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Premabhishekam's Unbeatable Records

Collected and compiled by Ram (edited by APK) | December 28, 2006

(Database Courtesy: Mr. Vijaya Bhasker)

ANREveryone is talking about Pokiri's Records and the astounding amounts of money the movie made. Discussions are on about the movies that had marathon runs at the theatres like Indra, Samara Simha Reddy, Nuvve Kavali and Simhadri. Die-hard and observant Cinegoers have at once pointed out the much forgotten fact that the movie Premabhishekam, starring ANR, Sridevi, Jayasudha and Mohan Babu had the longest run of them all-an awesome 533 days in Hyderabad city. The box-office records of Premabhishekam have not been broken yet. This is an All-Time State Record in success stories.

The movie was produced by Annapurna Studios, with producers Akkineni Venkat and Akkineni Nagarjuna. The music was provided by veteran Chakravarthy. PS Selvaraj was behind the camera, and Saleem choreographed the super-hit dances. The story, screenplay, dialogues, lyrics and direction is credited to Dasari Narayana Rao.

The movie was released in 32 centers, unlike the huge figures in prints we hear about today. But in 30 out of those 32 centers, it ran for 100 days! It completed 175 days in 19 direct centers, the record was broken only 15 years later by the movie Pelli Sandadi. In 29 centers including late release and shift shows, Premabhishekam finished the enviable 175 days.

Premabhishekam completed 200 days successfully in 15 direct centers and 4 shift centres, and the record was only broken 18 years later, by Nuvve Kavali (with 20 direct and 2 shift centres). It completed 250 days in 7 direct and 4 shift centers, again broken by Nuvve Kavali with a total of 16 centers for 250 days.

Now this is where breaking Premabhishekam's records ends. Because now the numbers get bigger and more difficult to surpass. The unbroken records include:

300 days in 4 direct + 7 shifts = 11 centres
365 days in 1 direct + 7 shifts = 8 centres
Highest run: 380 days in Vijaya Talkies Theatre, Guntur

This is the only Telugu movie to have had a run for a whole year in one single center. Premabhishekam has the highest run in the state in a single city with shifts. It ran for 533 days with 9 days gap in Hyderabad.

Premabhishekam's Complete Run Details In Twin Cities:

From          To
TheaterNo. of days screened
18/02/81    21/08/81Sudarsan 35mm a/c185
22/08/81    03/09/81Srinivasa (Ramachandrapuram)13
04/09/81    17/09/81Satya (Alwal)14
18/09/81    01/10/81Regal (Khairatabad)14
23/09/81    06/10/81Konark (Dilsukh Nagar)14
On October 7, 1981, (Kondaveeti Simham release day), Premabhishekam (on its 231st day) was not exhibited in any theater in twin cities.
08/10/81    22/10/81Noble (Mallepalli)15
23/10/81    29/10/81Venkateswara (Patancheru)7
30/10/81    05/11/81Basant (Kachiguda)7
06/11/81    12/11/81Sudha (Shalibanda)7
13/11/81    19/11/81Ram (Lalapet)7
20/11/81    26/11/81Kamal (Chadarghat)7
27/11/81    03/12/81Paradise a/c (Secunderabad)7
04/12/81    10/12/81Subash (Musheerabad)7
11/12/81    21/01/82Sheeshmahal (Ameerpet)42
22/01/82    28/01/82Sagar (Abids)7
29/01/82    04/02/82Sriramana (Amberpet)7
05/02/82    11/02/82Jagat (Saidabad)7
12/02/82    18/02/82Amar (Chilakalaguda)7
19/02/82    25/02/82Shobhana (Balanagar)7
26/02/82    04/03/82Devi 70mm a/c (RTC X Roads)7
05/03/82    11/03/82Select (Bolarum)7
12/03/82    18/03/82Chitrani (Secunderabad)7
19/03/82    25/03/82Sri Krishna Chitramandir (Uppal)7
26/03/82    01/04/82Kalpana (Kawadiguda)7
02/04/82    08/04/82Swamy (Sanath Nagar)7
09/04/82    15/04/82Navrang (Jambagh)7
On April 16, 1982, Premabhishekam (on its 423rd day) was not exhibited in any theater in twin cities.
17/04/82    22/04/82Apsara (Laldarwaza)7
23/04/82    29/04/82Zia (Mallepalli)7
30/04/82    06/05/82Meera (Khairatabad)7
07/05/82    13/05/82Vijayalaxmi (Ameerpet)7
14/05/82    20/05/82Balaji (Musheerabad)7
21/05/82    03/06/82Rameshwar (Mirzalaguda)14
04/06/82    24/06/82Srinivasa 35mm (morning shows)21
25/06/82    01/07/82Sharada (Saroor Nagar)7
From July 2, 1982 to July 8, 1982, Premabhishekam (from its 506th day to 512th day) was not exhibited in any theater in twin cities.
09/07/82    15/07/82Tasweer Mahal (Golconda)7
16/07/82    22/07/82Shyam Yashodhara (Sikh Village)7
23/07/82    29/07/82Sangeeth (Ramachandrapuram)7