Mahesh Babu, Rakshita
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Nijam story at a glance
G. Sita Ram is a soft calm going guy. His father fireman Venkateswar Rao gets arrested and later killed by Police after he gets in to a tussle with a local goon Devudu (Gopi Chand). Sita Ram and his mother (Talluri Rajeshwari) are troubled a lot by people asking bribe when they are trying to get Venkateswar Rao released. Sita Ram gets agitated after his father’s death and kills all people who asked bribe.
Just before Nijam, Teja had delivered three super hits in the form of Nuvvu Nenu, Jayam and Chitram that too with new comers. When Nijam was announced, the movie received too much of hype. Adding to it, the music album of the movie was a chartbuster then. But the movie could not sustain the hype and fell flat at the box office.
- This is the first combination of Mahesh Babu and director Teja.
- Rakshita had paired up with Mahesh Babu for the first time in this movie, who disappeared after doing few movies with top stars.
- The movie had won several laurels at various award functions. Here are some
- Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film – Nijam
- Nandi Award for Best Director – Teja
- Nandi Award for Best Story Writer – Teja
- Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer – Teja
- Nandi Award for Best Actor - Mahesh Babu
- Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress – Rameshwari
Filmfare Awards South:
- Filmfare Award for Best Director – Teja
Nijam was then in the Top 5 movies in consideration for ‘India’s official entry to Oscars’ in the foreign film category. The movie got a Pan-India appeal and was dubbed in Hindi as Meri Adalat.
The name of director Teja appears in the interval bang of the movie, which was his trademark style.
The movie’s tagline – It’s a lie (exactly opposite to title Nijam) became a point of discussion then.
Murali Mohan played the role of CBI officer role in the movie initially. After shooting for 4 days, Teja did not like his histrionics and replaced him with Prakash Raj. Both of them later had a legal tussle at MAA association regarding the same.