Sunil Kumar is an Indian director and screenwriter, popular amongst the regional audience for his work in movies like Sontha Ooru (2009), Waiting for You (2013), Gulf, (2015), Romantic Criminals (2018), etc. Mostly known for his predominant involvement in Tollywood movies and Telegu TV shows, this versatile professional has been working in the Telugu film industry for more than fifteen years now. Based in Hyderabad, Sunil was born on 30th November 1975. After graduating with a B. Tech degree in Mechanical engineering, he went on to extend his career as a journalist. He even published a magazine and started a VIshakapatam based daily newspaper.

In 2001, Sunil made his first notable contribution on the silver screen with the film Silence Please, which depicted a love story between mute and deaf lovers. Since then, he has been a part of various film projects as a director, screenwriter, and producer. Over the years, Sunil has won several awards, including five Nandi Awards. The latest film credit to his name is the Telegu romantic thriller film Romantic Criminals, starring Manoj Nandam, Avanthika, and Divya Vijju. It was able to manage quite a few positive reviews from the critics, and Sunil was widely praised for the presentation of his concept.

Srinivasa Raju Telugu Actor

Srinivasa Raju

Although Srinivasa Raju is an Andhra descendant, he left Tollywood and earned fame and popularity for directing few well-known Kannada movies such as ‘Sangathi’ (2008), ‘Kote’ (2011), ‘Nannavanu’ (2010) and ‘Dandupalya’ (2012). His first film ‘Sangathi' was a bad effort ffom him, except that the film had the best songs and a few good action scenes. The film boasted of good cinematography too. The director did not keep close attention on the script and narration and the film suffered a lot in the right execution. It could be that the debutant director Srinivasa Raju was a novice then. But his interest in film direction was closely watched and the viewers liked the film although the critics panned it. His next effort was directing a movie ‘Nannavanu’ (2010) which was produced by Thulasi Gopal. The film received a negative response from viewers and critics and it had actors like Prajwal Devaraj, Aindrita Ray and ‘Avinash’ in pivotal roles. But his third effort proved luckier for him. ‘Kote’ was a triangular love story produced by ‘Manjunath’ and GN Murthy. It had again Prajwal Devaraj in the lead male cast along with the talented new actress Gayatri Rao. The film received mixed reviews. His fourth film 'Dandupalya' in Kannada language in the year 2012 received both commercial and critical acclaim and joined the club of the highest revenue making movies in 2012. After the success of the Kannada version, the film was dubbed in three south Indian languages such as 'Dandupalyam' (Telugu), 'Karimedu' (Tamil) and ‘Kuruthikalam’ (Malayalam). After directing a series of Kannada movies, the director landed up in a controversy in retaining the title of a film for stars ‘Upendra’ and ‘Ragini’. His first title of the movie was ‘Bsavanna’ which was changed to ‘Brahmana’. It may be noted that Kannada superhit movie ‘Shivam’ (2015) is being dubbed now in Telugu with title ‘Brahmana’. ‘Shivam’ was a 2015 Kannada action thriller film, written and directed by Srinivasa Raju.

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