When we talk about filmmakers who left their mark on Film Industry and in the hearts of Telugu audiences, KV Reddy, BN Reddy, Adurthi Subbarao, Bapu, K. Vishwanath, Kondandarami Reddy, K. Raghavendra Rao, Dasari Narayana Rao come to our mind.
Not many know about him, but we can't escape his style and unique signature like Vamshi on-screen. By that sentence, we don't mean his films have sticked one genre or are all made in one style.
Many in this generation heard his name as Arundhathi, Anji director but he much more than that. He could remake a film from any language without losing it's flavour, make a comedy, innovate with technique, direct a serious emotional film and also come up with adult content.
He is a true versatile director of TFI, Kodi Ramakrishna. He died on 22nd February due to ill-health and many from Film Industry came to visit him for one last time.
Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna and many others who acted in his films like Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya, Alaya Shikharam, Anji, Muddula Mavayya, Nari Nari Naduma Murari, Mangamma Gari Manavadu, Ankusam, Ahuthi, Arundhathi, Ammoru, and many more, gave him their last respects.
At Mahaprasthanam, his daughter Deepika gave him the license to leave the human body and became the angel like inspiration to many, as per Hindu rituals.
We will really miss his expertise to adapt to any genre and any style. His films will last as inspirations to coming generations. TFI lost a legend!