Today is the 79 birth anniversary of Dasari Narayana Rao
On Dasari Narayana Rao’s 79th Birth Anniversary (04.05.2018), businessoftollywood.com remember this great personality of Telugu cinema recollecting his past glory.
Tollywood in recognition of his Services to Telugu cinema has declared 4th May as ‘Directors Day’.
The first directors day awards will be presented on 6th May 2018 by Film Analytical and Appreciation Society.
He has entered into Telugu cinema as director through the film Thata Manavadu released in 1972.Most of the films directed by Dasari carried message oriented family sentiments. He has introduced Actor Mohan Babu with the film Swargam Narakam.
Thata Manavadu, Swargam Narakam,Premabhishekam, Swayamvaram,Majnu, Mamagaru, Gorintaku,Thoorpu padamara,Sivaranjani,Meghasandesam,Balipeetam,Chillarakottu Chittemma,Sardar Paparayudu,Osey Ramulamma are the best among-st 140 odd films directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.
As a publisher he floated a Telugu daily “Udayam” and a film magazine “Sivaranjani”.
Dasari Narayana Rao wife Dasari Padma was a Producer for about 50 films on own Banner “Tarka Prabhu Films”.
Dasari Narayana Rao was a true congressman and was a Central minister.
Awards for Dasari Narayana Rao:-
Nandi Award (1972) as best Feature film”Tatha Manavadu” directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Nandi Award (1973) as best feature film “Samsaram Sagaram” directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Nandi award (1975) as best feature film “Swargam Narakam” directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Filmfare award (south – 1979) as best director for the film “Gorintaku”
Filmfare award (South – 1980) as best director for the film”Premabhi
Nandi award (1984) as best feature film “Meghasandesam” directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
National Film award (1984) as best Telugu Feature film “Meghasandesam” directed by Dasari Narayana Roao.
Filmfare award (south -1984) as best feature film “Meghasandesam” directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Nandi award (1991) as best actor in the film “Mamagaru”
Nandi Award (1994) as best feature film “Bangaru Kutumbam” directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Nandi award (1998) as best feature film”Kante Kuthurine Kanu directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.
CineMAA award (2003) for life time contribution to Telugu cinema.
Nandi award (2009) as best actor for the film “Mesthri”
Honors for Dasari Narayana Rao:-
Dasari Narayana Rao honored with Kalaprapoorna (Honorary Doctorate) by Andhra University in the year 1986 for his contribution to Telugu cinema.
He was honored with Raghupathi Venkkaiah Award in the year 1990.
He was honored with NTR National award in the year 2007 in recognition of his services to Telugu cinema.
Dasari was honored with Allu Ramalingaiah National award for the year 2016.
List films (selected) directed by Dasari Narayana Rao :-
1. Tata-Manavadu (1972)
2. Samsaram Sagaram (1973)
3. Radhamma Pelli (1974)
4. Yevarikivare Yamunatheere (1974)
5. Devudedigivasthe (1975)
6. Swargam Narakam (1975)
7. Balipeetam (1975)
8. Thoorpu Padamara (1976)
9. Manushulantha Okkate (1976)
10.Chillarakottu Chittemma (1977)
14.Sardar Paparayudu (1980)
35.Parama Veera Chakra(2011)
Dasari Narayana Rao had his last breath at 7.00 PM on 30th May 2017.