Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry
Chembolu Seetharama Sastry
20 May 1955
|Honours||Padma Sree (2019)|
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Chembolu Seetharama Sastry (born 20 May 1955), known popularly as Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, is an Indian poet and lyricist known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu theatre.He has garnered eleven state Nandi Awards and four Filmfare Awards South for his lyrical works. He has penned lyrics for over 3000 songs until 2020. In 2019, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions towards the field of arts and aesthetics.
Seetharama Sastry was a lyricist for K. Viswanath with Sirivennela . Although he debuted as a lyricist for Janani Janmabhoomi (1984), where he was introduced as Chembolu Seeta Rama Sastry, with his success, the title of the film, was added in front of his name.
A particular highlight of the movie is the song "Vidhata Thalapuna", sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and P. Susheela. The song is about Aum, the most sacred syllable in Hinduism, from which the Veda traditions originated. Other notable songs include Adibhikshuvu Vadinedi Koredhi and Ee gali Ee Nela. The songs and their lyrics became hugely popular with Sastry subsequently winning his first Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Aadi Bhikshuvu". He won the Nandi Award for his first film.
He then wrote lyrics for many songs in films such as Swayam Krushi , Swarna Kamalam , Samsaram Oka Chadarangam , Shrutilayalu , and Pelli Chesi Choodu . The lyrics for these songs met with positive reception. He won his second Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Telavardemo Swamy" from the film Shrutilayalu and his third Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Andela Ravamidi Padamuladaa" from the film Swarna Kamalam in 1988. He is the first person to have won Nandi Awards in three consecutive years in 1986, 1987 and 1988.
He then wrote the lyrics to many songs from the films such as Swarakalpana , Anna Thammudu, Indrudu Chandrudu , Alludugaru , and Antam with all songs garnering positive reception. His lyrics for the film Gaayam were particularly well received, and Sastry was awarded his fourth Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the song "Surajyamavaleni" in 1993.
He then wrote lyrics for many songs for films such as Kshana Kshanam , Swati Kiranam , Money , Govinda Govinda , Criminal , Gulabi , Love Birds (Telugu Version), Taraka Ramudu , Shubhalagnam , Srikaram and Little Soldiers . He won his fifth and sixth Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the films Shubhalagnam and Srikaram respectively.
His next work was Ninne Pelladata , in which he was the single card lyricist.
He followed up with lyrics for songs in films such as Shubha Muhurtam , Priya Raagaalu , Aahaa..! , Pelli Kanuka , Sindhooram , Aavida Maa Aavide , Chandralekha, Wife of V. Varaprasad , Seetharama Raju , Prema Katha etc. His lyrics got received positive reception and won him his seventh and eighth Nandi Award for Best Lyricist for the songs "Ardha Shatabdapu" (Sindhooram) and "Devudu Karunistadani" (Prema Katha).
He started 2000s by writing lyrics for films such as Murari , Oh Chinadana , Okkadu , Nuvve Kavali , Nuvvu Naaku Nachav , Manmadhudu , Ela Cheppanu , Varsham , Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana , Chakram , and Happy . Among these songs, "Hare Rama" (Okkadu), "Ekkada Unna" (Nuvve Kavali), "Aakasam Thakela" (Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana) and "Jagamantha Kutumbam" (Chakram) got positive reception with "Aakasam Thakela" winning him, his first Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu and "Jagamantha Kutumbam" winning him his ninth Nandi Award for Best Lyricist.
He followed up by writing lyrics for many songs from films such as Bommarillu , Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule , Gamyam , Sasirekha Parinayam , Jalsa , Parugu , Kotha Bangaru Lokam , Mahatma etc. "Entha Varaku" from Gamyam is often described as one of his best works and won him his tenth Nandi Award for Best Lyricist and second Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Teluguis for "Inthavaraku" from Gamyam , the third Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu is for "Konthamandi Sontha Peru" from Mahatma & the fourth Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu is for "Raa Mundaduguveddham" from Kanche . In 2011, he wrote lyrics for "Badulu Thochani" (Mr. Perfect) which rave reviews for its lyrical content. He also wrote lyrics for many songs from the films such as Oh My Friend , Oosaravelli , Tuneega Tuneega , Onamalu , Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum , Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu , Greeku Veerudu , Paisa , Om 3D , Balupu , Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha , Adavi Kaachina Vennela.
He is considered as one of the greatest lyricist in Telugu Film Industry[ citation needed ] along with Veturi and Aatreya. Most of the younger lyricists like Chandra Bose, Ananth Sreeram and Rama Jogayya Sastri consider him as their guru.[ citation needed ]
He has written over 3000 songs till date[ when? ][ citation needed ] and was felicitated for this achievement in the Audio function of 2014 movie Mukunda. His lyrics for 2015 song "Mental Madhilo" from OK Bangaram has received praise,[ citation needed ] His lyrics for OK Bangaram has been considered very apt for a dubbed version.[ citation needed ]
He was the speaker at the Telugu Association of North America's celebrations held in Chicago Illinois, U.S. July 2–4, 2009.Recently, he was also felicitated by the Bay Area Telugu association.
He is known to have a long time association with banners Annapurna Studios and Sumanth Art Productions and directors K. Viswanath, Ram Gopal Varma, Krishna Vamsi and Trivikram Srinivas.
For Annapurna Studios he has written lyrics for most of the songs from films such as Sisindri , Ninne Pelladata (Involving Krishna Vamsi), Little Soldiers , Chandralekha (Involving Krishna Vamsi), Yuvakudu , Sree Seetharamula Kalyanam Choothamu Rarandi , Prema Katha (Involving Ram Gopal Varma), Aahaa..! , Manmadhudu . Among them, for most films he was the single card lyricist (lyrics for all songs written by a single lyricist).
