K Vishwanath – 100 Years of Indian Cinema (1)

100 Years of Indian Cinema:

The Indian cinema is celebrating the 100 year completion. Telugu cinema is completing 82 years of its first release of Bhaktha Prahlada (1931). As part of celebrations of Indian Cinema, businessoftollywood.com remembers and recollects the information of The Greats of Early Telugu Cinema 

Kasinathuni Vishwanath, who is popularly known as K.Vishwanath, is a popular film director and an actor of Tollywood.

K Vishwanath born on 9th Feburary at Repalle in Andhra Pradesh in the year 1930.
He started his career as a technician in a studio at Chennai and then worked as an Assistant Director for Adurthi Subba Rao.
His entry as a director in Tollywood is with the film’ Athama Gowravam’ and also won Nandi Award afor the best direction for this film.
The main themes of his movies are focussed on art, music and dance.
He directed many movies like Sagara Sangamam, Shankarabharanam, Siri Siri Muvva, Siri Vennela, Swarna Kamalam, Swathi Muthyam, and Swayam Krushi are evergreen movies in the history of Telugu Cinema.
His movie ‘Swathi Muthyam’ won accolades at Asia Pacific Film Festival in both ‘Best film’ and ‘Best Actor’ categories.
Most of his movies start with the letter’S’.
The music composed to most of his films was by K.V.Mahadevan and Illayaraja.
Most of his films were musical hits.

Filmography of K.Vishwanath as director:
1.Athma Gouravam (1965)
2.Private Master (1967).
3.Kalisivachina Adrushtam (1968).
4. Nindu Hridayalu (1969).
5.Chinnanati Snehitulu (1971).
6. Chellali Kapuram (1971). 7. Sharada (1973).
8.Neramu Siksha (1973).
9. O Seetha Katha (1974).
10. Mangalyaniki Maro Mudi (1976).
11. Siri Siri Muvva (1978).
12. Seetamalakshmi (1978).
13. Shankarabharanam (1979).
14. Subhodayam (1980).
15.Alludu Pattina Bharatam (1980). 16. Sapthapadi (1981).
17. Subhalekha (1982)
18.Sagara Sangamam (1983)
19. Janani Janmabhoomi (1984)
20.Swathi Mutyam (1984)
21.SiriVennela (1986)
22. Shrutilayalu (1987)
23. Swayam Krushi (1987)
24.Swarna Kamalam (1988)
25. Sutradharulu (1989)
26. Aapatbandhavudu (1992)
27. Swathi Kiranam (1992)
28.Shubha Sankalpam (1995)
29.Vajram (1996)
30. Chinnabbayyi (1997) 31. Swarabhishekam (2004)
32. Subhapradham (2010).

List of films with Vishwanath as actor:-
01.Vajram(1997)02.Kalisundam Raa(2000)
03.Narasimha Naidu(2001)
04.Ninnu Choodalani(2001)
05.Nee Sneham(2002)
06.Nuvvuleka Nenulenu(2002)
07.Rifles(2002)
08.Santhosham(2002)
09.Tagore(2003)
10.Lakshminarasimha(2004)
11.Swarabhishekam(2004)
12.Andhrudu(2005)
13.Athadu(2005)
14.Gautham SSC(2005)
15.Aadavarimatalaku Arthale Verule(2007)
16.Pandurangadu(2008)
17.Mr.Perfect(2011)
18.Devasthanam(2012)
19.Greeku Veerudu(2013)
20.Singam 2 (2013)
Awards won by K.Vishwanath:

1.Nandi Award (Best Director): 1.Athma Gouravam (1965). 2. Chelli Kapuram (1971). 3.Kalam Marindi (1972). 4.Sharada (1973). 5. O Seetha Katha (1974). 6.Jeevana Jyothi (1975). 7.Shankarabharanam (1979). 8. Sagara Sangamam (1983). 9.Swathi Muthyam (1986). 10. Shruthilayalu (1987). 11. Swarna Kamalam (1988). 12 .Aapadbandhavudu (1992).

2. He won the Raghupathi Venkayya Award in the year 1992.

3. National Film Awards: 1.Shankarabharanam (1979). 2. Saptapadi (1982). 3. Swathi Mutyam (1987). 4. Suthradharulu (1990). 5. Swarabhishekam (2005).

4. He won the Cinemaa Award for Life Time Contribution.

5. Film Fare Awards South: 1.O Seetha Katha (1974). 2. Jeevana Jyothi (1975). 3. Subhalekha (1982). 4. Sagara Sangamam (1983). 5. Swathi Muthyam (1986). 6. Shruthilayalu (1987). 7. Apadbandhavudu (1992).8.9. Subhasankalpam (1995).

6.He has won the Film Fare Life Time Achievement Award in the year 1994.

7.He was honoured with the title Vishwa Vikhyatha Darsaka Saravabhauma by Dr.T.Subbi Rami Reddy in the year 2012.
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