Total Recall!

100 days ad of Chiru’s “RakthaSindhooram”!

Trivia: Second successive movie from the production house in which the Hero acted in dual roles. Producer Shri A.GopalaKrishna earlier produced Sakthi (1983) and Ooruki Monagaadu(1981).



Coming soon and release day ads of KrishnamRaju’s “PrachandaBhaaratham”!




100 days ad of Maniratnam’s “Bombaayi”


“Saavaasagaalu” range in Eluru!

         The first image has the 50 days movies list of Superstar Krishna in Eluru till 1980. The scan also mentions the revenue details of some of his films in the town.  Krishna’s statement in the 100 days function of Saavaasagallu “ (” Idhi Nadichina chithram kaani, nadipinchina chithram kaadhu”) came to my mind when I went through the list first as the movie collected a whopping amount of Rs 1,62,000/- in its full run in Eluru. To put things in perspective, A.N.R.’s “Aaalumagalu”, which released in Mar-1977 in the same year created a town record by grossing 1,89,000/- in 62 days at the fancier theatre Ambica A/C. It’s  a shame to note that the distributors (Navayuga Pictures) and the producer (D.Rama Naidu) of Saavaasagaallu down played such an incredible achievement.




Few intriguing aspects of Eluru Box-office in 1977 & 1978!

            Per the first ad, Yugaprushudu 24 days revenues of 1,04,787/- was a new record in Eluru. The film was released in two theatres —Viswasanthi and Panduranga–in the headquarters of West Godavari District. But I am not sure whether it was able to cross the revenues of RaamaKrishnulu, which collected Rs 1.61,000/- in 5 weeks from two theatres (Sri Kalpana theatre & Sri Kesari Picture Palace). Even if we deduct 35,000/- (@ 3,500/- per day for three shows), RK would have collected a lot more than Yugapurushudu in 24 days.

I am also finding it hard to comprehend the 50 days revenues of Adavi Ramudu in the town. Per the 50 days issued by the SatyaChitra, Adavi Ramudu grossed Rs 1,51,000/- in its main theatre Sri Rama Mahal. But as per the 4th image, Sri Rama Mahal only had the potential to collect about 20,000/- to 25,000 (assuming Athanikantee Ghanudu was not housefull for all shows in its first week). So unless all shows were housefull for 50 days, it is impossible for Adavi Ramudu to collect that much in that theatre. For the records, Ooriki Monagadu was the first film to be housefull for 28 days in the town.







Adavi Ramudu 50


Athanikantee Ghanudu Revenues-1

100 days function invite of “AmmaDongaaa”!






“Aaraadhana” (Chiru) goes to floors!


Revenue details of Gharanaa Donga!

                         The film crossed the revenues of “Challenge Ramudu” at Surya Theatre, Visakhapatnam. It also collected roughly 4 lakhs (3.94 lakhs) within its first 50 days in Vijayawada from three theatres (one more got added after its first week). I will get the exact details soon!




“The Boss” with Smt. Indira Gandhi!

Gemini Vaasan alias “The Boss” with Smt. Indira Gandhi!


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