Director EVV Satyanarayana is well known for comedy movies like Appula Apparao, Jamba Lakidi Pamba, Aa Okkati Adakku, Evadi Gola Vadihi, etc.
EVV is the one who introduced a new kind of comedy to Tollywood after Jandyala. Not only comedy, the senior director had also directed some serious and emotional movies like Maa Nannaku Pelli, Aame Kaanyadhaanam and Ammo Okato Thareeku.
On the occasion of EVV Satyanarayana's 62nd birth anniversary, let us have a look at some of his best comedy films:
1. Appula Apparao
This is EVV's first comedy genre after Chevilo Puvvu and Prema Khaidi. Starring Rajendra Prasad and Shobana in the lead roles, the film was a blockbuster hit at the box office. The comedy scenes between Rajendra Prasad, Brahmanadam and Iron Leg Shastry are the major highlights for the film.
2. Aa Okkati Adakku
The film marks second time collaboration of EVV and Rajendra Prasad after Appula Apparao. Rambha made her debut with this film which also stars Rao Gopal Rao and Brahmanadam in key roles.
3. Jamba Lakidi Pamba
This film was initially titled as Reverse Gear, but later it was changed to Jamba Lakidi Pamba. The film shows what happens when the male and female genders turn opposite in a funny manner. Yashraj films made a program series named Man's world on YouTube which is inspired from this movie.
4. Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu
Starring Rajendra Prasad, Ravali, Srikanya, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanandam in the lead roles, the film recorded as Blockbuster hit at the box office. Times of India even listed Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu as one of the super hit comedy films of EVV Satyanarayana.
5. Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu
Starring Venkatesh, Soundarya and Vineetha in the lead roles, the film was a remake of Tamil film Thaikulame Thaikulame. Kota Srinivasa Rao and Brahmanadam played other key roles in this hilarious family entertainer.
6. Hello Brother
The film is an action-comedy drama based on the 1992 Jackie Chan’s movie Twin Dragons. It was remade in Kannada as Cheluva with V Ravichandran and in Hindi as Judwaa with Salman Khan.
7. Aavida Maa Aavide
It is a confusion-comedy kind of a film, where the husband tries to manage both his wifes by playing dual roles although he is one. The film stars Akkineni Nagarjuna, Tabu, Heera Rajagopal in lead roles. It was dubbed in Hindi as Biwi No.2 and in Tamil as Police Killadi.
8. Thotti Gang
The plot of Thotti Gang is based on American film Saving Silverman, which was released in 2001. Starring Prabhu Deva, Allari Naresh, Sunil, Gajala and Anita in the lead roles, the movie stood as above average at the box office. The film was dubbed and released in Tamil as Love Game with a separate comedy track featuring Livingston and Venniradai Moorthy.
9. Evadi Gola Vaadidhi
EVV had once again proved his mettle in comedy genres with this movie. EVV's son Aryan Rajesh and Deepika played lead roles while Chalapathi Rao, Brahmanandam, Kondavalasa, Jaya Prakash Reddy and others played other important roles. This film was a huge hit at the box office aand ran for 100 days in many theaters.
Although Kithakithalu is a comedy film, it also has a good message about a fat wife, played by Geetha Singh and Allari Naresh as her husband.
EVV movies are always evergreen to watch whenever one seeks relief and wants to enjoy watching comic films. Eeyuva pays rich tributes to EVV Satyanarayana and may his soul rest in peace.
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