Pasivadi Pranam

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Pasivadi Pranam
Pasivadi Pranam poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Produced byAllu Aravind
Written byJandhyala
Screenplay byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Story byFazil
Babu Antony
Music byK. Chakravarthy
CinematographyLok Singh
Edited byM. Vellai Swamy
Distributed byGeetha Arts
Release date
  • 23 July 1987 (1987-07-23)
Box office₹4.75 crores(equivalent to ₹82 crores in 2016)

Pasivadi Pranam (Telugu: పసివాడి ప్రాణం) is a 1987 Telugu language film starring Chiranjeevi, Vijayashanti, Raghuvaran and Sujitha. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Poovinnu Puthiya Poonthennal starring Mammootty. The film was produced by Chiranjeevi's brother-in-law Allu Aravind and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy.[1] Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan is loosely based on this movie.


The protagonist Madhu (Chiranjeevi) is presented as a painter who became a drunkard when his wife (Sumalatha) died in an accident immediately after their marriage. He leads a careless life until a deaf and dumb child (Baby Sujitha) enters his life. He names him Raja and takes care of him. However, he doesn't stop drinking.

It is revealed that Raja's parents were murdered by Venu (Raghuvaran) and his assistant and Raja was a witness, and they are trying to get rid of him. Geeta (Vijayashanti) meets them in a shopping center and thinks Raja is Madhu's son. She fights with them when Raja accidentally breaks her just-purchased gift. She later realizes her mistake and comes to Madhu's house to apologise. She befriends Raja and gradually falls for Madhu. Later she comes to know that Raja is her sister's (Rajyalakshmi) son.

Venu and his assistant keep trying to kill Raja and they are almost successful when Madhu is out drunk one night, but Madhu saves him in the last minute. This changes him and he gives up drinking. Madhu is accused of murder and kidnapping and is arrested by Inspector (Prabhakar). Geeta and her father show Madhu is not the actual killer, but the police can't release him as another case was filed on him. The rest of the story is how the villains are slain and Madhu and Geetha marry and adopt Raja.



Production Companies[edit]

  • Production Company: Geeta Arts
  • Outdoor Units: Geeta Equipments
  • Press Publicity: Geeta Publicities
  • Radio Publicity: Creative Commercials
  • Poster Printing: National Litho Printers
  • Film Processing: Prasad Film Laboratories


All songs were composed by K. Chakravarthy.

Song Playback Singers Lyrics Length
"Satyam Shivam Sundaram" S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Acharya Atreya 4:16
"Andam Sharanam" S.P. Balasubrahmanyam & P. Susheela Acharya Atreya 4:15
"Idedo Golaga" S.P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Veturi Sundararama Murthy 4:19
"Kashmiri Loyalo" S.P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Veturi Sundararama Murthy 4:32
"Chakkani Chukkala" S.P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki Veturi Sundararama Murthy 4:32


The movie did well at the box office, breaking records for Telugu movies. It collected over 5 crores [50 million] rupees and ran for 100 days in 10 (Direct) centers.[2] This was the 2nd industry hit for Chiranjeevi after Khaidi.

This movie was Chiranjeevi's first silver-jubilee hit. It had a 175-day run in Prathap theatre on 5 daily shows (still record), in Tirupathi. In those days,a Telugu movie running in for more than 100 days with daily 4 shows is difficult due to introducing of slab system by Ap govt in 1984. And also this film surpassed another record that a Telugu movie has run of 100 days with 5 shows per a day in 3 centres(Tirupati,Nellore,Anathapur). Previously another Telugu movie ran in 2 centres(Tirupati, Anathapur).[3] It became the first South Indian movie to be dubbed into Russian Language. It was released in more than 60 theatres in Russia.And there also it got tremendous success.After "Rajkapoor's movies" and Mithun chakravarthy's "Disco Dancer(1982)",it is the next Indian film and the first south Indian film which was tremendous hit in Russia.Due to influence of this film,later Chiranjeevi and K.Viswanath's "Swayamkrushi" was also dubbed into Russian Language.


  1. ^ "Industry Hits In Telugu Cinema". IMDb.
  2. ^ "'Pasivadi Pranam' Industry Hit Story". Cine Josh. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  3. ^ " - Box-Office Records And Collections - Chiranjeevi's 175-Day Centres List". 14 August 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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