Sainath Thotapalli (born 27, april 1956) is a well-known writer from the Telugu Film Industry (also known as Tollywood) and has written for 92 Telugu movies so far including sitara, Swathimutyam, Swayamkrushi, SiriVennela, Prema, Challenge, Marana Mrudangam, Pavithra Prema and Rocky among others. He was also long associated with the Mumbai film industry (Bollywood) for movies such as Criminal and Gundagardi.
1984 Sitara (Edida Nageswara rao, Vamsi, Bhanupriya, Sumanth)
1985 Swathimutyam (Edida Nageswara rao, K Vishwanath, Kamal Hassan,Radhika)
1985 Challenge (K S Rama Rao, Kodanda Rami Reddy, Chiranjeevi, Suhasini, Vijaya Shanti)
1985 Punya stree (K S Rama Rao, Raviraja Pinisetty, Karthik, Rajendra Prasad, Bhavya)
1985 Sirivennela (Bhaskar Reddy, K Vishwanath, Sarvadaman Banerjee, Suhasini, Moon-Moon Sen)
1986 Swayamkrushi (Edida Nageswara Rao, K Vishwanath, Chiranjeevi, Vijay Shanti)
1987 Marana Mrudangam (K S Rama Rao, Kodanda Rami Reddy, Chiranjeevi, Suhasini, Radha)
1987 Prema (D Ramanaidu, Suresh Krishna, Venkatesh, Revathi)
1988 Prema Yuddham (Samba Siva Rao, SV Rajendra Singh, Nagarjuna, Amala)
1989 Shanti Kranti (Ravi Chandran, Nagarjuna, Juhi Chawla, Amala)
1990 Rao Gari Intlo Rowdy (Ramalingeswara Rao, Kodi Ramakrishna, ANR, Suman)
Several other Telugu movies such as: Pavitra Prema, Criminal, Pelli Gola, Pichhodi Chetilo Rai, Sanchalanam, Amma-Nanna Kaavaali, Khaidi Daada, Saakshi, Ukku Sankellu, Lady James Bond, Punnami Raatri, Kutra, Darja Donga, Maa Vaari Gola, Babai Hotel, Kongu Chaatu Krishnudu, Paaripoyina Khaideelu, Anna Thammudu, Donga Garu Swagatham, Krishna Gari Abbai, Vastaad, Yama Dootalu, Slokam, Sivaram, Villain, Todu Needa, Viyyala Vari Kayyalu, Rakhee, Subhapradam, B4 Marriage etc.
1995 Criminal (Mukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Nagarjuna, Manisha Koirala, Ramya Krishna)
1997 Goondagardi (KC Bokadia, Dharmendra, Vijay Shanti, Simran, Aditya Pancholi)
1990 Lion Jagapath Rao (Vijay Kumar, Sai Prakash, Vishnu Vardhan, Lakshmi, Bhavya)
1992 Prajashakti (Chidambar Shetty, D Rajendra Babu, Ramakrishna Hegde, Malasree)
1993 Marana Mrudangam (Chidambar Shetty, Rama Murthy, Ramakrishna Hegde, Malasree)
1994 Halandu Thavaru (Vizag Raju, D Rajendra Babu, Vishnu Vardhan, Sitara)
Other Kannada Movies include: Jagadeka Veera, Roll Call Ramakrishna,Vyuha, Pradhama Sparsa, Soma, Jeeva Nadi, Raja, Swaranjali among others.
1999 Padiappa (KS Ravi Kumar, Rajnikanth, Ramya Krisna, Soundarya)