By coming to Telugu Cinema has Hero with Thene Manasulu in 1965, Krishna gave the hero image a new definition with films like Goodhachari 116, Asadhyudu, Nenante Nene, Takkaridonga- Chakkani Chukka and Vichitra Kutumbam. It was a watershed moment for Krishna in the beginning of 1970s. His marriage with Vijayanirmala and huge appreciation for their onscreen chemistry made him think on professional lines.
The couple established a home banner Padmalaya with the apparent idea that the remuneration costs would be saved and their films would fetch returns. But their first film in home banner, Agnipariksha was a flop. Without feeling dejected they thought what the audience are really looking for. They decided to make a film which was never before seen in Telugu Cinema with Cowboy backdrop, high technical values, great locations and brilliant production values making it on par with Hollywood film. He asked Arudra, who wrote him the story of Goodhachari 116 giving Krishna a new look.
Mosagallaku Mosagadu featured Krishna in a stylish cowboy role and basic storyline of the film is inspired from Hollywood classics Mackennas Gold, The Good Bad and The Ugly and For a Few Dollars more. Krishna is fantastic as Krishna Prasad- aka the hero of the film. The cowboy costumes suit him well with great ease and his histrionics in action sequences work wonders. Nagabhushanam gets a memorable role as Nakkajittula Naganna and it is a cakewalk for him. Vijayanirmala shares a great chemistry with Krishna and acts well. Satyanarayana, Gummadi , Rao Gopala Rao, Prakasa Rao and Mukkamala suit their respective roles.
Huge credit goes to writer Arudra in successfully adapting a foreign concept of Cowboy films to Telugu arena. The dialogues go well with the storyline and every scene is well written- keeping the audience engaged. Adi Narayana Rao’s music is another asset and songs like Korinadhi Neraverinadhi, Katthilanti Pilla, Elagundhi Elagundhi Abbaya became good hits. Direction by KSR Das is grand and the film is shot on great production values.
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