Prime News, National, Karnataka, Sandalwood, Cinema, Chennai, October 10:- Film director Vijay Reddy, one of the most successful filmmakers in the Kannada film industry, passed away on Friday (October 9). He was 84.
Vijay Reddy, originally from Andhra Pradesh, was known as ‘Vijay’ in the Kannada film industry. Born in a farmer’s family, he went to Madras in search of work and grew up to be a successful director and producer. There is a huge list of hit movies under his name along with his directorial debut ‘Rangamahal Rahasya’ in 1970. He has directed 37 Kannada films, including ‘Mayura,’ ‘Sanaadi Appanna,’ ‘Bhakta Prahlada,’ ‘Cow Boy Kulla,’ ‘Naa Ninna Mareyalare,’ ‘Auto Raja,’ ‘Deva’ and others. He has directed 16 Hindi and 12 Telugu films as well.
Actor Puneet Rajkumar paid his condolences to the film director and wrote, “Vijay Reddy, who directed the father’s unforgettable films, ‘Naa Ninna Mareyalare’ and ‘Gandhadagudi’ has passed away. I am fortunate that I have acted in the ‘Bhakta Prahlada’ film directed by him. May his soul RIP.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies)