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Dil Raju (born V. Venkata Ramana Reddy) is a National Award-winning Indian film producer and distributor, known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema, He owns the production house Sri Venkateswara Creations. He has produced successful drama films such as Dil, Arya, Bhadra, Bommarillu, Parugu, Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Brindavanam, Mr. Perfect, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Yevadu, Sathamanam Bhavati, which won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Nenu Local, and Fidaa.[3] In 2016, he received the Andhra Pradesh state Nagi Reddy-Chakrapani National Award for his contributions to popular cinema.[4]

"Dil" Raju
Born
V. Venkata Ramana Reddy[1]

Narsingpally, Nizamabad Telangana, India[2]
ResidenceHyderabad, Telangana, India
OccupationProducer, distributor
Spouse(s)Anitha (late)

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National Award for Shatamanam BhavathiEdit

Shatamanam Bhavathi film produced by Dil Raju of Sri Venkateswara Creations has bagged the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment-Golden Lotus Award at the 64th National Film Awards.[5] Shatamanam Bhavathi deals with the problems faced by old age parents whose kids are mostly settled abroad, visiting them once in few years. Through these problems and others this film brings in the importance of family values in South Indian Culture. Most of the current generation South Indian families are into technology and engineering fields, and they are scattered & settled all over the world. This film was well identified and connected with the audience, especially it garnered positive response from people who are settled in other countries.

Film productionEdit

1. Solo Production Under Sri Venkateswara Creations
# Year Film Director Release Date Notes
1 2003 Dil V.V. Vinayak Apr 4, 2003 Co-production with Giri
2 2004 Arya Sukumar May 7, 2004 Director's debut film
3 2005 Bhadra Boyapati Srinu May 12, 2005 Director's debut film
4 2006 Bommarillu Bhaskar Aug 9, 2006 Director's debut film; Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Gold
Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Film
5 2007 Munna Vamsi Paidipally Apr 27, 2007 Director's debut film
6 2008 Parugu Bhaskar May 2, 2008 Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Bronze
7 2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam Srikanth Addala Oct 9, 2008 Director's debut film
8 2009 Josh Vasu Varma Sep 5, 2009 Director's debut film
9 2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Sriwass May 12, 2010
10 2010 Brindavanam Vamsi Paidipally Oct 14, 2010
11 2011 Mr. Perfect Dasaradh Apr 22, 2011
12 2011 Oh My Friend Venu Sri Ram Nov 11, 2011 Director's debut film
13 2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Srikanth Addala Jan 11, 2013
14 2013 Ramayya Vasthavayya Harish Shankar Oct 11, 2013
15 2014 Yevadu Vamsi Paidipally Jan 12, 2014
16 2015 Kerintha Sai Kiran Adivi Jun 12, 2015
17 2015 Subramanyam For Sale Harish Shankar Sep 24, 2015
18 2016 Krishnashtami Vasu Varma Feb 19, 2016
19 2016 Supreme Anil Ravipudi May 5, 2016
20 2017 Shatamanam Bhavati Satish Vegesna Jan 14, 2017 National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 64th National Film Awards
21 2017 Nenu Local Trinadha Rao Nakkina Feb 3, 2017
22 2017 Duvvada Jagannadham Harish Shankar Jun 23, 2017
23 2017 Fidaa Sekhar Kammula Jul 21, 2017
24 2017 Raja The Great Anil Ravipudi Oct 18, 2017
25 2017 MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) Venu Sri Ram Dec 21, 2017
26 2018 Lover Anish Krishna Jul 20, 2018
27 2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam Satish Vegesna Aug 9, 2018
28 2018 Hello Guru Premakosame Trinadha Rao Nakkina Oct 18, 2018 Production #30
29 2019 F2 - Fun and Frustration Anil Ravipudi Jan 12, 2019 Production #31; Most profitable and highest grossing film for the banner
30 2019 Iddari Lokam Okate G. Krishna Reddy Filming Production #33
31 2019 96 (film) Telugu remake C. Prem Kumar Filming Production #34; First remake from the banner
32 2019 Naga Chaitanya's next Shashi Pre-production Director's debut film
33 2020 Paluke Bangaramayena Sathish Pre-production Production #35; Sankranthi 2020 release; Director's debut film
34 2020 V Indraganti Mohan Krishna Filming Production #36
35 2020 V. V. Vinayak's debut Pre-production Production #37
36 2020 Icon - Kanabaduta ledu Venu Sri Ram Pre-production Production #38
2. Collaborations
2.1. Matinee Entertainments (subsidiary)
Year Film Director Notes
2010 Maro Charitra Ravi Yadav Director's debut film
2011 Gaganam Radha Mohan
2.2. Collaborations with other producers
# Year Film Director Notes
1 2009 Akasamantha Radha Mohan Telugu version of Prakash Raj's Abhiyum Naanum
2 2012 Tuneega Tuneega M. S. Raju In collaboration with Maganti Ramji of Padmini Arts banner
3 2014 Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam A.S. Ravi Kumar Chowdary In collaboration with Geetha Arts
4 2017 Jawaan (film) B. V. S. Ravi In collaboration with Arunachal Creations' Krishna
5 2019 Maharshi Vamsi Paidipally In collaboration with Vyjayanthi Movies and PVP Cinema. Production #32
6 2020 Sarileru Neekevvaru Anil Ravipudi In collaboration with AK Entertainments and GMB Entertainment
3. Dubbed Films

