Director K.Viswanath with Yamuna Kishore on culture
Winner of 2016 Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Tollywood director, K.Viswanath explained about his linking films with culture and tradition. He said that he was criticised many a time for making films of the same genre. However, this did not deter him from showing his types of films, he said. K.Viswanath is a patriarch of Telugu film industry. He is a recipient of numerous State and national awards. He also won Padmashree in 1992. His most notable work is Shankarabaranam, a treatise on carnatic vocal.