Kannada director Vijay Reddy dies at 84 in Chennai

Kannada director Vijay Reddy dies at 84 in Chennai

Veteran director Vijay Reddy passed away on Friday (October 9) night in Chennai. He was 84 years old. His son Tripan Reddy confirmed the same on Saturday. He had directed over 40 Kannada films apart from doing Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam films. Vijay'Reddy's death has come as a huge shock to the Kannada film fraternity.

Some of his notable films include Gandhada Gudi, Naa Ninna Bidalare, Rangamahal Rahasya, Srinivasa Kalyana, Sanaadi Appanna and Karnataka Suputhra, to name a few.

Vijay Reddy's last directorial was Karnataka Suputhra, which starred Vishnuvardhan. The film released in 1996 and went on to receive positive reviews. The film is about a man who goes to great lengths to be with her.

Vijay Reddy was supposed to do a film titled Bhakta Ambareesha. For the uninitiated, this is an ambitious project of late actor Dr. Rajkumar. Bhakta Ambareesha went on floors with a formal pooja but was later shelved due to reasons best known to them.

He stepped foot in the Kannada film industry in 1953. He worked as an assistant editor for director B Vittalacharya's film, Mane Tumbinda Hennu. Director Vijay Reddy was born in Tadepalligudem, West Godavari in Andhra Pradesh.