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BS Ranga, a Kannadiga, who had distinguished as a cinematographer for 'Laila Majnu,' 'Stree Sahasam' and 'Devadasu,' established the film production company, Vikram Productions, and produced the first Telugu movie 'Ma Gopi,' which he himself directed. He then started 'Tenali Ramakrishna' in Telugu and Tamil. As the producer, director and photographer of Tenali Raman, the Tamil version of Tenali Ramakrishna, he acquitted himself creditably in all the three departments. The money that the gorgeous settings in the movie demanded did not bother him. Samudrala Raghavacharya's dialogues added extra effect to the movie in Telugu.

NTR took on the role of Krishna Deva Raya in Telugu and Tamil, while ANR and Sivaji Ganesan filled the role of Ramakrishna in Telugu and Tamil respectively. Bhanumathi did the role of Krishnasani in Tamil and Tamil as well, while Jamuna was given the role of Kamala, and Jayalalitha's mother Sandhya was assigned the role of Tirumalamba. Athreya, then not a known writer, was offered the role of a courtier in the court scene. He sneered at the offer and came away saying that the act was not for a man of his learning. The pair Viswanathan and Ramamurthy provided excellent music for the movie.

Ranga B.S.

Date of Birth:
1918, Madras, Tamil Nadu, India


Jump to filmography as: Director, Cinematographer, Producer

1. Huliyada Kala (1984)
2. Hasyarathna Ramakrishna (1982)
3. Bhagyavantha (1981)
4. Suli (1978)
5. Ganga Ki Kasam (1975)
6. Mannina Magalu (1973)
7. Pattikatu Ponnaiah (1973)
8. Sidila Mari (1971)
9. Mr. Rajkumar (1970)
10. Bhale Basava (1969)
11. Parvathi Kalyanam (1967)
12. Vasantsena (1967)
13. Chandrahasa (1965/I)
14. Chandrahasa (1965/II)
15. Mahasati Ansuya (1965)
16. Amarshilpi Jakanachari (1964)
17. Amarshilpi Jakanna (1964)
18. Pratigne (1964)
19. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1963)
20. Ashajeevalu (1962)
21. Thendral Veesum (1962)
22. Nishchaya Thambulam (1961)
23. Pelli Thambulam (1961)
24. Gunavathi (1960)
25. Mohabbat Ki Jeet (1960)
26. Durga Mata (1959)
27. Mahishasura Mardini (1959)
28. Raja Malaya Simhan (1959/I)
29. Raja Malaya Simhan (1959/II)
30. Kutumba Gauravam (1957/I)
31. Kutumba Gauravam (1957/II)
32. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956/I)
33. Bhakta Markandeya (1956/I)
34. Bhakta Markandeya (1956/II)
35. Bhakta Markandeya (1956/III)
36. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956/II)
37. Tenali Raman (1956)
38. Jaya Gopi (1955)
39. Maa Gopi (1954)
40. Bhakta Tulsidas (1947)
41. Bhakta Tulsidas (1940)

1. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956/I)
2. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956/II)
3. Tenali Raman (1956)
4. Devadasu (1953)
5. Laila Majnu (1949/I)
6. Bala Nagamma (1942)


1. Bhai Bahen (1969) (producer) (as B.S. Ranga)
2. Tenali Ramakrishna (1956/II) (producer)
3. Tenali Raman (1956) (producer)

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