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Aradhana (1987 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byBharathiraja
Produced byAllu Aravind
CinematographyB. Kannan[1]
Edited byT. Thirunavukkarasu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 27 March 1987 (1987-03-27)

Aradhana (transl. Admiration) is a 1987 Indian Telugu-language romantic musical film directed by Bharathiraja.[2] It stars Chiranjeevi, Suhasini, Rajasekhar and Radhika. 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.[3] The film was released on 27 March 1987, and was a box office failure.[4]


Puliraju is a small-time rowdy in a small town. He meets Jennifer, 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 Gangamma 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.



The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and all lyrics were written by Acharya Aatreya.[5] The tunes were reused from the original.

Track listing
1."Hai Jamaku Jamu"S. Janaki4:30
2."Emauthundhi"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:34
3."Theeganai Mallenai"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:21
4."Are Emaindhi"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki4:32
Total length:18:00


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  2. ^ "Valentine's Day 2020: తెలుగు చిత్ర పరిశ్రమలో ఎవర్ గ్రీన్ ప్రేమ కథా చిత్రాలు ఇవే." News18 (in Telugu). 14 February 2020. Archived from the original on 23 October 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  3. ^ "చిరంజీవి 'ఆరాధ‌న‌'కి 32 ఏళ్ళు". Telugu Filmnagar (in Telugu). 27 March 2019. Archived from the original on 8 September 2022. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  4. ^ Nagabhiru, Subbarao (22 August 2022). "Chiranjeevi Vs Nagarjuna: అది జరిగితే సంచలనమే!". NTV (in Telugu). Archived from the original on 8 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Aaradhana". JioSaavn. 27 February 1987. Archived from the original on 13 May 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2022.

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