Cinema of India
The cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country. Mumbai and Hyderabad are the major centres of film production in India; as of 2013, India ranked first in terms of annual film output, followed by Nigeria and China. In 2012, India produced 1,602 feature films; the Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion in 2011. In 2015, India had a total box office gross of US$2.1 billion, third largest in the world. Indian cinema is a global enterprise, its films have a following throughout Southern Asia and across Europe, North America, the Greater Middle East, Eastern Africa and elsewhere, reaching in over 90 countries. Biopics including Dangal became transnational blockbusters grossing over $300 million worldwide. Global enterprises such as 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. invested in the industry along with Indian enterprises such as AVM Productions, Prasad's Group, Sun Pictures, PVP Cinemas, Zee, UTV, Suresh Productions, Eros International, Ayngaran International, Pyramid Saimira, Aascar Films and Adlabs.
By 2003 as many as 30 film production companies had been listed in the National Stock Exchange of India. The overall revenue of Indian cinema reached US$1.3 billion in 2000. The industry is segmented by language; the Hindi language film industry is known as Bollywood, the largest sector, representing 43% of box office revenue. Combined Tamil and Telugu film industries revenues represent 36%; the South Indian film industry encompasses five film cultures: Tamil, Malayalam and Tulu. Another prominent film culture is Bengali cinema, associated with the parallel cinema movement, in contrast to the masala films more prominent in Bollywood and Telugu films at the time. Millions of Indians overseas watch Indian films, accounting for some 12% of revenues. Music rights alone account for 4–5% of net revenues; the history of cinema in India extends back to the beginning of the film era. Following the screening of the Lumière and Robert Paul moving pictures in London, commercial cinematography became a worldwide sensation and by mid-1896 both Lumière and Robert Paul films had been shown in Bombay.
In 1897, a film presentation by one Professor Stevenson featured a stage show at Calcutta's Star Theatre. With Stevenson's encouragement and camera Hiralal Sen, an Indian photographer, made a film of scenes from that show, namely The Flower of Persia; the Wrestlers by H. S. Bhatavdekar, showing a wrestling match at the Hanging Gardens in Bombay, was the first film to be shot by an Indian and the first Indian documentary film; the first Indian film released in India was Shree Pundalik, a silent film in Marathi by Dadasaheb Torne on 18 May 1912 at Coronation Cinematograph, Bombay. Some have argued that Pundalik was not the first Indian film, because it was a photographic recording of a play, because the cameraman was a British man named Johnson and the film was processed in London; the first full-length motion picture in India was produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, Phalke is seen as the pioneer of the Indian film industry and a scholar of India's languages and culture. He employed elements from Sanskrit epics to produce his Raja Harishchandra, a silent film in Marathi.
The female characters in the film were played by male actors. Only one print of the film was made, for showing at the Coronation Cinematograph on 3 May 1913, it was a commercial success. The first silent film in Tamil, Keechaka Vadham was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1916; the first chain of Indian cinemas, Madan Theatre was owned by Parsi entrepreneur Jamshedji Framji Madan, who oversaw production of 10 films annually and distributed them throughout India beginning in 1902. He founded Elphinstone Bioscope Company in Calcutta. Elphinstone merged into Madan Theatres Limited in 1919, which had brought many of Bengal's most popular literary works to the stage, he produced Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra in 1917, a remake of Phalke's Raja Harishchandra. Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu was a film pioneer. From 1909, he was involved in many aspects of Indian cinema, he was the first to own cinemas in Madras. He was credited as the father of Telugu cinema. In South India, the first Tamil talkie Kalidas was released on 31 October 1931.
Nataraja Mudaliar established South India's first film studio in Madras. Film gained popularity across India. Tickets were affordable to the masses with additional comforts available at a higher price. Young producers began to incorporate elements of culture into cinema. Others brought ideas from across the world. Global audiences and markets soon became aware of India's film industry. In 1927, the British Government, to promote the market in India for British films over American ones, formed the Indian Cinematograph Enquiry Committee; the ICC consisted of three Indians, led by T. Rangachari, a Madras lawyer; this committee failed to support the desired recommendations of supporting British Film, instead recommending support for the fledgling Indian film industry. Their suggestions were shelved. Ardeshir Irani released Alam Ara, the first Indian talkie, on 14 March 1931. Irani produced the first south Indian talkie film Kalidas directed by H. M. Reddy released on 31 October 1931. Jumai Shasthi was the first Bengali talkie.
