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Mayabazar Completes 50 Years
March 27, 2007
Released 50 years ago on this date (March 27, 1957), Mayabazar, starring legends like SV Rangarao, NTR, ANR, Gummadi, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, Mikkilineni, Mukkamala, Nagabhushanam, Allu Ramalingaiah, R. Nageswara Rao, Savithri, Rshyendramani, Chayadevi, Surya Kantham and Sandhya, went on to become a big hit and completed 100 days in 15 centres, in its first release.
The landmark film also completed a direct silver jubilee at Sri Durga Kala Mandir, Vijayawada.
Though NTR played mythological roles before this film, he earned the name of 'Apara Sri Krishnudu' after he excelled in the role of Lord Krishna in Mayabazar.
Jointly produced by Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani under the prestigious banner of Vijaya Productions, it was directed by KV Reddy with music by Ghantasala, art by Kaladhar-Gokhale, cinematography by Marcus Bartley and script by Pingali Nagendrarao.
The following is the list of theatres where the film had a 100-day run:
|1||Vijayawada||Sri Durga Kala Mandir (175 days)|
|3||Vijayanagaram||Sri Krishna Cinema|
|4||Vizag||Sri Lakshmi Talkies|
|7||Eluru||Sri Panduranga Talkies|
|9||Guntur||New City Talkies|
|12||Srikakulam||Sri Anjaneya Talkies|
|15||Madanapalli||Jyothi Picture Palace|