The action entertainer directed by K Raghavendra Rao, also starring Jayaprada, Jayasudha was the highest-grossing Telugu film of its times
Last Updated: 05.03 AM, May 24, 2023
One of the biggest hits of the 1970s in Telugu cinema that reinstated NTR’s ability to draw crowds to theatres, Adavi Ramudu is still widely viewed on OTT and television. Inspired by Rajkumar’s 1972 Kannada hit Gandhada Gudi, the film cemented K Raghavendra Rao’s career as a commercial director. The action entertainer, also starring Jayaprada, Jayasudha in key roles is believed to have grossed Rs 3 crore and performed well during many of its re-releases too.
What better occasion than NTR’s 100th birth anniversary to celebrate it on the big screen again? However, before you erupt out of joy, there’s a catch. The redefined 4K version of Adavi Ramudu is all set to select screens in the US on May 28, coinciding with the centenary celebrations across the globe. Noted overseas distributors Radhakrishna Entertainments are currently foreseeing the release formalities and confirmed the news today.
“#AdaviRamudu The First Ever box-office Sensation of TFI. This film is Re-releasing in 4K on May 28th as a part of Centenary celebration of “TELUGU PRIDE “ Anna NTR..Come let’s rejoice and pay tribute to the Legend NTR.Bookings open now..#NTR100years #NTRcentenarycelebrations,” the distributors tweeted today. Recently, they ensured a grand re-release of Balakrishna’s 2000s hit Chennakesava Reddy as well.
Adavi Ramudu, which released in 1977, was a landmark film for everyone involved in the team including its writer Jandhyala, composer KV Mahadevan. NTR and Jayaprada also starred in another hit the same year - Yama Gola. The film was shot in and around the Mudumalai forest as part of an extensive schedule. Popular character actress Rohini starred as a child actor in the film that also featured Nagabhushanam, Satyanarayana, Gummadi, Jaggayya and Sridhar.
Jointly produced by Satyanarayana and Suryanarayana, the story revolves around a forest officer who’s on a secret mission to find the brains behind a racket involving illegal transport of forest produce. Krushi Vunte, Aaresukoboyi, Ennallakennaallaku are among the popular songs in this blockbuster.