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Friday, March 15, 2013

R. Narayana Murthy (Legend)

R. Narayana Murthy 
(Telugu: ఆర్ నారాయణ మూర్తి) is an Indian actor, film director and film producer who primarily works with Telugu Cinema. He owns a film production company called Sneha Chitra Pictures. He is known for his ‘red’ or communist revolutionary films that expose the exploitation of society's lower strata. His films tend to revolve around themes like the atrocities of governments and upper strata of society against the helpless or the poor.His films are very popular in the villages where they are very successful. Having donated lakhs of rupees for the poor and needy whenever he made hit films, he leads a very simple life and often avoids media.

Childhood and studies

He was born in Mallampet village in Routulapudi mandal of the East Godavari district in a middle-class farmer's family. During his childhood, he used to watch films starring Tollywood actors like N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. That was the inspiration for his acting career. He studied in Routulapudi till 5th standard and then received his secondary education in Sankavaram, where he developed his social awareness and became attracted to revolutionary ideas.
He acquired his bachelor's degree in Peddapuram. He was the president of the students' union in that college as well as the secretary of the Fine Arts department.

Film career

Producer Dasari Narayana Rao gave him a role in Krishna's film Neramu Siksha (1973). He was given a meaty role in the film Needa by Dasari Narayana Rao.
Subsequently, Narayana Murthy acted in Dasari's Seetaramulu, Korikale Gurralaithe, Viswaroopam and D. Rama Naidu's Agni Poolu.
Dasari made him a full-fledged hero with a film titled Sangeeta'. It was produced by Hara Gopal under the Purna pictures banner. And also orey rickshaw

Turning point

Narayana Murthy started Ardharatri Swaatantryam as his first venture under his own banner of 'Sneha Chitra Pictures' in Rampachodavaram of East Godavari district on June 10, 1984. The film was released on 6 November 1986 on the eve of T. Krishna's death anniversary. T. Krishna played the role of a naxalite in that film. It was a big hit at the box office and gave Murthy a reputation as a communist.
All his films address contemporary social problems like unemployment, world bank policies, problems in the Third World countries, environmental issues, dams and rehabilitation problems, land issues, political turmoil, etc. Hence the exploited people became the main audience of his films.
Out of 26 films in which he had acted as hero as of March 2009, 10 films were hits.[1] These are Ardharatri Swaatantryam, Adavi Diviteelu, Laal Salaam, Dandora, Erra Sainyam, Cheemala Dandu, Dalam, Cheekati Suryulu, Ooru Manadiraa and Vegu Chukkalu.

Personal life

Narayana Murthy has never married.


Own banner

  • Artharatriswathantram
  • Bhooporatam
  • Adavi Diviteelu
  • Swatantra Bharatam
  • Laal Salaam
  • Dandora
  • Erra Sainyam
  • Cheemala Dandu
  • Dalam
  • Cheekati Suryulu
  • Raitu Rajyam
  • Koolanna
  • Chalo Assembly
  • Ooru Manadiraa
  • Vegu Chukkalu
  • Gangamma Jaatara
  • Amma Meeda Ottu
  • Adavi Biddalu
  • Erra Samudram
  • Devarakonda veeraiah ( movie against the attacks on girls in the name of love)
  • Veera Telangana (Based on 1948 Hyderabad state revolution against Nizam-ul-Mulk / Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Asaf Jah VIII)
  • poru Telangana
  • People's War

Outside banner

  • Errodu
  • Orey Rikshaa
  • Aranyam
  • Singanna
  • Telugodu
  • Bheemudu
  • Yeh Dharti Hamaari[2]