K Pratyagatma Birth Anniversary Today. K Pratyagatma born at Gudivada Town in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on 31st of October 1925.
Pratyagatma entered the Media Industry as a journalist and as an Editor for Krishnam Telugu Magazines.
He got himself introduced to Telugu Cinema as a Director for the film “Bharya Bharthalu” released in the year 1961 with A N R and Krishnakumari in lead roles.
He has introduced Krishnam Raju as hero in his film “Chilaka Gorinka” which he has produced and directed. He has made Hindi actress, Nutan sing a song in the film “Chilaka Gorinka”. He has also introduced T R Jayadev as a Playback singer through his film “Chilaka Gorinka” for which Saluri Rajeswara Rao scored music.
He has introduced Actress Jayalalitha (present chief minister of Tamil Nadu) at the age of sixteen years in the lead role to the Telugu Cinema with the film ”Manushulu-Mamathalu” (Censor given” A ” Certificate).
Pratyagatma’s first film Bharya Bharthalu was hit at box-office.
Pratyagatma directed film Punarjanma was remade in to Hindi as Khilona.
List of K Pratyagatma directed Telugu films:
- Bharya Bharthalu (1961)
- Kulagothralu (1962)
- Punarjanma (1963)
- Manchimanishi (1964)
- Manushulu-Mamathalu (1965)
- Chilaka-Gorinka (1966)
- Maa Vadina (1967)
- Adharshakutumbam (1969)
- ManasuMangalyam (1970)
- Ammakosam (1970)
- Sreemanthudu (1971)
- Sthreejanma (1973)
- Palletooribava (1973)
- Muggurammayilu (1974)
- Deeksha (1974)
- Atthavarillu (1976)
- Alludocchadu (1976)
- Gadusuammayi (1977)
- Manchimanasu (1978)
- Kannavarillu (1978)
- Kamalammakamatham (1979)
- Nayakudu Vinayakudu (1980)
This famous director died on 7th of June 2001 at Hyderabad at the age of 76.
Today is the 87th Birth anniversary of K Pratyagatma.
Businessoftollywood.com salutes at this great director recollecting his memories.