Posani Krishna Murali

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Posani Krishna Murali
Born Pedakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Occupation Film director

Posani Krishna Murali is an Indian screenwriter, actor, director and producer who primarily works in Telugu cinema. He worked as a writer for over 150 Telugu films and directed a number of films. In 2009, he also contested in Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly elections from Chilakaluripet constituency but lost the elections.

Early life and education[edit]

Posani Krishna Murali was born in 1958 in Pedakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. His father Posani Subba Rao worked as a small-time employee in Pedakakani and his mother was a housewife. He has an elder sister Rajyalakshmi and a younger sister Prameela. He also has a younger brother Posani Amar Bhosale. Growing up, Murali's family struggled financially and his father was not educated and wanted Murali to study well so that he could have a better life. Murali did his schooling in a small village in Guntur district and went on to do his B.Com. He joined Acharya Nagarjuna University in Guntur and graduated with an M.A degree. During his time in Nagarjuna University, he was elected as the general secretary for the student body. After completing his Masters, he worked in a small chit fund company in Hyderabad. He was offered a job in Margadarsi Chit Fund. After a year of working there, he resigned his job and went back to Guntur. Murali , saddened and distressed after his father's untimely death, went to Chennai to find work. With no friends in Chennai, Murali met Paruchuri Gopala Krishna at his home and asked him for work. Gopal Krishna gave him an opportunity to work as an assistant under him. Murali later joined Presidency College and graduated with a M.Phil degree, which was his second master's degree. He wanted to obtain a PhD degree. Although he joined a college to do so, he later discontinued his studies because of his work.

Career[edit]

Assistant writer and early work (1992–1998)[edit]

He joined as an assistant writer under the writing duo Paruchuri Brothers. While he was still working under them and pursuing his M.Phil degree in Madras, Ram Gopal Varma asked him to write dialogues for one of his films. Murali declined the offer and told Ram Gopal Varma that he still had a lot to learn from the Paruchuri Brothers and he wasn't ready to take up a film on his own. Murali worked for five years under the Paruchuri Brothers assisting them in over 100 films. In 1992, he finally quit as assistant writer to further his career. He played a small cameo role in the 1992 Telugu film Dharma Kshetram. He landed a job of writing story and dialogues for the film Police Brothers under the direction of Mohan Gandhi. Also Ram Gopal Varma gave him an opportunity to write dialogues for his 1993 film Gaayam. Varma also recommended Murali to Akkineni Nagarjuna, which led him to write for the film Rakshana. He was also given a breakthrough opportunity to write for Chiranjeevi's Alluda Majaka directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana. He wrote the story, dialogues and screenplay for the film. He continued working in successful films such as Pavithra Bandham,[1] Thaali, Preminchukundam Raa, Pellichesukundam, Gokulamlo Seetha, Sivayya,[2] Ravanna and Master.

Popularity and acting (1999–2004)[edit]

In 1999, he worked as a writer for eight films, the highest by any Telugu writer in that year.[3][4] In 2000, he worked as a writer for nine films.[5] In 2001, while still busy as a writer, he began his acting career with Srihari's Evadra Rowdy for which he also wrote the story and screenplay.[6] In 2002, his second film as an actor Gemini starring Venkatesh was released.[7] The same year also saw Murali in Mahesh Babu's Bobby which was directed by Sobhan. Although the film was a failure at the boxoffice, Murali's performance in the film was praised.[8] He continued to appear in films such as Good Boy and Bhadradi Ramudu.[9][10] He also continued writing for films such as Orey Thammudu, Raghavendra, Simhachalam, Bhadradi Ramudu, Palanati Brahmanaidu, Seetayya, Tiger Harish Chandra Prasad and Gemini.

Direction and success (2005–present)[edit]

