Popular Telugu Producer and Distributor V. Doraswamy Raju, who produced many super hit films in the Telugu film industry for 25 years, passed away due to cardiac arrest. On Monday morning, the filmmaker suffered a massive cardiac arrest and took to his last breath. The funeral will be held today at his residence in Hyderabad in the presence of his family and friends. Doraswamy Raju’s sudden demise has sent shockwaves across the Telugu film industry.
Tributes and condolences started pouring in from celebs from the film industry. S.S. Rajamouli and Jr. NTR, who worked with Doraswamy on the blockbuster film Simhadri, took to Twitter and penned heartfelt respects to the legendary producer. S.S. Rajamouli wrote on Twitter, “As a distributor Doraswami Raju garu released an incredible 1000+ movies. He also produced some of the great Telugu movies ever. Seetha Ramayya gari Manavaraalu, Annamayya are a few of the gems from his VMC banner..I am fortunate to be associated with him for my career changing Simhadri…My heartfelt condolences to his family (sic.)”
I am fortunate to be associated with him for my career changing Simhadri…
My heartfelt condolences to his family.
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 18, 2021
This morning, on hearing about the death of Doraswamy, Jr. NTR also took Twitter to offer his condolences to the filmmaker and wrote, “The news that Doraswamy Raju is no more is very sad. His services to the Telugu film industry as a producer and distributor are unforgettable. His role was crucial in the success of Simhadri. Wishing peace to his soul, I extend my deepest sympathies to his family members (sic.)”
దొరస్వామి రాజు గారు ఇక లేరు అనే వార్త చాలా బాధాకరం. ఒక నిర్మాత గా, పంపిణీదారుడి గా తెలుగు చలనచిత్ర పరిశ్రమకు ఆయన అందించిన సేవలు మరువలేనివి. సింహాద్రి చిత్ర విజయం లో ఆయన పాత్ర ఎంతో కీలకం. ఆయన ఆత్మకు శాంతి కలగాలని కోరుకుంటూ, ఆయన కుటుంబ సభ్యులకు నా ప్రగాఢ సానుభూతి తెలుపుతున్నాను
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) January 18, 2021
Doraswamy Raju owned VMC Productions, VMC Pictures, VMC films, VMC1 Company, VMC film Distributor, VMC Picture Palace, which produced many Telugu films from mid 1980 to 90s. Raju has more than 1000 movies to his credit as a film distributor and produced blockbuster films with actors Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna Akkineni, and Jr. NTR. Some of his blockbuster films are Seetharamayya Gari Manavaralu, President Gari Pellam, Madhavayya Gari Manavadu, Annamayya, Simhadri and others.
We at Telugu Filmnagar, offer our deepest condolences to the family of V. Doraswamy Raju in these difficult times.