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Aa Naluguru, Pellaina Kothalo fame writer, director Madan passes away

The filmmaker, who was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad earlier this week, breathed his last at 1.41 am today

Aa Naluguru, Pellaina Kothalo fame writer, director Madan passes away
  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 06.51 AM, Nov 20, 2022


Telugu cinema has lost yet another capable writer, director to an illness. Prominent writer, director and producer Madan is no more. He suffered a brain stroke earlier this week and was admitted to Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad for treatment. However, the treatment couldn't improve his condition and he finally breathed his last at 1.41 am on Sunday. Needless to say, the death has left the director's family shattered beyond imagination. 

Several members of the film fraternity expressed their condolences to the family on social media. The last rites of Madan will be performed at 3 pm at Maha Prasthanam, Film Nagar later today, the family members said in a statement. While Aa Naluguru was Madan's claim to fame, he turned a director with the Jagapathi Babu, Priyamani starrer Pellaina Kothalo, which emerged a surprise success at the box office.

However, Madan's later films, including Pravarakhyudu, Gunde Jhallumandi, Garam, Gayathri, to name a few, failed to make a mark and he hasn't been active in the industry for a while now. The filmmaker hails from Madanapalle in Chittor district. A product of Sri Venkateswara University, Madan was active in the theatre circuit during his college days. Soon, the film bug bit him and he'd shifted base to Hyderabad, joining as an assistant to cinematographer S Gopal Reddy.

Madan had worked as an associate writer for a handful of films with Aa Naluguru changing his career overnight. He'd left an imprint in the industry with his witty writing and good understanding of drama.