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Y. G. Mahendra
Yecha Gunja Mahendran, popularly known as Y. G. Mahendran or Y. Gee. Mahendra, is an Indian dramatist, singer and comedian from the state of Tamil Nadu, he has acted in a number of films. He is the son of Y. G. Parthasarathy, regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Tamil drama and Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy and dean of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan group of schools, nephew of veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balaji. Mahendra is the cousin of Bollywood actress Vyjayanthimala and the co-brother of Rajinikanth and Mohanlal. Y. G. Mahendran was born on 9 January 1950 to Yecha Gunja Rajalakshmi. Y. G. P. Founded the United Amateur Artists, one of the first drama companies in Madras city, in the year 1952, his drama company was a success and he emerged as one of the foremost dramatists of his era. Mahendra's mother Mrs. Rajalakshmi was the founder of the Padma Seshadri Group of Schools. Starting from modest beginnings in a thatched shed in the terrace of the Y. G. P. home in 1959 with a batch of eleven students as an act of social service for the members of the Nungambakkam Recreation Club the school has since emerged as one of the best schools in India.
Hailing from a family of stage-lovers, Mahendra soon developed a liking for drama from his early days. He played the part of comedian in school earned acclaim. On completion of his schooling from Don Bosco Egmore, he studied Chemical Engineering at A. C. College of Technology, Univ. Madras, Guindy and MBA. During his college days, he was touted as a prospective film actor, he was in his early teens when he joined the United Amateur Artists. This gave him the desired break, his first few plays were huge successes attracting audiences by thousands. Mahendra's name had become one of the prominent names in the city, he had to choose between acting and his career and he choose the former. Y. G. Mahendran's daughter Madhuvanti Arun is married to actor Gemini Ganeson and actress Savitri's grandson, V. Arunkumar. In 1971, Mahendra was cast by veteran director K. Balachander in the latter's film Navagraham; the film was an average grosser. Mahendra was discovered to have a nasal accent, he acted in a variety of roles in a number of movies – as a dim witted fool of a cousin – eclipsing roles enjoyed by Cho Ramaswamy in the 1960s and 1970s.
Mahendra's career involves more than 200 movies. He acted in supporting roles with actors such as Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan and his brother-in-law, Rajinikanth, he acted with Rajinikanth in films such as Pokkiri Raja, Paayum Puli, Shri Raghavendra and Veera and with Kamal Hassan in movies such as Apoorva Raagangal, Guru, etc. Y. Gee, thanks to his brother in law began a parallel career in industrial ceramics and had a flourishing company established in 1982 – by which period his acting career thinned down and he became more preoccupied with his business. Y. Gee sold his ceramics business in 2001 for a whopping sum and has made a comeback into production and acting – his most recent role being in Yatchan. Thavam Rudhraveenai as "Sakthi Upasakar" Narasimma Barathi Chidambara Rahasiyam as Dr. Thillairajan Bhairavi Aavigalukku Priyamanaval Enga Veettu Penn Sherlock Maami Vasool Chakravarthy Mr. Brain Thuppariyum shambu Y. G. Mahendra has directed a Tamil film named Kathai Kathaiyam Karanamam in the year 1987 and is planning two more assignments as director.
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Baahubali is an Indian media franchise created by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and S. S. Rajamouli, it consists of a two-part film series directed by Rajamouli, an animated series in English, Hindi and Telugu, a graphic novel and a trilogy novel series in English. The films in the franchise were jointly produced on a ₹4.3 billion budget. The first part, subtitled The Beginning was released on 10 July 2015; the second part, subtitled The Conclusion, released on 28 April 2017. Its first novel, titled The Rise of Sivagami, was released on 7 March 2017; the animated series Baahubali: The Lost Legends premiered on 19 April 2017 on Amazon Prime Video and on Colors TV on 10 December 2017 with an episode titled "Legend Begins". In February 2011, S. S. Rajamouli announced. In January 2013, he announced that the working title was Baahubali, though it would be finalised. P. M. Satheesh stated that much effort was taken to keep the recording free of anachronistic sounds of modern machinery. Prabhas and Anushka practiced sword fighting, while Prabhas and Rana learned horse riding.
