E. V. V. Satyanarayana

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E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Born Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana
(1956-06-10)10 June 1956
Korumamidi, Nidadavole, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 21 January 2011(2011-01-21) (aged 54)[1]
Hyderabad, India
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, actor

Allari Naresh

Aryan Rajesh

Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana (Telugu: ఈదర వీర వెంకట సత్యనారాయణ; 10 June 1956 – 21 January 2011), better known as E. V. V. Satyanarayana (Telugu: ఇ.వి.వి.సత్యనారాయణ), was a Telugu Indian film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He has directed a total of 51 films in Telugu and Hindi language 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 in Dommeru Village, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh India, to Venkat Rao and Venkata Ratnam and moved to Korumamidi village near Nidadavole with his family later. He has two younger brothers and a sister, E V V Giri, E Srinivas and M. Manga. His two brothers are working in Film industry as still photographers. His passion for films did not let him concentrate on his studies. Deciding to test his luck in 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 Krsihnam 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 has 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 Dr. D. Ramanaidu gave him a chance to direct 'Prema Khaidhi' 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 Apparao followed by Aa Okkati Adakku and Jamba Lakadi Pamba. He also directed family sentiment films, most prominent among them is 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, Vaarasudu apart from the Hindi movie Sooryavansham which starred Amitabh Bachchan & Soundarya. He also directed critically acclaimed movies like Aame, Thaali, Kanyaadhaanam and Ammo Okato Tariku.

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 current Telugu industry. EVV turned to successful production under the banner EVV Cinema with Chala Bagundhi movie. He is known to take special care in naming his movies.

His elder son, Aryan Rajesh, was not successful and had acted only in handful movies like: Hai, Sontham, Leela Mahal Talkies, Anumanaspadam, Evadi gola Vadidhi.


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




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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.[1]


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