Mahi V Raghav is an Indian director, writer, and producer best known for his Telugu film productions. He is most known for directing the comedic horror film Anando Brahma and the biography Yatra of the late chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Raja Sekhar Reddy.
With the movies Pathasala, Anando Brahma, and Yatra, he transitioned from his first role in the film industry as a producer to that of screenwriter and director.
Mahi is a Madras University MBA graduate. Prior to entering the film industry, he held a number of positions in the UK and New Zealand. When he returned to India in 2008, he worked with Sai Kiran Adivi on Vinayakudu, the movie that also served as the launchpad for his future as a producer.
Raghav began his career as a producer for Villagelo Vinayakudu, with Moonwater Pictures. The production house funded three films altogether. In 2014, he wrote and directed the third film of production company, Pathasala.
After the critically acclaimed Pathasala, he directed the comedy horror, Anando Brahma, with Taapsee Pannu, Vennela Kishore, and Shakalaka Shankar in 2017. Bankrolled by 70mm Entertainments, it broke all the clichés of horror comedies and did well at the box office. The success of the film led it to being remade as Petromax in Tamil and Mane Maratakkide in Kannada.
In 2019, he made Yatra, the biographical film of the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, under 70mm Entertainments and Three Autumn Leaves. Mammootty enacted the role of Reddy, with the plot based on real incidents that led him to conduct his famous Padhayatra, which later made him the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in 2004. The phrase Nenu vinnanu, Nenu unnanu, written by Raghav, was used as a campaign slogan by the YSR Congress Party, during the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. It also has been titled to the book written on the political campaigns of Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. With Yatra, Raghav announced his new production house, Three Autumn Leaves.
|Mahi V Raghav
|Date of Birth
|Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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