Alluri Seetarama Raju (film)
|Alluri Seetarama Raju|
|Directed by||V. Ramachandra Rao|
|Produced by||G.Hanumanthu Rao, G.Aadiseshagiri Rao|
|Written by||Tripuraneni Maharadhi|
|Music by||P. Adinarayana Rao|
|Release date(s)||1 May 1974|
|Running time||187 min.|
Alluri Seetarama Raju is a 1974 historical Telugu film based on the life of Indian freedom fighter Alluri Sitaramaraju and produced by Padmalaya Studios. It is the 100th film of Ghattamaneni Krishna. The film is directed by V. Ramachandra Rao and written by Maharadhi Tripuraneni. It is South Indias first cinema scope film.
Cinematic version of the life of the legendary freedom fighter, Alluri Sitaramaraju who raised voice against the cruelity of British rulers and fought for the tribals.
- Gattamaneni Krishna ... Alluri Seetarama Raju
- Kongara Jaggayya ... Rutherford
- Vijaya Nirmala ... Seeta
- Chandra Mohan
- M. Balaiah ... Ghantam Dora
- Kanta Rao ... Padalu
- Pandari Bai
- Dr. Prabhakar Reddy
- K. V. Chalam
- Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
- Rao Gopal Rao
- Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (Golden Nandi) - Hanumantha Rao Ghattamaneni
- The film had a 100-day run in 19-centres in Andhra Pradesh and Bangalore.
This movie became one of the biggest hits of Telugu Cinema during that time and performance of Krishna in title role was highly appreciated. NT Rama Rao upon watching this movie said that "No body can do or make this film better than Krishna" (In Telugu: Eee cinemaani inthaku minchi inkevvaru cheyyaleeru"). The song "Telugu Veera Levera" is a national award winning (for lyrics), highly inspirational patriotic song which is remembered by Telugu people even today. Also the duet song "Vastaadu naa raju ee roju" was highly popular song. The dialogues written by Maharathi in this movie became very popular.