Director Sreenu Vaitla has turned 48 today September 23. Known for making commercial comedy entertainers, Sreenu Vaitla has established himself as one of the leading directors in the Telugu film industry. The director’s films have always managed to strike the right chord with audiences all across. Sreenu Vaitla is considered one of the best commercial cinema directors in the industry, he changed the face of comedy in Telugu films. Let’s have a look at the movies that ruled our hearts.
Dookudu is a 2011 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Srinu Vaitla and written by Vaitla. The film was released on 23 September 2011. Upon release, Dookudu received positive reviews and was commercially successful. It was cited as ‘The biggest hit you’ve never heard of’ by the Los Angeles Times. The film collected a distributor share of ₹57.4 crores in its lifetime-crores grossed more than ₹101 crores, making it the highest-grossing Telugu film of that year and the second highest-grossing Telugu film of all time. Also, the film won various accolades, which include 7 Nandi Awards, 6 Filmfare Awards, 8 SIIMA Awards, and 8 CineMAA Awards.
Aagadu is a 2014 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Srinu Vaitla. Released on 19 Septemberon014, Aagadu opened to decent critical reception and debuted with a positive response at the box office. Dunfavorableurable word of mouth and competition from new releases, Aagadu ended up collecting a distributor share of ₹349.6 million globally and was declared a box-office bomb due to the high costs involved. However, Aagadu crossed the US 1 million mark at the United States box office in two days including its previews, which was considered a remarkable feat.
Baadshah is a 2013 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film directed by Sreenu Vaitla. The film was released worldwide on 5 April 2013 and premiered at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2014 held in Japan. Brahmanandam won the SIIMA Award for Best Comedian (Telugu) for his role in the film. Baadshah received positive reviews from critics and was a hit at the box office.
Venky is a 2004 Indian Telugu-language comedy thriller film written and directed by Srinu Vaitla, and produced by Atluri Purnachandra Rao. The film stars Ravi Teja, Sneha, and Ashutosh Rana while Devi Sri Prasad composed the music. The film marks Vaitla’s first collaboration with writers Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan. Released on 26 March 2004, the film was successful at the box office.