Sankalp Reddy is an Indian film maker and screen writer who marked his debut with the critically acclaimed movie ‘Ghazi' in 2017 that released in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi simultaneously. Considered as India’s first and only undersea war movie so far, the movie brought him to limelight and he has been lauded for the detailing he took into making this movie. He has been applauded majorly for the effort and guts he put into a subject such as ‘Ghazi’.
Sankalp Reddy Career
Sankalp Reddy’s journey into filmmaking was not a usual one like any other aspiring filmmaker. After returning to India to start living his dreams, it was not that easy getting into the industry. He then set up a small computer graphics studio and also worked for a couple of movies which unfortunately didn’t see the light. It was during one such low moments when he was returning from Annavaram, he happened to spare some time at Vishakapatnam. It was there where he decided on the subject that he was going to make his debut. While waiting for his train at the Vishakapatnam Railway Station, he took some time off to visit the Kursura Submarine museum on the beach and was intrigued by the history of the 1971 Indo-Pak. War. The next three days got him freezing on this subject to make the movie ‘Ghazi’.
He readied the script but all his attempts went in vain when he approached different producers. He then decided that he would make an independent film with the help of his friends and approached the Sutradhar theatre group for actors. He even went ahead and shot few portions of it. But, soon since he ran out of money, his just built dream project was collapsing. It was when he approached Niranjan Reddy of Matinee Entertainments and eventually Prasad V Potluri of PVP cinemas that the movie’s fortune turned around and got bigger. Through them, the script landed in Rana Daggubati’s hands which led to bringing on board senior actors like Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Om Puri, Nasser, and others. Through this Sankalp Reddy emerged as a winner who believed purely in himself. The rest is history as we all know. And true to his name, ‘Sankalp’, he is determined to do what he wants and get the best out it.
The movie released simultaneously in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil on 17 February 2017, and it opened to very positive reviews. It collected a whopping Rs. 62 Cr. worldwide and turned out to be a super hit one. Sankalp Reddy was applauded for the crisp screenplay and his presentation skills. The attention he has given to minute details to the functionality of a Submarine was very much appreciated.
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Sankalp Reddy Education
After completing his Engineering (B.Tech) from CVR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Sankalp decided to go for higher studies to Australia. He set off to Australia in order to pursue MBA from the Griffith University. And it was after completing a semester, he stumbled across a filmmaking course in the same university which made him change his mind completely. He claims that it was just his instincts that urged him at that moment to pick filmmaking as his goal. Without informing his parents, he changed his course to pursue Masters in Fine Arts (Film Making) and successfully completed it.
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