After writing for about one hundred and fifty Telugu films, Posani Krishna Murali decided to direct a film. He established the production company called UP Cinema Lines. In 2005, he wrote, directed and produced Sraavanamasam starring Krishna, Harikrishna, Suman, Vijaya Nirmala, Bhanupriya, Keerthi Chawla, Kalyani, and Gajala. Although the film had a big star cast and more than sixty character artists which included comedians and artists of Telugu cinema like Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Krishna Bhagavaan, Tanikella Bharani, Giri Babu, Kondavalasa, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Sunil, Venu Madhav, L.B. Sriram, M. S. Narayana, Mallikarjuna Rao, AVS, Ali and Babu Mohan, the film was a failure at the box office and Murali's direction was heavily criticised.[11] Murali also incurred heavy losses financially due to the failure of this film. Post Sravaanamasam, he acted in films such as Athadu, Game and Munna. In 2006, he began working on his next directorial venture. He wrote the script and approached Telugu actor Srikanth to play a lead role in the film. Impressed by the script, Srikanth agreed to do the film and Murali secured a producer for the project. The film was a political satire and was titled Operation Duryodhana and was released in 2007. The film was successful at the box office earning nearly ten times its budget. Murali's direction was also praised by the critics. He continued to direct films suvh as Apadamokkulavadu, Mental Krishna, Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu, Posani Gentleman and Dushasana. He also began acting in lead roles in films such as Mental Krishna, Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu and Posani Gentleman. He has also been playing supporting roles in prominent Telugu films, with his latest being the 2018 film MLA. [12]

Filmography[edit]

As a director[edit]

Year Title Language Notes
2005 Sraavanamasam Telugu
2007 Operation Duryodhana Telugu
2008 Apadamokkulavadu Telugu
2009 Mental Krishna Telugu
2009 Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu Telugu
2009 Posani Gentleman Telugu
2011 Dushasana Telugu

As an actor[edit]

  1. Jamba Lakidi Pamba (2018)
  2. MLA [12] (2018)
  3. Bharat Ane Nenu (2018)[13]
  4. Duvvada Jagannadham (2017)
  5. Okkadu Migiladu (2017)
  6. PSV Garuda Vega (2017)
  7. VKA FILMS EGO (2017)
  8. Jai Lava Kusa (2017)
  9. Nenu Kidnap Ayyanu (2017)[14]
  10. Patel S. I. R. (2017)
  11. VKA FILMS AAKATAYI (2017)
  12. Rarandoi Veduka Chudham (2017)
  13. Nenu Local (2017)
  14. Khaidi No. 150 (2017)
  15. Appatlo Okadundevadu (2016)
  16. Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu[15] (2016)
  17. Dhruva (2016)
  18. Jayammu Nischayammu Raa (2016)
  19. Ism (2016)
  20. Eedu Gold Ehe (2016)
  21. Thikka (2016)
  22. Chuttalabbai (2016)
  23. Babu Bangaram (2016)
  24. Sri Sri (2016)
  25. A Aa (2016)
  26. Brahmotsavam (2016)
  27. Supreme (2016)
  28. Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam (2016)
  29. Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016)
  30. Happy Life (2016)
  31. Savitri (2016)
  32. Veeri Veeri Gummadi Pandu (2016)
  33. Krishnashtami (2016)
  34. Speedunnodu (2016)
  35. Soggade Chinni Nayana (2016)
  36. Express Raja (2016)
  37. Dictator (2016)
  38. Red Alert (2015)
  39. Vinodam 100% (2016)
  40. Bhale Manchi Roju (2015)
  41. Soukhyam (2015)
  42. Loafer (2015)
  43. Bengal Tiger (2015)
  44. Inji Iduppazhagi (2015)
  45. Size Zero (2015)
  46. Raju Gari Gadhi (2015)
  47. Kanche (2015)
  48. Shivam (2015)
  49. Kick 2 (2015)
  50. Cinema Choopistha Mava (2015)
  51. James Bond (2015)
  52. Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini (2015)
  53. Lion (2015)
  54. Dohchay (2015)
  55. Jil (2015)
  56. Bham Bolenath (2015)
  57. Bandipotu (2015)
  58. Temper (2015)
  59. Intelligent Idiots (2015)
  60. Gopala Gopala (2015)
  61. Rowdy Fellow (2014)
  62. Oka Laila Kosam (2014)
  63. Govindudu Andarivadele (2014)
  64. Loukyam (2014)
  65. Aagadu (2014)
  66. Power (2014)
  67. Boochamma Boochodu (2014)
  68. Nee Jathaga Nenundali (2014)
  69. Jump Jilani (2014)
  70. Manam (2014)
  71. Kotha Janta (2014)
  72. Prathinidhi (2014)
  73. Race Gurram (2014)
  74. Bhimavaram Bullodu (2014)
  75. Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda (2014)
  76. 1: Nenokkadine (2014)
  77. Masala (2013)
  78. Chandee (2013)
  79. Doosukeltha (2013)
  80. Attarintiki Daredi (2013)
  81. Potugadu (2013)
  82. Jagadguru Adi Shankara (2013)
  83. Naayak (2013)
  84. Tikka (2012)[16]
  85. Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012)
  86. Sudigadu (2012) as himself
  87. People's War (2012)
  88. Julai (2012)
  89. Tingarodu (2012)
  90. Gaali Sheenu (2012)
  91. Miss Chintamani M. A. (C/o Subbigaadu) (2012)
  92. Jollygaa Enjoy Cheddaam (2012)
  93. Niyanta (2012)
  94. 420 (2012)
  95. Varaprasad and Pottiprasad (2011)
  96. Kireetam (2011)
  97. O Manjula Katha (2011)
  98. Vaikunthapali (2011)
  99. Nitya Pellikoduku (2011)
  100. Nishshabda Viplavam (2011)
  101. Vedam (2010)
  102. Dasanna (2010)
  103. Posani Gentleman (2009)
  104. Ek Niranjan (2009)
  105. Rajavaari Chepala Cheruvu (2009)
  106. Mental Krishna (2009)
  107. Friends' Colony (2008)
  108. Munna (2007)
  109. Game (2006)
  110. Good Boy (2005)
  111. Athadu (2005)
  112. Shravana Masam (2005)
  113. Bhadradri Ramudu (2004)
  114. Sheshadri Nayudu (2004)
  115. Seetayya (2003)
  116. Gemini (2002)
  117. Bobby (2002)
  118. Evadra Rowdy (2001)
  119. Ayodhya Ramaiah (2000)
  120. Suprabhatam (1998)
  121. Pelli Chesukundam (1997)
  122. Pavitra Bandham (1996)
  123. Dharma Kshetram (1992)

