Legendary Director Vishwanath Passes Away

Legendary director K Vishwananth, known for making classical movies in Tollywood, passed away on Thursday night, at the age of 92.

By Xappie Desk, February 03, 2023 09:50 IST

Tollywood lost another gem last night, in the form of legendary director K Vishwanath, who is known for making classical films in the industry. The director made several movies throughout his career, each movie being a milestone in Tollywood. The director passed away on Thursday night, aged 92. Vishwanath started his career in 1951, as an assistant director to Paatala Bhairavi. He made his debut as a director in 1965, with Aatma Gouravam, which won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film that year.
Vishwanath had a prolific career, with most of his films having a huge artistic flair. His most memorable work remains to be Shankarabharam, to date. The movie contains one of the best music albums in Tollywood ever. It also has a social issue at heart. This is so prolific, that it remains relevant even today. Moreover, Shankarabharanam won 4 National Awards and 7 Nandi Awards at the time of its release, in 1980.
Vishwanath had often collaborated with Kamal Haasan, and the two gave immemorable films like Swathi Muthyam and Sagara Sangamam. Almost every top actor had worked with Vishwanath at the time. Megastar Chiru collaborated twice with the director, for Swayamkrushi and Aapadbhadhavudu. All of his films featured characters that hailed from different classes of society. He based his stories around those circumstances, and told a tale that would forever be etched in everyone's memories.
Viswanath also directed Hindi films. He directed films such as Sargam (1979), Kaamchor(1982), Shubh Kaamna(1983), Jaag Utha Insan (1984), Sur Sangam (1985), Sanjog (1985), Eeshwar (1989), Sangeet (1992) and Dhanwan (1993).

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