A screenplay writer who later turned into a film director, Kishore Tirumala is an Indian director working predominantly in Tollywood. His father used to work at the TTD (Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams) where he used to discuss Kishore’s passion towards cinema with the industries’ people who visited Tirupati. Kishore’s entry into the film industry was as a screenplay writer while he assisted famous writers like
and Koratala Shiva in many successful movies. Then he worked as an assistant director for a long time, after which he made his directional debut with the Tamil film “Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu” which was released on the 24th June, 2011, starring Githan Ramesh and Sanchita Padukone.
The movie was produced by R.B. Choudary with Chakri as the music director, and the film was written by Kishore Tirumala and Nagarajan. “Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu” was a simple yet an emotional family drama and the movie was also a comeback for Githan Ramesh after a break from his acting career. Unfortunately the movie didn’t have much response as expected from the audience. Kishore made his Tollywood debut as a director with his film “Second Hand” which was a romantic entertainer starring Dhanya Balakrishnan,
, Vishnu and
. It was released on the 13th December, 2013. Noted writer BVS Ravi and Poorna Naidu had produced the movie in which Tirumala had also been a lyrist and a singer, apart from being the director of the movie.
Kishore’s tollywood debut didn’t do well at the theaters. Not everyone makes it big in their first shot, do they? But the key is to not give up and that’s what Kishore did. In 2016, the director came with a bang with his second tollywood movie, a romantic drama yet commercial entertainer “Nenu… Sailaja”,starring the young and talented
and the beautiful
. The movie was produced by
Sravanthi Ravi Kishore
Devi Sri Prasad
as the music director. Unlike Tirumala’s earlier works, this movie touched the skies and gained him his place in the tollywood industry, securing a box office of around 40 crores. From his debut film “Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu” to his recent release “Nenu… Sailaja”, Kishore has shown tremendous progress and it has certainly brought out his potential as a director and writer, thanks to all the experience he gained while working as an assistant director and a screenplay writer. After “Nenu… Sailaja”, he has signed a movie with actor Venkatesh from the Telugu film industry.
The movie has been titled “Aadavallu Meeku Joharlu,” produced by Pooskur Rammohan and is said to be a family entertainer. Venky was quite impressed with the film’s draft and also loved the title and felt that it’ll be a huge advantage. The young actor Nithin has announced that he’ll soon be teaming up with director Kishore Tirumala. The movie is expected to be produced under the home production of the actor called “The Sresth Movies”. We hope that Kishore will scale new heights with his upcoming movies and all his works will bring him the recognition, success and appreciation which he deserves.