M. V. Raghu

M. V. Raghu is an Indian film cinematographer turned director, screenwriter, and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1] In 1988, he has directed the neo-realistic film Kallu,[2][3] which has received many awards including state awards and has garnered special mention from the CBFC Jury.[3] Jury Member for Nandi Film Awards 2001 and 2017. Also Known As "Kallu Raghu" in Telugu Film Industry

M. V. Raghu
Born (1954-10-05) 5 October 1954 (age 66)
OccupationCinematographer
Director
Producer
Writer
Film Academician
Spouse(s)Lakshmi.
ChildrenTej Dilip,Dheeraj.
Notes
Notable For Kallu Film

EducationEdit

After completing B.Sc Degree from SRR & CVR Govt. Degree College, Vijayawada. He Joined Govt. College Of Fine Arts and Graduated in Diploma in Photography

CareerEdit

He assisted for many films in Vijaya- Vauhini Studios, Chennai in 1975. During that period as Camera Assistant And Focus Assistant, He worked for serval cinematographers. He assisted to Marcus Bartley( DOP Maya Bazar), P.L.Rai ( Lavakusa fame), M.A.Rehman, G.K Ramu, Maruthi Rao, P.S.Sevaraj Babu Bhai Mistry, Ravikanth Nagaich, Malli Irani, K.S.Prasad, A.Vincent, P.N.Sundatam, Ramachandra Babu, Ashok Kumar, Balu Mahendra...etc.

FilmographyEdit

Cinematography

Year Film Director Actors Notes
1983 Mogamaharaju Vijaya Bapineedu Chiranjeevi, Suhasini 1st Reeleased Film
1983 Vimukthikosam K.Vasu 1st Cranked Film
1984 Kotha Dampathulu K.Vasu
1984 Siitara Vamsey Suman, Bhanu Priya Film Won 2 National Awards
1984 Mahanagaramlo Mayagaadu Vijaya Bapineedu Chiranjeevi
1984 Tella Gulabilu Relangi Narasihmha Rao
1984 Yeduruleni Monagallu Relangi Narasihmha Rao Suman
1984 Bharyamani Sobhan Babu, Jaya Sudha
1985 Dongallo Dora Vijaya Bapineedu Suman
1985 Anveshana Vamsey Excelency in cinematography for the film 'ANVESHANA'
1985 Kongu Mudi
1985 America Alludu K.Vasu
1985 Preminchu Pelladu Vamsey
1986 Sirivennela K Vishwanath A.P. State NANDI Award for Cinematography of the film ' SIRI VENNELA'

Technician of the year' - L.V.Prasad Award for Exllency in Cinematography for the film 'SIRI VENNELA'

1986 Swathi Muthyam K Vishwanath
1986 Alapana Vamsey
1986 Bharma Rudrulu K Murali Mohan Rao
1986 Guru Brahma Boina Subbarao
1987 Sansar Tatineni Rama Rao Hindi Film
1987 Bada Admi Amitabacchan Hindi Film, Unfinished
1988 Premayanam Sridhar
1988 Raga Lila Jandhyala
1988 Hush Gup Chup Jandhyala
1988 Nyaniki Shiksha Tatineni Rama Rao
1988 Indra Dhanassu K Ranga Rao
1988 Kallu M.V. Raghu Debut Director, Screened in Delhi IFFI 1989 Official Category

FILM FARE, Best Director Award(Telugu) for the film 'KALLU'

A.P.State NANDI Award- Debut Director' for the Film 'KALLU'

A.P.State NANDI Award - Director of the BEST 3rd FILM- 'KALLU'

DIRECTOR of THE YEAR' - K.V.REDDY Award from Uva kala Vauhini,Hyd /1988.

DIRECTOR of THE YEAR' - T.Krishna Memorial Award, Ongole, A.P /1988.

BEST DIRECTOR' for the film 'KALLU' from KALA SAGAR, Chennai/1988.

1988 Angni Keratalu Tatineni Rama Rao
1988 O Bharya Kadha Mouli
1989 Artha Nadam M.V. Raghu
1990 Neti Dourjanyam Tamma Reddy Bharadwaj
1990 Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai Mano Bala Jithendra, Rekha
1991 April 1 Vidudhala Vamsey
1992 Detective Naarada Vamsey
1993 Chittemma Mogudu Kodanda Rami Reddy
1994 Palanati Pourusham Muthyala Subbaiah
1996 Soggadi Pellam Muthyala Subbaiah
1997 Collector Garu B Gopal
1998 Khaidi Gaaru Sai Prakash
1998 Rayudu Raviraja Pinnisetty
1998 W/O V.Varaprasad Vamsey
1999 Film Nagar Bharath Nandan
2000 Uncle AVS
2000 Srimathi Hari Prasad Kannada Film
2003 Gol Maal Srinivas
2004 Deeksha Jonnalagadda Siva
2007 Kocham touch lo unte cheputhanu Vamsey
2007 Bhajantreelu Jonna Vitthula
2008 Somberi MS Narayana
2011 cofee bar Geetha Krishna
2011 Kshetram T Venu Gopal
2014 Thanu Monne Vellipoyindi ( Vennello Hai Hai) Vamsey
2017 Latchi Eswar
2019 Screenplay KL Parasad

