A Film by Ayodhya Kumar Krishnamsetty


  • The director of Minugurulu has celebrated his birthday recently and has raised a toast for their immense help and all their good times together during the journey of Minugurulu..
    He had thrown a party exclusively for close friends and well wishers. Film stars like Abhijeeth Poondla, Vamsi Krishna, Rudraksh, Diksha Panth and directors/producers like Chandra Siddharth, Veera Shankar, and other important members from the film fraternity such as (to name a few) Gundu Hanumanthu Rao, Madhura Sreedhar, Mohan Vadlapatla(from film chamber) etc.. were also present at the party.
    Here is a sneak peak into those pictures. http://www.idlebrain.com/…/functions1/birthday2015-ayodhyak…
  • The national and international award winning movie “MINUGURULU”, directed and produced by Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty is now selected for the 87th Oscar Contenders. The movie is one among the 323 other films that are competing for the Oscars this year.
    After Indians dazzled at the Oscars via the British production ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, which is now an Indian production, both made and directed by an Indian has muscled its way to the Oscar’s broad list previously. Now Minugurulu is one such Telugu film, following the similar footsteps in the path to glory, which has made its way into the Academy Awards and is eligible for contending in all the categories of the 87th Academy Awards including the 2014 Best Picture Category at the Oscars.
  • A team of the Telugu Film Producers Council (TFPC) decided on the film Minugurulu, to be the official Telugu film to be considered for Oscar nomination.
    TFPC honorary secretary Kodali Venkateshwara Rao said: “Minugurulu was selected as the Telugu film industry’s entry because of the exposure that it got at the international level.
    “Good to know that Producers council and Film federation of India selected Minugurulu for Oscar foriegn category selections. Thats a pleasant surprise and Producers council had mentioned that they had selected only one Telugu film this year which is Minugurulu. Looks like Minugurulu saga continues…” says Ayodhyakumar, the director/producer of Minugurulu
  • Minugurulu successfully had its US premiere screenings in areas of  Portland,Virginia, New Jersey, Atlanta, California, Texas, Columbia, Maryland and Washington DC. We are glad to say that we have got a good response from the audience as well as the film critics as well. The local news media has covered these screenings and the director Ayodhya Kumar has actively interacted with the audience in a round of question and answer session after each premiere.
  • The director received the ATA distinguished recognition award in the area of Fine Arts towards his contributions and accomplishments in new age film-making. AyodhyaKumar received the award at the 13th ATA Conference on July 3rd, 2014 in the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA. He was Felicitated by Ata President Karunakar Rao Madhavaram, Rameshwar Rao Jupally Chairman, Myhome and other ata committee members at the Conference which was held from 3rd to 5th July 2014.
    Follow the link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Minugurulu/posts/632338193540442
  • Minugurulu has celebrated its success run in the US on 28th June 2014. The director is also entitled to receive the ATA distinguished recognition award in the area of Fine Arts towards his contributions and accomplishments in new age film-making. AyodhyaKumar will be receiving the award at the 13th ATA Conference, July 3-5, 2014 in the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA.
    The director is conducting a workshop on the making of Minugurulu film on July 4th 2014 at 11:00AM at ATA Conference 2014. ATA Film & Photography committee have expressed their immense pleasure in having AyodhyaKumar for this guest event.
    In his workshop he will give tips, fundamentals in making film and interact and share his experiences and challenges he faced during pre and post release of the film, which will be very useful to the aspiring young talented directors and producers.
    More details about the event can be found here in the link: https://www.ataconference.org/Events/Film-Photography.
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  • Minugurulu Film success meet was held in Dallas TX and over 100 people were present at the event.
    Famous Lyricist Sirivennela garu was invited to the event who happened to be at the same place at the time.
    A small preview of the film was shown to him and Sirivennala garu applauded the efforts of the young Director Ayodhyakumar.
    He welcomed young directors such as Ayodhya Kumar who bring new ideas into the industry.
    Ayodhya Kumar took this opportunity in announcing his next attractive project called “Pakka commercial Cinema” with a tagline “meeru korinatte”. Sirivennela garu unveiled the poster for the forthcoming movie of Respect Creations a production house founded by Ayodhya Kumar.
