Koratala Siva is a screenwriter and director who works in Telugu cinema. He joined as an assistant to popular writer Posani Krishna Murali in the year 1998. Before making his debut as a director, he worked as a dialogue and scriptwriter for the films like Bhadra, Brindavanam and dialogue writer for the films like Munna, Okkadunadu, and Oosaravelli. He made his directional debut in 2013 with the film Mirchi which with Prabhas in the lead role. The movie was a huge hit. His second film Srimanthudu became a huge blockbuster and remained as an all-time hit in the career of film's lead actor Mahesh Babu.
His third movie as a director was Janatha Garage with Young Tiger N. T. R. in the lead role. The movie became the biggest hit in the career of N. T. R. His next directorial venture is with superstar Mahesh. The movie Bharath Ane Nenu sees Mahesh in the role of a Chief Minister. This highly anticipated movie hits the screens on 20 April 2018.
Koratala Siva Early Life
He was born in Pedda Kakani of Guntur district. He studied in Guntur till Intermediate and later moved to Bellary for Engineering. From childhood, his interest was inclined towards literature and writings. He comes from a middle class family with leftist ideology. He used to react to all the incidents that happen around him. His father worked in Panchayathi Raj department and expired when he was 10. Post father's death, his mother took up the job in Panchayathi Raj department. His brother Ravindranath is a government employee.
Koratala Siva Career
He was interested in writing since childhood but it was mostly a soft writing till he read Sri Sri’s Maha Prasthanam. Maha Prasthanam has shown him how to invoke revolutionary feelings with strong words. After completing Engineering, he was in dilemma about joining a job or entering into films. After thinking a lot, he joined as an assistant to popular writer-director Posani Krishna Murali who is his relative. He learnt about writing script, dialogues and narrating a story. Initially, Posani advised him to do a good job but later encouraged him after recognizing his talent.
He worked in writing department for the film Girl Friend directed by Nageswara Reddy. His first film as a writer was Bhadra starring Ravi Teja and Meera Jasmin. Bhadra also marks the directional debut of Boyapati Srinu. After the success of Bhadra, he worked as writer for the films like Okkadunnadu, Munna, Brindavanam and Oosaravelli.
While working for Oosaravelli, he decided to turn director and prepared Mirchi script. Producers Vamsi and Pramod after started a banner approached him if he has any story for Prabhas. He who has a story for a big-canvassed film had developed it by keeping Prabhas in mind and later narrated it to the actor. Prabhas, Vamsi and Pramod liked it and immediately announced the project. 'Mirchi' released in the year 2013. After Mirchi, he joined hands with new production house Mythri Movie Makers for a film Srimanthudu with Mahesh Babu. Srimanthudu released in 2015 and became the second highest grossing Telugu film of all time.
His next film was Jr NTR and Mohanlal starrer Janatha Garage which had Samantha and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. Koratala Siva scored a hat trick hit with this flick which became the biggest hit in the career of NTR Jr. Janatha Garage has strongly proved his direction skills and the command he holds over the craft. His next film was a political drama with Mahesh Babu once again.
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