For Sumanth Art Productions, he contributed lyrics for films such as Manasantha Nuvve , Okkadu , Nee Sneham , Varsham , Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana , Pournami , Vaana and Aata and for most of the films he was the single card lyricist.
For Ushakiran Movies he wrote lyrics in films like Nuvve Kaavali , Istam , Anandam .
With Ram Gopal Varma, he has worked for many films, contributing lyrics, such as Siva , Antam , Kshana Kshanam , Gaayam , Govinda Govinda , Rangeli (Telugu dubbed version of Rangeela), Anaganaga Oka Roju , 50-50 (Telugu dubbed version of Daud ), Satya (Telugu dubbed version), Prema Katha and form many production ventures by Ram Gopal Varma such as Money , Gulabi etc. And for most of them, he was the single card lyricist.
With K. Viswanath, he has worked for many films including his debut venture Sirivennela , Sruthilayalu , Swayamkrushi , Swarna Kamalam , Aapadbandhavudu , Swati Kiranam , Subha Sankalpam etc. K. Viswanath is also known to have introduced Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry.
Krishna Vamsi is known to be a big fan of Sitarama Sastry. The films for which Sitarama Sastry wrote lyrics, which were directed by Krishna Vamsi include Ninne Pelladatha , Gulabi , Sindhooram , Chandralekha , Murari , Khadgam , Chakram , Mahatma etc. and more recently Paisa .
Trivikram Srinivas is a relative to Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry. Sitarama Sastry wrote lyrics to films directed by Trivikram such as Nuvve Nuvve , Athadu , Jalsa , Khaleja , Son of Satyamurthy and Agnyaathavaasi
His lyrics are known to have extreme optimistic value. Through his lyrics, he has time and again conveyed the essence of life by giving simple yet powerful examples and motivated people into living a happy, meaningful life irrespective of the hurdles one encounters. Some examples for this kind of songs include "Aakasam Thakela" (Nuvvostanantey Nenoddantana, Pradhu Deva's directorial debut), "Entha Varaku" (Gamyam). Some of his songs also have rebellious tendencies, criticizing the shortcomings and social evils of society in songs like "Niggadeesi Adugu" (Gaayam), "Ardha Satabdhapu" (Sindhooram). He also wrote songs which have humour like "Vaareva Emi Face uu" (Money). He is often considered as the most versatile Telugu film lyricist currently working because he has contributed lyrics for songs comprising all kinds of genres like duets, hero introduction, romantic, devotional, thought provoking, lighter vein.
Sitarama Sastri is a Celeb Actor for "Subhagruha", a real estate firm.His interpretation of his Lyrics & Poetry has been published as a book named Sirivennela Tarangalu. Sitarama Sastri attended Loksatta Party on 3 March 2014 in a public event in Tirupati.
In summer of 2014 along with singers Parthasaradhi (Parthu) and Sahithi, he toured many cities in United States presenting the concept behind the lyrics called "Sirivennela Antharangaalu".
Santosham Film Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
This is a listing of the songs and tracks Sastry has contributed as a lyricist to various feature films.
|1986||Sirivennela||K. Viswanath||K. V. Mahadevan||All songs|
|Aadi Dampatulu||Dasari Narayana Rao||Chellapilla Satyam||"Kadalinigani", "Ennallu Inkennallu"|
|Chadastapu Mogudu||Sarath||K. Chakravarthy||"Mandara Poddullo", "Swagathamo", "Chadastapu Mogudamma", "O Rathi"|
|Dharma Peetam Daddarillindi||Dasari Narayana Rao||J. V. Raghavulu||"Bommalaanti Muddugumma", "Nee Chirunavvulu", "Vandemataram"|
|Jailu Pakshi||Kodi Ramakrishna||K. V. Mahadevan||"Chevulunna Godalu Levu"|
|Ladies Tailor||Vamsy||Ilaiyaraja||"Yekkada Yekkada", "Gopilola", "Hayamma Hayamma", "Porapatidi"|
|Padaharella Ammayi||P. S. Krishna Mohan Reddy||Sivaji Raja||"Manasukidi Saapam", "Ra Ra Sankellu Thempukoni"|
|Parashu Ramudu||Vijaya Nirmala||K. Chakravarthy||"Gunde Konalo", "Madilo Valapedo", "Kanneeti Mutyalu"|
|Pasupu Thadu||Mannava Balayya||K. Chakravarthy||"Raagam Navaragam"|
|Pavitra||Vinay||Krishna - Chakra||"Iththadi Bindhe", "Manuvu Manaku", "Okasukka", "Yedi Aa Vennela", "Idi Odina Vaadi Vyatha"|
