Tollywood veteran director and producer Vijay Bapineedu has breathed his last on the early hours of Tuesday 12th February 2019 at his residence in Hyderabad. Vijay Bapineedu who is well known in Telugu film industry for some memorable films Gang Leader, Magamaharaju has died of Alzheimer's disease.
Vijay Bapineedu is born on 22nd September 1936 to Seetha Ramaswamy and Leelavathy in Chataparru village near Eluru. Mr. Gutta Bapineedu Chowdhary who has completed his BA degree in Mathematics from CRR college Eluru has turned into an editor for an entertainment magazine 'Vijaya' for his passion towards films.
Vijay Bapineedu made his directorial debut In the year 1981 with ‘Dabbu Dabbu Dabbu’ later he went on to direct commercial hits like ‘Patnam Vachina Pativrathalu’ 'Maga Maharaju,' 'Mahanagaramlo Mayagadu' and Chiranjeevi's biggest blockbuster industry hit 'Gang Leader'. He directed 23 films in his career and also produced a couple of movies as well.
His last film as director is Kodukulu in 1998. Bapineedu was also the editor for Chiranjeevi fans magazine and was one of the men behind Chiranjeevi emerging as Megastar. He was last seen at Chiranjeevi’s Khaidi no.150 film event and expressed his wish to direct the Megastar once again. But unfortunately, it remained unfulfilled.
AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed his condolences to Vijay Bapineedu family. He said that Bapineedu is one of the best director, who made family-oriented films. Telangana CM KCR also conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
Bapineedu will always be in the memories Telugu cinema fans through his movies and his work will keep inspiring many aspiring filmmakers!
May his soul rest in peace!