It was decided to make it a two part film which would release by 2015. On why the film was split into two parts, Rajamouli said, "The story, about two warring brothers for a kingdom, is so big that one film is not enough. We tried but we were losing some of the emotional quotient hence the second release after a gap of 10 months." Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky was selected to write the dialogues for the Tamil version. He said that his dialogues would be along the lines of yesteryear epic historical movies like Manohara and Nadodi Mannan and that they would be in chaste Tamil; the film's action sequences were choreographed by Peter Hein who stated that efforts were being made to keep the visuals as a period film. For a particular action sequence, Peter Hein had to handle around 2000 elephants. K. K. Senthil Kumar was selected to handle the film's cinematography. Director S. S. Rajamouli said; the story of Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion is set in Mahishmati kingdom. Sodhe Matha sent legal notices to the film's producers in early January 2014 about the film's title Baahubali, the name of a revered Arihant in Jainism, Bahubali, as they were afraid that the film would portray his story in a violent manner.
Days Sobhu Yarlagadda defended the story of the film saying "The film has nothing to do with Gomatheswara or the Jain religion. The story is fictional written by Vijayendra Prasad and will remain so.'Baahubali' refers to the amount of power the protagonist possesses." He clarified that they haven't received the legal notice yet. The creators were accused of copying the format and the idea of the "making video" from The Amazing Videohivers, a 123 seconds video clip, created by an Australian firm, which specializes in providing video templates for internet marketing; the video, which uses Adobe After Effects CS5 having a customizable template, depicts how film makers can use the video template to market their products. Regarding the issue, Shobhu Yarlagadda clarified "We have commercially purchased the template used in that video. We have licensed it legally. Anyone can license that template and it is not copying. We felt that the template is ideal for our video and hence we paid for it." Baahubali's first poster was released in early May 2015.
The poster, which showed an infant being lifted from a waterbody by a woman's hand, was criticised for its lack of originality. The image seems to be the same with one difference, the Baahubali poster's baby is seen in typical Indian attire."P. M. Satheesh was the sound designer of the film. Regarding his experience with the film, he said "Baahubali is one of the few films in South where a lot of importance is being given to sound recording. We dropped the idea of shooting with sync sound since the dialogue delivery has to be modified accordingly; the sound design team embeds various types of microphones throughout the set to record the ambient sound, which will lend a natural feel to the film. It's necessary. It's quite a challenge for everyone". Sabu Cyril was the production designer of the film. In an interview with The Times of India, he said "Every hour is a challenge on the sets of Baahubali. Period films are a huge responsibility. Everything was created from scratch: chairs, palaces, swords and costumes."
Foley Artiste Philipe Van Leer started working with the film's crew from 5 November 2014 till 14 November 2014 at Dame Blanche complex in Belgium. Rana stated that the film is about a war between two cousin brothers – Baahubali played by Prabhas and Bhallaladeva played by Rana – for the kingdom of Mahishmati. Prabhas was cast as main lead of the film. Anushka Shetty was cast as the heroine of the film as she was a part of Mirchi, she coincidentally became the first heroine Rajamouli repeated in his films and thus made her schedules full for 2013 and 2014. Telugu actor Rana Daggubati was recruited as the antagonist of the film and coincidentally he was a part of Rudhramadevi. Tamil actor Sathyaraj signed the film. Kannada actor Sudeep was picked for a important role in the film, he shot for four days in July 2013 for the film and had to fight with Sathyaraj in a stunt sequence choreograph
N. T. Rama Rao
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, director and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms. He is regarded as one of the best actors of Indian cinema. NTR received three National Film Awards for co-producing Thodu Dongalu and Seetharama Kalyanam under National Art Theater and for directing Varakatnam. NTR has received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Awards for his performance in the films Raju Peda and Lava Kusa, he garnered the Nandi Award for Best Actor for Kodalu Diddina Kapuram in 1970, the Inaugural Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 1972 for Badi Panthulu. NTR made his debut as an actor in a Telugu social film Mana Desam, directed by L. V. Prasad in 1949, he gained popularity in the 1950s when he became well known for his portrayals of Hindu deities Krishna and Rama, roles which have made him a "messiah of the masses". He became known for portraying antagonistic characters and Robin Hood-esque hero characters in films.
