C. Pullaiah

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C. Pullayya
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Born
Chittajallu Pullayya

1898
Died(1967-10-06)6 October 1967
OccupationDirector

Chittajallu Pullayya, also known as C. Pullayya (1898 – 6 October 1967), was an Indian film director, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is regarded as the father of Telugu theatre movement. In 1933, he made his film directorial debut with East India Film Company's first Indian film Sati Savitri which has received honorary diploma at Venice Film Festival. He then directed Sati Anasuya, the first children's film and Lava Kusa (1934).[1][2]

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

Filmography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (7 November 2010). "SATI SAVITRI (1933)". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  2. ^ Bhagawan 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 13 September 2011.

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