Alluri Seetharama Raju Completes 40 years

By - April 30, 2014 - 07:21 AM IST

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Alluri Seetharama Raju is an epic film which redefined many factors of Telugu Cinema during the 70’s.  It made Superstar Krishna’s acting career reach new dimensions in terms of acting and bringing life to this historic character, and also brought some phenomenal changes in the technical departments concerning Telugu Films. The film revisited the life of an exemplary Freedom Fighter India has ever witnessed with utmost perfection, flawlessness and care. This legendary film is celebrating its 40th anniversary on May 1st 2014 and on that memorable occasion, iQlikmovies brings you some of the interesting facts as well as highlights from the film:

-> Superstar Krishna has been instrumental in making Alluri Seetharama Raju not only as an acting extravaganza but a technical galore as well. He wanted to bring the best visuals to the audience with Cinemascope technology making this film the first ever Telugu Film equipped with Cinemascope visuals.

-> Most of the film has been shot in real locations such as Chintapalli and Mannem Forests near Vishakhapatnam - Andhra Pradesh, in an era when many scenes of a film were shot in studios.

-> The film was made on a huge budget of Rs.25 Lakhs – which is very expensive for 70’s era.

-> Apart from the film based on a Freedom Fighter’s journey in life, Alluri Seetharama Raju as a film focuses on the human values, sentiment, and patriotism at an individual level - making it a perfect screenplay.

-> V.S.R.Swami’s excellent cinematography, and Tripurineni Maharadhi’s dialogues act as strong pillars for the film.  The exotic locations were greatly captured in the camera making it a great visual experience for the viewer.

-> Legendary poet Sri Sri won the national award for best lyricist for his great work in writing the song “Telugu Veera Levara…” from this film which topped the charts during the year 1974. Vasthadu Naa Raju, and Ragilindhi Viplavagni are other noted hits from this film.

-> Adinarayana Rao - the composer for the film penned an English Christmas Song as well.

-> Apart from phenomenal lead performance by Krishna, the film featured veteran actor Jaggaiah in the role of evil British gentleman named Rutherford. Many scenes involving the confrontation between Alluri Seetharamaraju and Rutherford were brilliantly conceived on the big screen.

iQlik Movies remembers this fantastic film Alluri Seetharama Raju on the eve of it completing 40 years.

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