    Director Ayodhya Kumar also mentioned that he is releasing Minugurulu movie in the US in two weeks and requested to support social commercial movies such as Minugurulu by watching them in the theatres.
    More details about the success meet can be found here:
  • Ayodhykumar Krishnamsetty, the director and producer of Minugurulu has been selected to receive the American Telugu Association(ATA) distinguished recognition award in the area of Fine Arts. ATA is proud and humbled to recognize Kumar’s contribution and accomplishments in new age film-making.
    Ayodhya Kumar will receive the award at the 13th ATA Conference, July 3-5, 2014 in the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA.
  • Minugurulu celebrated its 50 days successful completion of the movie on 14th March 2014 and to mark this a press conference was held at Hyderabad and the event was celebrated. Since its release in January, and film has got a very good response and this film has received high ratings.
  • Its our great honor to be selected as the best family drama film and Minugurulu is awarded the prestigious Akkineni Vamsee International Award.
    This award is presented by the cultural organization- Vamsee Art theatres which organizes Vamsee International film awards.
    Vamsee International film based awards are being presented since 40 years now and they have acquired their own unique significance and are sometimes compared to the Nandi Awards too.
    This is the first time Vamsee International has started giving Akkineni Vamsee International awards and we are very glad for being the first to receive such an award. Indeed a very proud moment for Minugurulu movie.
  • Minugurulu movie is appreciated by all the venerated personalities from the movie fraternity and as well as by other political and social people.
    Minugurulu has received good response from the critics. The national print media just to name a few such as “THE HINDU” has described Minugurulu as “A must watch film”. THE TIMES OF INDIA has said that“Minugurulu film is made with a craftsmanship that is rare in Telugu cinema”. The ratings for the movie were significantly overwhelming.
    The electronic media is also all praises for Minugurulu as well including GreatAndhra’s review as “Heart touching and insightful”.

  • Minugurulu has bagged the title of the Best Indian Film award at the 9th Children’s India – International Children’s Film Festival Bangalore held during 20th to 24th January 2014. One more milestone in Minugurulu movie. The movie was officially screened in the film festival on 23rd January 2014. The awards were declared on 24th January 2014

  • Finally the wait is over..!! The critically acclaimed and the much awaited movie Minugurulu is released all over Andhra Pradesh on January 24th 2014. On the same day of release, the film has won the best Indian film award at an interntional film festival.
  • Minugurulu is a movie directed and produced by Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty , in which about 40 visually impaired children acted for the first time in Indian movie history. The movie has been selected in seven International Film Festivals including the 18th International Childrens Film Festival of India (GOLDEN ELEPHANT). Minugurlu movie is appreciated by many venerated personalities in the Telugu film industry and other influential persons in the society. They believe that this movie can be an eye opener and a change can be brought upon the society.We thank you for your extensive support over the years through out the journey of our MINUGURULU movie. And we are hoping for the same never ending support once the movie is released in the theaters.
    Your support for the movie would help in bringing awareness in helping visually impaired people reach their empowerment. We humbly request you to support the cause and our film.Minugurulu movie will be released on 24th January 2014, all over Andhra Pradesh by Darsakaratna Dasari Narayana Rao garu through his prestigious Siri media. Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty, Managing director of Respect Creations Private Limited is co-presenting the film.
    Please watch this visual sensation ! ! Please mark this 24th on your calendar!!
  • The much awaited MINUGURULU movie by Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty under Respect Creations is going to hit the theaters on 24th of January 2014.
  • Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty, the Director/Producer of Minugurulu has screened Minugurulu movie as a part of the World Braille Day celebrations on January 9th 2014, to create awareness about the challenges faced by the Visually Impaired People in their day to day life.
    Famous Indian film actress Shriya Saran is the guest of honor. Other guests present at the screening are National Association for the Blind President J.K Rao garu, Secretary Telkar Baba garu. Shreya has volunteered for many Charity Organizations and is well known for her charity work. She is a long time patron for the blind. She watched the movie along with the visually impaired students from many organizations.
  • Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty Director/ Producer of the Telugu movie Minugurulu under Respect Creations has organized a 5K Walk on January 6th 2014 on the occasion of World Braille Day, in support of the visually impaired community at Necklace Road. An orchestra was organized by the visually impaired students from Vishwa Dhruk foundation. A huge crowd participated in the walk and the response was overwhelming.
    The walk was flagged off by the chief guest, Gunnam Gangaraju garu. Other prominent participants are Gangadhar garu, Telkar Baba of National Association for the Blind (NAB) , Vasan Eye Care Hyderabad group Vice President Dr. Pradeep Kumar garu and his entire team, Minugurulu Protagonist Master Deepak Saroj along with co-actor Srinivas Sai, STARS Founder K.Ajay Kumar garu, Chini Chini Asha director Dr. Kiran garu, Famous Numerologist Daivagna Sharma garu and many more to name.
    The purpose of the walk is mainly to bring awareness about visually impaired challenges in their day to day life.
  • Minugurulu movie is screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival on 26th December 2013. Minugurulu is the only Telugu film that is selected for the screening. The film was appreciated by the audience even in Kolkata as well.
  • Minugurulu celebrated its Platinum Disc and audio success meet which is followed by Musical Night on Nov 11th 2013 at Sri Sathya Sai Nigamagamam. It was a huge success, celebrated with much pomp and grandeur. Minugurulu is also selected in 6 International Film Festivals.
  • MINUGURULU -THE FIRE FLIES is officially selected in one of the prestigious international film festivals that we have in India, 18th International Children’s Film Festival India (18th ICFFI).
    It is the only Telugu feature film that is selected out of heavy competition from more than eighty plus countries. Festival starts from November 14th in our own pride city – Hyderabad.
  • The audio launch of Minugurulu on September 10th is received with much pomp. Important people like Ganta Srinivasa Rao garu (Minister for Infrastructure & Investments and Ports, Airports,Natural Gas.), Erasu Pratap Reddy garu(Minister for Law and Courts), Kasu Prasad Reddy garu, Sekhar Kammula(director), Lakshmi Prasanna Manchu, Madhura Sreedhar garu, P.Sunil Kumar Reddy garu(director), Sudhakar (life is beautiful hero), Vamsi Krishna ( happy days hero), Sana (Tv actor), POW Sandya garu and many others have attended the Audio Launch and were all praises for the film and the director. Sekhar Kammula garu even said that “This film should be screened at all the schools.”
    The Audio release ended off with a happy note.
  • We are proud to announce that Minugurulu film is officially selected for the screening of ABILITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST 2013 CHENNAI.
  • All deep things are songs. Minugurulu songs expresses that feelings that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.Gear up for the AUDIO LAUNCH of MINUGURULU MOVIE being held on SEPTEMBER 10th 2013 at RAVI NARAYANA REDDY auditorium, Lotus pond near Apollo hospital at sharp 6 PM.The release date is just one day, but we wish to have your valuable support throughout. Gather around to turn on the heat with the very best songs on the evening of September 10th making it a memorable event filled with music in the air all around.Live program to be telecasted by IDLEBRAIN, 10TV, CMR news, v6 channel.
    Music is the food for soul. Music is just as such… it’s not only a therapy, but, it’s a joy, it’s a pleasure.Gear up for the AUDIO RELEASE of Minugurulu which is going to be hosted very shortly and we promise you that we will draw the listener into another nostalgic world with our melodious songs, which we believe has a penetrating potency, where you can ponder that mental image.The release date is just one day, but we wish to create a record forever with your valuable support..There’s a natural quality in our music that reminds one of a firefly on a summer evening.Get ready to turn on the heat with a sackful of the very best songs.
  • Director Geetha Krishna garu (“Kokila”, “Sankeerthana” and other movies), Filmmaker, producer, actor Jhansi garu and Anish Kuruvilla– known to us as an actor (Anand movie), and a Director (Ko ante Koti Movie)  attended the screening of Minugurulu on 11th Februry 2013 at Prasad Labs.M. Vedakumar garu, President of  “Forum for a better Hyderabad”,  also watched the movie and expressed his views about the movie. He said that Minugurulu is a nice film and he stressed on the need for making this kind of films. Vedakumar garu praised the kids for their wonderful acting.Other people who were present for the screening are Multidimensional Distributor- Vasu garu, Documentary filmmaker- Vipul Kulkarni garu, Aman Vedika (a NGO) Director- Anuradha garu and POW. Sandhya garu.