|Sakkanodu||P. Bhaskar Rao||K. V. Mahadevan||"Kalavaari Koothura", "Nindu Punnamiga"|
|Sri Vemana Charitramu||C. S. Rao||Satyam||"Narayana Hari", "Paatrala Venuka"|
|Srimathi Kanuka||Anil Kumar||K. Chakravarthy||"Yenni Janmala Punyamo", "Evvaru Vintaramma", "Managala Gowri", "Prema Seemalaku"|
|Vennello Aadapilla||Relangi Mallik||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||"Kuhu Kuhulamani", "Vennello Aadapilla", "Adavini Kaase Vennela", "Vidhi Edureekapothe"|
|Veta||A. Kodandarami Reddy||K. Chakravarthy||"O Ledikoona"|
|1987||Allari Pandavulu||Mannava Balayya||Satyam||"Andhello Anandam", "Pooyani O Mohini", "Swagatam Chaitrama"|
|Bhale Mogudu||Relangi Narasimha Rao||Satyam||"Aadinde Aata", "Vayasa Neeku Telusa", "Amma Abba", "Ouna Oorinche"|
|Chakravarthy||Ravi Raja Pinisetty||K. Chakravarthy||"Vannela Rani", "Sanditlo Chikkindamma"|
|Dabbevariki Chedu||Relangi Narasimha Rao||Vasu Rao||"Panchadara Chilaka"|
|Dayamayudu||Vijayachander||Satyam||"Pashula Paakalo", "Shokam Thaakani", "Ledhu Ledhu Dharmam", "Rara Dayamaya", "Dharma Sthaapana"|
|Donga Mogudu||A. Kodandarami Reddy||K. Chakravarthy||"Nallanchu Thella Cheera", "Ee Chempaku Selaveeyaku", "Kokamma Cheppamma", "Nee Kokakintha Kulukenduku"|
|Dongodochchadu||Kodi Ramakrishna||K. Chakravarthy||"Andagaada", "Chittadi Chittadi", "Maa Kanti Jaabili", "Manishi Jeevitham", "Ekaram Nimma Thota"|
|Gandhinagar Rendava Veedhi||P. N. Ramachandra Rao||G. Anand||"Tholisari Telisindi", "Jebulu Kotte Dongalakaina"|
|Gouthami||Mandava Gopalakrishna||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||"Kondameedha Kothi", "Nulivechchani Vennela", "Vanchana Ragilinchina", "Veligindi Naa Prana Deepam"|
|Gundamma Gari Krishnulu||Relangi Narasimha Rao||K. Chakravarthy||"Poddu Manaku Vadhu"|
|Kalyana Thaambulam||Bapu||K. V. Mahadevan||"O Gumma Gummadi Poovu"|
|Lawyer Suhasini||Vamsy||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||"Maharaja", "Tholisari", "Yemandi Illalugaru", "Samajavaragamana", "Levamma Nidrachalinchi"|
|Muddayi||K. S. R. Das||K. Chakravarthy||"Mundu Nuvvu"|
|Nalla Thrachu||Nandakumar||Raj-Koti||"Puvvula Unnavani"|
|Nyaayaniki Sankellu||A. Mohan Gandhi||K. Chakravarthy||"Vithu Mundha Chettu Mundha"|
|Paga Saadhistha||Vijaya Nirmala||Raj-Koti||"Jolly Day", "Singari Siggutheralo", "Vennetlo Andaalanni"|
|Prathi Spandana||Anil Kumar||Krishna-Chakra||"Pedavulalo", "Kallu Poralu Kammina"|
|Raakshasa Samharam||Raghava||K. Chakravarthy||"Hai Hai Chilipi", "Kokkorako Nee Korada", "Oh Chandamama"|
|Sankeerthana||Geetha Krishna||Ilaiyaraaja||"Manasuna Molichina", "Divi Daarula", "Ve Vela Varnala", "Omkara"|
|Shrutilayalu||K. Viswanath||K. V. Mahadevan||"Thelavarademo Swamy"|
|Srimathi Oka Bahumathi||Visu||Sankar-Ganesh||"Aadadhe Aadharam", "Vaateyara Swami", "Akka Bava", "Keelu Bommaga", "Ningini Vidichina Chinuku"|
|Srinivasa Kalyanam||Kodi Ramakrishna||K. V. Mahadevan||"Endhaaka Egirevamma", "Jabili Vachi", "Thummeda Oh Thummeda"|
|Swayamkrushi||K. Viswanath||Ramesh Naidu||"Paaraahushaar", "Sinni Sinni Korigaladaga", "Hello Hello Darling", "Siggu Poobanti"|
|Ummadi Mogudu||Bairisetty Bhaskara Rao||K. Chakravarthy||"Muddabanti Buggakandhi", "Sreerasthu Illali", "Raaka Raaka Vachindi", "Paidi Bomma", "Ramudanti Manchivaanni"|
|1988||Aadade Adharam||Visu||Sankar-Ganesh||"Nelamma Ningamma", "Mahilalu Maharanulu", "Aadhivaram Manaku", "Nelamma Ningamma (Version 2)|
|August 15 Rathri||P. N. Ramachandra Rao||Satyam||"Lasku Labo"|
|Balamurali MA||M. Ramakrishna||K. V. Mahadevan||"Yegire Janda"|
|Bhama Kalapam||Relangi Narasimha Rao||Vasu Rao||"Champala Andam", "Mallela Velayya"|
|Bharya Bhartala Bhagotham||Mahesh Kumar||Krishna-Chakra||"Hey Hey Toseyyana", "Maaraalu Chaale", "No No No"|
|Dharma Teja||Perala||Vidyasagar||All songs|
|Doctor Gari Abbayi||P. N. Ramachandra Rao||Raj-Koti||"Allibilli Allari", "Amma Amma Amma"|
|Doragarintlo Dongodu||P. N. Ramachandra Rao||Raj-Koti||"Yerra Yerrani Roopu"|
|Dorakani Donga||K. S. R. Das||Satyam||"Yerrani Yendalo"|
