D. V. V. Danayya

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D. V. V. Danayya
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Danayya during promotions of Bharat Ane Nenu
Born
Dasari Veera Venkata Danayya

Palapudi near Kovvur, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh[1]
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1992–present
Known forRRR
Bharat Ane Nenu
Dubai Seenu
Desamuduru
Jamba Lakidi Pamba
ChildrenKalyan Dasari

D. V. V. Danayya (born Dasari Veera Venkata Danayya)[2] is an Indian film producer who works in Telugu cinema. He started his career by co-producing the fantasy comedy film Jamba Lakidi Pamba in 1992.[1]

His filmography as producer/presenter includes films like Samudram (1999), Manasunna Maaraju (2000), Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli (2003), Sivamani (2003), Desamuduru (2006), Dubai Seenu (2007), Krishna (2008), Oy! (2009), Julayi (2012), Naayak (2013), Ninnu Kori (2017), Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), and RRR (2022).

RRR is the most expensive Indian film ever made and is the fourth highest grossing Indian film of all time. It has been nominated in three categories at the 47th Saturn Awards including Best Action / Adventure Film and Best International Film.[3]

Early life[edit]

Danayya is born as Dasari Veera Venkata Danayya.[2] He hails from Palapudi near Kovvur in erstwhile West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He was fascinated by movies right from his childhood.[1] Films like Padipantalu (1976), Meghasandesam (1982) and many others were shot in the region. Watching the shooting of these films attracted him towards cinema. His parents were against the idea of him joining the film industry.[1]

Career[edit]

After his marriage, he shifted to Madras against everyone's advice and joined the team of Jandhyala. He worked with Jandhyala on Rendu Rellu Aaru (1986). Later, he started working in the production department in the film industry.[1]

Danayya became close friends with E. V. V. Satyanarayana while working with him in several films. When EVV became a director, Danayya collaborated with him and co-produced a fantasy comedy film under E. V. V.'s direction titled Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993). The film explores feminism and women's rights in a light-hearted manner and depicts the consequences when the male and female genders are reversed. It became a super hit at the box office.[4]

He later made Maavidaakulu (1998) with E. V. V. Satyanarayana which became an average grosser. His next film was Samudram (1999) under Krishna Vamsi's direction which was also an average grosser. In 2000, he remade the Malayalam film Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998) as Manasunna Maaraju (2000) with Muthyala Subbaiah as director. It became a commercial success.[4]

His next film was Seema Simham (2002) starring Balakrishna and the film underperformed at the box office. In 2003, he remade the Tamil film Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002) in Telugu as Juniors (2003) starring Allari Naresh. The film bombed at the box office. His next film Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli (2003) was a commercial success at the box office.[5]

He also presented Sivamani (2003) produced and directed by Puri Jagannadh that became a commercial success. His next venture was Desamuduru (2006) under the direction of Puri Jagannadh and starring Allu Arjun in the lead role. It became a blockbuster and was one of the highest grossing Telugu films of 2007.[5]

Later, he made successful films like Dubai Seenu (2007), Krishna (2008), Oy! (2009), Julayi (2012), Naayak (2013), Ninnu Kori (2017), Bharat Ane Nenu (2018), and RRR (2022).

RRR is the most expensive Indian film ever made and is the fourth highest grossing Indian film of all time. It has been nominated in three categories at the 47th Saturn Awards including Best Action / Adventure Film and Best International Film.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Cast Producer Presenter Director Notes
1992 Jamba Lakidi Pamba Naresh, Aamani Yes No E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1998 Maavidaakulu Jagapati Babu, Rachana Yes No E. V. V. Satyanarayana
1999 Samudram Jagapati Babu, Sakshi Shivanand Yes No Krishna Vamsi Won 3 Nandi Awards
2000 Manasunna Maaraju Rajasekhar, Laya Yes No Muthyala Subbaiah Remake of Malayalam film Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998)
2002 Seema Simham Balakrishna, Simran Yes No G. Ram Prasad
2003 Juniors Allari Naresh, Sherin Yes No J. Pulla Rao Remake of Tamil film Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002)
2003 Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnula Pelli Srikanth, Prabhu Deva, Namitha Yes No G. Nageswara Reddy
2003 Sivamani Nagarjuna, Asin No Yes Puri Jagannadh
2007 Desamuduru Allu Arjun, Hansika Yes No Puri Jagannadh Won a Filmfare Award and Nandi Award

Debut film of Hansika

2007 Dubai Seenu Ravi Teja, Nayantara Yes No Srinu Vaitla
2008 Krishna Ravi Teja, Trisha No Yes V.V. Vinayak
2008 Neninthe Ravi Teja, Siya Yes No Puri Jagannadh Won 3 Nandi Awards
2009 Oy! Siddharth, Shamili Yes No Anand Ranga Filmfare Special Award SouthDebut film of Shamili in a lead role
2010 Varudu Allu Arjun, Arya, Bhanu Sri Mehra Yes No Gunasekhar Won 3 Nandi Awards
2012 Julayi Allu Arjun, Ileana D'Cruz, Sonu Sood No Yes Trivikram Srinivas
2012 Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu Pawan Kalyan, Tamannaah Yes No Puri Jagannadh
2013 Naayak Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal, Amala Paul Yes No V. V. Vinayak
2015 Bruce Lee Ram Charan, Rakul Preet Singh Yes No Srinu Vaitla
2017 Ninnu Kori Nani, Niveda Thomas, Aadhi Pinisetty[6] Yes No Shiva Nirvana
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani Yes No Koratala Siva
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Vivek Oberoi Yes No Boyapati Srinu
2022 RRR N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Olivia Morris Yes No S. S. Rajamouli

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Atluri, Sri (10 January 2008). "Feature Articles : TC Exclusive: Interview with Danayya". Telugucinema.com. Archived from the original on 16 April 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b "RRR CBFC Certificate Detail". Central Board of Film Certification. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b Tinoco, Armando (12 August 2022). "Saturn Awards Nominations: 'The Batman', 'Nightmare Alley', 'Spider-Man', 'Better Call Saul' Top List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b Atluri, Sri (10 January 2008). "Feature Articles : TC Exclusive: Interview with Danayya". Telugucinema.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  5. ^ a b Atluri, Sri (10 January 2008). "Feature Articles : TC Exclusive: Interview with Danayya". Telugucinema.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  6. ^ ""Nani's movie under Danayya's production launched"". Archived from the original on 24 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.

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