“Yamunda!!” A very happy 80th birthday to the Lord Yama of Tollywood
He is the one and only Lord Yama that none of the artists can enact. Caught somewhere between method acting and commercial delight, Kaikala Satyanarayana is addictive to watch on screen. This veteran character actor of Telugu Cinema turns 80 today.
Satyanarayana has filled an essential gap between the blockbuster heroes and affordable ones. He has done a significant contribution to Tollywood as a villain and excelled in many other shades. Right from the days of NTR and ANR till Prince Mahesh, Kaikala has come to the rescue of the plot of any genre.
His most enthralling performance remains to be that of playing Lord Yama DharmaRaju. “Yamunda” he roared and the next successor to SVR had arrived for the movie lovers. From then on, nobody could come even close to what Kaikala is. Yama or Ghatothkacha, he is impeccable.
Today, Kaikala Satyanarayana is not very frequently seen on screen. However, his roles in the last two decades continue to be a stand out. We wish this great actor a very happy birthday.