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V. S. R. Swamy

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Name  K R
Role  Director
K S R Swamy wwwcineradhamcomassetsimagesbiographycinemat
Awards  Nandi Award for Best Cinematographer
Movies  Maha Shaktimaan, Khaidi, Narasimha Naidu, Samarasimha Reddy, Simhasanam
Similar  Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, B Gopal, A Kodandarami Reddy, V Madhusudhan Rao, P Adinarayana Rao

V S R Swamy is an Indian director and cinematographer in Tollywood, the Telugu language film industry in India. Born in Valliwartipadu in Gudivada Mandal in Krishna district, he had settled in Chennai due to his busy work schedule there. He died at Machilipatnam where he had gone to attend a marriage. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest and succumbed to it before being taken to hospital. He was 70 and was survived by son Aravind. He was successful in many of his experiments in photography, when technology is not as extensively developed as of contemporary times. During those days, people would stop shooting after 6:00 pm in the evening cause of the yellow light that degrades quality. However, Mr. Swamy shot a sequence in 'Bhakta Kannappa' in the yellow light and won wide applause for the work from every one. While shooting for a dual role, he used to develop the film on the sets and show to the crew as to how it has come out. His first film as director of photography was Asadhyudu. Since then, he handled the camera for over 250 Telugu blockbusters. He also dabbled in direction and wielded the megaphone for Apadhbandhuvulu and Maha Shaktimaan (Hindi). Though he started a film with Srikanth as hero, the project was shelved halfway. His last film as cinematographer was Adavi Ramudu featuring Prabhas.



  • Adavi Ramudu (2004)
  • Lakshmi Narasimha (2004)
  • Samarasimha Reddy
  • Narasimha Naidu
  • Indra (2002)
  • Adavilo Anna
  • Kondaveeti Simhasanam (2002)
  • Bhalevadivi Basu (2001)
  • Kondaveeti Donga (1990)
  • Vishwanatha Nayakudu (1987)
  • Veta (1986)
  • Singhasan (Hindi, 1986) (director of photography)
  • Simhasanam (1986)
  • Pataal Bhairavi (1985)
  • Chattamtho Porattam (1985)
  • Khaidi (1983)
  • Itni Si Baat (1981)
  • Siri Siri Muvva (1978)
  • Mahakavi Kshetrayya (1976)
  • Bhakta Kannappa (1976)
  • Alluri Seetharama Raju (1974)
  • Manchi Vaalaku Manchivadu (1973)
  • Bhakta Tukaram (1973)
  • Andala Ramudu (1973)
  • Devudu Chesina Manushulu (1973)
  • Balle Mosagaadu (1972)
  • Mosagallaku Mosagadu (1971)
  • Katha Nayakudu (1969)
  • As Director

  • Maha Shaktimaan (1985) ... aka Maharudra (India: Bengali title)
  • Camera and Electrical Department

  • Farz (1967) (camera operator) ... aka Duty
  • V. S. R. Swamy wwwcineradhamcomassetsimagesbiographycinemat


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