  • Eminent Director, Screenwriter, Producer Shekhar Kammula garu who has won 6 Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, and is known for his movies such as “Dollar Dreams”, “Anand”, “Godavari” “Happy Days” and other such films, came for the screening of Minugurulu which was screened on 26th January 2013 at Prasad Labs, Hyderabad.

    Sekhar garu liked the movie and he said that Minugurulu is a well made film and it is a bold attempt made by the Director to portray the inner strength present in the visually challenged kids in the film. He said that the movie is very inspiring and that the film is very well directed.

  • Padmabhushan Chiranjeevi garu watched the screening of Minugurulu which was held at Prasad Labs, Hyderabad on 23rd December 2012 . He was all praises for the flm “Minugurulu” and appreciated the director for coming up with such a beautiful movie.

  • The logo launch of Minugurulu was held shortly after the screening at Prasad Labs at 6:00 PM on 23rd December. The logo was unveiled and launched by Chiranjeevi garu who later spoke to the press about the movie and the director and the great need for the encouragement of such movies.
  • In the press conference Chiranjeevi garu said that the movie reflects the self confidence present in the visually impaired people.
  • The second logo was launched by Central cabinet minister- Smt. Killi Kruparani garu. Efficient producers like B.V.S.N. Prasad garu (Chatrapathi movie), Suresh Kondeti garu attended the screening and logo launch at Prasad Labs.
  • Industrial screenings of MINUGURULU were held at Dallas and San Francisco in the month of November 2012 located in the United States of America . The movie received many positive responses from the viewers. The director of the film Mr. Ayodhyakumar Krishnamsetty was profusely congratulated for coming up with the central concept of the film which revolves around the visually impaired kids.
  • The film also had an industrial screening in the Film Bazaar [The International Film Festival of India (IFFI2012] held on 21st to 24th November 2012 at Goa, India.
  • Basi Reddy garu, Chairman and Managing Director, Digiquest watches “Minugurulu”. Expresses his happiness over the arrival of such stories in the Tollywood. Says, there is a need for encouraging such stories for the evolution of the Telugu cinema.
  • SKN, producer of E Rojullo, watches the preview of “Minugurlu”. SKN applauds director Ayodhya Kumar and the entire team for the stupendous efforts.
  • Minugurlu preview on 02,October receives critical acclaim from the film fraternity and lay audience.
  • Shri. Ramesh Prasad garu, Chairman of Prasad Group praises the team Ayodhya and calls “Minugurlu”, a brave effort. Wishes good luck for the entire team.
  • Minugurlu trailers to be telecasted at the 9th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 2012
  • Minugurulu sent for International film festivals: IFFI ( Indian Panaroma), Kerela International Film festival.
  • Minugurlu team gears for the audio launch. Audio to be launched by one of most distinguished personalities of the telugu film industry.
  • Madhura Audio to host the film’s audio.
  • Minugurlu censorship completed. Film awarded U/A certificate.
  • Minugurlu’s teamwork applauded by the industry personalities like Gunnam Gangaraju, Anish Kuruvilla and others.
  • Minugurlu’s sound mixing completed at the prestigious CANARIES POST SOUND, Mumbai, in association with  Resul Pookutty. (OSCAR AWARD WINNER).
  • Amrit Pritam (National award winner) to work as Sound designer and sound editor for Minugurulu.
  • Revered veteran actress Suhasini Maniratnam to be part of the film.
  • Popular child artist Deepak Saroj to play the child protagonist role in the film.
  • Prominent Hindi theatre artist and film actor Raghubeer Yadav to be part of the star cast of Minugurulu.
  • Famous Hindi actor, National Award Winner Ashish Vidhyarthi to be playing the antagonist role in the film.
  • Minugurulu, a Telugu feature film to have 40 visually disabled kids as part of its star cast.
  • Respect Creations and the Director Ayodhya Kumar hopes to set a land mark in Telugu Film industry through its debut project MINUGURULU.