C. Pullaiah biography

C. Pullaiah

Film director

1898 – 1967

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Who was C. Pullaiah?

Chittajallu Pullaiah also known as C. Pullaiah is an Indian film director, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He is regarded as the father of Telugu theater movement. In 1933, He made his film directorial debut with East India Film Company's first Indian film Sati Savithri which has received honorary diploma at Venice Film Festival. He then directed Sati Anasuya, the first children's film and Lava Kusha.

He continued to direct Pakkinti Ammayi, Vara Vikrayam, and Malathi Madhavam under the East India Film Company. He directed Bala Nagamma, Apoorva Sahodarargal and Vindhya Rani under Gemini Pictures after shifting base to Madras. He is well remembered for Lava Kusha, the story of Lava and Kusha in Hindu epic Ramayana, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.

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Born
1898
Kakinada
Also known as
  • Star-Brahma
  • Chittajalu Pullayya
  • Chittajallu Pullaiah
Children
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Died
Oct 6, 1967
Chennai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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