Veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath passed away in Hyderabad on February 2, at the age of 92. In a career spanning seven decades, Vishwanath wrote, directed and acted in several movies.
Though his work was primarily in Telugu cinema, he also directed several Hindi remakes.
Sankarabharanam is his iconic Telgu film which was released in 1980. Some of Viswanath’s successful Telugu films were remade into Hindi with success.
Foray into Bollywood
Some of Viswanath’s successful Telugu films were remade into Hindi. Viswanath made his Bollywood debut with 1979 film Sargam, which was a remake of his own Telugu hit Siri Siri Muvva. Some of his other popular Hindi films include Kaamchor, Shubh Kaamna, Sangeeth, Jaag Utha Insan, Sanjog, Eeshwar and Dhanwaan.
Known for blending parallel cinema with mainstream commercial cinema K. Viswanath has directed over 50 feature films.
In 2017, he was conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in Indian cinema