L V Prasad The Body And Soul of Filmdom
- K S Prasad Rao
From a nobody to become a some body and finally
to blossom into THE BODY and SOUL of films, in all its channels is the
life history of our revered, late Sri L. V. Prasad. His is not the story
of luck of Desting. He is the story of studions effort and perseveesce.
I an fortunate in having closer with Mr.
Prasad and his illustrious family.
We first met each other at Bomaby in 1943
where I was to act as a Hero in Mr.Mazharkhan's proposed telugu movie
and he was an assistant Director in a Hindi movie and we held each other
Later, when I was to produce a movie for
Sarathi films to be directed by the late Mr. Gopichand, we wanted an efficeint
assistant director. I immediately chose Mr. Prasad for the job.
He came and impressed on Mr.Gopichand so
well that Mr. Gopichand saggested to me that he would relinguish his directorial
assignment in favour of Mr.Prasad, I liked his gesture and we strived
successfully to introduce him as the Director of that - movie" Griha
pravesam", featuring in it Mr. Prasad was hero and Dr. Bhanumathi
Ramakrishna as its Heroine: The movie was a very successful one.
His second picture to direct is "DROHI"
in telugu while I produced for Swatantra films. I was the Hero in it and
Mr. Prasad featured in a small role which turned a Land Mark in film acting.
The picture was another instant success and Mr. Prasad scored high as
a Director. Now no looking back for Mr. Prasad until he made the film
field his main domain.
When I attended the opening function of
Prasad Laboratory in Hyderabad, he was very jublcant and said you brought
me down from Bombay... I cut him short there andasked him to say that
I have not failed in my choise to find you and I also added.
"You deserved all this sucess on your own"
"Thank you" he said.
Above all this, he returned all his movies for the growth of the films
and dedicated his dynasty to serve the films. It is his unparrallal devotation
to the films.
I am thankful to CTA for thier dutiful raising
of a remembrance day of MR. L.V.PRASAD.
Prasad is a shrewd person - the
profits that he earned should find a proper utility value. He started
buying equipment - mobile units - but these equipments started bringing
profits too. The answer was: more and more involvement in getting
improved facilities to pictures. That brings into focus Prasad Studios
K S Prakash Rao