HYDERABAD FILM CLUB
AT SRI SARATHI STUDIOS PREVIEW THEATRE, AMEERPET
A TRIBUTE TO SUPER STAR KRISHNA
28-12-2022 6.00 p.m. MOSAGALLAKU MOSAGADU
wednesday (1971/159 mins.)
A TRIBUTE TO NAVARASA NATASARVABHOUMA KAIKALA SATYANARAYANA
29-12-2022 6.00 p.m. THATHA MANAVADU
thursday (1973/ 177 mins.)
(159 minutes) is a 1971 Indian Telugu-
language Western action film directed by K. S. R. Das from a screenplay written
by Aarudra . The film features Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala , Nagabhushanam , Kaikala
Satyanarayana , Gummadi , Dhulipala , M. Prabhakar Reddy, and Jyothi Lakshmi in
prominent roles. It is produced by G. Adiseshagiri Rao under the banner of Sri
Padmalaya Films.Inspired from Western films such as For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), and Mackenna's Gold (1969), the story is set in the eighteenth century, in the anarchy prevailing after the Battle of Bobbili (1757). It revolves around finding the lost treasure belonging to the Amaraveedu dynasty. Principal photography of the film took place in Rajasthan, while a song sequence was shot in Himachal Pradesh. Released on 27 August 1971, the film was a commercial success and ran for 100 days.
Ghattamaneni Siva Rama Krishna Murthy (31 May 1943 – 15 November 2022),
known mononymously as Krishna, was an Indian actor, director and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a film career spanning five decades,he starred in more than 350 films in a variety of roles. He is referred to as "Superstar" in the Telugu media. In 2009, the government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian cinema. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Congress party in 1989. In 1997, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South in addition to Honorary doctorate from Andhra University in 2008. He died on 15 November 2022 due to cardiac arrest.
Thatha – Manavadu
(177 minutes) is a 1973 Indian Telugu-language film written and
directed by Dasari Narayana Rao in his debut. Thatha-Manavadu featured Raja Babu,
who had mostly acted in comic and supporting roles until then, as a lead actor. He is
paired with actress Vijaya Nirmala . Starring Kaikala Satyanarayana, S.V Ranga Rao,
Raja Babu, Anjali Devi, Vijaya Nirmala, Rajasulochana, etc.
The film was released on 23 March 1973. It ran for 25 weeks in theatres. The film won
the Nandi Award for Second Best Feature Film. It was later remade in Kannada
as Maga Mommaga (1974) and in Hindi as Suntan (1976).