Jandhyala is one of the prolific filmmakers in the Telugu film industry. He is often called as Hasya Brahma (Lord of Comedy), for his contribution to comedy in Telugu cinema. Most of his films are still considered as comical classics. Today is his death anniversary. Let us remember him on this occasion by taking a recap into his career.
Jandhyala used to be a playwright before he entered the film industry. He wrote many plays, starting from his college days. Eventually, he entered the film industry with the help of director K. Vishwanath. He first worked as a lyricist and writer. Soon, he went on to become a director as well. Jandhyala made his directorial debut with the 1981 film Mudda Mandaram. Slowly, he became a trendsetter in the genre of comedy by making a series of comedy capers. Some of his successful films include Nalugu Stambalata, Rendu Jella Seeta, Rendu Rella Aaru, Aha Naa Pellanta, Vivaha Bhojanambu and Chantabbai. His 1984 film Anandha Bhairavi proved Jandhyala's versatility as a filmmaker. It also brought him two Nandi Awards as Best Director and Best Story Writer. He won Best Story Writer Nandi Award once again for the 1987 film Padamati Sandhya Ragam. In 1992, he won Best Dialogue Writer Nandi Award for Aapathbhandhavudu. In 1984, Jandhyala won a Filmfare Award as Best Director for the film Srivariki Premalekha.
Jandhyala died on 19th June, 2001 due to a massive heart attack. Even though he is not amongst us right now, his films are carrying forward his legacy.