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Nationality  Indian
Education  Columbia University
Died  May 6, 2006, Bengaluru
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Pattabhirama Tikkavarapu

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Born  February 19, 1919 (1919-02-19) Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Occupation  writer, Producer, director
Spouse  Snehalata Reddy (m. ?–1977)
Awards  National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Movies  Samskara, Nimajjanam, Oka Oori Katha, Devara Kaadu
Similar People  Snehalata Reddy, U R Ananthamurthy, P Lankesh, Mrinal Sen, Girish Karnad

Pattabhirama Reddy Tikkavarapu, (19 February 1919 – 6 May 2006) was an Indian film screenwriter, producer, director, social activist, poet, and writer known for his pioneering works in Telugu cinema, and Kannada cinema.


Reddy has received four National Film Awards for his works. In 1972 he produced and directed Samskara which garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film and Bronze Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Reddy has actively participated the Indian Emergency opposition movement, human rights movement, and child labor movements as founder member of People's Union for Civil Liberties. In 1977, he produced and directed the bilingual Chandamarutha in Kannada, and English. The film was banned during the Emergency, and was later released to critical appreciation.

Personal life

He was born in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He studied at Shantiniketan, Calcutta University and Columbia University. He was married to Snehalata Reddy, and founded the organisation Concerned for Working Children. In 2003, he directed In the Hour of God, a play based on Sri Aurobindo's classic Savitri, inspired by the mythical woman who defied death for love, which he dedicated to his wife Snehalata Reddy. Pattabhirama Reddy died on 6 May 2006, at the age of 86.


  • Fidelu Ragala Dozen (1939), (Telugu)
  • Kaitha Naa Daitha 1978, (Kannada)
  • Pattabhi Panchangam (1980), (Telugu)
  • Selected filmography

    As producer
  • Pellinati Pramanalu - Telugu (1958)
  • Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham - Telugu (1963)
  • Bhagya Chakram - Telugu (1965)
  • Nimajjanam - Telugu (1979)
  • Chandamarutha - Kannada
  • Shrungaramasa - Kannada
  • Devarakadu - Kannada
  • As producer and director
  • Samskara (1970)
  • Chanda Marutha (1977)
  • Devara Kaadu (1993)
  • Sringara Masa (1984)
  • Awards and honors

    National Film Awards - Telugu cinema
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Pellinati Pramanalu (Telugu) - 1958 (Producer)
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Nimajjanam (Telugu) - 1979 (Producer)
  • National Film Awards - Kannada cinema
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film - Samskara (Kannada) - 1971 (Director and Producer)
  • National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation - Devara Kadu - 1992 (Director and Producer)
  • Karnataka State Film Awards
  • Karnataka State Film Award for Second Best Film - Samskara - 1971 (Director and Producer)
  • International honors

  • Bronze Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival (1972)
  • State honors

  • Puttanna Kanagal Award from the Government of Karnataka
  • Honorary Doctorate from Andhra University
  • References

    Pattabhirama Reddy Tikkavarapu Wikipedia