Vivek Athreya

Vivek Athreya is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in Telugu cinema. He directed two films, the romantic comedy Mental Madhilo (2017) and the crime comedy Brochevarevarura (2019), the latter receiving good response from critics and audience. His upcoming project, Ante Sundaraniki starring Nani and Nazriya Nazim, is scheduled to release in 2022.

Vivek Athreya
Born (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 32)[1][2]
Alma materSastra University
  • Film director
  • screenwriter
Years active2017–present
Spouse(s)Sreeja Gouni

Early lifeEdit

Vivek Athreya is from Guntur. Both his parents work in India Post. He is an Electronics Engineering graduate from Sastra University and worked at IBM, Chennai for five years before resigning to pursue a career as film director.[3][4]


In 2017, Athreya debuted as a director with Mental Madhilo, a romantic comedy produced by Raj Kandukuri of Pelli Choopulu fame. The film stars Sree Vishnu and Nivetha Pethuraj as the main leads.

Athreya's second film Brochevarevarura was praised for the writing and the message the movie has for women. The film stars Nivetha Thomas, Sree Vishnu, Satyadev Kancharana, Nivetha Pethuraj, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Priyadarshi.

Both the films were commercially successful.[5][6]

Athreya is also a lyricist. He wrote two songs each in Mental Madhilo and Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (2018) in addition to a song in the upcoming movie Bomma Blockbuster.



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Director Writer Notes Ref.
2017 Mental Madhilo Yes Yes
2019 Brochevarevarura Yes Yes
2022 Ante Sundaraniki   Yes Yes Filming completed [7]


  • Mental Madhilo (2017): "Gummadikaya Halwa", "Oohale" and "Manavi Alakincharadate"(Along with Hasith Goli)
  • Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi (2018): "Maarey Kalaley" and "Veediponidhi Okateley"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Date of ceremony Award Category Film Result Ref.
14 – 15 September 2018 7th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Director (Telugu) Mental Madhilo Nominated [8]
11 January 2020 Zee Cine Awards Telugu Best Screenplay Brochevarevarura Won [9]
28 March 2020 Critics Choice Film Awards Best Director Nominated [10]
Best Writing Won


  1. ^ "Vivek Athreya's birthday celebrated on sets of Ganesh Bellamkonda's debut - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  2. ^ "Director Vivek Athreya's next to be a thriller?". The Indian Express. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  3. ^ Ranjith, AuthorGabbeta. "Vivek Athreya kick-starts his film journey". Telangana Today. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  4. ^ "Interview with Vivek Athreya".
  5. ^ Chowdhary, Y. Sunita (2019-06-28). "'Brochevarevarura' review: Hop on for a fun ride". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  6. ^ "Brochevarevarura Is An Entertaining Movie That Defies Formula". Film Companion. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  7. ^ "Nani-starrer 'Ante Sundaraniki' shoot wrapped up". The Times of India. Retrieved 2022-01-24.
  8. ^ "Nominations list for the SIIMA 2017 announced!". Archived from the original on 2017-06-05.
  9. ^ "Zee Cine awards Telugu 2020: Samantha Akkineni, Chiranjeevi and Nani win top laurels". Hindustan Times. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Critics Choice Film Awards 2020: Complete nominations list". The Indian Express. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.

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