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Suri/Soori known as Duniya Suri or Raw Suri is an Indian movie director. He became known as Duniya Suri in the wake of the success of his debut movie Duniya, for which he won the 2006–2007 Karnataka State Film Awards in the Best Screenplay category.[1] Suri came to fame after the Duniya release, for its realistic style. The work brought a different dimension to Kannada movies.

Duniya Soori
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Suri writing a script in 2017
Born
ResidenceIndia
OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Dialog writer, Art director, Producer
Years active2006 - Present
ChildrenPruthvi (Son)

His second film Inthi Ninna Preethiya though critically acclaimed, performed poorly at the box office, while his next project Junglee was a greater critical and commercial success.[2] Recent projects include the film Jackie with Puneeth Rajkumar which was declared the blockbuster of 2010[3] and was adjudged the Best Film of 2010 at the South Filmfare Awards.[4] After the success of Jackie in 2010, Soori teamed up with Puneeth Rajkumar again in Anna Bond which released on 1 May 2012 and broke all previous Sandalwood opening records.[5]

Early lifeEdit

With a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts in 1999 from Kalamandira School of Arts - Bangalore, he extensively worked in visual arts, television and documentaries before getting the big break in his directorial debut film ‘Duniya’ in 2006. He started his own signboard business at an early age of 12 and successfully expanded his works to various parts of India through wall paintings, portraits, interior decoration, window displays and art reproduction works before deciding to pursue a degree in Visual Arts. His works in stage and art continued even during his Kalamandira days and as a reflection, his films are also well known for excellent art work.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Notes
2007 Duniya Kannada Also screenwriter, dialogue-writer
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
2008 Inthi Ninna Preethiya Kannada Also producer, screenwriter, dialogue-writer
2009 Junglee Kannada Also screenwriter
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
2010 Jackie Kannada Also screenwriter, dialogue-writer
2012 Anna Bond Kannada Also screenwriter, dialogue-writer
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director (Kannada)
2013 Kaddipudi Kannada Also screenwriter, dialogue-writer
2015 Kendasampige Kannada Also screenwriter, dialogue-writer
2016 Doddmane Hudga Kannada
2018 Tagaru Kannada Also screenwriter

Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Director - Kannada

2018 Silent Sunila Kannada Also screenwriter; delayed
2018 Popcorn Monkey Tiger Kannada Also screenwriter; filming
2020 Kage bangara Kannada to be filmed

CollaborationsEdit

With actors and actressEdit

Artists Duniya (2007) Inthi Ninna Preethiya (2008) Junglee (2009) Jackie Anna Bond (2012) Kaddipudi (2013) Kendasampige Doddmane Hudga Tagaru Popcorn Monkey Tiger
Duniya Vijay
 Y
 Y
Srinagar Kitty
 Y
Rangayana Raghu
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Andritha Ray
 Y
 Y
Puneet Rajkumar
 Y
 Y
 Y
Bhavana (actress)
 Y
 Y
Balu Nagendra
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Nidhi Subbaiah
 Y
Priyamani
 Y
Shivrajkumar
 Y
 Y
Radhika Pandit
 Y
 Y
Daali Dhananjay
 Y
 Y
Kishore
 Y
 Y
Manvitha
 Y
 Y

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Duniya" - Kannada Movie Archived 26 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine"
  2. ^ "Second time unlucky". Deccan Chronicle. 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Jackie celebrates 50 days". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
  4. ^ "The glitter, the gloss, the razzmatazz - South Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ Puneet to work with Soori
  6. ^ "Official website". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2019.