Muthyala Subbaiah is a director in the Telugu film industry. Responsible for movies like Oka Chinna Maata (1997) and Pelli Chesukundam (1997) he is famous for his use of intense emotions that create the drama and passion that make his movies popular. He is know as Sentiment Subbaiah for it.
Born in the village of Parlapalli in the Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh Muthyala Subbaiah is the oldest child of four of farmers Sankaraiah Subbaiah and Seshamma Subbaiah. He worked a lot to leave his humble beginnings. He has a Bachelor’s degree in commerce He married his spouse Parvathi and has three children with her, two sons and one daughter none of whom chose to join the film industry. He started young as he was interested in theatre and participated in plays put up in his school. He was also The Secretary of Arts in his College. All these may have shaped him into the fine director he is.
He joined the film industry after moving to Chennai where initially he worked as an assistant. Soon he was working with A. Sanjeevi on the movie Sisindri Chittibabu which was his first foray as assistant director which helped him hone his directorial skills. Soon he was co-directing movies with P.C Reddy and they worked on ten movies together. He also worked on movies as a co-director with T. Krishna on the movie Neti Bharatam and they continued this partnership till T. Krishna passed away.
Moodu Mulla Bandham
was his first movie as a director but the movie ultimately tanked at the box office and he was forced to work with T. Krishna as a co-director again
. A prolific director as he is he has also tried his luck in acting appearing in the movie Vandematharam. Some of his popular movies are Aruna Kiranam (1986) Oka Chinna Maata (1997) and Pelli Chesukundam (1997). He has helmed about 51 ficks.