Suresh Productions, one of Indian cinema’s popular production houses turned 50 Wednesday and its legacy continues to present day as the organization continues to back meaningful and entertaining films across multiple languages.

Founded by Padma Bhushan awardee D. Ramanaidu in 1963, the company’s first Telugu film was “Anuragam”, which turned out to be unsuccessful. Following the bad debut, Ramanaidu’s career was resurrected with Telugu film “Ramudu Bheemudu”, which released on May 21, 1964 and created sensation. The film’s overwhelming success paved way to Tamil as well Hindi remakes as “Nam Naadu” and “Ram Aur Shyam”, respectively.

Since then, he has produced over 200 films across 15 Indian languages. He holds a Guinness Record, which he received in 1999, for producing films in maximum number of languages.The company is known for producing memorable Telugu films such as “Prem Nagar”, “Papa Kosam”, “Jeevana Tarangalu” and “Secretary”.

In Hindi, they have produced films such as “Prem Nagar”, “Dildaar”, “Dilwala” and “Anari”. In 2013, Ramanaidu produced the Punjabi film “Singh Vs Kaur”, which was a box-office hit. They have also produced films in Tamil, Oriya, English, Kannada, Malayalam and several other Indian languages.

The 77-year old Ramanaidu has handed over reins of his company long back to his son Suresh Babu, who currently heads it.Ramanaidu’s younger son Venkatesh and his grandson Rana Daggubati are popular actors in Telugu filmdom. “Celebrating 50 years of Suresh Productions today,” posted Rana on this special occasion on his Twitter page.