He’s a kind of film maker who can think out of the box..
Yeleti sir was Exceptionally Talented but couldn’t catch up with an average moviegoer..He did directed Several Cult Classics like “Aithe” , “Anokokunda Oka Roju” and “Sahasam”.These movies has got a lot of appreciation from Passionate Movie lovers..He has a Unique Style in making a film and he never deviates from that..Though he has directed several Significant movies, he’s not getting better opportunities probably..That’s why I m not hesitant in calling him a “Wrong Director in the wrong Industry”. The reason that he didn’t do commercial movies may be, he lacks that potential or due to lack of interest.
The debut “Aithe” won him National award in regional Category. Getting National award for a Debut was something special which shows his Potential.This movie was KK.Senthil Kumar’s Debut too. Pavan Malhotra was the only Scary antagonist in that Movie. Yeleti sir was the only one to cast Pavan malhotra twice in Tollywood.
His 2nd Film “Anokokunda Oka Raju” is trademark Movie.First ever Movie to be made in that sense.Very brave attempt to cast Charmy as Lead role.It’s a Heroine related movie.The Whole Plot revolves around What happened that particular Night when charmy was Drunk. Jagapathi Babu and Shashank are flawless in their roles.Pavan Malhotra is eye-catching in this Movie with his peculiar performance. Story and screenplay are superb.
Then “Okkadunnadu” and “Prayanam” are experimental movies too which gained him good critical acclaim. The idea of Bombay blood group was amazing. I call Okkadunnadu as Gopichands’s Career mark film after seeing his Performance.Mahesh Manjrekar is astounding in his role.
Prayanam is a complete Love story which was shot entirely at Malaysia Airport. It’s a different subject which he didn’t had dealt before. There’s romance, comedy, Love and reality. Manchu and Payal Ghosh are watchable in their roles. Brahmi is hilarious too in a naturalistic way.
His Last movie was “Sahasam”.No doubt in calling it a international quality movie.Great decision by BVSN Prasad to produce that movie.Shyam dat’s Visuals are spellbinding.Music is very situational.
But the worst part was critics giving 3 ratings for that as it’s totally unfair on part of the critics as they are giving same ratings for both commercial and Practical movies.
But Finally I am joyful to hear that after 2 years Yeleti is again Directing a Bi-lingual movie with Mohanlal sir. “Manamantha” to be produced by Sai Korrapati following his 2nd time collaboration with Yeleti sir.Urvashi, Gauthami, SPB sir and Naresh are the confirmed Supporting cast.
Wish you success for your Upcoming Movie.