E. V. V. Satyanarayana

Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana (10 June 1956 – 21 January 2011) was an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He directed a total of 51 films in Telugu and Hindi and introduced many actors to Telugu cinema. He was well known for making comedy films, most of which were very successful at the box office. In 2000, he established his own production company called as E. V .V. Cinema. He died in 2011 due to complications of throat cancer and cardiac arrest.

E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana

(1956-06-10)10 June 1956
Korumamidi, Nidadavole, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died21 January 2011(2011-01-21) (aged 54)[1]
  • Director
  • producer
  • screenwriter
ChildrenAllari Naresh
Aryan Rajesh


Early lifeEdit

Satyanarayana was born in Dommeru Village, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India, to Venkat Rao and Venkata Ratnam and later moved to Korumamidi village near Nidadavole with his family. He has two younger brothers, E V V Giri and E Srinivas, and a sister, M. Manga. His two brothers work in the film industry as still photographers. His passion for films did not let him concentrate on his studies. Deciding to test his luck in the Telugu film industry, E V V discontinued his studies after Intermediate and moved to Chennai.

Film careerEdit

E. V. V. faced many hardships during his early days in Chennai. His passion for films, relentless approach, persistence and determination to make it big in the industry attracted the attention of noted producer Navatha Krishnam Raju, with whose help he joined Devadas Kanakala as assistant director for the film O inti Bhagavatam. Later, he worked under director Jandhyala for about 8 years and made 22 films like Nalugu Stambhalata (1982), Rendu Jella Seetha (1983), Nelavanka (1983), Rendu Rella Aaru (1985), Aha Naa Pellanta (1987) and Hai Hai Nayaka (1989). He also worked as co-director for the movie Indrudu Chandrudu.

EVV Satyanarayana's directorial debut, Chevilo Puvvu, was a major flop. He was so depressed that he contemplated leaving the film industry. But his destiny changed when producer D. Ramanaidu gave him a chance to direct Prema Khaidi, which screened successfully in all centers. He followed in the path of his guru, Jandhyala, and made successful comedy movies. His first movie in the comedy genre was Appula Appa Rao, followed by Aa Okkati Adakku and Jamba Lakidi Pamba. He also directed family sentiment films, most prominent among them the 1994 super hit film Aame, starring Srikanth and Ooha. He also directed movies like Hello Brother, Alluda Majaka, Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Goppinti Alludu, and Varasudu, and the Hindi movie Sooryavansham, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Soundarya.[2] He also directed critically acclaimed movies like Thaali, Kanyadanam and Ammo! Okato Tareekhu.

During the last stage of his life, he directed most of the movies with his sons in the lead roles. His younger son Allari Naresh is a well known comedy hero in the Telugu industry. EVV turned to successful production under the banner EVV Cinema with the film Chala Bagundhi. He was known to take special care in naming his movies.

His elder son, Aryan Rajesh, acted in movies like Hai, Sontham, Leela Mahal Centre, Anumanaspadam, and Evadi Gola Vaadidhi.


E. V. V was presented the Nandi Award in 1994 for the film Aame.[3]



# Year Title
1 1990 Chevilo Puvvu
2 Prema Khaidi
3 1991 Appula Appa Rao
4 1992 Seetharatnam Gari Abbayi
5 Aa Okkati Adakku
6 420
7 1993 Varasudu
8 Jamba Lakidi Pamba
9 1994 Evandi Aavida Vachindi
10 Hello Brother
11 Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu
12 Abbaigaru
13 Aame
14 1995 Aayanaki Iddaru
15 Maga Rayudu
16 Alluda Majaka
17 1996 Telugu Veera Levera
18 Chilakkottudu
19 Vedevadandi Babu
20 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi
21 Adirindi Alludu
22 1997 Thaali
23 Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu
24 Maa Nannaki Pelli
25 1998 Maavidaakulu
26 Nenu Premisthunnanu
27 Aavida Maa Aavide
28 Kanyadanam
29 1999 Neti Gandhi
30 Sooryavansham
31 2000 Pilla Nachchindi
32 Chala Bagundi
33 Goppinti Alludu
34 2001 Ammo! Okato Tareekhu
35 Maa Aavida Meeda Vottu Mee Aavida Chala Manchidi
36 Vedekkadi Mogudandi
37 Thank You Subba Rao
38 2002 Hai
39 Thotti Gang
40 2003 Aadanthe Ado Type
41 Maa Alludu Very Good
42 2004 Aaruguru Pativratalu
43 2005 Evadi Gola Vaadidhi
44 Nuvvante Naakishtam
45 2006 Kithakithalu
46 2007 Athili Sattibabu LKG
47 Pellaindi Kaani
48 2009 Bendu Apparao RMP
49 Fitting Master
50 2010 Kathi Kantha Rao
51 Buridi


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EVV died on 21 January 2011 due to multiple complications developed during chemotherapy for throat cancer which led to sepsis and cardiac arrest.[4]


  1. ^ a b EVV is no more!, Obituary at Telugu Cinema.com Archived 24 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "EVV Satyanarayana Movies". Bharat Movies. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  3. ^ "EVV's Award". Tollywood Times.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Popular Telugu film director E V V Satyanarayana passes away". NDTV Movies. Press Trust of India. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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