Television[edit]

  1. Brathuku Jatka Bandi(2017) Zee Telugu
  2. Gangstars(2018) Amazon Video

As a writer[edit]

  1. Dussasana (2011) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  2. Posani Gentleman (2009) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  3. Rajavaari Chepala Cheruvu (2009) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  4. Mental Krishna (2009) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  5. Aapada Mokkulavaadu (2008) Story, Screenplay
  6. Aaptudu (2004) Dialogues
  7. Swamy (2004) Story, Dialogues
  8. Bhadradi Ramudu (2004) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  9. Sheshadri Naidu (2004) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  10. Tiger Harishchandra Prasad (2003) Story, Screenplay
  11. Raja Narasimha (2003) Kannada Story
  12. Seetayya (2003) Story, Dialogues
  13. Simhachalam (2003) Dialogues
  14. Shambhu (2003) Dialogues
  15. Palnati Brahmanayudu (2003) Story, Screenplay
  16. Raghavendra (2003) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  17. Idi Maa Asokgadi Love Story (2003) Screenplay, Dialogues
  18. Gemini (2002) Dialogues
  19. Bhadrachalam (2001) Dialogues
  20. Evadra Rowdy (2001) Story, Screenplay, Dialogues
  21. Orey Tammudu (2001) Story, Screenplay
  22. Ravanna (2000) Story, Dialogues
  23. Manoharam (2000)
  24. Bharat Ratna (1999) Story, Dialogues
  25. Preyasi Rave (1999) Story, Screenplay and Dialogues
  26. Seetharama Raju (1999) Dialogues
  27. Pellaadi Choopista (1998) Story, Dialogues, Screenplay
  28. Aaha (1998) Dialogues
  29. Auto Driver (1998) Dialogues
  30. Master (1997) Dialogues
  31. Pelli Chesukundam (1997) Dialogues
  32. Gokulamlo Seetha (1997) Dialogues
  33. Preminchukundam Raa (1997) Dialogues
  34. Taali (1997) Dialogues
  35. Nenu Premisthunnanu (1997) Dialogues
  36. Pavitra Bandham (1996) Dialogues
  37. Alluda Majaka (1995) Story, Dialogues, Screenplay
  38. Police Brothers (1994) Story, Dialogues, Screenplay
  39. Rakshana (1993) Dialogues
  40. Gaayam (1993) Dialogues

As a producer[edit]

Year Film Director Cast Notes
2005 Sraavanamasam Posani Krishna Murali Krishna, Harikrishna, Vijaya Nirmala, Bhanupriya Made under UP Cinema Lines Banner
2009 Mental Krishna Posani Krishna Murali Posani Krishna Murali, Made under UP Cinema Lines Banner

References[edit]

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