[4]



S.No Year Film Cast Language
1 1986 Prathidvani Arjun, Rajani Telugu
2 1986 Insaf Ki Aawaz Anil Kapoor, Rekha, Richa Sharma Hindi
3 1987 Collector Gari Abbai Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna Telugu
4 1988 Raktha Tilakam Venkatesh, Amala Telugu
5 1988 Aswathama Krishna, Vijayashanti Telugu
6 1989 Vijay Akkineni Nagarjuna, Vijayashanti Telugu
7 1989 State Rowdy Chiranjeevi, Radha, Bhanupriya Telugu
8 1989 Kanoon Apna Apna Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Hindi
9 1990 Lorry Driver Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vijayashanti Telugu
10 1990 Bobbili Raja Venkatesh, Divya Bharti Telugu
11 1991 Assembly Rowdy Mohan Babu, Divya Bharti Telugu
12 1992 Chinarayudu Venkatesh, Vijayashanti Telugu
13 1992 Brahma Mohan Babu, Aishwarya, Shilpa Shirodkar Telugu
14 1992 Rowdy Inspector Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vijayashanti Telugu
15 1993 Mechanic Alludu Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti Telugu
16 1994 Gangmaster Rajasekhar, Nagma Telugu
17 1995 Street Fighter Vijayashanti Telugu
18 1995 Khaidhi Inspector Suman, Maheswari Telugu
19 1997 Collector Garu Mohan Babu, Sakshi Sivanand Telugu
20 1997 Adavilo Anna Mohan Babu, Roja Telugu
21 1999 Samarasimha Reddy Nandamuri Balakrishna, Anjala Zaveri, Simran, Sanghavi Telugu
22 2000 Ravanna Dr. Rajasekhar, Soundarya Telugu
23 2000 Vamsi Mahesh Babu, Namrata Shirodkar Telugu
24 2001 Narasimha Naidu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Simran, Preeti Jhangiani Telugu
25 2002 Allari Ramudu N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Aarthi Agarwal Telugu
26 2002 Indra Chiranjeevi, Aarthi Agarwal, Sonali Bendre Telugu
27 2003 Palnati Brahmanaidu Nandamuri Balakrishna, Aarthi Agarwal, Sonali Bendre Telugu
28 2004 Adavi Ramudu Prabhas, Aarthi Agarwal Telugu
29 2005 Narasimhudu N. T. Rama Rao Jr, Ameesha Patel, Sameera Reddy Telugu
30 2009 Maska Ram, Hansika, Sheela Telugu
31 2017 Aaradugula Bullet Gopichand, Nayanthara Telugu


  1. ^ "B. Gopal Video Interview". Guest Hour (Interview). Interviewed by TeluguOne. Youtube. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Adavi Ramudu". telugucinema. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/maskas-soaring-profits-telugu-news-44575
  4. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/balayyagopalparuchuri-teaming-after-7-years-telugu-news-73400

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