Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam

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Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
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Tharun Bhascker in June 2018
Born (1988-11-05) 5 November 1988 (age 30)
EducationNew York Film Academy
OccupationDirector, writer
Years active2012–present

Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian film director from Warangal, Telangana. He is known for directing the critically acclaimed Telugu language romantic comedy film Pelli Choopulu (2016),[2] which won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and Best Screenplay - Dialogues.[3]

Early life[edit]

Tharun was born in Madras. His father, Vuday Bhascker, an engineering graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad, hails from Waddepally in Warangal and his mother is Geetha Bhascker, who appeared in the film Fidaa as aunt of lead actress.[4] He was brought up in Marredpally[1] and is an alumnus of Hyderabad Public School and a mechanical engineering graduate from Swami Vivekananda Institute of Technology.

Tharun was passionate about films and wanted to become a filmmaker. He graduated from New York Film Academy.

Film career[edit]

He started his career with short films and has directed many short films like critically acclaimed short film with Vinoothna Geetha Media, Anukokunda, and Sainma,[5][6] a hit on YouTube channel.

Pellichoopulu got a positive response and high success rate. Prominent directors like SS. Rajamouli, Sukumar and many Tollywood famous personalities appreciated his work on Pellichoopulu.[7][8] He used the character arcs of Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up as references for Pelli Choopulu. He played the role of Singeetham Srinivasa Rao in the biopic, Mahanati. His second directorial, Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi revolves around 4 friends, who want to be in different roles of film making but move out due to different reasons. Finally, they come together to make a movie for a competition the day after a drunken night and landing up in Goa. Later in the year, he wrote the screenplay for the Zee5 web series, B. Tech which opened to positive reviews.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Tharun is married to Latha "Latha" Naidu, co-founder of Miss Baker. She is a Telugu film industry production designer, handles both costumes and art for films and advertisements. She also worked as a production designer for Pelli Choopulu, Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi and Uturn Telugu/Tamil.


Year Film Director Producer Actor Writer/Dialogues Screenplay Notes
2011 The Journey Yes No No Yes Yes Short Film
2012 Anukokunda Yes No No Yes Yes Short Film
2015 Sainma Yes No No Yes Yes Short Film
2016 Pelli Choopulu Yes No No Yes Yes 2 National Awards
2018 Mahanati No No Yes No No Released
2018 Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi Yes No No Yes Yes Released
2018 Sammohanam No No Yes No No Released
2019 Falaknuma Das No No Yes No No Released


  1. ^ a b "మాటలు మురిపించి... ప్రతిభ పరిమళించి!". Hyderabad: ఈనాడు. Archived from the original on 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Will Salman Khan remake Telugu indie hit 'Pellichoopulu'?".
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  5. ^ Sainma (12 September 2014). "Sainma" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (1 December 2015). "After short films, Tarun Bhasker to direct a feature" – via The Hindu.
  7. ^ "From YouTube to 70MM".
  8. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (29 July 2016). "Pelli Choopulu: A gem of a film" – via The Hindu.
  9. ^ b. tech 2018 web series review