E. V. V. Satyanarayana

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E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana

(1956-06-10)10 June 1956
Died21 January 2011(2011-01-21) (aged 54)[1]
  • Film director
  • producer
  • Screenwriter

Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana (10 June 1956 – 21 January 2011) was an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He directed a total of 51 films in Telugu and Hindi and introduced many actors to Telugu cinema. He was well known for making comedy films, most of which were very successful at the box office. In 2000, he established his own production company called as E. V .V. Cinema. He died in 2011 due to complications of throat cancer and cardiac arrest.


Early life[edit]

Satyanarayana was born on 10 June 1956 in Korumamidi village of West Godavari district in present-day Andhra Pradesh, India.[2] His parents were Venkat Rao and Venkata Ratnam. He has two brothers who worked in the film industry as still photographers. His passion for films did not let him concentrate on his studies. Deciding to test his luck in the Telugu film industry, E V V discontinued his studies after Intermediate and moved to Chennai.

Film career[edit]

E. V. V. faced many hardships during his early days in Chennai. His passion for films, relentless approach, persistence and determination to make it big in the industry attracted the attention of noted producer Navatha Krishnam Raju, with whose help he joined Devadas Kanakala as assistant director for the film O inti Bhagavatam. Later, he worked under director Jandhyala for about 8 years and made 22 films like Nalugu Stambhalata (1982), Rendu Jella Seetha (1983), Nelavanka (1983), Rendu Rella Aaru (1985), Aha Naa Pellanta (1987) and Hai Hai Nayaka (1989). He also worked as co-director for the movie Indrudu Chandrudu.

EVV Satyanarayana's directorial debut, Chevilo Puvvu, was a major flop. He was so depressed that he contemplated leaving the film industry. But his destiny changed when producer D. Ramanaidu gave him a chance to direct Prema Khaidi, which screened successfully in all centers. He followed in the path of his guru, Jandhyala, and made successful comedy movies. His first movie in the comedy genre was Appula Appa Rao, followed by Aa Okkati Adakku and Jamba Lakidi Pamba. He also directed family sentiment films, most prominent among them the 1994 super hit film Aame, starring Srikanth and Ooha. He also directed movies like Hello Brother, Alluda Majaka, Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Goppinti Alludu, and Varasudu, and the Hindi movie Sooryavansham, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Soundarya.[3] He also directed critically acclaimed movies like Thaali, Kanyadanam and Ammo! Okato Tareekhu.

During the last stage of his life, he directed most of the movies with his sons in the lead roles. His younger son Allari Naresh is a well known comedy hero in the Telugu industry. EVV turned to successful production under the banner EVV Cinema with the film Chala Bagundhi. He was known to take special care in naming his movies.

His elder son, Aryan Rajesh, acted in movies like Hai, Sontham, Leela Mahal Centre, Anumanaspadam, and Evadi Gola Vaadidhi.


E. V. V was presented the Nandi Award in 1994 for the film Aame.[4]



Year Title Notes
1990 Chevilo Puvvu Directorial debut
Prema Khaidi
1991 Appula Appa Rao
1992 Seetharatnam Gari Abbayi
Aa Okkati Adakku
1993 Varasudu Remake of Hindi film Phool Aur Kaante
Jamba Lakidi Pamba
1994 Evandi Aavida Vachindi
Hello Brother Inspired from Twin Dragons
Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu
Abbaigaru Remake of Tamil film Enga Chinna Rasa
1995 Aayanaki Iddaru Remake of Hindi film Aaina
Maga Rayudu
Alluda Majaka
1996 Telugu Veera Levara
Chilakkottudu Remake of Malayalam film Boeing Boeing
Vedevadandi Babu Remake of Tamil film Ullathai Allitha
Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi Remake of Hindi film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Adirindi Alludu
1997 Thaali
Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu Remake of Tamil film Thaikulame Thaikulame
Maa Nannaki Pelli
1998 Maavidaakulu
Nenu Premisthunnanu Remake of Malayalam film Aniyathipraavu
Aavida Maa Aavide
1999 Neti Gandhi
Sooryavansham Remake of Tamil film Suryavamsam (1997 film)
2000 Pilla Nachchindi
Chala Bagundi
Goppinti Alludu Remake of Hindi film Hero No. 1
2001 Ammo! Okato Tareekhu
Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi
Vedekkadi Mogudandi
Thank You Subba Rao
2002 Hai
Thotti Gang Based on Saving Silverman
2003 Aadanthe Ado Type Remake of Tamil film Mounam Pesiyadhe
Maa Alludu Very Good
2004 Aaruguru Pativratalu
2005 Evadi Gola Vaadidhi
Nuvvante Naakishtam
2006 Kithakithalu
2007 Athili Sattibabu LKG
Pellaindi Kaani
2009 Bendu Apparao RMP
Fitting Master
2010 Kathi Kantha Rao


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EVV died on 21 January 2011 due to multiple complications developed during chemotherapy for throat cancer which led to sepsis and cardiac arrest.[5]


  1. ^ a b EVV is no more!, Obituary at Telugu Cinema.com Archived 24 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Film director EVV passes away". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  3. ^ "EVV Satyanarayana Movies". Bharat Movies. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. ^ "EVV's Award". Tollywood Times.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Popular Telugu film director E V V Satyanarayana passes away". NDTV Movies. Press Trust of India. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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