|Illu Illalu Pillalu||Visu||Vijay Anand||"Choodu Choodu", "Illu Illalu", "Malli Raadhu", "Naa Gundello", "Eppudo Ekkado"|
|Indradhanasu||K. Ranga Rao||Raj-Koti||"Indradhanasu Illalai", "Silanu Silpam Chesina", "Katha Yedhaina", "Navarasa Bharitham"|
|Janaki Ramudu||K. Raghavendra Rao||K. V. Mahadevan||"Arerey Dadapetti", "Evarini Adagali"|
|Kallu||M. V. Raghu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||"Tellarindi Legando", "Kallu Leni Cheekatlo"|
|Pelli Chesi Choodu||Relangi Narasimha Rao||Hamsalekha||"Antha Doorana", "Hey Pilla", "Manasoka Guvvalagoodu", "Meesamunna Magaadidhe"|
|Prema Kireetam||G. Rammohan Rao||K. V. Mahadevan||"Maavidaku Thoranala"|
|Prudhvi Raj||Perala||Satyam||"Panchama Vedam", "Jogging Vontiki Cheyyali", "Idigidigo Swargam", "Yagnam"|
|Rudraveena||K. Balachander||Ilaiyaraja||All songs besides "Tulasi Dalamulache"|
|Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe||Vamsy||Ilaiyaraja||"Yenaadu Vidiponi"|
|Station Master||Kodi Ramakrishna||K. Chakravarthy||"Parugulu Teese Vayasunte"|
|Swarnakamalam||K. Viswanath||Ilaiyaraja||All songs|
|Trinetrudu||A. Kodandarami Reddy||Raj-Koti||"Lovely Lakumuki", "Ori Naayano"|
|Varasudochhadu||A. Mohan Gandhi||Ilaiyaraja||"Pachchipala", "Chimchik Jhanak"|
|1989||Aarthanaadham||M. V. Raghu||Hamsalekha||"Love Me"|
|Chalaki Mogudu Chadastapu Pellam||Relangi Narasimha Rao||J. V. Raghavulu||"Sri Ranga Ranga"|
|Chennapatnam Chinnollu||S. S. Reddy||Krishna-Chakra|
|Chettu Kinda Pleader||Vamsy||Ilaiyaraja||"Neerugari Paripoku"|
|Dharma Yuddham||Muthyala Subbaiah||Ilaiyaraja||"Theerchuko Theeyanga"|
|Garjinchina Ganga||Kommineni Seshagiri Raoao]]||Ilaiyaraja||"Yerrani Ganga"|
|Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi||Manivannan||Ilaiyaraja||"Golla Kaanthula", "Komali Thanuve", "Navvara Navvu", "Paruvala Muripalu", "Raave Mohini"|
|Indrudu Chandrudu||Suresh Krishna||Ilaiyaraja||"Nachina Fooddu", "Lalijo Lalijo"|
|Jayammu Nischayammu Raa||Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry||Raj-Koti||"O Chilaka"|
|Manchi Varu Maavaru||I. V. Sasi||Shyam||"Aashaada Vela"|
|Pinni||Vijaya Nirmala||Raj-Koti||"Pelliki Thathasthu Antunnanu", "Lalitha Vanitha", "Nidarantu Ledamma", "Yedo Kaani Aa Kaastha Muchata"|
|Police Report||Hari Anumolu||Amar||All songs|
|Sarwabhoumudu||S. S. Ravichandra||K. Chakravarthy||"Mudduku Munduku Rammante", "Chakkani Chandamama", "Poli O Poli"|
|Siva||Ram Gopal Varma||Ilaiyaraja||"Botany", "Sarasalu Chalu"|
|Sutradharulu||K. Viswanath||K. V. Mahadevan||"Kalalenduku Kathalenduku", "Maharaja Sri"|
|Swarakalpana||Vamsy||Amar||"Chik Chik Cha Cha"|
|Oorantha Golanta||Mani Shankar||K. Chakravarthy||All songs|
|1990||Abhisarika||Dasari Narayana Rao||Vasu Rao||"Adali Tholi", "Anadhi Nunchi"|
|Aggi Ramudu||S. S. Ravichandra||K. Chakravarthy||"Haayile Haayile", "Savaalu Chesthava"|
|Anna Thammudu||Krishna||Raj-Koti||"Lucky Star", "Oosuponi", "Kadupaara"|
|Bobbili Raja||B. Gopal||Ilayaraja||All songs|
|Chevilo Puvvu||E. V. V. Satyanarayana||K. Chakravarthy||"Dorakka Dorakka", "Nijangane Nijanga"|
|Chinna Kodalu||K. Vasu||Bappi Lahiri||"Pilla Kannepilla", "Chitti Potti Oosulu", "Asalu Katha Edaina", "Poojalu Ponde"|
|Doctor Bhavani||V. Nageswara Rao||K. Chakravarthy||"Em Thippudu Em Temperu", "Thella Coatu Vesukoni", "Kasukkulo Korakaro"|
|Doshi Nirdoshi||Y. Nageswara Rao||Vidyasagar||"Okatiki Okati", "Amma Deeni Tassadiyya", "Ittage Thellarlu", "Manasu Marigi", "Mudduga Raavemi"|
|Iddaru Iddare||A. Kodandarami Reddy||Raj-Koti||"Abbayilu Cheppana", "Paisalunna Palapitta", "Ori Devudo", "Onamalu Nerpalani"|
|Jayasimha||Muthyala Subbaiah||K. Chakravarthy||"Yedha Lothuna"|
|Judgement||A. Mohan Gandhi||Raj-Koti||"Amma Naanna"|
|Kondaveeti Donga||A. Kodandarami Reddy||Ilayaraja||Chamaku chamaku cham|
|Lorry Driver||B. Gopal||K. Chakravarthy||"Abbanee Pattentha", "Jingu Jingu Cheera", "Kanne Chiluka", "Thalli Dandaale"|
|Maa Inti Katha||Muthyala Subbaiah||K. Chakravarthy||"Koyila Koyila"|
|Nari Nari Naduma Murari||A. Kodandarami Reddy||K. V. Mahadevan||"Yem Vaano", "Pellantune", "Vayasu Sogasu"|
