Katragadda Murai is a film producer, who has produced Telugu movies. He was born on 14th June, 1944 in Vijayawada, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Currently, he resides in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Murari was so much interested in the film industry that he moved to Madras.
He began his career as an assistant director and then became a producer and produced many Telugu films under his production house Yuva Chitra Arts. His movies are known for outstanding music. The music in his movies was composed by K.V. Mahadevan.
He produced many films such as Seetha Mahalakshmiin, in1979 which were directed by K. Viswanath and starring
Chandra Mohan and
Talluri Rameshwari and a famous film Gorintaku, in 1979 was directed by
Dasari Narayana Rao and the lead actors are
Sobhan Babu, Sujatha, and Savitri, and a popular movie Jegantalu, in 1981 was directed by
Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and starring Ramji,Mucherla Aruna and the lovely movie Trishulam, in 1982 which was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao with lead actors
Krishnam Raju, Sridevi, Jayasduha and Radhika, and Abhimanyudu, in 1884 was directed by Dasari Narayana Rao starring Sobhan Babu, radhika and Vijaysanti and Seetarama Kalyanam, in 1986 which was directed by Jandhyala with Balakrishna and Rajani in the lead roles and
Srinivasa Kalyanam, in 1987 was directed by
Kodi Ramakrishna and starring Venkatesh, Bhanupriya and Gouthami, and
Janaki Ramudu, in 1988 which was directed by K. Raghavendra with Nagarjuna and Vijayshanti in the lead roles and Nari Nari Naduma Murari was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy starring Balakrishna, Shobana, and Nirosha. He also released his autobiography titled as Navvi Podurugaaka on 17th November, 2012. Murari doesn’t like Chiranjeevi and has criticized him in his autobiography.
He said that he is healthy and alive because he did not produce a film with Chiranjeevi. He also criticized Chakravarti and Raghavendra Rao. Murari said that Chakravarti doesn’t have any knowledge of music. He criticized many other popular faces which created quite a buzz in the film industry but Murari was always straightforward, and he said and did what he always wanted to.
He has produced movies with other great actors and has achieved great success. He always thought of being a part of the film industry, and he achieved. Murari’s leaving the M.B.B.S. in the final year was a good decision for his life as he got the opportunity in working into the films. If he hadn’t left, then he would be a doctor now, but he chased his dreams and got what he always wanted. He has produced amazing films.