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Date of Birth:
1946, Pragnapur, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Telugu director, writer, painter and musician born in Pragnapur, Medak Dist., AP- Arts graduate studies in Hyderabad. Photographer and theatre activist associated with cultural front of Naxalite peasant agitations in North Andhra in mid-70s. Produced Gautam Ghose's debut Maabhoomi (1979.), one of the first full-length fiction films in India made and shown in the Solanas-Getino sense of Third Cinema. First film was a fictionalised autobiography chronicling the politicisation of a young painter (played by himself) racked by moral doubt; Rangula Kala.
All his features and documentaries are contextualised by the radical political traditions of Andhra: e.g. Daasi is located within [he oppressive feudal conditions opposed by the historic Telangana movement of 1946-51. Mostly scripts and composes the music for his films. Published four volumes of poetry and researcher in Andhra folk art and music.

Jump to filmography as: Director, Writer, Composer, Producer, Actor

1. Harivillu (2003)
2. Matti Manushulu (1990)
3. Daasi (1988)
4. Maa Ooru (1987)
5. The City (1985)
6. The Carnival (1984)
7. Rangula Kala (1983)


1. Harivillu (2003) (adaptation) (story)
2. Daasi (1988) (writer)
3. Maa Bhoomi (1979) (adaptation) (dialogue)


1. Harivillu (2003)
2. Maa Bhoomi (1979)

1. Daasi (1988) (producer)
2. Maa Bhoomi (1979) (producer)


1. Rangula Kala (1983) .... Ravi

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