Gowtham Tinnanuri is an Indian film writer and director known for his work in the Telugu film industry. His most popular films include Malli Raava and Jersey.
Gautam Tinnanuri was born on Monday, 21 March 1983.age 38 years; by 2022) in Rajahmundry village of Andhra Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. After completing his primary and secondary education, he did engineering and then MBA.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Color: Black
Not much information is available about his family.
Gowtham Tinnanuri made his debut in 2017 with the film “Malli Rava”. He approached filmmaker Rahul through a friend, without any prior experience and connections in the industry. It took him a long time to write the script for Malli Rava. The film depicted the romantic story of Kartik and Anjali, who crossed paths in their lives to be with each other. The film was a huge success, and Gautham Tinnanuri earned recognition for his work.
I was completely unaware of what was about to happen because I had no prior experience. I thought I had a good story, I narrated, the producer liked it and decided to make it. It all happened quite quickly. Even a few days before the release of the films, I was completely empty; I didn’t know what to expect. If you say something in a gathering of 20 people, maybe five people will not like it. Imagine millions of people going and expecting them to like something unanimously. This is a huge task. And the market was slow on the first day so I thought I would have to learn a lot more to reach a bigger audience. But it picked up speed by the end of the first day. Then I realized that there is some section of the audience that I can communicate with. ,
Subsequently in 2019, he wrote and directed the Telugu language sports drama film “Jersey”, starring Nani, Shraddha Srinath and Sathyaraj in lead roles. The film’s plot follows Arjun (Nani), a talented but unsuccessful cricketer, who chooses to return to the sport in his mid-30s, motivated by a desire to represent India and gifted. Roop fulfills his son’s yearning for a shirt. The film was released on 19 April 2019 under Zee Studios Productions. The film Jersey turned out to be a commercially successful film and became the highest grossing Telugu film of the year. According to the director, he studied enough before writing Jersey, and took a break before embarking on the adventure, which allowed him to spend time with his family and friends. Gowtham Tinnanuri received great critical acclaim for his work as a writer as well as a director in the film.
I wanted to tell a Dalit story. You must have heard about the child prodigy concept. These are people born with extraordinary abilities and they become successful at a very young age. There is another concept called late bloomers; These are the people who chase their dreams at a later age and become successful. I wanted to focus on the latter of those concepts. Jersey is the story of a man who has been rejected by the whole world but still has a dream. Cricket is the stage of this story. I chose sports because in other fields like business it is a matter of skill, age is not a barrier. The age of the sport is certainly a constraint as it is highly dependent on physical fitness, agility, etc. The people around Arjun in the jersey had seen him play when he was young and knew that he loves cricket but later is not like that.
Many compared his debut film, Majili, to Jersey and claimed that the film looked quite similar and raised doubts about his direction. He did not react to such reactions but during his interaction with the media, he asked people to see the jersey before making such claims. He said that both the films are definitely based on sports but the story of both the films is completely opposite. Gowtham Tinnanuri received Sarval Awards and nominations for the film Jersey. After the huge success of the Tamil film “Jersey”, Gautham was offered to work in Bollywood for the Hindi remake of Jersey. The Hindi-language sports drama film starring Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, and Pankaj Kapur was announced for theatrical release.
14 April 2022. Jersey is a film about a 36-year-old cricketer named Arjun, who aspires to play for the Indian national team to fulfill his son’s dream of jersey. Shahid Kapoor took to Instagram to announce the completion of his upcoming film ‘Jersey’. The actor sent a touching letter with a picture of himself staring at an empty stadium at night. She wrote,
This is film wrap on #jersey…. 47 days of shooting during covid. just unbelievable. I am very proud of the whole team. It is nothing short of a miracle. I want to thank everyone from the unit for coming on the sets every day, putting themselves at risk and doing what we all love to do. Telling stories that touch hearts and make a difference. Jersey is a story that tells of a phoenix rising from the ashes. Victory of an indomitable soul. If ever there was a time when I could connect with the underlying spirit of a film, it was this. As we are all fighting this pandemic. Let’s always remember This too shall pass. Here is my best filmmaking experience ever. Here for the jersey… we’ll be away!!!! @gowtamnaidu @mrunalofficial2016 @geethaarts @amanthegill @srivenkateshwaracreations.”
Awards, Honors and Achievements
- Critics’ Choice Film Awards Best Director for the film Jersey
- National Film Award Best Feature Film – Telugu for the film Jersey
- South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director – Telugu for the film Jersey
Facts / Trivia
- Before entering the film industry, the Jersey director worked in IT with Deloitte for eight years. He went into directing and screenwriting as a friend of his was struggling to become a film director and asked him to write the story and dialogues for it. He quit his job when his film was in the post production stage.
- Gautam Tinnanuri spent six years of his life in Chennai. During this he learned about editing, mixing and DI etc. He was very familiar with the technicalities of filmmaking during that time.
- He has worked with various famous Telugu actors. She got a chance to work with South Indian superstar Nani in the film Malli Raava. Sharing his experience of working with Nani, he said,
It was a wonderful experience working with everyone in the film. I had never even met Nani before Malli Rava. Once I saw him shooting as I walked past. I saw him for the second time when I narrated a script to him. The most important thing to me is to adjust with someone, they have to be able to understand the ideas I’m trying to communicate. I found this in my first meeting with Nani. But I could not understand whether he liked the story based on his expressions or not; He seemed completely blank during the narration. When I closed the narration after the first half, he asked me if the second half would be equally good. That’s when I realized he really liked the story.”
- His hobbies include watching TV and playing cricket.