In total, he starred in 300 films, has become one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. He was voted "Greatest Indian Actor of All Time" in a CNN-IBN national poll conducted in 2013 on the occasion of the Centenary of Indian Cinema, he starred in such films as Patala Bhairavi, which premiered at the first India International Film Festival, held in Mumbai on 24 January 1952, premiered at Asia Pacific Film Festival, the enduring classics Mayabazar and Nartanasala, featured at Afro Asian film festival in Jakarta. All the four films were included in CNN-IBN's list of "Hundred greatest Indian films of all time", he co-produced Ummadi Kutumbam, nominated by Film Federation of India as one of its entries to the 1968 Moscow Film Festival. Besides Telugu, he has acted in a few Tamil films. Recognised for his portrayal of mythological characters, NTR was one of the leading method actors of Indian cinema, He was referred to in the media as Viswa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhouma, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1968, recognizing his contribution to Indian cinema.
After his career in films, NTR entered politics. He founded the Telugu Desam Party in 1982 and served three tumultuous terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1995, he was known as an advocate of Andhra Pradesh's distinct cultural identity, distinguishing it from the erstwhile Madras State with which it was associated. At the national level, he was instrumental in the formation of the National Front, a coalition of non-Congress parties which governed India from 1989 until 1990. Rao was born on 28 May 1923 in Nimmakuru, a small village in Gudivada taluk of Krishna District, a part of the erstwhile Madras Presidency of British India, he was born to a farming couple, Nandamuri Lakshmaiah and Venkata Ramamma, but was given in adoption to his paternal uncle. He attended school at first in his village, in Vijayawada. After his matriculation in 1940, he studied at SRR & CVR college in Vijayawada and at the Andhra-Christian College in Guntur. In 1947, he joined the Madras Service Commission as a sub-registrar at Prathipadu of Guntur District, a much-coveted job that he quit within three weeks to devote himself to acting.
He developed a baritone singing voice as a young man. NTR started his film career with a walk-on role as a policeman in Mana Desam. Following this, he appeared in Palletoori Pilla, directed by B. A. Subba Rao, his first mythological film was in 1957, where he portrayed Krishna in the blockbuster film Maya Bazaar. He essayed the role of Krishna in 17 films, including some landmark films such as Sri Krishnarjuna Yudham, the Tamil film Karnan and Daana Veera Soora Karna, he was Known for his portrayal of Lord Rama, essaying that role in films such as Lava Kusha and Shri Ramanjaneya Yuddham to name a few. He has portrayed other characters from the Ramayana, such as Ravana in Bhookailas and Seetharama Kalyanam among others, he portrayed Lord Vishnu in films such as Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam among others and Lord Shiva in Dakshayagnam. He has enacted the roles of Mahabharatha characters, such as Bheeshma, Arjuna and Duryodhana. In his career, he stopped playing the role of a prince in his commercial films and began to play roles of a poor yet heroic young man fighting against the existing system.
These films appealed to the sentiments of the common man. Some of these films are Devudu Chesina Manushulu, Adavi Ramudu, Driver Ramudu, Sardar Papa Rayudu, Kondaveeti Simham, Justice Chowdhary and Bobbili Puli, he portrayed fantasy roles, his notable film in that genre being Yamagola. His film Lava Kusa, in which he starred as Rama, collected 10 million rupees in 1963, he acted in the hagiographical film Shrimad Virat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra. He acted in films such as Brahmasri Viswamitra and Major Chandrakanth, his last film was Srinatha Kavi Sarvabhowmudu, a biopic on the Telugu poet Srinatha, which released in 1993. In the half of his career, NTR became a screenwriter. Despite having no formal training in script writing, he authored several screenplays for his own movies as well as for other producers, he produced many of his films as well as other actor's films through his film production house National Art Theater Private Limited and Ramakrishna Studios, Hyderabad. He campaigned for the construction of a large number of cinemas through this production house.
