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Krishna's 100th Film Alluri Seetarama Raju

May 07, 2007

Krishna in Alluri Seetarama Raju

'Andhra James Bond' Krishna is known for bringing innovation to Telugu cinema. His 100th film Alluri Seetarama Raju, produced under the prestigious and big banner of Padmalaya Pictures, too was the first of its kind. It was the first color film to be made in Cinemascope.

Released on May 01, 1974, the film had a mammoth starcast comprising of Krishna, Gummadi, Prabhakara Reddy, Kantha Rao, Chandramohan, Jaggaiah, Rao Gopala Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah, Tyagaraju, KV Chalam, Vijaya Nirmala, Rajasri, Jayanthi and Manjula, only possible in Krishna's films.

The Eastman color period film, which was both a critical favorite and box-office success, completed 100 days in 19 centres (direct-16, shift-3) and went on to celebrate its silver jubilee run at Sangam A/C, Hyderabad.

First week gross collections of the film at some centres -

#CentreFirst Week Gross Collection
1VijayawadaRs. 68,688
2GunturRs. 82,656
3NelloreRs. 56,933
4VizagRs. 79,533
5RajahmundryRs. 69,338
6KakinadaRs. 73,977
7VijayanagaramRs. 51,561
8EluruRs. 44,344
9TenaliRs. 53,981
10MachilipatnamRs. 44,612
11BheemavaramRs. 49,719
12OngoleRs. 29,112
13GudiwadaRs. 48,178
14CheeralaRs. 26,233
15AmalapuramRs. 39,061
16AnakapalliRs. 31,960
17SrikakulamRs. 29,794
18TanukuRs. 31,631
19PalakolluRs. 28,030
Grand TotalRs. 9,39,341

Centres/theatres where the film had a 100-day run -

#CentreTheatre
1VijayawadaJaihind Talkies
2VizagSangeeth A/C
3RajahmundryJayasri Talkies
4KakinadaSatya Gowri Talkies
5GunturLittle Krishna (Shift)
6TenaliRamakrishna Talkies
7EluruVenkateswara Talkies
8BheemavaramSwamiji Theatre
9MachilipatnamDurga Mahal
10GudiwadaBalaji Theatre
11TirupathiPalani Pictures
12KadapaApsara Theatre
13KurnoolAnand A/C
14HyderabadSangam A/C
15SecunderabadAnjali
16WarangalSaroja Talkies
17KhammamRaghava Mahal
18NizamabadVijaya
19BangaloreMovieland

The following is the text of the press note issued by Krishna on August 08, 1974, the day the film completed 100 days at the box-office.

Press note issued by Krishna

The technicians -

Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharadhi
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Music: Adi Narayana Rao
Director: V. Rama Chandra Rao
Presenter: Krishna
Producer: G. Hanumantha Rao
Nirvahana: G. Adi Seshagiri Rao

Distributors -

Andhra: Tarakarama Films
Ceded: Navabharat Films
Nizam: Sri Tarakarama Films
Mysore: Movieland Movies
Tamil Nadu: Andhra Film Distributors
Karanataka: NYK Combines
North India: Sharada Enterprises