|Neti Charitra||Muthyala Subbaiah||Krishna-Chakra||"Silalu Chivuru Thodigi ", "One Two Three", "Gurudu Vinukora"|
|Prema Yuddham||Rajendra Singh Babu||Hamsalekha||"Ivi Muripinchu"|
|Puttinti Pattu Cheera||Boyina Subba Rao||J. V. Raghavulu||"Hello Pilla", "Aada Janmaki", "Jaabulenni Raasina", "Kannaara Kallaara", "Navvamma"|
|Sagara Geetham||Shanmukha Priya||Ilaiyaraja||"O Vennela", "Pallavi Charanam"|
|Sirimuvvala Simhanadam||K. Viswanath||K. V. Mahadevan||"Ayyayyayyallo", "Sivamanu Sarane", "Pyruloni Pachhadanamu", "Idi Yemi", "Nenevaro Anamikanu"|
|1991||Aada Pilla||K. Vasu||J. V. Raghavulu||"Choosa Mogadi Churuku", "Evvari Papam", "Sura Lalana", "Eppudu Ekkada"|
|Aathma Bandham||Sunil Varma||M. M. Keeravani||"Kannadu Maa Ayya", "Ooruko Ooruko", "Ottesi Cheppava", "Porinka Padalenu", "Emaindi Evi"|
|Aditya 369||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao||Ilaiyaraja||"Chilipi Yatralo"|
|Alludu Diddina Kapuram||Krishna||K. Chakravarthy||"Kaasko Kanthamani"|
|Amma Kadupu Challaga||Boyina Subbarao||J. V. Raghavulu||"O Koyila", "Teliyaka Chesina", "Noche Nomu", "Allo Nerello"|
|Amma Rajinama||Dasari Narayana Rao||K. Chakravarthy||All songs|
|April 1 Vidudala||Vamsy||Ilaiyaraja||"Chukkalu Temmanna", "Ompula Vaikhari", "Nijamante", "Okkate Aasha"|
|Bava Bava Panneeru||Jandhyala Subramanya Sastry||K. Chakravarthy||"Bava Bava Panneeru", "Tummedha"|
|Bhargav||R. S. Ramaraju||Madhavapeddi Suresh||"Ye Vyaasudu Raasina"|
|Chengalva Poodanda||Janardhan Maharshi||Devendran||"Gundelo Yavvanala", "Dhee Dikkandiro"|
|Chinnari Muddula Papa||Vaasi Reddy||S. P. Kodandapani, Eeswar||"Veeche Gali"|
|Coolie No 1||K. Raghavendra Rao||Ilayaraja||All songs|
|Indra Bhavanam||Krishna||Bappi Lahiri||All songs|
|Intlo Pilli Veedhilo Puli||P. N. Ramachandra Rao||Sankar Ganesh||"Intlo Pilli", "Modati Ratri", "Natyamlo Sakshaththu", "Raju Maharaju", "Vaammo Yendi"|
|Jaitra Yatra||Uppalapati Narayana Rao||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||"Needalle Unna Ninna", "Zero Zero Hourlo"|
|Kalikalam||Muthyala Subbaiah||Vidyasagar||"Aarani Akali Kaalam", "Achocho Acho", "Bobbatlu Pulihora"|
|Kshana Kshanam||Ram Gopal Varma||M. M. Keeravani||"Jaamu Raatiri", "Ammayi Muddu", "Andanantha Etta", "Ko Ante Koti"|
|Mamagaru||Muthyala Subbaiah||Raj-Koti||"Iyyale Achamaina", "Dandalu Pettavu"|
|Manchi Roju||Mouli||Narendra Nath||"Randi Randi"|
|Manjeera Nadam||Kondamudi Ramachandra Murthy||K. V. Mahadevan||"Aagiponeeke", "Kalavari Koothuru", "Prapancha Srushte"|
|Mugguru Attala Muddula Alludu||Sunil Varma||M. M. Keeravani||"Geera Undi Gara Undi", "Inti Peru Evito", "Geru Undi", "Vankaya Koora"|
|Naa Ille Naa Swargam||K. Rushendar Reddy||Ram-Lakshman||"Vasthunna"|
|Nenera Police||Anil Kumar. G||Raj-Koti||"Chalestonda"|
|1992||Antham||Ram Gopal Varma||R D Burman||All songs|
|Swati Kiranam||K. Viswanath||K. V. Mahadevan||"Anatineeyara", "Shruti Neevu", "Teli Manchu"|
|1993||Gaayam||Ram Gopal Varma||Sri||"Alupannadi Unda", "Niggateesi Adugu"|
|Money||Siva Nageswara Rao||Sri Murthy||All songs|
|Ankuram||C. Umamaheswara Rao||Hamsalekha||"Evaro Okaru"|
|1994||Govinda Govinda||Ram Gopal Varma||Raj-Koti||"Amma Bramha Devudo", "Andama Anduma", "Premante idantu"|
|1995||Criminal||Mahesh Bhatt||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|Gulabi||Krishna Vamsi||Shashi Preetam||All songs|
|1996||Love Birds (Dubbed version)||P. Vasu||A. R. Rahman||All songs in Telugu Dubbed version|
|1997||anaganaga oka roju||Ram Gopal Varma||Sri Kommineni||All songs|
|1997||Taraka Ramudu||R. V. Udayakumar||Koti||All songs|
|Shubha Muhurtam||Giridhar||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|Priyaragalu||A. Kodandarami Reddy||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|1998||Aahaa..!||Suresh Krishna||Vandemataram Srinivas||All songs|
|Pelli Kanuka||Kodi Ramakrishna||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|Aavida Maa Aavide||E. V. V. Satyanarayana||Srinivas Chakravarthy||All songs|
|W/o V. Vara Prasad||Vamsy||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|1999||Seetharama Raju||YVS Chowdary||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|Prema Katha||Ram Gopal Varma||Sandeep Chowta||All songs|
