Like we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries every year, films that hit the silver screens also celebrate anniversaries. If you are wondering what's special about today? It is the day when 3 blockbuster films are celebrating their anniversaries. Yes, Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Superstar Mahesh Babu, and dashing director Puri Jagannadh's Pokiri, and Sr NTR's Adavi Ramudu all released on 28th April. All three films set new records in the history of Telugu cinema. Let's talk in detail about each of the films.
Released two years after the monumental success of Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali 2 has set a new benchmark for all Indian films. It broke the barriers between industries bringing everyone together with a whopping gross collection of Rs. 1707 Cr and a share of Rs. 831.3 Cr. It also helped Rebel Star Prabhas gain overnight stardom as the universal star.
The main reason behind this juggernaut success lies in the question "Why Katappa Killed Baahubali?". This blockbuster hysteria now completes 4 years and will be remembered for ages as long as the Indian Cinema exists.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Satyaraj, and others in pivotal roles. Baahubali has completed
Many films hit and miss the screens, but very few can remain etched forever in the hearts of the movie buffs. Superstar Mahesh Babu and dashing director Puri Jagannadh's Pokiri is one such film that broke the stereotypes and became a cult. Although released with zero hype, the film created a sensation all over and marked itself as one of the highest grosser of all time then.
Pokiri also holds the record of being one of the South Indian films which got remade in multiple languages, and surprisingly 4 of its remakes (Pokkiri - Tamil, Wanted - Hindi, Porki -Kannada, Moner Jala - an unofficial remake in Bengali) also went on to create wonders at the box-office. Pokiri is not only a money-spinner but also changed the course of Telugu cinema. Mahesh's mind-blowing performance, Puri's making, Mani Sharma's chartbuster album, and Ilena's charming screen presence are the major highlights of the film, which is celebrating 15 years anniversary today.
K Raghavendra Rao's Adivi Ramudu starring Sr NTR, Jaya Prada, and Jayasudha has completed 44 years today. Set in a forest backdrop, Adivi Ramudu holds the record of being the first film to run for one whole year at 4 centers in one state in India. It is also the first film to collect more than 80 lakh rupees within its 50-day run. Adivi Ramudu was also the first film to touch the one crore collection mark within the first 10 weeks’ run. The film ran for 100-days in more than 35 direct centers.
Besides these, today also marks the birthday of Queen Bee Samantha Akkineni who established herself as one of the top actresses not only in Teluguland but also in South India.