Hyderabad: At a special event held on Vijayadashmi at the residence of legendary director K Viswanath, Anamakudu (Dr AS Ramasastri) presented the first copy of his book titled ‘Viswanath Viswaroopam’ to the renowned director.
The book focusses on the movies of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner. It analyses and presents the works of Viswanath in a structured and systematic way. There is an exclusive chapter on the specialities in the director’s art and craft, like flashback technique, special imageries, naturality of scenes and diversity of characters. Each of the specialities is elucidated with appropriate scenes from the movies.
In addition to a complete discussion of the director’s well-known movie ‘Sankarabharanam’, the author presents glimpses of niceties in various other movies, scenes and songs. The director’s ability to draw the best from the best music composers, dialogue writers and lyricists is a special chapter in the book. Interestingly, a full chapter is devoted to a closer look at the strength of characters of female leads in the movies. It is, altogether, an absorbing account of various facets of the genius of K Viswanath.
Speaking on the occasion, Anamakudu (Dr AS Ramasastri) dwelt on the great movies made by the legendary director and shared that he had been following the movies of Viswanath from his childhood. He grew up watching his beautiful art, from the days of ‘Chelleli Kapuram’. His book, he felt, is the only way he could repay the director.
Participating in the event, Tanikella Bharani said that the author Ramasastri had seen the movies with greatest respect and reverence. Comparing Viswanath with Kalidasa and Ramasastri with Mallinatha Suri, he said that Ramasastri’s work is an outcome of thorough research of Viswanath’s movies.
Responding to the dedication of the book on his movies to him, Viswanath said that he felt immensely happy. He commended the author for meticulous work on his films. The ace director said that writing such a book was very difficult and the author accomplished it meritoriously.
He also said that it was a great Vijayadasami for all who assembled. He blessed the author, his wife and their daughter, Aparajitha, who painted the director’s portrait on cover page.