Shocking: Popular Producer Venkatarama Reddy of Vijaya Productions Passes Away

Producer Venkatrama Reddy
Producer Venkatrama Reddy

The news that famous film producer Mr Venkatrama Reddy has passed away has been the talk of the town now. It is well known that this 75-year-old Venkatrama Reddy is the younger son of B. Nagi Reddy who had bankrolled many Tamil films in the past. It must be noted that Mr Venkatrama Reddy breathed his last on Sunday, 12th of May at around 1 pm in Chennai. In the year 1948, B. Nagi Reddy founded Vijaya Vauhini Studios, and it rose to become one of the largest production houses in the South- East Asia. Under the banner Vijaya productions, B. Nagi Reddy bankrolled for many films in languages like Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam etc.

A film named ‘Meendum Savithri’ was produced by this production house and the film was released in 1996 and then after a long gap of 10 years, the production house bankrolled a film titled ‘Mercury Pookkal’ with actor Srikanth and actress Meera Jasmine in the lead. In recent years, Venkatrama Reddy revived this production house and played a huge role in producing films like ‘Thamirabharani’ with actor Vishal in the lead, ‘Padikkathavan’ with actor Dhanush.

The production house ‘Vijaya Productions’ bankrolled a film named ‘Veeram’ with actor Ajith as the hero and pretty actress Tamanna as the heroine together for the first time and the film was a terrific hit. Another film under 'Vijaya Productions' titled ‘Bairavaa’ with actor Vijay as the hero paired with cute actress Keerthi Suresh was released in the year 2017. The film was directed by Bharathan and the film was also superb success is well known. Rest in peace, Mr. Venkatrama Reddy.

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