Natti Kumar is a movie producer, director, and actor who mostly does Tamil and Telugu films. His first production was Gupta Shastram (1999). He also did a small role in the film, thus making his acting debut as well. His first notable film was Vijay IPS (2006) directed by K. Hanumantha Reddy. The film was liked by the audiences and generated a good revenue but critics like fullyhd.com blasted the film and said that the plot was lost
0 minutes into the film when Sumanth’s character was suspended from the police duty. Natti’s next notable film and arguably his best till date was Meiporul (2009).
The film which released on May 1, 2009, marked his directorial debut in the Tollywood industry. The film starring Krish Bala and Anusha received mostly positive reviews with critics applauding the simple story and the dramatic climax. His next production was Dassana (2010) directed by DSP starring Srihari and Meena. The film which released on March 12, 2010, received average reviews. Natti’s next venture was Maa Annayya Bangaram (2010) starring Dr. Rajasekhar and
. The Jonnalagadda Raja directed movie came on screens on July 21, 2010. It was a failure in the eyes of critics who said that the plot of the movie is thirty or forty years old. He produced Bhairava (2010) next starring Srihari and Sindhu Tulani.
The film directed by Gulabi Seenu released on September 24, 2010. The film released in 265 theaters across the state making it Natti’s biggest ever project. Chattam was his next venture which he co-produced with Tummalapalli Satyanarayana. Chattam had
and Jeevan in the lead roles and also featured the likes of
and Murali Sharma. The film released on March 25, 2011, and was a flop at the box office. His next film was Mark (2011) which was directed by
and starred Sabareesh, Niveditha, and Srihari. In 2012, he bought the Telugu rights of the film ‘3’ starring Dhanush and Shruti Hassan.
The film is written and directed by Aishwarya, daughter of Rajnikanth and wife of Dhanush. Natti then co-directed PaniThuli (2012) with Dr. Jay. The film starred
and Ganesh Venkataraman. The film has an IMDB rating of just 4.4. It released in 2012 in Telugu and then in Hindi in 2014 as
Tum Ho Yaara
. In 2014, Natti produced Yuddham has Tarun and
playing the lead characters with Sri Hari and Ashish Vidyarthi in supporting roles. Sadly, before the release of Yuddham, Sri Hari passed away and the film was released as a tribute to him. The film was loved by the audiences.
His next film, Sita Weds Sriram is scheduled to release in December 2019. Natti Kumar is no stranger to controversies. In March 2013, Tarun, the lead actor of Yuddham left the shooting of the film to participate in
Celebrity Cricket League
. This did not go well with Natti and he made a remark that actors should respect producers who make them what they are. In 2016, Natti accused C Kalyan of having links with gangster Nayeem. C Kalyan did not remain silent on the issue for too long and hit back with an allegation that Natti blackmails actresses and shoots blue films with them.