|2001||Murari||Krishna Vamsi||Mani Sharma||"Alanati Rama Chandrudu", "Bhaama Bhaama", "Cheppamma", "Ekkada"|
|Priyamaina Neeku||Balasekaran||Shiva Shankar||Manasuna Unnadhi|
|2002||O Chinadana||E. Sathi Babu||Vidya Sagar||"Tana Chirunama"|
|Nuvve Nuvve||Trivikram Srinivas||Koti||All songs|
|Allari||Ravi Babu||Paul J||"Attayyo Maavayyo" "Chilipi Chilaka" "Naranaram" "O Muddisthava" "Raa Podham Shikaruki"|
|Sontham||Srinu Vaitla||Devi Sri Prasad||"Telusuna", "Eenati varaku", "Epudoo"|
|Vasantham||Vikraman||S.A. Rajkumar||"Gali Chirugali"|
|2003||Okkadu||Gunasekhar||Mani Sharma||All songs|
|Ela Cheppanu||Ramana||Koti||All Songs|
|Ottesi Cheputhunna||E. Sathi Babu||Vidyasagar||"Vennelo Vesavi Kaalam" "Kanna Thalli Bhoodevi"|
|2004||Varsham||Sobhan||Devi Sri Prasad||All Songs|
|Sri Anjaneyam||Krishna Vamsi||Manisharma||"Poola Gghuma Ghuma" "Rama Rama" "Thika Maka" "Yeh Yogamanukonu" "Avvai Tuvvai"|
|Arya||Sukumar||Devi Sri Prasad||"Nuvvunte","O My Brotheru"|
|Malliswari||K. Vijaya Bhaskar||Koti||"Nuvventa Andagattevaina", "Nee Navvule Vennelani", "Gundello Gulabila", "Cheli Soku", "Nuvu Evvari Edalo"|
|2005||Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana||Prabhu Deva||Devi Sri Prasad||"Chandrullo Unde kundhelu", "Niluvadhamu", "Something", "Aakasham taakela", "Paripoke Pitta", "Adire Adire"|
|Chakram||Krishna Vamsi||Chakri||All songs|
|Athadu||Trivikram Srinivas||Mani Sharma||"All Songs except "Adharaka""|
|2006||Happy||A. Karunakaran||Yuvan Shankar Raja||"Nee Kosam"|
|Bommarillu||Bhaskar||Devi Sri Prasad||"Nammaka Tappani"|
|2007||Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule||Selvaraghavan||Yuvan Shankar Raja||"Allanta Doorala", "Manasa Manninchamma"|
|Athidhi||Surender Reddy||Mani Sharma||"Satyam Yemito", "Valla valla"|
|2008||Gamyam||Krish||Anil R, Murthy ES||"Enta Varaku"|
|Jalsa||Trivikram Srinivas||Devi Sri Prasad||"Jalsa", "My Heart Is Beating", "You and I", "Chalore Chalore Chal"|
|Parugu||Bhaskar||Mani Sharma||"Parugulu", "Hrudayam"|
|Kotha Bangaru Lokam||Srikanth Addala||Mickey J Meyer||"Nenani Neevani", "Nee Prasnalu Neeve", "Ok Anesa"|
|Ashta Chamma||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Kalyani Malik||All songs|
|2009||Sasirekha Parinayam||Krishna Vamsi||Mani Sharma||"Ninne Ninne", "Ila Entha sepu", "Yedo Yedo" (both versions)|
|Mahatma||Krishna Vamsi||Vijay Antony||"Indiramma inti", "Em jarugutondi", "Thala Yetti", "Dailamo Dailamo"|
|Kick||Surender Reddy||Thaman S||All Songs|
|2010||Golconda High School||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Kalyani Malik||"Jaago"|
|Khaleja||Trivikram Srinivas||Mani Sharma||"Piliche"|
|Maryada Ramanna||S. S. Rajamouli||M. M. Keeravani||"Parugulu Thiyy"|
|2011||Mr. Perfect||K. Dasarath||Devi Sri Prasad||"Badhulu Thochanai"|
|Oh My Friend||Venu Sree Raam||Rahul Raj||Nenu Thaanani|
|Oosaravelli||Surender Reddy||Devi Sri Prasad||"Sri Anjaneyam"|
|Mirapakay||Harish Shankar||S. Thaman||"Gadi Thalupula"|
|2012||Tuneega Tuneega||M. S. Raju||Karthik Raja||"Dhigu Dhigu Jabilee", "Hatsoff Oyi Brahma", "Ahista Ahista"|
|Onamalu||Kranthi Madhav||Koti||All songs|
|Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum||Krish||Mani Sharma||"Krishnam Vande", "Spicy Spicy Girl", "Ararey Pasi Manasaa"|
|Gola Seenu||Raj Kandukuri||Dr. Josyabhatla||"Naatho edo", "Simhalai"|
|2013||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||Srikanth Addala||Mickey J Meyer||"Yem Cheddaam", "Mari Antaga", "Meghaallo"|
|Greeku Veerudu||K. Dasarath||S. S. Thaman||"Ee Parikshalo Thanaku"|
|Paisa||Krishna Vamsi||Sai Karthik||"Eppudaithe Puttindo", "Mayya Mayya", "Neetho Edo", "Paisa Paisa"|
|Om 3D||Sunil Reddy||Achu Rajamani||"Cheliya"|
|Balupu||Gopichand Malineni||S.S. Thaman||"Emaindo.."|
|Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Kalyani Koduri||"Gammatthuga Unnadi", "Thene Mullula", "Nenena Aa Nenena"|
|2014||Oohalu Gusagusalade||Srinivas Avasarala||Kalyani Koduri||"Inthakante veree"|
