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Pandanti Kapuram: The Biggest Hit Of 1972
March 15, 2007
Released on July 21, 1972, Superstar Krishna's Pandanti Kapuram was the biggest hit of the year. It is also the first film of Krishna to celebrate a silver jubilee run at the box-office. Alluri Seetarama Raju (1974) and Mundadugu (1983) were his other films that ran for 175 days.
Made under the banner of Jayapradha Pictures, Pandanti Kapuram was produced by G. Hanumantha Rao, presented by Krishna himself and directed by P. Lakshmi Deepak. The Poorna Pictures Private Limited, headed by Managing Director G. Kamaraju, distributed the film and reaped rich benifits.
Crew of the film:
Cinematographer - VSR Swamy.
Editor - K. Gopala Rao.
Story Writer - Dr. M. Prabhakara Reddy.
Dialogue Writer - Maddipatla Suri.
Music Composer - SP Kodandapani.
Art Director - Anantharam.
Production Executive - SP Venkanna Babu.
Songs Recording & Re-recording - AR Swaminathan.
Stills - D. Radhakrishna Murthy.
Publicity Designs - Eshwar.
Publicity Incharge - Mohankumar.
Publicity Consultant - K. Venkateswarulu (Navarang Publicities).
Costumes - M. Baburao.
Makeup Chief - C. Madhava Rao.
The star-studded film, co-starring stalwarts like SV Rangarao, Anjali Devi, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Prabhakara Reddy, Vijaya Nirmala, Jamuna, B. Saroja Devi and Pandaribai, celebrated a 100-day run in 21 centres (direct-19, shift-2).
|6||Guntur||Krishna Picture Palace|
|20||Bellary||Nataraj + Uma|
|21||Ongole||Seetharam + Shyam Prasad|
The following is the text of the press note issued by Krishna on 28-10-1972, the day the film completed 100 days at the box-office.