Tammareddy Bharadwaja

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Tammareddy Bharadwaja
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Born (1948-06-30) 30 June 1948 (age 74)
Occupation(s)Producer, Director

Tammreddy Bharadwaja is an Indian film director and producer who works in Telugu cinema.[1][2] Bharadwaja directed over 20 films and produced around 10 films in his career. He also served as the president of the APFCC (Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce).[3] He is known for his role as a liaison between Telugu film producers and film workers unions.[4] He is the son of Tammareddy Krishna Murthy, a veteran film producer who received the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award.

Bharadwaja started his film career as a producer with Kothala Rayudu (1979). His second film was Mogudu Kavali (1980). Both of them starred Chiranjeevi and were commercially successful. He later turned a director and made successful films like Alajadi (1989), Pachani Samsaram (1993), Swarnakka (1998). In 2006, he directed Pothe Poni which won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Gold.[5]

Early life[edit]

Tammreddy Bharadwaja is born in a film family. His father, Tammareddy Krishna Murthy is a film producer who received the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award.[6] His brother Lenin Babu is also a film director.[4]

Since his childhood, Bharadwaja was interested in labour problems. His father was a communist. Bharadwaja was a union member in Students' Union Federation. Due to these reasons, he was attracted towards labour union problems. Later on in his career, this made him useful as a liaison between Telugu film producers and film workers' unions.[4]

Bharadwaja did his schooling in Wesley High School, Secunderabad. He later did his B. E. in the College of Engineering, Osmania University.[citation needed]


Bharadwaja pursued a career as a Civil Engineer in Andhra Pradesh's irrigation department and also had a brief stint at Hyderabad municipal corporation.[citation needed] He then stepped into film industry in 1979 as a producer and later became a director.[4]

Bharadwaja started a film production company, Charita Chitra named after his daughter. His first film as a producer was Kothala Rayudu (1979). It was also the first film for Chiranjeevi as a full-fledged solo lead.[4] His second film was Mogudu Kavali (1980) also starring Chiranjeevi. Kothala Rayudu ran for 100 days film and Mogudu Kavali ran for 175 days.[4]

Bharadwaja debuted as a director with Manmatha Samrajyam (1989) starring Malasri. His second film as a director was Alajadi (1989), which was commercially successful. Then he directed more films in the next few years, out of which Pachani Samsaram (1993) was a box-office hit.[4]

In 1995, he produced and directed Vetagadu, a remake of Hindi film Baazigar (1993). The film was a major financial set back for Bharadwaja. After the failure of Vetagadu, he closed his office and quit the film industry. His even went abroad to settle down. He came back and changed his banner name to Ravindra Arts, which was his father's banner. He produced and directed Swarnakka (1998) on that banner which became successful.[4]

Bharadwaja produced Suri in 2000 which became a box-ofifce disaster. As per Bharadwaja, for Suri, he even lacked the money to put the movie titles or market the film in newspapers.[4] His next directorial film Ramma Chilakamma (2001) starred Sumanth and Laya and was a box-office failure.[7] His 2006 directorial venture, Pothe Poni was critically acclaimed and won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Gold.[5]


Year Film Director Producer Notes Ref.
1979 Kothala Raayudu No Yes Debut as a film producer [4]
1980 Mogudu Kaavali No Yes
1981 Maro Kurukshetram No Yes
1983 Iddaru Kiladilu No Yes
1989 Manmadha Samrajyam Yes No Debut film as a director
1989 Alajadi Yes No
1990 Kadapa Reddamma Yes No
1990 Neti Dourjanyam Yes No
1991 Siva Sakthi Yes No
1992 Pachani Kapuram Yes No
1993 Rowdy Annayya Yes No
1993 One by Two No Yes
1993 Pachani Samsaram Yes No [4]
1993 Urmila Yes Yes
1993 Nagajyothi Yes No
1994 Bangaru Mogudu Yes No
1994 Donga Rascal No Yes
1995 Vetagadu Yes Yes Remake of Hindi film Baazigar (1993) [4]
1995 Simha Gharjana No Yes
1996 Kuthuru Yes No
1997 Atha Nee Koduku Jhagartha Yes No
1998 Antahpuram No Yes Co-producer
1998 Swarnakka Yes Yes [4]
1998 Swarna Mukhi Yes No
1999 Sanchalanam Yes Yes [4]
2000 Suri No Yes
2001 Ramma Chilakamma Yes No
2002 Entha Bagundho Yes No
2003 Nenu Pelliki Ready No Yes
2006 Pothe Poni Yes No Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Gold
2014 Prathighatana Yes Yes
  • Ee Rojullo (2012) as himself
  • Nenera Police (1991) as Villain
As distributor


  1. ^ "Tammareddy Bharadwaja: అవార్డులు ఇవ్వట్లేదు.. మినీ థియేటర్లకు ప్రోత్సాహం లేదు". Eenadu (in Telugu). 9 February 2022. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  2. ^ Rao, Rama (9 February 2022). "Tammareddy Bharadwaja: తెలుగు చిత్ర పరిశ్రమ సమస్యలను జగన్ త్వరగా పరిష్కరించాలి". HMTV (in Telugu). Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Tammareddy Bharadwaja is film chamber president". The Times of India. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Interview with Tammareddy Bharadwaja by Jeevi". Idlebrain.com. 13 May 2001. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  5. ^ a b "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Starry fare marks awards night in". The Hindu. 15 February 2009. Archived from the original on 23 February 2009.
  7. ^ "Sumanth's Sabhash on the backtrack". Idlebrain.com. 28 November 2001. Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2022.

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