Koratala Siva

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Koratala Siva
Koratala Siva.jpg
Siva in an interview with Film Companion South in April 2018
Native nameకొరటాల శివ
Born (1975-06-15) June 15, 1975 (age 43)
Pedakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Years active2003-present
RelativesPosani Krishna Murali

Koratala Siva is an Indian film director, and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1] In 2013, he made his directorial debut with Mirchi. In 2015, he directed Srimanthudu which was opened to positive critical reception and was a commercial success, grossing nearly 2.0 billion globally, and becoming the second highest grossing Telugu film at the time, and has received three Filmfare Awards South, six IIFA Awards, and six SIIMA Awards. He then directed another film Janatha Garage which grossed an estimated 135 crore. It earned a distributor's share amount of 60 crore in its first week of release.[2][3] He directed Bharat Ane Nenu starring Mahesh Babu.

Early life and cinema[edit]

Starting his career working as a software engineer, Siva worked as a screenwriting assistant as siva is the nephew of Posani Krishna Murali.[4] Subsequently, he ventured into cinema as a Dialogue writer for films such as Okkadunnadu, Munna, Brindavanam, and Oosaravelli.[5]


As writer[edit]

Year Film Director Cast Notes
2002 Girl Friend G.Nageswara Reddy Rohit, Anitha Patil Co-Writer B.V.S.Ravi
2005 Bhadra Boyapati Srinu Ravi Teja, Meera Jasmine writer
2007 Munna Vamsi Paidipally Prabhas Raju Uppalapati, Ileana D'Cruz Co-Writers BVS Ravi, Vamsi Paidipally
Okkadunnadu Chandra Sekhar Yeleti Gopichand, Neha Jhulka Dialogues
2010 Brindavanam Vamsi Paidipally N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Co-Writer Vamsi Paidipally
2011 Oosaravelli Surender Reddy N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Tamannaah Bhatia Co-Writer Vakkantham Vamsi

As director[edit]

Year Film Story Screenplay Dialogues
2013 Mirchi Yes Yes Yes
2015 Srimanthudu Yes Yes Yes
2016 Janatha Garage Yes Yes Yes
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Yes Yes Yes
2019 Untitled Chiranjeevi-Koratala Siva Movie Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Koratala Siva interview". Times of India. 2013-03-12.
  2. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H (6 September 2016). "'Janatha Garage' 5 days box office collection: NTR-Mohanlal starrer heads towards Rs 150 crore". International Business Times. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.ibtimes.co.in/koratala-siva-hiked-remuneration-mahesh-babus-film-after-janatha-garage-success-693665
  4. ^ "123Telugu.com". Interview – Koratala Shiva. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  5. ^ "entertainment.oneindia.in". Telugu Box Office: 3 super-hit films in first quarter of 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.

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