He was influential in designing and imp
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a 2017 Indian epic action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli and written by his father K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, it was produced by Prasad Devineni under the banner Arka Media Works. Released on 28 April 2017, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah while Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj and Subbaraju appear in prominent roles; the second cinematic part in the Baahubali franchise, it is the follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning, serving as both a sequel and a prequel. The film is set in medieval India and follows the sibling rivalry between Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva. Years Amarendra's son returns to avenge his death; the Conclusion was made in Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Japanese and Chinese. Made on an estimated budget of ₹2.5 billion, the production was launched on 17 December 2015 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The cinematography was done by K. K. Senthil Kumar, was edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. Production design was done by Sabu Cyril, while the action sequences were choreographed by Peter Hein.
The visual effects were designed by R. C. Kamalakannan, with assistance from Adel Adili and Pete Draper; the soundtrack and the background music was composed by M. M. Keeravani. Released in conventional 2D and IMAX formats, The Conclusion was the first Telugu film to release in 4K High Definition format. Grossing ₹1,796.56 crore worldwide, The Conclusion surpassed PK to become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting ₹8 billion worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first Indian film to gross over ₹10 billion, doing so in just ten days. Within India, it set many films records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Hindi, as well as in its original Telugu and Tamil languages, it stands as the highest grossing film in India, the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide and the 39th highest-grossing film of 2017. The film sold an estimated 100 million tickets during its box office run, the highest estimated footfall for any film in India since Sholay; the Conclusion released to positive reviews from critics.
It was praised by the actors of the film industry alike. The film has garnered the Telstra People's Choice Award at the 2017 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, it won three National Film Awards: Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, Best Special Effects and Best Stunt Choreographer. The Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute, was the inaugural feature film at the 39th Moscow International Film Festival, it is showcased in the "Indian Panorama" section of the 48th International Film Festival of India. Kattappa continues to narrate. After vanquishing the Kalakeyas, Amarendra Baahubali is declared as the future king of Mahishmati and Bhallaladeva its commander-in-chief; the Rajamatha Sivagami orders Amarendra to tour the kingdom and its neighbourhood, along with Kattappa. During the tour, Amarendra witnesses an attack by Devasena, the princess of Kuntala, a kingdom neighbouring Mahishmati. Falling in love with her, he approaches her after the fight, posing as a simpleton, is accepted into the royal palace for a job.
Bhallaladeva receives a message of Amarendra's act and upon viewing Devasena's portrait, lusts for her. He asks Sivagami for Devasena's hand in marriage; the Rajamata, unaware of Amarendra's feelings for Devasena, assures Bhallaladeva and sends an emissary to Kuntala, who delivers the marriage proposal in a patronising way. An insulted Devasena rejects the proposal with a scathing reply. Enraged hearing her response, Sivagami sends an order to Amarendra that Devasena be brought to Mahishmati as a captive. Meanwhile, Kuntala is attacked by a dacoit-like army. Amarendra, with the help of Kattappa Devasena's maternal cousin, Kumara Varma, is able to nullify the attack and save Kuntala. Upon being questioned, Amarendra reveals his true identity, he receives a bird post from Mahishmati. He promises Devasena that he will protect her honour and convinces her to come with him to Mahishmati as his future bride. Upon reaching Mahishmati, the misunderstanding is brought to light and when an ultimatum is delivered to Amarendra that he must either choose the throne or Devasena, he chooses the latter.
