Kamalakara Kameswara Rao – 100 Years Of Indian Cinema
100 Years Of Indian Cinema
The Indian cinema is celebrating the 100 year completion. Telugu cinema is completing 82 years of its first release of Bhaktha Prahlada (1931). As part of celebrations of Indian Cinema, businessoftollywood.com
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Kamalakara Kameswara Rao, born at Machilipatnam in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh on 4th of October 1911.An Arts graduate from Noble College, Machilipatnam can be termed as one of the best film directors of Telugu cinema.
He was a writer, journalist and director. He was a film journalist reviewing the films in his unbiased style made him popular. This led him to film direction.
He may be called as the father of Telugu mythological cinema.
Most of his directional ventures were Mythological. He started his film career as an assistant director H M Reddy for the film Gruhalakshmi released in 1938.Later he worked as an assistant to great directors B N Reddy and K V Reddy.
He became an fully fledged independent director for the film Chandraharam released in the year 1953..
B Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani Produced Gundamma Katha(1962),a social family entertainer directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao.The film was a hit at box-office.
He provided script for the successful movies Pathala Bhairavi and Guna Sundari Katha. Chandraharam (1953),Gundamma Katha, PANDURANGA MAHATHYAM, MAHA KAVI KALIDASU, NARTHANASALA, PANDAVA VANA VASAM, SRI KRISHNAVATHARAM, KURUKSHETRAM are the best master pieces of Kamalakara kameshwararao.
LIST OF TELUGU FILMS DIRECTED BY Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao:-
1. CHANDRA HARAM 1953
2. GUNA SUNDARI 1955
3. PENKI PELLAM 1956
4. PANDURANGA MAHATYAM 1957
5. SOBHA 1958
6. RECHUKKA-PAGATI CHUKKA 1959
7. MAHAKAVI KALIDAS 1960
8. MAHAMANTRI THIMMARASU 1962
9. Gundamma Katha 1962 10. NARTHANASALA 1963
11. PANDAVA VANAVASAM 1965
12. SRI KRISHNA TULABHARAM 1966
13. SAKUNTHALA 1966
14. SRI KRISHNAVATHARM 1967
15. KAMBHOJA RAJU KATHA 1967
16. VEERANJANEYA 1968
17. KALASINA MANASULU 1968
18. SRI SEETHA RAMA HANUMAN 1969
19. SRI KRISHNA VIJAYAM 1970
20. MAYANI MAMATHA 1970
21. BALA BHARATHAM 1972
22. JEEVITHASAYAM 1974
23. SEETHARAMA VANAVASAM 1977
24. KURUKSHETRAM 1977
25. SRI VINAYAKA VIJAYAM 1980
26. Santhoshimatha Vratha Mahatyam 1980
27. EKALAVYA 1982
28.SRI DATTHA DARSANAM 1985
29. BADARINATHA DARSANAM 1985
30. DEVI NAVAGRAHA NAYAKI 1986
31. ASTTALAKSHMI VAIBHAVAM 1986
32. Yedu Kondalaswamy 1991.
• National film award 1960 for the best telugu film for Mahakavi Kalidas
• National film award 1962 for the best Telugu film for Mahamanthri Thimmarasu
• National film award 1964 for the second best Feature film for Narthanasala.
He was 42 years when directed his first film. He ended his carrier as director at the age of 80 years.
This great director of Mythological movies was called by many as Pauranika Brahma (Creator of
He died at Nellore on 29th of June 1998, at the age of 87.