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Krishna's 100th Film Alluri Seetarama Raju
May 07, 2007
'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 -
|#||Centre||First Week Gross Collection|
|Grand Total||Rs. 9,39,341|
Centres/theatres where the film had a 100-day run -
|4||Kakinada||Satya Gowri Talkies|
|5||Guntur||Little Krishna (Shift)|
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.
The technicians -
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharadhi
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Music: Adi Narayana Rao
Director: V. Rama Chandra Rao
Producer: G. Hanumantha Rao
Nirvahana: G. Adi Seshagiri Rao
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