Director Vamsi Paidipally made his debut in Tollywood in the year 2007 with Munna, which turned out to be a box office dud.
However, the director shot to limelight with his next film Brindavanam in 2010 which was a hit, topping it with the smash hit Yevadu in 2014.
The directorâ€™s first ever bilingual, Oopiri in Telugu and Thozha in Tamil fetched him a lot of awards including his maiden Filmfare, which had him elated.
On being awarded the Filmfare Best Director award for Oopiri, the director had said that he was able to find inner happiness after making such a film.
Speaking about the coveted award, Vamsi told the Hindustan Times, â€śEven though I have been nominated for Filmfare in the past, winning it for Oopiri, a film thatâ€™s very close to my heart, made this award very special. Itâ€™s a good feeling to bring a lady (Filmfare statute) home. I grew up watching Filmfare Awards, and I still remember standing in long queue to buy passes to attend. Today, it feels nice to have won the coveted award and I will cherish this honour for a long time.â€ť
The director added that his perspective of life had changed after making the film. He said that it brought him the inner happiness he had been craving for, despite having had made successful films.
Oopiri, a comedy drama, had Nagarjuna and Karthi in the lead roles with Tammannah Bhatia playing the female lead. Shriya Saran made a cameo appearance in the movie. The bilingual was the remake of the French film The Intouchables by Olivier Nakache and Ă‰ric Toledano.
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