Bhallaladeva is crowned king and Amarendra is made the new commander-in-chief. During Devasena's baby shower, Bhallaladeva rids Amarendra of his duties as a "gift". Devasena speaks out against Sivagami's inaction and taunts Bhallaladeva. Due to further clashes and Devasena are banished from the royal palace, living among the people. Bijjaladeva convinces Kumara Varma that Bhallaladeva is after Amarendra's life and he must kill the king to safeguard his brother-in-law. Kumara Varma enters the palace in the stealth of the night, only to be discovered by Bhallaladeva and be killed, but not before revealing their plot to convince Sivagami to kill Amarendra. Sivagami, convinced that Bhallaladeva's life is under threat but that open hostility would result in civil war, orders Kattappa to assassinate Amarendra. Kattappa, bound by his word to serve the Queen, lures Amarendra by feigning he is in trouble, stabs him in the back and kills him. After Amarendra's death, Kattappa soon learns of Bhallaladeva's treachery and informs Sivagami, who reveals to the panicked hordes outside her palace that Amarendra is dead and that the baby Mahendra Baahubali would ascend the throne.
As Bhallaladeva and his men are about to seize the queen, she flees with the new King but falls into a river after being
Allari Priyudu is a 1993 Telugu film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao; the film stars Ramya Krishna and Madhu Bala in lead roles. The film was premiered at the 1994 International Film Festival of India in the mainstream section; the film was dubbed into Tamil as Yaarukku Mappillai Yaaro. It was remade in Kannada as Chora Chittha Chora, with V. Ravichandran, Namrata Shirodkar and Malavika; the film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. Kavita and Lalita are stepsisters and dearest friends. They've been living together since Lalita's father died while trying to save Kavita from being crushed by a machine on a construction site. Lalita has been secretly writing poems to thrill her family and Kavita. Meanwhile, Raja is a lower-class musician who stays in a rental house along with his friends with a band owned by Babu Mohan, he lies to his grandmother saying he has a big job, but he believes that one day his band will become popular. He one day falls in love with her, he writes a letter to Lalita stating how beautiful her poem was, she too falls for him after reading it.
They both write letters to each other expressing their loving feelings. However and Lalita get into a series of clashes without knowing they are the lovers who are writing the letters to each other. Lalita soon finds out that her lover is Raja, but when she is about to propose to him, she finds out that Kavita had fallen in love with him. Not wanting to ruin her relationship with Kavita, she tells Kavita to act like the lady who writes letters to Raja. Raja mistakens Kavita to be the one writing the poems; the rest of the story deals with whether Raja finds out that Lalita was the one writing the poems and letters to him. What will be Kavita's reaction when she finds the truth? This question forms the climax. Rajasekhar as Raja Ramya Krishna as Lalita Rani Madhu Bala as Kavita Rani Rao Gopal Rao as Kavita's father Brahmanandam as Bitragunta Bilahari Sudhakar as Buchchi Babu Manorama as Raja's grandmother Shubha as Kavita's mother Srihari Babu Mohan as Raja's house owner Suthi Velu as priest Chitti Babu Punyamurthula as priest Ironleg Sastri as priest Ananth Punyamurthula as Raja's friend Ravi Teja as Raja's friend Sarathi as postmaster Ramana Murthy as police inspector The music of the film was composed by M. M. Keeravani.
Filmfare AwardsBest Director - K. Raghavendra Rao Best Music Director - M. M. KeeravaniNandi AwardsBest Director - K. Raghavendra Rao Best Music Director -M. M. Keeravani Allari Priyudu on IMDb
Alludugaru or Alludu Garu is a 1990 Telugu drama film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and produced by Mohan Babu under Lakshmi Prasanna Films; this commercially successful film ran for more than 100 days. It is a musical hit film with some songs voiced by K. J. Yesudas; this film is a remake of Malayalam blockbuster Chithram starring Mohanlal and directed by Priyadarshan. Mohan Babu as Vishnu Ramya Krishna as Revathi Shobana as Kalyani Kongara Jaggaiah as Ramachandra Prasad Chandramohan as Anand Kaikala Satyanarayana as Jailer Gollapudi Maruthi Rao Betha Sudhakar All music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. K. J. Yesudas won Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song "Muddabanthi Puvvulo". Alludugaru on IMDb