|Anaamika||Sekhar Kammula||M. M. Keeravani||All songs|
|Adavi Kaachina Vennela||Akki Viswanadha Reddy||Dr. Josyabhatla||All songs|
|Govindudu Andarivadele||Krishna Vamsi||Yuvan Shankar Raja||"Ra Ra Rakumara"|
|Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam||A. S. Ravikumar Chowdary||Anoop Rubens||"Aa Roje Tolisari"|
|Mukunda||Srikanth Addala||Mickey J Meyer||All songs|
|2015||OK Bangaram (Dubbed version)||Mani Ratnam||A. R. Rahman||All songs|
|Gopala Gopala||Kishore Kumar Pardasani||Anoop Rubens||"Needhe Needhe"|
|S/O Satyamurthy||Trivikram Srinivas||Devi Sri Prasad||"Come to the party"|
|Kanche||Krish||Chirantan Bhatt||All songs|
|Bandipotu||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Kalyan Koduri||"Dongalni Dochukora"|
|2016||Nenu Sailaja||Kishore Tirumala||Devi Sri Prasad||"Em Cheppanu (Ee Premaki)"|
|Oopiri||Vamsi Paidipally||Gopi Sunder||"Oka life", "Baby Agodhu", "Eppudu", "Nuvvemichavo", "Podham"|
|Brahmotsavam||Srikanth Addala||Mickey J Meyer||"Vachindhi kadaa avakasam", "Brahmotsavam"|
|Gentleman||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Mani Sharma||"Chali gaali Chuudduu"|
|2017||Gautamiputra Satakarni||Krish||Chirantan Bhatt||"Ekimeeda", "Gana Gana", "Mriganayana", "Saaho Sarvabhowma"|
|Cheliyaa (Dubbed version)||Mani Ratnam||A. R. Rahman||All songs|
|Fidaa||Sekhar Kammula||Shakthikanth Karthick||"Edo Jaruguthondi"|
|Ami Thumi||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Mani Sharma||"Takadhimi", "Ayya Baaboi"|
|2018||Agnyaathavaasi||Trivikram Srinivas||Anirudh Ravichandran||"Gaali Vaaluga"|
|Rangula Ratnam||Shreeranjani||Sricharan Pakala||"Nuvvu Leni"|
|Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India||Vakkantham Vamsi||Vishal Shekhar||"Beautiful Love"|
|Mahanati||Nag Ashwin||Mickey J Meyer||All songs except Mahanati|
|Nela Ticket||Kalyan Krishna Kurasala||Shakthikanth Karthick||"Chuttu Janam"|
|Sammohanam||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Vivek Sagar||"Oohalu oorege galantha"|
|Lover||Anish Krishna||Ankit Tiwari||"Anthe kada mari"|
|Happy Wedding||Lakshman Karya||Shakthikanth Karthick||"Kaadhani Nuvvantunnadhi"|
|Shailaja Reddy Alludu||Maruthi Dasari||Gopi Sundar||"Pelli Pandiri", "Thanu Vethikina"|
|Devadas||Sriram Aditya||Mani Sharma||"Vaaru Veeru", "Emo Emo", "Manasedo Vethukuthondi"|
|Nawab (Dubbed version)||Mani Ratnam||A. R. Rahman||"Neeli Kanumallo", "Segalu Chimmuthondi", "Manasa Nanu Vadili", "Nannu Nammani"|
|Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava||Trivikram Srinivas||Thaman||"Yeda Poyinado", "Anaganaganaga"|
|Rangu||Kartikeya V||Yogeshwara Sharma||"Ekkada Undi"|
|Antariksham 9000 KMPH||Sankalp Reddy||Prashanth R Vihari||"Dheemaga", "Antarikshayanam"|
|2019||N. T. R||Krish||M. M. Keeravani||"Bhantureethi Koluvu", "Chaitanya Ratham"|
|Yatra||Mahi V Raghav||K||All songs except "Marugainaava Rajanna"|
|Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy||Surender Reddy||Amit Trivedi||"Sye Raa", "Jaago Narasimhaa Jaagore"|
|2020||Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo||Trivikram Srinivas||Thaman||"Samajavaragamana (Male version)", "Samajavaragamana (Female version)"|
|Disco Raja||Vi Anand||Thaman||"Nuvvu Naatho Emannavo", "Rum Pum Bum"|
|Jaanu||C. Premkumar||Govind Vasantha||"The Life of Ram"|
|V||Mohan Krishna Indraganti||Amit Trivedi||"Manasu Maree", "Vasthunna Vacchesthunna"|
|Solo Brathuke So Better||Subbu||Thaman||"Solo Brathuke So Better"|
|Amrutham Dhvitheeyam||Gunnam Sandeep||Kalyan Koduri||"Title Tack (Oreyy Anjeneyulu)" [Web-Television series]|
|2021||Red||Tirumala Kishore||Mani Sharma||"Nuvve Nuvve" , "Mounanga Unna"|
Pasupuleti Krishna Vamsi is an Indian film director, producer and choreographer known for his work in Telugu cinema. Vamsi made his directorial debut with the 1995 crime film Gulabi, starring J. D. Chakravarthi. He has received two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South and three Nandi Awards. He started his career as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma and made his directorial debut with Gulabi (1995).
