|Directed by||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao|
|Produced by||Sivalenka Krishna Prasad
S. P. Balasubramanyam (Presents)
|Written by||Jandhyala (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao|
|Story by||Singeetam Srinivasa Rao|
|Cinematography||V. S. R. Swamy|
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
|Box office||₹9 Cr|
Aditya 369 is a 1991 Telugu sci-fi film directed by Veteran Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and produced by Anita Krishna on Sridevi Movies Banner, presented by S. P. Balasubramanyam. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Mohini in the lead roles and film's soundtrack was composed by Illayaraja. The film recorded as an Industry Hit at the box office. This movie was later dubbed in Tamil as Apoorva Sakthi 369 and in Hindi as Mission 369. It is the only sci-fi film ever released in Telugu cinema up till date. A sequel titled Aditya 999 is scheduled to release on 2016.
This movie begins with a scientist Prof. Ramdas (Tinnu Anand) doing vigorous experiments to invent a time machine at his home laboratory. After tremendous effort eventually he becomes successful. His daughter Hema (Mohini) and her fiancé Krishna Kumar (Nandamuri Balakrishna) accidentally get into the time machine and visit the past (time of Krishnadeva Raya's Empire). At another instance, the couple gets ended up in fictional future set up by the time machine wherein, the world is about to get destroyed through radiation effect after the end of Third World War. The story revolves around one more important aspect, the Krishnadeva Raya's Empire - the diamond in a highly secured museum. A high-profile thief Raja Verma (Amrish Puri) has a queer hobby of burglary of expensive diamonds from all over the world museums. He makes an attempt to rob the diamond in the present time, which was witnessed by a school kid (Tarun Kumar) on his school excursion to the museum. He is trapped inside the museum and happens to see the robbery happening in front of his eyes and the kid manages to escape from the robbers and gets rescued from the museum by Krishna Kumar.
- Nandamuri Balakrishna as Krishna Kumar/Srikrishnadevaraya (Dual role)
- Mohini as Hema
- Amrish Puri as Raja Varma
- Suthivelu as Police constable
- Tinnu Anand as Dr. Ramdas (Voice-over by S. P. Balasubramanyam)
- Master Tarun as Kishore
- Annapoorna as Dr. Lalita
- Silk Smitha as Simha Nandani
- Chandra Mohan as Tenali Ramakrishna
- Subhalekha Sudhakar as Scientist
- Gollapudi Maruti Rao as Curator
- Chalapathi Rao
- Brahmanandam as Scientist
- Tanikella Bharani as Raja Varma's henchman
- Babu Mohan as Raja Varma's henchman
- J. V. Somayajulu as Timmarusu
- Raavi Kondala Rao as Scientist
- Potti Prasad
- Sri Lakshmi as Madhavi
- Kinnera as Tirumala Devi
- Baby Raasi as Kishore's friend
|Film score by Ilaiyaraaja|
Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on LEO Music Company.
|1.||"Jaanavule"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, Jikki, S. P. Sailaja||5:00|
|2.||"Raasaleela Vela"||Vennelakanti||SP Balu, S. Janaki||5:07|
|3.||"Centurilu Kottey Vayassu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, S. Janaki||4:53|
|4.||"Chilipi Yaatralo"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||SP Balu, Chitra||4:45|
|5.||"Suramodamu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu, S. Janaki, Sunanda||6:07|
As of October 2016, Singeetam Srinivasa Rao is developing a sequel to the film which will feature Balakrishna's son.
- "Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Interview: "The Golden Rule Of Cinema Is That There Is No Golden Rule"". Silverscreen.in. Archived from the original on 3 January 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.