Krishna's path-breaking film completes 30 yearsMar 24, 2016 03:55 AM
Superstar Krishna is known as a trendsetter in Tollywood. He not only experimented with his roles, but also introduced many new technologies to Telugu cinema. One of his iconic movies 'Simhasanam' completes 30 years today. The film was released on 21st March, 1986.
This path-breaking movie, which marked the debut of Krishna as director, was a huge hit and broke many existing records then.
Krishna introduced 70mm, six track stereophonic sound technology with this movie, produced by himself under Padmalaya Studios banner. He also penned the story and screenplay along with Tripuraneni Maharadhi. Krishna played a dual role and starring Jayapradha and Radha Mandakini as the leading ladies, the film also marked the debut of 'Sholay' villain Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) in Tollywood.
Songs by Bappi Lahari were very popular and were one of the reasons behind the stupendous success of the film. Some songs like 'Aakashamlo Oka Taara' are heard even now.One of the records created by the movie was it collected 1.51 crores in the opening week. The film completed 100 days with houseful runs in many areas.
Fans went gaga over Krishna's performance and there was a huge turn out of fans for the 100 days function, held in Chennai. Legendary cinematographer VSR Swamy worked for this movie. Bhaskar Raju is the art director.
Congratulations to every artist and technician on the film completing 30 years. This film will be remembered forever as one of the greatest films ever made in Telugu.