E. V. V. Satyanarayana

E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Born Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana
(1956-06-10)10 June 1956
Korumamidi, Nidadavole, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died 21 January 2011(2011-01-21) (aged 54)[1]
Hyderabad, India
Occupation Director, producer, screenwriter, actor
Children Allari Naresh
Aryan Rajesh

Eedara Veera Venkata Satyanarayana (Telugu: ఈదర వీర వెంకట సత్యనారాయణ; 10 June 1956 – 21 January 2011), better known as E. V. V. Satyanarayana (Telugu: ఇ.వి.వి.సత్యనారాయణ), was a Telugu Indian film director, screenwriter and producer.[1] He directed a total of 51 films in Telugu and Hindi and introduced many actors to Telugu cinema. He was well known for making comedy films, most of which were very successful at the box office. In 2000, he established his own production company called as E. V .V. Cinema. He died in 2011 due to complications of throat cancer and cardiac arrest.[2]


Early life

Satyanarayana was born in Dommeru Village, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India, to Venkat Rao and Venkata Ratnam and later moved to Korumamidi village near Nidadavole with his family. He has two younger brothers, E V V Giri and E Srinivas, and a sister, M. Manga. His two brothers work in the film industry as still photographers. His passion for films did not let him concentrate on his studies. Deciding to test his luck in the Telugu film industry, E V V discontinued his studies after Intermediate and moved to Chennai.

Film career

E. V. V. faced many hardships during his early days in Chennai. His passion for films, relentless approach, persistence and determination to make it big in the industry attracted the attention of noted producer Navatha Krsihnam Raju, with whose help he joined Devadas Kanakala as assistant director for the film O inti Bhagavatam. Later, he worked under director Jandhyala for about 8 years and made 22 films like Nalugu Stambhalata (1982), Rendu Jella Seetha (1983), Nelavanka (1983), Rendu Rella Aaru (1985), Aha Naa Pellanta (1987) and Hai Hai Nayaka (1989). He also worked as co-director for the movie Indrudu Chandrudu.

EVV Satyanarayana's directorial debut, Chevilo Puvvu, was a major flop. He was so depressed that he contemplated leaving the film industry. But his destiny changed when producer D. Ramanaidu gave him a chance to direct Prema Khaidhi, which screened successfully in all centers. He followed in the path of his guru, Jandhyala, and made successful comedy movies. His first movie in the comedy genre was Appula Apparao, followed by Aa Okkati Adakku and Jamba Lakadi Pamba. He also directed family sentiment films, most prominent among them the 1994 super hit film Aame, starring Srikanth and Ooha. He also directed movies like Hello Brother, Alluda Majaka, Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu, Goppinti Alludu, and Vaarasudu, and the Hindi movie Sooryavansham, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Soundarya.[3] He also directed critically acclaimed movies like Thaali, Kanyaadhaanam and Ammo Okato Tariku.

During the last stage of his life, he directed most of the movies with his sons in the lead roles. His younger son Allari Naresh is a well known comedy hero in the Telugu industry. EVV turned to successful production under the banner EVV Cinema with the film Chala Bagundhi. He was known to take special care in naming his movies.

His elder son, Aryan Rajesh, was not successful and acted in only a handful of movies like Hai, Sontham, Leela Mahal Talkies, Anumanaspadam, and Evadi Gola Vadidhi.


E. V. V was presented the Nandi Award in 1994 for the film Aame.[4]




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EVV died on 21 January 2011 due to multiple complications developed during chemotherapy for throat cancer which led to sepsis and cardiac arrest.[5]


  1. 1 2 EVV is no more!, Obituary at Telugu Cinema.com Archived 24 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "Chevilo Puvvu (EVV's debut)". CHILOKA.
  3. "EVV Satyanarayana Movies". Bharat Movies. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  4. "EVV's Award". Tollywood Times.com.
  5. "Popular Telugu film director E V V Satyanarayana passes away". NDTV Movies. Press Trust of India. 22 January 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
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