Today is EVV.Satyanarayana, renowned tollywood film maker’s Vardhanthi. Popularly known as EVV, he earned his reputation as hilarious films maker, director, writer and producer. EVV was born on June 10th, 1956 in Korumamidi village, near Dommeru, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, to Venkat Rao and Venkata Rathnam.E. V. V. left for Chennai where he faced many hardships. With the help of notable producer Navatha Krishnam Raju, he joined as an assistant director to Devadas Kanakala for the film ‘O inti Bhagotham’. Later, he worked under director Jandhyala for about 8 years for 22 films like ‘Nalugu Sthambhalata (1982), Rendu Jella Seetha (1983), Nelavanka (1983), Rendu Rellu Aaru (1985), Aha Naa Pellanta (1987) and Hai Hai Nayaka (1989). He has also worked as co-director for the movie ‘Indrudu Chandrudu’.
EVV vardhanthi today
EVV Satyanarayana’s directorial debut ‘Chevilo Puvvu’ was a major flop. He was so depressed that he contemplated leaving the film industry. But his destiny changed when producer Dr. D. Ramanaidu gave him a chance to direct ‘Prema Khaidhi’ which ran successfully in all centers. He followed in the path of his guru Jandhyala and made successful comedy movies. His first movie in the comedy genre was ‘Appula Apparao’ followed by ‘Aa Okkati Adakku’ and ‘Jamba Lakadi Pamba’. He also directed movies like ‘Hello Brother’, ‘Alluda Majaka’, ‘Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu’, ‘Goppinti Alludu’, ‘Vaarasudu apart from the Hindi movie ‘Sooryavansam’ which starred Amitabh Bachan & Soundarya. He also directed critically acclaimed movies like ‘Aame’, ‘Thali’, ‘Kanyaadaanam’ and ‘Ammo Okato Tariku’.During the last stage of his life, he directed most of the movies with his sons in the lead roles. His younger son Allari Naresh is a well known comedy hero in the current Telugu industry. EVV turned to successful production under the banner EVV Cinema with ‘Chala Bagundhi’ movie. He is known to take special care in naming his movies. He has directed a total of 51 films in Telugu and Hindi languages and introduced many actors to Telugu cinema. He won Nandi award for his film ‘Aame’ in 1994.He was well known for making comedy films, most of which were very successful at the box- office. He broke movie lovers heart when he died on 21st, Jan 2011 due to complications of throat cancer and cardiac arrest. May his soul rest in peace.