Aradhana (1987 film)

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Aradhana telugu.jpg
Film poster
Directed byBharathiraja
Produced byAllu Aravind
Written byBharathiraja
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 27 March 1987 (1987-03-27)

Aaradhana (Admiration) is a 1987 Indian Telugu 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, starring Sathyaraj and Rekha.


The story portrays an illiterate Puliraju (Chiranjeevi), who 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.




1."Are Emaindhi"SP Balu, S. Janaki 
2."Theeganai Mallenai"SP Balu, S. Janaki 
3."Emauthundhi"SP Balu, S. Janaki 
4."Hai Jamaku Jamu"S. Janaki 


The film underperformed at the box office.

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