Jagapathi Babu, Sukanya, Bhanumathi RamaKrishna
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S. Gopal Reddy
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Peddarikam story at a glance
Parvataneni Parasu Ramayya (N. N. Pillai) and his four sons Balaramudu (Vijay Kumar), Narasimhudu (Rami Reddy), Rama Krishna (Chandra Mohan) and Krishna Mohan (Jagapathi Babu) have rivalry with Adusumilli Basavapunnamma (Bhanumathi) and her family as they have very strange past. So Krishna Mohan, the youngest of all plots to trap Basavapunnamma’s grand-daughter Janaki (Sukanya) in the name love. Even though Kirshna Mohan knew that she is already engaged, he tries to woo her. Janaki too pretends that she did fall for him but eventually both Krishna Mohan and Janaki really love each other. The rest of the story is how both unite against all odds.
The concept of family rivalry was something new to Tollywood then. The movie did fare and scored a smash hit at box office. This is first hit movie for hero Jagapathi Babu.
- This is first big break through for hero Jagapathi Babu.
- This film marked heroine Sukanya’s debut in Tollywood.
- Jagapathi Babu paired with Sukanya for the first time.
- This film is official remake of Malayalam blockbuster Godfather (1991).
- Malayalam Legendary Theatre artist NN Pillai who played the lead role in Malayalam version also played the same role in Telugu version. He debuted in Tollywood with this film and this is his only Telugu movie.
- Producer AM Ratnam turned as director with this film.
- Yesteryear’s actress Bhanumati played a key role in this film.
- Ghantasala Ratnakumar dubbed for Jagapathi Babu in this film.
- Ne Navve Chaalu song between Jagapathi Babu and Sukanya was well received by the music lovers then.