Gudavalli Ramabrahmam

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Gudavalli Ramabrahmam
Born24 June 1902
Nandamuru, Krishna district, Andhra pradesh, India
Died1 October 1946(1946-10-01) (aged 44)

Gudavalli Ramabrahmam was an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1][2][3] He is known for directing critically acclaimed social problem films like Mala Pilla (1938) and Raithu Bidda (1939). In 1945, he was elected as the chairman for South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce. He was the co-director for the film Palnati Yudham.[4]

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in the village of Nandamuru, Krishna District in 1902 to Gudavalli Venkayya and Baapamma. In 1918, he completed his Intermediate education at National College in Bandar. in Indupalli, Gudivada and Bandaru and got married at the age of eighteen to Saradhamba.[5][6] In 1931, he became the Chairman of Andhra Farmers Meeting organizing committee. In 1934, he was elected as the secretary of Andhra Nataka Parishathu. He then worked as the editor of Prajamithra magazine in Chennai.[7][8]

Subsequently, he ventured into Telugu cinema, and founded the film production company Saaradhi Chitra and worked as a production executive for the film Kanaka Tara. He then ventured into direction through the folklore film, Draupadi Vasthrapharanam under his home production. He then teamed up with producer P. V. Das and directed Sree Krishna Leelalu. He has also directed films like Raithu Bidda (1939). Illalu (1940), Apavaadhu (1941), Pathni (1942), Panthulamma (1943), and Mayalokam (1945). He died on 1 October 1946.[9][8]


  1. ^ - Nostalgia - Mala Pilla Archived 26 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Gudavalli Ramabrahmam - Biography
  3. ^ PALNATI YUDDHAM (1947) - The Hindu
  4. ^ Balayogini (1937) - The Hindu
  5. ^ Gudavalli Rama Brahmam-The Revolutionary Legend! Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Gudavalli Ramabrahmam
  7. ^ Nooruguru Telugu Pramukhulu, by M. L. Narasimharao, and Sreenivasarao Vepachedu, May 2002
  8. ^ a b "Draupadi Vasthrapaharanam (1936) - Vijayawada". The Hindu. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  9. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp.14.