Aradhana (1987 film)
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|Produced by||Allu Aravind|
Aradhana (transl. Admiration) is a 1987 Indian Telugu-language romance film directed by Bharathiraja. It stars Chiranjeevi, Suhasini, Rajasekhar and Radhika in important roles. The music was scored by Ilaiyaraaja. Allu Aravind produced this film on his home production, Geetha Arts. It was a remake of Bharathiraja's Tamil film Kadalora Kavithaigal.
Puliraju (Chiranjeevi) is a small-time rowdy in a small town. He meets Jennifer (Suhasini), who arrives in that town as a school teacher. Suhasini slaps and berates him for ill-treating his mother. Puliraju, instead of taking revenge on her, gets attracted towards her and manages to join as her student. Over a period of time, Puliraju transforms in his looks, behaviour and leaves his past life behind. Over a few reels, they both get attracted towards each other, but neither of them express their feelings. His mother, surprised by changes in his behaviour, brings his maradalu (Raadhika) from his village and tries to marry him off. At the same time, Jennifer's family friend Rajasekhar arrives and her father plans her marriage with him. Puliraju, struggling with change within himself is attacked by his old enemies and is hospitalized. Jennifer reaches the hospital, understands his love towards her and they both unite in the climax.
- Chiranjeevi as Puliraju
- Suhasini as Jennifer
- Raadhika as Gangamma
- Rajasekhar as Lawrence
- Anuradha Vasudev as Josephine
- P. L. Narayana
- Bheemeswara Rao
- C. H. Krishna Murthy
- Babu Rao
- Dubbing Janaki as Puliraju's mother
- Lalitha Sharma
- Lyrics: Acharya Atreya
- Playback Singers: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki & Mano
- Art Director: Kamala Sekhar
- Story: Somasundeswara Rao
- Dialogues & Associate Producer: M. Babu Rao
- Editor: T. Thirunavukkarasu
- Cinematographer: B. Kannan
- Music: Ilaiyaraaja
- Producer: Allu Aravind
- Director: Bharathiraja
|1.||"Hai Jamaku Jamu"||S. Janaki||4:30|
|2.||"Emauthundhi"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:34|
|3.||"Theeganai Mallenai"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:21|
|4.||"Are Emaindhi"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:32|
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