Surender Reddy Biography, family,background,movies list, remuneration, hit/flop movies list, upcoming movies and much more. The Chiranjeevi Magnum Opus “Syera” director Surender Reddy hails from Karimnagar district of Telangana. He was a college drop out who went onto pursue the passion of movie making. Surender Reddy Biography is very much different from other Telugu movie directors as he didn’t struggle much to get opportunities in the early career.
Surender Reddy Biography
|Full name||Patthi Surender Reddy|
|Father||P.veera Reddy (ex village Sarpanch)|
|Date of birth||Dec 07 / 1975|
|Education||Degree drop out|
|First movie (Director)||Athanokkade|
|Wife||P deepa reddy|
|Children||Aarith Reddy,Ayaansh Reddy|
|Food type||Non vegetarian|
Complete schooling was done in Saraswathi shishu mandir in Jammikunta of Karimnagar dist of Telangana. Since he went to a RSS backed school, he was exposed to the various stories of freedom fighters and ancient characters with lot of courage and values. It helped him induce lot of patriotism and creativity in himself. Reading books of Rss school library, Reddy used to imagine how those characters would have fought with various weapons and performing amazing stunts. Probably this helped him in making Syera in a better way.
Surender Reddy was born in a rich family in Telangana and had no objectiona from his parents to pursue the career in films. However, he faced tauntrams from relatives who used to gossip and make fun of him that he would turn useless.
He dropped out from college and landed in Hyderabad with a dream of film making. He stayed in his sister’s home while working as assistant director. With in few months he could successfully got a chance to work under directors in different film units. However, he struggles with little money he was paid as assistant in those days (currently, assistant directors are paid in lakhs).
First movie “Athanokkade”
After working for more than 5 years for around 8 movies as assistant he completed a script of Athanokkade and narrated it to Dil Raju and Nithin’s father Sudhakar Reddy who liked the script but could not go ahead for unknown reasons. Mean while Kalyan Ram who heard the script gave an immediate nod and quickly started the movie under his Production.
The movie was an instant hit with huge appreciation on the screenplay part. It gave first hit to Kalyan Ram in his career.
Ashok , a Junior NTR starrer
With the blockbuster debut movie , Mr.Reddy was able to direct top league star NTR with “Ashok”. The movie showcased urban action saga between a youth and a local mafia. Ashok grossed average but got credit as the first stylish movie for NTR with new script.
Athidhi with Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu movie after pokiri and Sainikudu was released amidst of huge expectations however this movie directed by Surender bombed at boxoffice with no losses. The stylish angle of mahesh babu was unveiled by this talented director with an amazing script of crazy villainism of actor Murali sharma.
The romance between Mahesh and Amrita rao was well received too.
Kick a Huge Blockbuster
This time Surender came up with a comedy action entertainer with Raviteja. The movie was a huge blockbuster for both actor and Director. Kick was remade in three other languages. Salman khan’s Kick was a remake of this original Telugu version.
Oosaravelli with NTR
A new crazy subject with NTR gave mixed results again. Huge appreciation for subject and versatlity but the movie grossed average at the box office.
Race Gurram with Allu Arjun
This was the biggest blockbuster for Allu Arjun which grossed around 60 crores in that year which was too high for Telugu cinema. Surender Reddy pushed Allu Arjun into top league with this movie and he himself silently told entire film industry that he got the stuff to give huge commercial hits.
This was a disaster for both Raviteja , Surender Reddy and the producer Kalyan Ram too. Surender recalls ” The concept was coined well but not sure how things turned against to us in everything for this movie “….I owe the producer a hit for this reason “.
Dhruva , remake of Thanu Oruvan
Ram Charan starrer was a remake of Jayam Ravi movie which has a terrific Antagonist role performed superbly by Aravind swamy. The yesteryear Tamil star was requested to play the role in Telugu too and he charged bomb for his role in this movie.
The superb performance by Arvind Swamy and the perfect direction by Surender Reddy helped movie to gross 60 crores at box office giving a breather for Ramcharan who was struggling with failures then.
Well handling of this remake gave him an opportunity to direct the huge movie “Syeraa”.