M.G.R and Jayalalitha’s ” Adimai Penn” can be said as the film that inspired both K.Raghavendra Rao and his protégé S.S.Rajamouli to make “Adavi Donga” and “Bahubali”. There are many scenes in “Adavi Donga” which were taken from the original in toto. Writers”Paruchuri Brothers” made some changes to the script while retaining the essence.

          S.S.Rajamouli and his father Vijayendra Prasad wrote the characters of Devasena (Anushka) and Avantika (Tamanna) in “Bahubali” by improvising on the characters played by Pandaribhai and Jayalalitha  respectively in the original.

“Adimai Penn” itself was dubbed into Telugu as ” Kondaveeti Simham” and I watched it in one of its repeat runs at Venkateswara theatre in Nellore.

 

MGR

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