DirectorEdit

Year Film
1988 Kallu
1989 Artha Nadam

ScreenplayEdit

Year Film
2004 Deeksha
1988 Kallu
1989 Artha Nadam

Short FilmsEdit

Year Film Notes
2015 Colour Of Darkness World Shortest Film
2015 Prerana
2015 Pallaki
2017 Amma Korika

Documentary filmsEdit

Year Film Director Channel Notes Awards
1999 100 Rare Arts Of Andhrapradesh Produced By Dept. of Culture
2000 Hidden Tresures Arnie Shirin Discovery
A Man Of Cinema KNT Shastri Life Of LV Prasad
Harvesting Girl Child KNT Shastri
Surabhi- The Stage KNT Shastri Surabhi Theatre National And State Award Winning Anthrology
Making oF Haleem- Pista House KNT Shastri
Can I Go To School Rama Krishna Doc On AIDS
2005 lion Club International 324 C5 MV Raghu

Television worksEdit

Year Film Language Channel Notes
Srinivasa Kalyanam Kannada ETV Production
Prema Kathegalu Kannada ETV Production
Vyuha Kannada ETV Production

As film AcademicianEdit

Consultant, HOD, Cinematography - Annapurna College of Film and Media ( ACFM )
HOD, Cinematography, RamaNaidu Film School / 2017-18.
HOD, Cinematography, FTIH ( Film & Television Institute of Hyderabad )/ 2019-19
HOD Cinematography, RAFT ( Ramoji Academy of Film and Television )2010
Founder Director - M.V.Raghu Film School of Cinematography, Visakhapatnam /2014 -2016.
Previously: Guest Faculty, HCU ( Hyderabad Central University )
Guest Faculty - Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University
Guest Faculty - Madhu Film Institute, Hyderabad.
Conducted nearly 12 "Script to Screen" Film Making Workshops in different cities and Towns.
Vice President - Hyderabad Film Club 1999 to 2013
Festival Organiser, HIFF (Hyderabad International Film Festival), Edition 1 & 2

AwardsEdit

Year Organization Film Notes
1986 Nandi Award Special Jury Sirivennela Cinematography
1986 Cine Technicians Association Chennai Sirivennela Technician of the year "L.V.Prasad Award" Excellency in cinematography
1989 Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Kallu 3rd Feature Film Bronzee
1989 Nandi Award for Best Feature Film Kallu Debut Director
1989 Filmfare Award for Telugu Kallu Best Director
1989 Kala Sagar, Chennai Kallu Best Director Award
1989 Uva Kala Vauhini, Hyderabad Kallu Director of the year - K.V.Reddy Award
1989 T Krishna memorial Award, Ongole Kallu Director of the year -T Krishna memorial Award

As OPERATIVE CAMERAMANEdit

YEAR FILM
1980 Gopala Rao Gari Ammaye
1980 Gutlloni Rama Chilaka
1980 Samsara Bhandam
1981 Pakkinti Ammaye
1981 Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu
1981 Je Ghantalu
1981 MuddaMandaram
1982 Malle Pandiri
1982 Naalugu Sthambhalaata
1982 Jaggu
1983 Nelavanka
1983 Rendu Jadala Sita

As ASSISTANT CAMERAMANEdit

YEAR Film
1976 Bhaktha Kannappa
1976 Siri Siri Muvva
1977 Ramvha Urvasi Menaka
1977 Yedureetha
1977 Jeevana Thiralu
1977 Maa Iddari Katha
1977 Amara Deepam
1978 Vichitra Jivitham
1978 Rama Krishnulu
1978 Kaliyuga Street
1978 Kumar Raaja
1979 Bangaru Chellelu
1979 Kotha Alludu
1980 Sivamethina Satyam
1980 Sita Ramulu
1981 Puli Bidda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Workshop for budding film-makers - The Hindu
  2. ^ "Frame by frame". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 8 August 2009.
  3. ^ a b "The saga of a lensman". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 June 2003.