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana is a 2005 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film directed by Prabhu Deva in his directorial debut of and produced by M. S. Raju under Sumanth Art Productions who gave the screenplay as well. The film stars Srihari, Siddharth, and Trisha with the music composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Akella Naga Srinivasa Sharma, known professionally as Trivikram Srinivas, is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Telugu cinema. Trivikram's craft is known for its high dose of comedy, fast-paced repartee, farcical situations, escapist themes, and courtship, family and marriage. He has garnered seven State Nandi Awards, two Filmfare Awards South, and a SIIMA Award. In 2015, he received the BN Reddy National Award for contribution to Indian cinema.
M. S. Raju is an Indian film producer, writer, and director known for his works in Telugu cinema. He won three Filmfare Awards, becoming the first Indian producer to receive three consecutive Filmfare Awards, for the films Okkadu, Varsham, and Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. He also produced blockbusters like Shatruvu, Devi, Manasantha Nuvve, and Nee Sneham.
The Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Tollywood(Telugu) films. The award was first given in 1964 for films released around 1963. Here is a list of the award winners and the films for which they won.
The Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu is presented by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards South for Telugu films. The awards were extended to "Best Director" in 1972.
The Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Telugu films.
Swayamkrushi is a 1987 Indian Telugu-language drama film written and directed by K. Viswanath. The film stars Chiranjeevi and Vijayashanti in main leads, while Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, and Sumalatha in other pivotal roles.
Nuvve Nuvve is a 2002 Indian Telugu-language romance film written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The film starred Tarun, Shriya Saran, and Prakash Raj in important lead roles. Upon release, the film and the soundtrack received rave reviews, and has garnered two state Nandi Awards, and a Filmfare Award South. The film was subsequently dubbed into Malayalam, as Pranayamay.
Subha Sankalpam is a 1995 Telugu-language Indian feature film directed by K. Viswanath and produced by noted singer, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. It features Kamal Haasan, Aamani and Priya Raman in the leading roles, with Viswanath also playing a pivotal role. P. C. Sreeram handled the camera while M. M. Keeravani composed the music for the film. The film won five Nandi Awards and three Filmfare Awards. The film was later dubbed into Tamil-language as Paasavalai.
Gamyam (transl. Destination) is a 2008 Indian Telugu-language road film written and directed by Krish. The film stars Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, and Kamalinee Mukherjee.
Nuvve Kavali is a 2000 Indian Telugu-language romance film, produced by Ushakiran Movies, and directed by K. Vijaya Bhaskar. Tarun, Richa Pallod & Sai Kiran Ram debuted with this film as actors in lead roles. It is the Telugu remake of the 1999 Malayalam film Niram directed by Kamal, starring Kunchacko Boban and Shalini. The film was recorded as an Industry Hit at the box office. The film has also garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and four South Filmfare Awards. This film ran for 200 days in 20 centers. It has an all-time record in the history of TFI, celebrating a golden jubilee on the 365th day in 6 centres. This movie brought instant stardom to both, Tarun and writer Trivikram Srinivas.
Antham is a 1992 Indian Telugu-language neo-noir crime film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film starred Akkineni Nagarjuna, Urmila Matondkar. The soundtrack and background score was composed by R. D. Burman, Mani Sharma and M.M. Keeravani. The film was bilingual and the Hindi-language version was titled Drohi (transl. Traitor) and was released on 25 October 1992. Both versions and the soundtrack received positive reviews upon release.
Gaayam is a 1993 Telugu-language political thriller film, based on the 1980s Vijayawada Gang Warfare. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and story co-written by himself and Mani Ratnam, it stars Jagapathi Babu, Revathi, Urmila Matondkar and music composed by Sri. Upon its release, the film won six state Nandi Awards in 1993–94.
Manasantha Nuvve is a 2001 Indian Telugu-language romantic drama film directed by V. N. Aditya. This film stars Uday Kiran and Reema Sen in the lead roles. The film was written and produced by M. S. Raju and had music composed by R. P. Patnaik. The film is loosely based on the 1946 Hindi film Anmol Ghadi. The film was declared a blockbuster after Uday Kiran's films Chitram (2000) and Nuvvu Nenu (2001). It went on to be remade in five languages. The film's success also led to remakes in other regional languages as well.
Money Money is a 1994 Indian Telugu-language comedy film, produced by Ram Gopal Varma and directed by Siva Nageswara Rao. It stars J. D. Chakravarthy, Chinna, Jayasudha, Renuka Shahane, Surabhi, Paresh Rawal and Brahmanandam. Jagapathi Babu and Urmila Matondkar have given cameo appearances, in continuation of characters from the movie Gaayam and music composed by Sri. The film is the sequel to the 1993 Telugu film Money. A sequel to the film Money Money, More Money was released in 2011. The film was a Hit at the box office.
Prema Katha is a 1999 Telugu romance drama written by Vara Prasad Varma and directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It is the debut film of both Sumanth and Antara Mali. The film opened to positive reviews by critics and had a super hit run at the box office. It had a highly praised soundtrack including the hit song "Devudu Karunisthaadani". The film bagged four state Nandi Awards and was dubbed into Tamil as Kadhal Vanile. This film is rumoured to be remade in Hindi.
Ramajogayya Sastry is an Indian film lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Telugu music.
Seetharama Raju is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language action drama film, produced jointly by Nagarjuna Akkineni, D. Sivaprasad Reddy under the Great India Enterprises & Kamakshi Movies banner and directed by Y. V. S. Chowdary. It stars Nandamuri Harikrishna, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sakshi Shivanand, Sanghavi and music composed by M. M. Keeravani. Nagarjuna has for the first time crooned a song with his own voice in this film.
SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist – Telugu is presented by Vibri media group as part of its annual South Indian International Movie Awards, for the best lyrics done by a writer for a Telugu song. The award was first given in 2012 for songs and films released in 2011.