V. V. Vinayak

V. V. Vinayak (born: Gandrothu Veera Venkata Vinayak[citation needed]) is an Indian film director and screen writer known for his works in Telugu Cinema. He is reputed for redefining mass commercial and comedy movies in Telugu.[1][2] Vinayak made his film debut with the 2002 melodrama film Aadi starring NTR Jr., upon release the film received positive reviews, and became a box office hit.[3][4]

V. V. Vinayak
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Vinayak at the teaser release event of the film Ammammagarillu (2018)
Gandrothu Veera Venkat Vinayak[citation needed]
OccupationFilm director
Screen writer

Vinayak received the state Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director for his work in the film. The film was subsequently remade in Tamil as Jai.[5] In 2003, Vinayak directed two major box office hits Dil and Tagore starring Chiranjeevi. Tagore was screened at the 2006 IIFA Awards held in Dubai.[6] In 2013, Vinayak directed a Short film to promote Organ Donation.[7]


Year Film Notes
2002 Aadi Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director
Chennakeshava Reddy
2003 Dil
2004 Samba
2005 Bunny
2006 Lakshmi
2007 Yogi
2008 Krishna
2010 Adhurs
2011 Badrinath
2013 Naayak
2014 Alludu Seenu
2015 Akhil: The Power of Jua
2017 Khaidi No. 150
2018 Inttelligent


Nandi Awards
Other Awards
  • Santhosham Best Commercial Director award - Krishna (2008)[9]


  1. ^ "Vinayak to direct Chiranjeevi". Deccan Chronicle.
  2. ^ "Samantha's next with V.V. Vinayak". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^ "Interview : V.V.Vinayak – I want to give Pawan Kalyan a bubbly characterization - 123telugu.com". 123telugu.com.
  4. ^ "Chitchat with V.V.Vinayak : NTR is interested in Adhurs 2 - 123telugu.com". 123telugu.com.
  5. ^ "V V Vinayak picks debutant". Deccan Chronicle.
  6. ^ "A Rs 100-crore budget film in pipeline?". Deccan Chronicle.
  7. ^ Staff Reporter. "Short film to promote organ donation". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Telugu cinema Article - Nandi Jury choices and Jeevi Reviews". idlebrain.com.
  9. ^ "Santosham Film Awards Gallery - Telugu Cinema, Tollywood". ragalahari.com.

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