Dubbed From Other Languages

# Year Film (Original in the bracket) Director Notes
1 2002 Amrutha (Kannathil Muthamittal) Mani Ratnam In collaboration with Giri; Telugu dubbed version only
2 2012 Snehithudu (Nanban) S. Shankar Telugu dubbed version
3 2015 Ok Bangaram (O Kadhal Kanmani) Mani Ratnam Telugu dubbed version
4 2016 Police (Theri) Atlee Telugu dubbed version
5 2016 Remo (Remo) Bakkiyaraj Kannan Telugu dubbed version
6 2017 Cheliyaa (Kaatru Veliyidai) Mani Ratnam Telugu dubbed version

As presenterEdit

Year Title Cast Director Notes
2012 Tuneega Tuneega Sumanth Ashwin, Rhea Chakraborty M. S. Raju
2014 Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam Sai Dharam Tej, Regina Cassandra A.S. Ravi Kumar Chowdary In collaboration along with Geetha Arts
2017 Jawaan Sai Dharam Tej, Mehreen Pirzada B. V. S. Ravi

Dubbed Films in TeluguEdit

# Year Film (Original in the bracket) Director Notes
1 2002 Amrutha (Kannathil Muthamittal) Mani Ratnam Telugu dubbed version only
2 2012 Snehithudu (Nanban) S. Shankar Telugu dubbed version only
3 2015 Ok Bangaram (O Kadhal Kanmani) Mani Ratnam Telugu dubbed version only
4 2016 Police (Theri) Atlee Telugu dubbed version only
5 2016 Remo (Remo) Bakkiyaraj Kannan Telugu dubbed version
6 2017 Cheliyaa (Kaatru Veliyidai) Mani Ratnam Telugu dubbed version only

Other Language ProductionsEdit

# Year Film Director Language Notes
1 2020 F2 Remake Anees Bazmee Hindi Collaboration with Boney Kapoor[6]

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
Nandi Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Other Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dil Raju Biography". dosthana.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Dil Raju Interview – 2008". idlebrain.com. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  3. ^ "64 th National Film Awards, 2016" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Correspondent, Special. "S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hema Malini bag NTR awards".
  5. ^ "Telugu films bag major honours at 64th National Film Awards". Telugu cinema.
  6. ^ "F2 Remake in Hindi". Times of India.com.
  7. ^ Mr. Perfect wins Nagireddy award. 123telugu.com (1 January 1998). Retrieved on 11 May 2012.

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