Sri Venkateswara Creations

Sri Venkateswara Creations is an Indian film production company established by Dil Raju, an Indian film producer. The company is based in Hyderabad.[1] The company was established in 2003. Raju has produced several Telugu films under this company.[2] The company also has a subsidiary distribution company called Sri Venkateswara Film Distributors under which several films have been distributed.[3] Ever since its inception, the production company has consistently delivered many blockbuster movies catering to all audiences, some of which include Arya (2004), Bhadra (2005), Bommarillu (2006), Kotha Bangaru Lokam (2008), Brindavanam (2010), Mr. Perfect (2011), Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2013), Shatamanam Bhavati (2017), Fidaa (2017), F2 (2019), Maharshi (2019), and Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020).[4][5]

Sri Venkateswara Creations Private Limited
TypePrivate
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedHyderabad, Telangana in 2003
Headquarters,
India
Key people
Dil Raju
Shirish
Harshith Reddy
ProductsFilms
ParentDil Raju
Subsidiaries
  • Sri Venkateswara Film Distributors Pvt Ltd.
Websitewww.dilraju.com

In eight years from 2004 to 2011, the production house had introduced 8 new directors to the Telugu film industry, namely: Sukumar (2004), Boyapati Srinu (2005), Bhaskar (2006), Vamsi Paidipally (2007), Srikanth Addala (2008), Vasu Varma (2009), Ravi Yadav (2010), and Venu Sri Ram (2011). Some of them have become very successful and most of them collaborated with the banner for the second time as well.

Initial years and distribution CompanyEdit

Raju and his brothers started film distribution in the early 90s and partnered with Venkata Lakshmi Films. In 1996, they opened a new office with the name Sri Harshita Films.[1] Most of the films that they distributed were unsuccessful at the box-office and they incurred heavy losses leading them to shut the company.[1] After few more years studying the market, they started Sri Venkateswara Film Distributors in 1999.[2] They chose to distribute films in the Nizam area of Telangana. The first three films distributed were Oke Okkadu, Nuvvu Vastavani and Sakhi. They went on to distribute many more movies including Nuvvu Naaku Nachav, Murari, Khushi, Aadi, Athadu, Chatrapati and Pokiri.[2]

Production company and successEdit

After distributing films for four years, Raju, along with Giri, Shirish, and Lakshman, established Sri Venkateswara Creations production house in 2003. The first movie that was made under the banner was Dil, directed by V. V. Vinayak.[1] After Dil, Giri has separated himself from the banner, while the rest continued. In 2004, they made Arya under the direction of Sukumar. In 2005, they made another successful film Bhadra, under the direction of Boyapati Srinu.[2] In 2006, they produced Bommarillu under the direction of Bhaskar.[2]

By the end of the year 2018, 40 films associated with the banner were released: out of which 30 films were produced by them, 6 were dubbed films, and 4 were collaborations. In an interview with Anil Ravipudi for Greatandhra website, Dil Raju claimed that 22 of his 30 films (2003-2018) were either hits, super-hits, or classics; 4 were average grossers; and 4 films were flops.[6]

The year 2019 started off with a bang for the banner with F2: Fun and Frustration turning out be a massive hit. It was released on the occasion of Sankranthi and amid stiff competition with three other biggies NTR: Kathanayakudu, Vinaya Vidheya Rama, and Petta. However, F2: Fun and Frustration became the highest grosser of not only among the four Sankranthi films, but also for the banner and is one of the highest grossers of all time in Telugu film industry.[7][8][9]

Film ProductionEdit

Solo Production Under Sri Venkateswara CreationsEdit

s.no Release Date Film Director Main Cast Notes
1 4 April 2003 Dil V.V. Vinayak Nithiin and Neha Co-production with Giri
2 7 May 2004 Arya Sukumar Allu Arjun and Anu Mehta Director's debut film
3 12 May 2005 Bhadra Boyapati Srinu Ravi Teja, Meera Jasmine, and Arjan Bajwa Director's debut film
4 9 August 2006 Bommarillu Bhaskar Siddharth and Genelia Director's debut film; Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Gold
Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Film
5 27 April 2007 Munna Vamsi Paidipally Prabhas and Ileana D'Cruz Director's debut film
6 2 May 2008 Parugu Bhaskar Allu Arjun and Sheela Kaur Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Bronze
7 9 October 2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam Srikanth Addala Varun Sandesh and Shweta Basu Prasad Director's debut film
8 5 September 2009 Josh Vasu Varma Naga Chaitanya and Karthika Nair Director's debut film
9 12 May 2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Sriwass Ram Pothineni, Arjun Sarja, Priya Anand, and Bindu Madhavi
10 14 October 2010 Brindavanam Vamsi Paidipally N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Kajal Aggarwal, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu
11 22 April 2011 Mr. Perfect Dasaradh Prabhas, Kajal Aggarwal, and Taapsee Pannu
12 11 November 2011 Oh My Friend Venu Sri Ram Siddharth, Shruti Haasan, Navdeep, and Hansika Motwani Director's debut film
13 11 January 2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu Srikanth Addala Daggubati Venkatesh, Mahesh Babu, Anjali, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu Nandi Award for best home-viewing feature film - Silver[10]
14 11 October 2013 Ramayya Vasthavayya Harish Shankar N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and Shruti Haasan
15 12 January 2014 Yevadu Vamsi Paidipally Ram Charan, Shruti Haasan, and Amy Jackson
16 12 June 2015 Kerintha Sai Kiran Adivi Sumanth Ashwin, Viswant, Sri Divya, Tejaswi Madivada, Sukrithi, and Parvateesam
17 24 September 2015 Subramanyam For Sale Harish Shankar Sai Dharam Tej and Regina Cassandra
18 19 February 2016 Krishnashtami Vasu Varma Sunil, Nikki Galrani, and Dimple Chopade
19 5 May 2016 Supreme Anil Ravipudi Sai Dharam Tej and Raashi Khanna
20 14 January 2017 Shatamanam Bhavati Satish Vegesna Sharwanand, Anupama Parameswaran, Prakash Raj, and Jayasudha National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment[11]

