Good release in Gudiwada and VJY.
The only Telugu actor to be interviewed by a prominent TV network in the US:
NBC, CBS & ABC are THE three major American Television Networks and Aishwarya Rai made headline news in India when she was interviewed by CBS‘s flagship TV program 60 mts few years back. But not many people in India know that Dr. A.N.R. was interviewed by ABC’s affiliate company WEW News way back in 1964. I don’t think National Film Archives would have this interview.
Tirugubaatu hit the screens in May 1985 with a lot of hype and expectations but ended up as a damp squib. The film has one of the most boring pre-climax scenes one can imagine. I am talking about the scene where Jayasudha faces a dilemma whether to save her husband who becomes unconscious after getting beaten up by the villains or their hungry infant. Jayasudha choses to save the former by giving her husband her breast milk. The scene crosses all thresholds of audience tolerance.
Full page ad for a town record: The proprietors of Komala Theatre in Challapally gave a full page ad way back in 1983 for Dharmatmudu after it completed its 60 days run in this C centre in the Krishna Distribution Area. This is the first such instance where town record was advertised through a full page ad was given in a leading newspaper . Later on, Santhi Pictures of Nellore and Creative Commercials issued full page ads in 1985 and 1986 for town records created by Vajrayudham and Rakshashudu in Nellore and Visakhapatnam respectively.