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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).

S. No.CentreTheatre
1VizagChitralaya
2VijayawadaUrvasi
3HyderabadSudhershan 70mm
4SecunderabadParadise
5VijayanagaramNew Poorna
6GunturKrishna Picture Palace
7RajahmundryJayasree
8KakinadaMajestic
9EluruPanduranga
10NelloreVijaya Lakshmi
11TenaliGaiety
12GudiwadaGanga Mahal
13BheemavaramMaruthi
14CheeralaNaaz
15TirupatiPalani
16KurnoolNetaji
17KadapaApsara
18WarangalSaroj
19MachilipatnamNavakala
20BellaryNataraj + Uma
21OngoleSeetharam + 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.

Press note issued by Krishna