Trivikram Srinivas (born 7 November 1973 in Andhra Pradesh) is a dialogue writer turned director in the Telugu film industry. He did his schooling and Intermediate in Bhimavaram. Trivikram married the iconic Sirivennala Seetha Rama Sastry’s niece. Trivikram and comedian Sunil graduated from the same college (DNR COllege) in Bhimavaram, Trivikram was a BSC student while Sunil was a B.COM Fine Arts student. He and comedian Sunil happen to be close friends, they even got married on the same day and the latter considers Trivikram the most influential figure in his life. Interestingly, Trivikram is a gold medalist from Andhra University in Nuclear Physics.
Trivikram never had plans of entering into the entertainment industry but had a keen interest in Telugu literature. Trivikram, Sunil, R. P. Patnaik, Chandra Siddartha (Appudappudu, Aa naluguru, Madhumasam…fame), Dasaradh (Santosham, Swagatham),Gopi Mohan(Famous Screenplay writer),Venu (hero) were good friends. Now There is a group of wannabes. Not surprisingly, most of them have made their mark in Telugu film industry. They all used to hang out at a cafe related to Chandra Siddhartha called “Try Luck” and used to discuss various things related to films. Incidentally only after this cafe went out of business every one of these wannabes started getting noticed and they clicked in a big way later on. R. P. Patnaik had the aim of cracking civils. He came to hyd only for that purpose. He joined Trivikram, Sunil’s room and stayed there for many days.Gopi Mohan also stayed with them in their room for some days before he moved to a separate room with Veeru Potla(Writer of Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana).
Sunil introduced Trivikram to T.D.V. Prasad, who was making a film and said that Trivikram was a bloody good writer and was looking for a break. He asked Trivikram to write the climax scene, but after he saw his work Prasad was so impressed that he asked him to work as an assistant to Posani Krishna Murali. He worked as assistant to famous director Posani, during this project he got an offer as a dialogue writer for the movie Swayamvaram, though he signed first for this movie it is the movie Nuvve Kavali released first which was a major hit at box office. Trivikram and Sunil stayed in the room in Hyderabad until they got married. Trivikram feels that this house in which they stayed is a lucky mascot for him. He didn’t leave it and he still uses it for his story writing, discussions and for all of his creative works. It is in Punjagutta. Now he is the highest paid Telugu director and writer, and, in fact, he deserves it, he being the most versatile writer and an accomplished director the Telugu film industry has ever seen. He is a great personality.
After Late Jandhyala perhaps, he is the only writer in Telugu films who is so versatile. He brought in a sea of changes in Telugu film dialogues. He did face many problems in entering industry, but when he finally made it, the whole industry took notice. It is truly an astonishing feat that he won Nandi Award for best dialogue writer for 4 times in a span of 5 years. Trivikram is best known for the dialogues written for Telugu movies like Nuvve Kavali, Chirunavvutho, Nuvvu Naaku Nachav and Manmadhudu. His dialogues are primarily one-lined and witty, although they can at times deal with more serious issues like life and relationships very effectively. Trivikram took nine months for writing Chirunavvutho script for which he got Nandi Award. Trivikram was the highest paid writer before he became director himself. Abburi Ravi, dialogue writer of movies like Bommarillu, is also a close associate of Trivikram. It was Trivikram who probed Ravi to enter as dialogue writer. Initially Abburi Ravi was scared of film industry on seeing the hard work that Trivikram used to put for films. He used to go in the early mornings and return in late nights. Trivikram had no personal life at all. But Trivikram convinced Ravi and took him as assistant for his maiden directorial film Nuvve Nuvve. He works alone, never discusses his work with others. He is also known for his spontaneity. He completed 48 scenes in three hours for his close friend Sunil starrer movie Andala Ramudu. Many people don’t know that Trivikram also penned dialogues for the Venkatesh, Bhumika starrer Vasu which is directed by Karunakaran.
He is well known as a dialogue writer but he also penned lyrics for Oka Raju Oka Rani movie, sang the song “Computersu Artsu Scienceu” in Nuvve Nuvve movie and now the most sought after director in the industry. He ventured into direction with the movie Nuvve Nuvve, winning critical acclaim and came into limelight with Athadu. While almost all technicians and actors are trying hard to get focused in the various Telugu channels to promote their films, giving their experiences, interviews.. all round the clock. Trivikram stays away from all of it. He is keen on speaking through his work alone. He rarely interacts with media and in one of his interview he quoted as Your work should speak…not you.
Nuvve Nuvve – This flick dealt in depth with family sentiments along with high dose of comedy. He received a great respones for his debut movie as director.
Athadu – One of the most critically acclaimed movie in the industry. It is rated high for its technical standards. It collected a distributors’ share of Rs.220 million in its total run, thus becoming the sensational hit of 2005 in Tollywood. Its satellite rights were sold for a whopping Rs.18 million. After its stupendous response it has also been dubbed into Tamil, Malayalam, hindi. Athadu was even dubbed into polish Language in Poland as a Poszukiwany. It became a decent hit in Poland, too. It was the first Telugu film released in Poland.
Jalsa – The most awaited film of the year 2008. The film released amid high expectations with 320 prints in 1000 theaters. The audio rights were sold to Aditya Music for 90 lakhs, the highest for a Telugu film ever in the recent times. It became a major hit at box office by grossing whopping 42 cores in 50 days.
Khaleja – Most awaited film to be released soon as it is a perfect combo of Mahesh Babu & Trivikram coming together again.