Suresh Productions is one of India’s largest integrated production powerhouses based in Andhra Pradesh – consisting of producers, distributors, exhibitors, actors, digital post facilities and much more. The essence of Suresh Productions lies in its vivid cinematic history, cutting edge technology and sheer creative brilliance, unquestionably a lethal combination. It is an organization that has made over 49 years of contribution to both national and regional cinema in India. Suresh Productions currently makes about 5-7 films a year having an astounding success rate of 80% which is an absolute rarity in this dynamic industry. The organization has to its credit over 135 films in 15 different languages, and has made a place for itself in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing the most number of feature films by a single producer – Dr. D. Ramanaidu. Its strategic business units include film production, film studios, film distribution, film exhibition and a film school as well.
The company has established a complete film production studio to provide brand new, state-of-the-art film production technologies for filmmakers worldwide. Services range from film shooting equipment, editing studios, recording theatres, color labs, preview & dubbing theatres, film distribution and exhibition. Suresh Productions began their first film venture “Anuragam” in the year 1963 and went on to produce the super hit film “Ramudu-Bheemudu” with NTR which established them in the film industry. Notable Suresh Productions hits include ‘Ramudu Bheemudu’, ‘Bobbili Raja’, ‘Indrudu Chandrudu’, ‘Prem Nagar’, ‘Sri Krishna Tulabharam’, ‘Ahana Pellanta’ and many more. It is an organization that has built over 3 generations of filmmakers, who have consistently won the prestigious Indian National Awards.
Strength Behind Suresh Productions
D. Ramanaidu, the legendary film producer and film-maker helped bring the film industry to Hyderabad. He gave Indian cinema some of its finest artists, technicians and made some of India’s most memorable films. He is listed as the most prolific producer with over 135 films.
Dr D Ramanaidu has produced, processed, edited, printed and distributed all his films on his own, which is one of the key reasons for having invested, developed and operationalized state of the art film infrastructure at Ramanaidu Studios. From humble beginnings, he has gone on to become one of the greatest success stories of his generation, an inspiration for the youth today. Dr D Ramanaidu has served as a Member of Parliament in the 13th Lok Sabha, from the Bapatla Constituency in Andhra Pradesh and was responsible for evolving policies, strategies and missions for many development applications. He also served as Member Committee for External Affairs and Member Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Dr Ramanaidu is distinguished to have received the unique honorary doctorate from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi. He is also the recipient of several awards that include the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for outstanding contribution to Film Industry, the Best Producer Award at the 46th National Film Festival for the Bengali Film ‘Asuk’. He entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999 and Limca Book of Records in 1998 for producing the maximum number of films in Indian Cinema. He also received international recognition when his film “Soggadu” was selected for Tashkent Film Festival 1976.Recently President Pratibha Patil conferred the Dada Saheb Phalke award-2009 on veteran film producer D Ramanaidu for rendering outstanding contribution to the world of Indian cinema during the 57th National Film Awards function.
Apart from his contribution to film and entertainment, his philanthropic side is not really known to most people. The Ramanaidu Charitable Trust has taken unprecedented steps to provide and support various schools, colleges, old age homes and hospitals. The trust has donated altruistically for the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform and their families. Dr D Ramanaidu’s innovative pursuits continue as he takes up the mission to ignite young creative minds by developing an indigenous Institute for film production technology and film studies. He is married to Rajeswari and has 3 children, Suresh Babu, Venkatesh Babu and Lakshmi.
Though his sons and grandson now handle company operations, Dr Ramanaidu continues to produce films, keenly follow changing trends in the industry and constantly motivates his dedicated team to adapt and update themselves to the ever-evolving world of entertainment.
D Suresh Babu, Managing Director, Suresh Productions, a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Michigan, began his film career in the early 80’s with the Telugu film ‘Devatha’. He was instrumental in shifting the Telugu film industry to Hyderabad. Having produced several successful feature films, he continues to add to his growing repertoire.
He established Suresh Productions, one of India’s largest integrated production powerhouses as producers, distributors, exhibitors, digital post facilities, animation and gaming studios. Today, SP produces an average of 5 to 7 films a year with an astounding 80% success rate, an absolute rarity in such a dynamic industry.
With around 400 theatres in the country, SP has upgraded cine-viewing experience by adapting to the latest that technology and D-Cinema can offer in their theatres. As a distributor alone, SP has exhibited over 1200 blockbuster films. SP’s advertising division provides premium Theatre Branding, Outdoor Media advertising, Print and Electronic advertising services as well. The digital studio provides a complete chain of postproduction facilities like 3D animation, visual effects, digital intermediate and video gaming in collaboration with major post houses like Prime Focus, Fxlabs and others.
A pioneering force in the South Indian film industry, Suresh Babu’s greater gift is the ability to evolve with rapidly growing technology. He also has a keen interest in other industries and has expanded into ventures such as infrastructure & real estate development, materials and food processing.
With over 47 years of contribution to national and regional cinema, Suresh Productions is an organization built over 3 generations of filmmakers, who have consistently won the prestigious National and International Awards. Suresh Productions has to its credit over 135 films in 15 different languages, and has made a place for itself in the Guinness Book of World Records for producing the most number of feature films by a single producer.
Suresh Babu’s father, Dr. D Ramanaidu, an illustrious filmmaker and producer gave Indian cinema some of its finest artists, technicians and made some of India’s most memorable films. As Director on the board of Suresh Productions, superstar Venkatesh, brother of Suresh Babu, one of Telugu cinema’s finest actors is extremely active in the creative processes. Rana Daggubati, his son, is a National award winning filmmaker and Digital Post entrepreneur, who debuts as a star in the AVM productions film ‘Leader’, directed by Sekhar Kammula.
Venkatesh, popularly known as ‘Victory Venkatesh’ and is one of Telugu cinema’s most successful actors. With a career spanning 25 years and over 62 films to his credit, Venkatesh has received several national and state awards for his critically acclaimed performances. As Director on the Board of Suresh Productions, Venkatesh is extremely active in the creative processes. He became an actor in Telugu films with his debut film Kaliyuga Pandavulu in 1986. This film also gave him his first Nandi award, a rare accomplishment for an actor on debut. He won 7 Nandi awards, 4 Filmfare awards and many others awards as best actor for playing a variety of challenging roles in his career. His brother D Suresh Babu, a very successful producer, has produced most of his hit films. Some of Venkatesh’s hits from the banner of Suresh Productions are ‘Bobbili Raja’,’Chanti’,’Premichukondam Raa’,’Jayam Manade Raa’,’Kalisundam Raa’, Malliswari’, ‘Gharshana’, ‘Tulasi’ and many more.
Dr. D. Ramanaidu’s grandson and son of producer D. Suresh Babu, Rana has been a successful producer and Vfx entrepreneur. He won the National award for his very first film as producer for “A Belly full of Dreams”. Given his drive for photography and cinematography coupled with his tremendous foresight, he identified an emerging need for digital postproduction services in the industry. His company Spirit Media is accredited with having transformed the evolution of the digital post production landscape in South India. Having inherited a passion for cinema from his family, Rana is consistently on the look-out for new media opportunities to expand the family business. After the success of Spirit Media, Rana has started training for his career in acting.Who debuts as a star in the AVM productions film ‘Leader’, directed by Sekhar Kammula.