BR Pandalu directed many classic films like “Veerapandiya Kattabomman”, “Kappalotiya Tamilan”, “Airathil Oruvan”. Although he is known as a very famous director, not many movie fans know about his daughter PR Vijayalakshmi.
PR Vijayalakshmi, eldest daughter of PR Bandulu, has the distinction of being the first woman cinematographer not only in India but also in Asia. He worked as an assistant director to the famous cinematographer Ashok Kumar.
After that, he made his debut as a cinematographer with Bhagyaraj’s film “Chinna Veedu” released in 1985. After that, he worked as a cinematographer for many films like “Harvest Day”, “Jail Bird”, “Thekkatti Kallan”, “Malluveti Minor”.
He also directed the movie “Batu Padava” which was released in 1995. He has also directed the movie “Basket” and “Abiude Kathi Atamvindeyum” in Malayalam.
Another highlight about him is that he was the first director to use graphics technology in Tamil TV serials. Vijayalakshmi directed popular serials like “Maya Machindra”, “Velan”, “Raja Rajeshwari” and other famous Tamil TV serials. It is noteworthy that PR Vijayalakshmi, who is the owner of such pride, is currently working as the creative head of a famous audio company called “Sarigama”.