Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
5 November 1988
|Alma mater||Swami Vivekananda Institute of Technology|
New York Film Academy
Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian film director, writer, actor, and television presenter who works in Telugu cinema. He directed the critically acclaimed romantic comedy film Pelli Choopulu (2016), which won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and Best Screenplay – Dialogues. He later directed Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi (2018), and made his debut in a lead role with Meeku Maathrame Cheptha (2019).
Tharun Bhascker was born on 5 November 1988 in Madras and was brought up in Hyderabad. His father hails from Warangal while his mother is from Tirupati. Bhasckar studied at Hyderabad Public School, and Swami Vivekananda Institute of Technology. He later graduated from New York Film Academy.
His first full length feature film was Pelli Choopulu (2016). The film received National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu, and Bhasckar won Best Screenplay for Dialogues. The film was remade in Hindi as Mitron (2018), in Malayalam as Vijay Superum Pournamiyum (2019), and in Tamil as Oh Manapenne.
In 2018, Bhasckar played the role of Singeetham Srinivasa Rao in the biopic, Mahanati. His second directorial is the buddy comedy film Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi (2018). Later in the year, he wrote the screenplay for the Zee5 web series, B. Tech.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2016||Pelli Choopulu||Yes||Yes||Directorial debut|
|2018||Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi||Yes||Yes|
|2019||Meeku Maathrame Cheptha||No||Dialogues|
|2021||Pitta Kathalu||Yes||Yes||Netflix anthology film; Ramula segment|
|TBA||Oke Oka Jeevitham||No||Dialogues||Post-production|
|TBA||Untitled remake of Oh My Kadavule||No||Dialogues||Filming|
|2018||Mahanati||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao|
|2019||Meeku Maathrame Cheptha||Rakesh||Lead role; also dialogues|
|2020||Middle Class Melodies||AE||Cameo appearance|
|2018||MAA (telugu)||No||Yes||Dialogues Only|
|2020||Neeku Maathrame Cheptha||Host||ETV|||
|2018||B. Tech||No||Yes||ZEE5 original|
|2021||Cinema Bandi||"Cinema Teesinam"||Varun Reddy||Roll Rida||also lyrics|
Awards and nominations
|Pelli Choopulu||National Film Awards||2017||Best Feature Film in Telugu||Won|||
|Best Screenplay for Dialogues||Won|
|Filmfare Awards South||2017||Best Director||Nominated|||
|South Indian International Movie Awards||2017||Best Debut Director (Telugu)||Won|||
|Santosham Film Awards||2017||Best Debut Director||Won|
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- "B. Tech review: Tharun Bhascker's Zee5 webseries takes a familar [sic] premise and turns it into magic - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
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- "Telugu remake of Oh My Kadavule with Vishwak Sen launched". Hindustan Times. 28 December 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
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- "Tharun Bhascker's web series 'B.Tech' opens to positive reviews". The News Minute. 17 November 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
- "Call for entries; 64th National Film Awards for 2016" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
- National Film Awards 2016
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