His letter mentions the film grossing more than 40 lakhs in 4 weeks in Andhra and Nizam territories!
Two oversights in the article below: The master historian Shri ShamukhaaChaari mentions Govt of India conferring the prestigious Daadaa Saheb Phalke award to the producer Shri Visweswara Rao garu, which i think is a mistake.
The second is about the estimated budget of the film, which he says is Rs 7 lakhs. If that is true, then the budget of “Mosagaallaki Mosagaadu” should be way above this. Most historians pin the latter’s budget as 7 lakhs.
Article courtesy: Sitara Magazine, April 30th 2017
The fascinating biography of V.B.Rajendra Prasad titled “Dasarabullodu” by Mr Bhageeratha has many surprises including an anecdote that tells how the film maker was subject to duress due to his oversight during the making of the high-budget film “RaamaKrishnulu” (1978). The top-line film maker apparently received one lakh rupees of cash from his cousin in an envolope and he subsequently handed it over to the actor , who was supposed to receive only Rs75,000/- from him. V.B.Rajendra Prasad realised his folly only after being alerted by his cousin and apparently checked with the actor next day. The actor admitted receiving the extra amount but took offence against the producer questioning him openly.
“Gharshana” is one of the dubbed movies which made a huge impact at the box-office. The phenomenal success of this film and few others pushed the prices for dubbing rights to new levels till “Iddharu” crashed at the box-office. The below scan shows the weekly collections of this Karthik-Prabhu starrer at Devi 70mm, Hyderabad. Interestingly, young audience of the day connected to Karthik’s character though Prabhu has many powerful scenes in the movie.
Pretty interesting to see “Manchi Manushulu“, which debuted in 1974, had almost 200 less screenings than what “Bangaaru Babu” had. So much for the Superstar of 1970s. That reminds me of the famous quote by Adolf Hitler:
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”