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K Viswanath: From Sankarabharanam to Swarabhishekam, films by the director that won National Film Awards

K Viswanath was one of the greatest filmmakers in Indian cinema who gained critical acclaim for his career through his timeless films



Viswantha Garu

Legendary filmmaker and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Kasinadhuni Viswanath passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Hyderabad, reports said. He was 92.

Fondly known as Viswanath Garu, the filmmaker was suffering from age-related issues for some time and succumbed to his illness on Thursday around midnight.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of the filmmaker on Twitter. In a tweet, PM Modi called him a stalwart of the cinema world who distinguished himself as a creative and multifaceted director.

PM Modi applauded Visawanath’s films and continued that he covered various genres and enthralled audiences for decades.

Have a look at PM Modi’s tweet:

K Viswanath was one of the greatest filmmakers in Indian cinema who gained critical acclaim for his career through his timeless films. He was best known for blending parallel cinema with mainstream commercial cinema which garnered him the Prize of the Public Award at the Besancon Film Festival of France.

During his filmmaking career, Viswanath created masterpieces that were honoured with the National Film Awards. As he passed away, let’s take a look at his films that won the prestigious accolade.

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Sankarabharanam, 1980

The film stars JV Somayajulu, Manju Bhargavi, and Chandra Mohan, and revolves around the chasm between Classical and Western Music. The film won a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and National Awards for Best Music Direction, Best Male Playback Singer, and Best Female Playback Singer.

Swati Mutyam, 1986

Starring Kamal Haasan, Swati Mutam is a story of a young boy whose life revolves around his grandmother and who marries a widow. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu. Moreover, Kamal Haasan was awarded the Best Actor Nandi Award and Viswanath won Nandi Award for Best Director. And the cherry on the cake! the film was also selected as India’s official entry to the 58th Academy Awards.

Saptapadi, 1981

This film is one of the most classic films of all time. It featured JV Somayajulu, Allu Rama Lingaiah, and P Ravi Shankar in the lead roles. Saptapadi won the National Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Film, and the Nandi Award for Best Screenplay.

Sutradharulu, 1989

Written and directed by K Viswanath, the film starred Bhanuchander and Ramya Krishan in the lead role. It won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.

Swarabhishekam, 2004

Starring Srikanth, K Viswanath, Sivaji, Laya, Urvashi, Amuktamalyada, Brahmanandam, and Tanikella Bharani in the lead roles, Swarabhishekam won the National Award for Best Feature Film and Best Music Direction.

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Bollywood star Ajay Devgn shares emotional birthday post on his daughter Nysa Devgan’s 21st birthday

The Maidaan actor took to his X and instagram handles and posted a picture with his daughter. Ajay was seen wearing a black t-shirt paired with matching jeans while Nysa wore a orange gown in the cute picture with her father.



Bollywood star Ajay Devgn who known for his larger-than-life on-screen persona rarely expresses himself in public life. But the actor took to his instagram handles on Saturday and he wished his daughter Nysa on her 21st birthday. The Maidaan actor took to his X and instagram handles and posted a picture with his daughter. Ajay was seen wearing a black t-shirt paired with matching jeans while Nysa wore a orange gown in the cute picture with her father.

The actor captioned his post as, Happy Birthday, My Little Girl always!  As many stars in the sky I wish that many wishes for you come true this Birthday (blessings emoji) PS – My List For You Included (laughing and heart emojis) Love you forever (kissing, smiling and blessings emojis). Abhishek Bachchan commented on the post with a smiling emoji.

The post has got 213,187 likes till now which are only increasing. Large number of social media users and fans of Ajay Devgn commented on the social media post. One fan Faria Rahman wrote it is the most beautiful thing for a father to say and she is the luckiest girl in the whole world. She wished may her day be filled with lots of love, joy and happiness and wished her Happy Birthday along with heart emojis. One Ajay Devgn fan Gaurav Ajmera wished her Happy Birthday.

