Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Jayapradha
- BannerSatya Chitra
Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Satyanarayana and Suryanarayan
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Adavi Ramudu (1977) story at a glance
Adavi Ramudu is an undisputable trendsetter and an all time commercial hit at Telugu Film Box Office. A unique which was one of its kind during the time of its release- with Forest backdrop and having all the aspects needed for a masala film such as Dance, Stunts, Romance and what not! Adavi Ramudu showed 56year old Sr.NTR in a contemporary look then. It was one film which brought the “Steps” era of Telugu Cinema- where Sr.NTR is seen dancing with the heroines!
Ramu(Sr.NTR) is a villager who helps out the villagers of a forest to fight against smugglers and illegal transport run by Nagabhushanam and his son Nagaraju (Satyanarayana). A Forest Officer (Jaggayya) also stays in the area and his daughter Padma(Jayaprada) falls for Ramu. A tribal girl Chilakamma (Jayasudha) also starts liking Ramu for the good work he is doing. As the story unfolds the criminals of the village come to know that Ramu is a Forest Officer who has come to investigate the crime.
Sr.NTR is brilliant in his new avatar of the 70s in the film. He acted at ease in performance oriented scenes along with stunts and songs. Jayaprada rose to commercial prominence with her glamorous take in the film. Jayasudha impresses as the tribal girl and Jagayya comes up with a fine performance.
- This film was a trendsetter for Commercial Telugu Cinema then. There was a stream of such films which followed the path of Adavi Ramudu and attained success in the late 70s.
- Adavi Ramudu was Jandhyala’s career break film as a dialogue writer. It also began the combination of Jandhyala and director K.Raghavendra Rao who offered some great commercial success right from then.
- Music by K.V.Mahadevan and lyrics by Veturi is another asset for the film. The song Aaresukoboyi Paaresukunnanu became one of the chartbusters of the late 70s era.