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Superhits of 1980s

Kiraayi Rowdeelu : A film made with breakneck speed!

Shri Kranthi Kumar announced this project on August 22nd, 1981, which also happened to be the 100th day of his earlier film “Nyaayaam Kaavaali”!

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50 days ad of “Paalu -Neellu”!

Watched this at Kanaka Mahal, Nellore. The scenes between Mohan Babu and his son worked out well thereby making it one of the biggest hits of the year 1981.

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100 days ad of “SapthaPadhi”!

“GopalaKrishnudu” (1982), which was the movie that was announced on the 100 days of “Sapthapadhi”,  is the only hit film for Bheemavarapu Bucchi Reddy with A.N.R.  He is one of the few producers to make movies with the same actor (lead) in three consecutive years. Amarajeevi (1983) & Vasantha Geetham (1984) are the other films which he produced with A.N.R.

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Technicians of “Muddhamandhaaram”!

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50 days ad of “MuddhaMandhaaram’!

There are directors who leverage STARs and they are directors who create STARS. Jandhyala belongs to the “Second Category” (as Rao Gopala Rao says in “Gharana Mogudu”). He tried his best to establish Pradeep in the industry but could not succeed. I remember Pradeep equally for his role in the serial “BucchiBaabu”, which was aired by Doordarshan Telugu during its nascent days. The current generation will remember  his “Antheegaa, Antheegaa” dialogue from F2 for quite sometime.


50 days ad of ” SeethaakookaChiluka”!

Date of Release : August 21st 1981!

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Baavamaradhallu release centres!


Closing figures that are hard to believe: Once upon a time in Tollywood XIII!

Yamudiki Mogudu 100 days gross in Rajamundry:  The first ad given by Ashoka Theatre in Rajamundry mentions Yamudiki Mogudu’s 99 days revenues of 7,49,849- as a town record. But I am finding it hard to believe this after looking at the ad given by the same exhibitor in 1985 for Prathigatana. The ad mentions the film amassing Rs 6,30,290/- within its first 50 days itself. Hence, I think it would easily collect 1.2 lakhs during its second 50 days run.

I know some of these posts would be offending the sentiments of several people whom I have known over the years. But the whole purpose of this blog is to go back in time and know more about our movies and if I am ruffling some feathers while ascertaining facts through collaterals, then so be it. Without getting too much defensive, I will continue to say something, if I see something (paraphrasing NYPD’s slogan)




Khaidhi Rudrayya turns 33!

The below image is from the super-hit song “Manjuvaani Initloo Meejuvaani”!



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