Nandi Award for best home-viewing feature film - Silver[12]

21 3 February 2017 Nenu Local Trinadha Rao Nakkina Nani and Keerthy Suresh
22 23 June 2017 Duvvada Jagannadham Harish Shankar Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde Production #25
23 21 July 2017 Fidaa Sekhar Kammula Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi
24 18 October 2017 Raja The Great Anil Ravipudi Ravi Teja, Mehreen Pirzada, and Raadhika
25 21 December 2017 MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) Venu Sri Ram Nani, Sai Pallavi, and Bhumika Chawla
26 20 July 2018 Lover Anish Krishna Raj Tarun and Riddhi Kumar
27 9 August 2018 Srinivasa Kalyanam Satish Vegesna Nithiin, Raashi Khanna, and Nandita Swetha
28 18 October 2018 Hello Guru Prema Kosame Trinadha Rao Nakkina Ram Pothineni, Anupama Parameswaran, and Prakash Raj
29 12 January 2019 F2 Anil Ravipudi Daggubati Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah and Mehreen Pirzada Most profitable film for the banner
30 25 December 2019 Iddari Lokam Okate G R Krishna Raj Tarun and Shalini Pandey First remake from the banner
31 7 February 2020 Jaanu C. Prem Kumar Sharwanand and Samantha Ruth Prabhu Remake of 96
32 5 September 2020 V Indraganti Mohan Krishna Nani, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari Amazon Prime film
33 25 June 2021 Rowdy Boys Sree Harsha Konuganti Ashish Reddy Marks the debut of Dil Raju's nephew, Shirish Reddy's son, Ashish Reddy
34 27 August 2021 F3 Anil Ravipudi Daggubati Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamannaah, Mehreen Pirzada, and Sunil Sequel of F2: Fun and Frustration
35 Filming Thank You Vikram Kumar Naga Chaitanya

Dil Raju Productions[13] (Hindi and Pan-India Films)Edit

s.no Release Date Film Director Main Cast Notes
1 5 November 2021 Jersey Gowtam Tinnanuri Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, and Pankaj Kapur In collaboration with Suryadevara Naga Vamsi and Aman Gill
2 Filming Shaakuntalam Gunasekhar Samantha Akkineni, Dev Mohan and Aditi Balan In collaboration with Gunaa Team Works[14]

Collaborations with other producersEdit

Involved in the productionEdit

s.no Release Date Film Director Main Cast Notes
1 25 March 2010 Maro Charitra Ravi Yadav Varun Sandesh and Anita In Collaboration with Matinee Entertainments; Director's debut film
2 11 February 2011 Gaganam Radha Mohan Nagarjuna Akkineni, Prakash Raj, and Poonam Kaur In Collaboration with Matinee Entertainments
3 14 November 2014 Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitam A.S. Ravi Kumar Chowdary Sai Dharam Tej, Regina Cassandra, and Jagapathi Babu In collaboration with Geetha Arts
4 9 May 2019 Maharshi Vamsi Paidipally Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, and Allari Naresh In collaboration with Vyjayanthi Movies and PVP Cinema

National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment[15] and National Film Award for Best Choreography[16]

5 11 January 2020 Sarileru Neekevvaru Anil Ravipudi Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijayashanti, Prakash Raj, and Rajendra Prasad In collaboration with AK Entertainments and GMB Entertainment
6 5 March 2021 Shaadi Mubarak Padmasri Sagar RK Naidu and Drishya Raghunath In collaboration with Srinivas Reddy; Director's debut film
7 9 April 2021 Vakeel Saab Venu Sri Ram Pawan Kalyan, Anjali, Nivetha Thomas, Ananya Nagalla, and Prakash Raj In collaboration with Boney Kapoor
8 30 April 2021 Paagal Naresh Reddy Kuppili Vishwak Sen and Simran Choudhary In collaboration with Bekkem Venugopal of Lucky Media; Director's debut film
9 7 May 2021 Nootokka Jillala Andagadu Rachakonda Vidya Sagar Srinivas Avasarala and Ruhani Sharma In collaboration with Krish's First Frame Entertainments; Director's debut film
10 Filming Oh My Kadavule remake Ashwath Marimuthu Vishwak Sen In collaboration with PVP Cinema[17]

