I am not sure why 28 shows next to Anakapally – SriLashmi Theatre is called out in the ad. Guess, this is the first film to get that many in a single theatre in the centre (at least in Slab?) .
Battlefiled Gunadala (VJY) : Venky’s Brahmaputrudu did well in Gunadala (VJY) by collecting Rs 68,124/- in its first week at Vinayaka theatre. But it was not a theatre record as Krishna’s “Muddaayi” collected Rs 73,992.50/- with 34 shows in the same theatre 11 months before. Brahmaputrudu (Jul 88) collections were marginally better than those of “Dongodocchaadu” (Feb 88) – Rs 66,914/-. Ticket prices were slightly increased again in the latter part of 1987 or early 1988.
Clarification on Kavali I Week revenues in 1986!
Nellore District Wide Chiranjeevi fans claimed DongaMogudu 10 days collections of 71, 316/- in 1987 as a record in Kavali. But as per the second ad issued by the exhibitor (Venkateswara Talkies), Kaliyuga Pandavulu created a new town record by collecting 74, 071 in 1 week itself in the same theatre 6 months before.
Known Fact: Hyderabadi beauty Farha and her younger sister Tabu both debuted through films featuring Venkatesh in the lead role. This is a variety record for Venkatesh.
Little known fact: Vijetha Vikram is stunt master VikramDharma‘s first movie.
After this movie, the producers syndicate from Nellore never made any films in Telugu. They made a movie called New Delhi in Hindi. Farmer’s outspoken nature and her indiscipline costed her dearly. Every other issue of Stardust used to mention about her idiosyncrasies during nid 80s.
Cover courtesy: Vijaya Musicals, Anam Vaari Street, Nellore!