K. Vishwanath reveals his Guru’s name

Veteran filmmaker K. Vishwanath, known for his path-breaking hits Sankarabaranam, Sagara Sangamam, and Saptapadi, has declared legendary film-maker K.V. Reddy to be his ‘guru’. “He was a master in screenplays and whenever I had doubts about penning screenplays, I would refer to his classics. He believed that film-making is all about clearly explaining things to the viewers and technical wizardry shouldn’t be a hindrance. I just followed his valuable tips,” said Vishwanath, at the release of the book Margadarshakudu K.V. Reddy. Veteran film-maker Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, of Apoorva Sahodarulu and Pushpak fame, said, “I didn’t go to any film school but observed his working style and followed it for the last 60 years.”