Silver screen sensation ‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’

‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’ stands in the first row among the films that are said to be milestones in Superstar Krishna’s career. Krishna’s 100th film is ‘Alluri Seetaramaraju’. Released on May 1, 1974, ‘Alluri Seetharamaraju’ completed 50 years today.

‘Alluri Seetharamaraju’ is a film based on the life of the famous freedom fighter and tribal revolution leader Alluri Seetharamaraju. While Krishna appeared in the title role in this movie, Vijayanirmala, Jaggaiah, Gummadi, Kantha Rao, Chandramohan, Prabhakar Reddy, Balayya played other lead roles. Krishna brothers Ghattamaneni Hanumantha Rao and Ghattamaneni Adiseshagiri Rao produced this film.

As far as the story of this film is concerned.. Rama Raju, who grew up against the British administration since his childhood, travels to the country and learns about the hardships and struggles of the people. He fell in love with a girl named Sita and she died because he did not marry her for the sake of national service, and adopting her name Sita he became Sitaramaraju.After that, a people’s revolution begins in the Manyam region against the exploitation of the British by the British under the leadership of Sitaramaraju, with the support of local heroes like Gantandora and Malludora. The film ends with Sitaramaraju surrendering and dying as the British could not bear torturing the people.

A portion of this film was directed by V. Ramachandra Rao who passed away, while the rest of the film was directed by Krishna. Also.. another famous director K. S. R. Das completed the fight scenes in this movie. The album ‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’ composed by Adinarayana Rao became a super hit. V.S.R. Swamy’s cinematography is another technical strength of this film. Above all dialogues played a key role in the success of ‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’.Famous writer Tripuraneni Maharathi is very well known for her dialogues.

‘Alluri Sitaramaraju’ is known as a film produced in the scope of cinema. This movie was a great success and played for 100 days in 19 centers. Won the Nandi Award for Best Film, a presentation at the Afro-Asian Film Festival, and a prize. Srisree won the National Award for Best Film Lyricist for the song ‘Telugu Veera Levara’ in the film.

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