Wishing a very happy birthday to Sai Kiran Adivi, a gem and one of the best Indian film directors and producers in the Telugu film industry. The journey of his life is indeed an inspiring story. He embarked on his journey as an assistant to Sekhar Kammula and made his debut with Vinayakuddu, starring Krishnuddu in the lead role.
His successful story indeed gives an inspiration to the youngsters, especially to those who are always forced to score good but end up getting 35% and have to listen and give in to the societal pressure of a settled life. The notion of a settled life and its pressure has made many to sacrifice their successful life which could have been carved if they had familial support.
Mr. Sai Kiran Adivi had always been a backbencher. He never tried in his life to rank. Even to score 35%, he had to make efforts. He also had an inferiority complex as all his cousins were the top rankers. This acted as an added pressure to him. Eventually, he affirmed in his mind that he has to prove everyone in his family that he could be a successful person as well. He wanted to be the story and because of his parents’ influence, he ended up becoming a story teller. He is thankful to his father for supporting him in his decision of doing film making.
He accredits his passion for cinema that brought him all the way from Kakinada to Hyderabad in 1999. In his college days, he was a great fan of Ram Gopal Verma and always wanted to work with him. He made many unsuccessful attempts to meet him. However, one day in an interview, Sekhar Kammula grabbed his attention and that’s how he took off.
On being asked about his strengths, he said common sense is the key to learn anything in the universe and imagination to implement it. Based on his creativity, he started making documentaries even before he worked for Anand.
Also, he is thankful to one of his friends, Abhjeet Agarwal who told him a title “a big fat love story”. Using his creative head, he started thinking about it and he visualized a fat guy walking along with a slim girl on the road. With his gut feeling, he went ahead to work on it and this is what inspired him to write Vinayakuddu script.
He was also fed up of conventional comedy played upon fat people in Telugu films. He decided to reinvent comedy in a healthier way. He started making a romantic comedy and focused to present it in commercial cross over format. Dialogues are his strengths and he fixed up his mind to shape it up in verbal communicative method. And that’s who we got this gem in Telugu cinema!