Ajay and Kajol got married on February 1999. The couple also has a younger son whose name is Yug and turned 13 in September 2023. Ajay was asked about Nysa’s plans to join Bollywood in an interview with the media. The actor said, he did not know if she wants to come into this industry. He added that until now she has shown no interest.  He said anything can change anytime with children. He further added that for the time being she is abroad and studying right now.

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Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan’s Metro In Dino to release this November

Anurag Basu-helmed Metro In Dino, received a fresh release date after significant delays.



Anurag Basu-helmed Metro In Dino, which was earlier scheduled to release in September, has now got the new release date. The film starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Konkona Sensharma, Sara Ali Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, and Neena Gupta, will release in theaters on November 29.

After four years, Anurag Basu is set to return to directing chair with his upcoming film, Metro In Dino. The film was first announced in December 2022, and it has now been given a new release date following considerable delays. For those who don’t know, the original release date for Metro In Dino was September 13, 2024.

The makers of Anurag Basu’s film posted on social media, saying, #MetroInDino tells the touching stories of contemporary couples, with love in the city taking center stage. With an amazing ensemble cast that includes Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Konkona Sensharma, Ali Fazal, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, mark November 29 of this year on your calendars to experience the magic of love. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled adventure through urban romance, the note read.

Anurag Basu, who has previously worked with Pritam on movies like Gangster, Life in a… Metro, Barfi!, Jagga Jasoos, and Ludo, has given him again the musical duties for Metro In Dino. The film is a standalone follow-up to Anurag Basu’s critically acclaimed Life in a Metro from 2007. Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Shilpa Shetty, and Kangana Ranaut, played the lead roles in the film.

Meanwhile, Metro In Dino will mark the first collaboration of Aditya Roy Kapur and Sara Ali Khan. Aditya was last seen in 2023 release Gumraah alongside Mrunal Thakur. While Sara had two releases last month including Murder Mubark alongside Karishma Kapoor and Karan Johar’s Ae Watan Mere Watan.

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Do Aur Do Pyaar social media review: Social media users say Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi deliver standout performances in this adorable film

Do Aur Do Pyaar delves into modern relationship complexities via Kavya (Vidya Balan) and Anirudh (Pratik Gandhi). It tackles marriage challenges, infidelity, and the quest for renewed love amid chaos, offering an insightful portrayal of contemporary romantic struggles.



Do Aur Do Pyaar narrates the story of a married couple, reluctant businessman Anirudh, also known as Ani Bannerjee (played by Pratik Gandhi) and dental practitioner Kavya Ganeshan (played by Vidya Balan). Both of them are residing in Mumbai. The couple has been married for 12 years. But over the last few years their relationship has only been physical with emotional and mental separation prevailing.

The couple lacks warmth and is confined to their own side of the bed as they are sleeping with their phones instead of their partners. Kavya seeks solace with Vikram (played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) who is globe-trotting photographer, while Anirudh finds comfort in Nora (Illeana D’ Cruz) who is a young aspiring actress. But a visit to Kavya’s hometown rekindles the couple’s passion in the relationship.

Social media users who watched the film took to X and shared their reviews. One X user Rohit Jaiswal gave the film 4/5 star rating and said it is an adorable film. Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi have done amazing work and Ileana Dcruz impressed the audiences with her performance.

It is an uncomplicated film of a visibly unhappy married couple seeking love outside of their marriage. But everything changes when an unexpected incident reminds them of what their love used to be like in the beginning. The film is filled with beautiful moments and overall looks adorable. The pace of the film is slow in parts. Yet the film is a must watch for its realistic take on modern relationships  Rohit Jaiswal said Do Aur Do Pyaar will do well with the urban audiences.

One X user Avik shared the early reviews of Do Aur Do Pyaar which said that it is a cute film and he thanked the makers for making such content.

One social media user Sonu K gave the film a 4 star rating out of 5. He said it is an adorable film which one can watch with his family.

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