Remembering Legendary Director Kodi Ramakrishna on his Birth Anniversary

Legendary filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna is the aspiration for many of the young directors in Tollywood. He helmed over 130 films in multiple languages like Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. He made his debut with Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya in 1982 . He is well-known for his fantasy movies. His first movie is Intlo Ramayya Veedhilo Krishnayya was a blockbuster and has run 525 days continuously without a break.  He is best known for making the movies like Mangamma Gari Manavadu, Bharatamlo Bala Chandrudu, Thalambralu, Aahuthi,  Station Master, Muddula Mavayya, Maa Aavida Collector, Pelli, and Dongaata. Kodi Ramakrishna has directed supernatural Fantasy films like Devullu, Devi Putrudu, Anji, Ammoru, Devi, and Arundhati.

He  was born in Palakollu, in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on 23rd July 1949. Today is his birth anniversary.  He has worked with many of the top stars of South India like  megastar Chiranjeevi, Bala Krishna, Venkatesh Daggubati, etc., He has dealt with all varieties of films like political filmswoment centric, romance, etc.

Kodi Ramakrishna’ directorial venture Arundhati made Anushka  Shetty a star overnight and gifted the producer with huge profits.  The movie also starred Sonu Sood, Deepak, Sayaji Shinde, Manorama, and Kaikala Satyanarayana.

In 2012, Kodi Ramakrishna  directed Industry Hits Managamma Gari Manavadu and Muddula Mavayya, and he received the state Raghupathi Venkaiah Award for his contribution to Telugu cinema.

He died on 22nd February 2019 in Hyderabad. He was under treatment at AIG Hospitals, Gachibowli for acute breathing problem.

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