Not involved in the production (but credited as a presenter)Edit

s.no Release Date Film Director Main Cast Notes
1 27 March 2009 Akasamantha Radha Mohan Trisha, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya, and Ganesh Venkatraman Telugu version of Prakash Raj's Abhiyum Naanum
2 20 July 2012 Tuneega Tuneega M. S. Raju Sumanth Ashwin and Rhea Chakraborty In collaboration with Maganti Ramji of Padmini Arts banner
3 1 December 2017 Jawaan B. V. S. Ravi Sai Dharam Tej, Mehreen Pirzada, and Prasanna In collaboration with Arunachal Creations' Krishna
4 1 November 2019 Aaviri Ravi Babu Ravi Babu, Neha Chauhan, and Sri Muktha In collaboration with Ravi Babu's Flying Frogs
5 3 June 2021 Good Luck Sakhi Nagesh Kukunoor Keerthy Suresh, Aadhi Pinisetty, and Jagapathi Babu In collaboration with Sudheer Chandra Padiri's Worth A Shot Motion Arts

Dubbed FilmsEdit

Dubbed From Tamil

s.no Release Date Dubbed Title (Original Film) Director Notes
1 14 February 2002 Amrutha (Kannathil Muthamittal) Mani Ratnam In collaboration with Giri
2 26 January 2011 Snehithudu (Nanban) S. Shankar
3 17 April 2015 Ok Bangaram (O Kadhal Kanmani) Mani Ratnam
4 15 April 2016 Policodu (Theri) Atlee
5 25 November 2016 Remo (Remo) Bakkiyaraj Kannan
6 7 April 2017 Cheliyaa (Kaatru Veliyidai) Mani Ratnam

Film distributionEdit

This list is not complete and needs updating. But this banner has been distributing multiple films in Nizam, and sometimes Vizag area, every year since 1999.

Year Film Notes
1999 Oke Okkadu Nizam
2000 Nuvvu Vastavani Nizam
2000 Sakhi Nizam
2001 Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Nizam
2001 Murari Nizam
2001 Khushi Nizam
2002 Amrutha Nizam
2002 Aadi Nizam
2003 Dil
2004 Arya
2005 Bhadra
2005 Athadu Nizam
2005 Chatrapati Nizam
2006 Pokiri Nizam
2006 Ashok Nizam
2006 Annavaram
2006 Bommarillu
2006 Godavari
2007 Hello Premistara
2007 Happy Days Andhra Pradesh
2007 Aata Nizam[18]
2007 Dhee
2007 Jagadam Nizam
2007 Munna
2008 Parugu
2008 Ullasamga Utsahamga Andhra Pradesh[19]
2008 Ready
2008 Surya s/o Krishnan Nizam[20]
2008 Vinayakudu Nizam, Vizag[21]
2008 Homam Andhra Pradesh[22]
2008 Yuvatha Nizam, Vizag[23]
2008 Kotha Bangaru Lokam
2009 Arya 2
2009 Saarai Veerraju Nizam, Vizag[24]
2008 Boni (film)
2009 Mallanna Nizam, Vizag[25]
2009 Ganesh
2009 Aakashamantha
2009 Josh
2010 Maro Charitra
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
2010 Golimaar Nizam[26]
2010 Darling Nizam
2010 Vedam Nizam[27]
2010 Kedi
2010 Brindavanam
2011 100% Love Tamil Nadu
2011 Mr. Perfect Guntur
2011 Shakti Nizam
2011 Gaganam
2011 Oh My Friend
2012 Snehithudu
2012 Dhoni
2012 Rachaa Nizam[28]
2012 Dammu Nizam[29]
2012 Daruvu Nizam
2012 Gabbar Singh Nizam
2012 Andala Rakshasi Andhra Pradesh[30]
2012 Life Is Beautiful Nizam[31]
2012 Damarukam Nizam[32]
2012 Rebel Nizam[33]
2012 Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu Nizam[34]
2013 Naayak Nizam
2013 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
2013 Mirchi Nizam
2013 Baadshah Nizam
2013 Yevadu
2015 Pataas (Andhra Pradesh),(Telangana)[35]
2015 Dagudumootha Dandakor (Andhra Pradesh),(Telangana)[36]
2016 Naanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends
2016 Remo
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning
2015 S/O Satyamurthy Nizam
2018 Bharat Ane Nenu Nizam
2020 Athade Srimannarayana (Andhra Pradesh),(Telangana)

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