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10 Facts Every TFI Lover Should Know About #Mayabazaar

1.COSTLIEST MOVIE OF THAT ERA..

Mayabazaar is the costliest movie ever made in Indian film history back those days.It was made on a budget of Rs.2,00,000. Telugu version of this epic had its release on 27th March 1957 and Tamil version was released on 12th April 1957 and Dubbed with same name into Kannada and became a commercial success..

2.FILM LENGTH

The actual length of Mayabazaar was 5 hours and then later cut short to 2hr 45 min.

3.GREATEST INDIAN FILM EVER MADE

According to a poll conducted by CNN-IBN back in 2013 Mayabazaar voted as the Greatest Indian Film Ever Made..Proud Moment For every Telugite out there…

4.YOU WILL NEVER SEE PANDAVAS IN THIS MOVIE

Though the movie was made on the story revolving around kauravas and Pandavas you will never see pandavas in this movie..instead you will just heard of them in the dialogues of some characters.

5. IT WAS A PART OF AP STATE GOVT 10TH CLASS SYLLABUS

The government of AP decided to pass on this classic to next generations so they decided to mae this a part of 10th class English syllabus.

6.VISUAL EFFECTS

They created some spectacular visual effects just using some camera tricks decades before computers came into market…

7.CONCEPTUALISTAION OF VIDEO CALLING AND LAPTOPS

Many people claims that some Hollywood filmmakers who predicted some sort of things like ipads,laptops and video calling but the fact is that it was Mayabazaar which did it long before. Salute to KV Reddy garu(Director) for bringing those concepts into visuals…

8.THEY CREATED MOONLIGHT EFFECTS BACK IN 1950’S

The cinematographer of this grandeur Marcus Bartley created moonlight effects for the evergreen song “Lahiri lahiri lahiri lo” on a sunny day in a small lake near madras using some typical camera techniques.This stands as the epitome of Cinematography and still a inspiration to upcoming cinematographers..

9.AWARDS AND APPRECIATIONS

This film received Filmfare award for best film in telugu and screened at 1957 international film festival of India and Indonesia.

10.MAYABAZAAR MADE NTR AS LORD KRISHNA

Mayabazaar is the first film where Sr.Ntr garu played Lord krishna‘s role. Firstly he felt shy to play that role in front of his superior actors like SVR garu and many others and later director and producers convinced him to play that role and rest is the history Almost every Telugite when they heard the name lord krishna a picture of Sr.Ntr garu as lord krishna comes into their mind that was the impression he left on Telugu people. From then he acted as Lord krishna in almost 18 films.
FINALLY, A BIG SHOUT FOR THE DIRECTOR KADIRI VENKATA REDDY GARU AND PRODUCERS B.NAGI REDDY AND ALURI CHAKRAPANI GARU FOR GIVING US THIS EPIC FILM AND MAKING US FEEL PROUD. SHARE THIS AND LET THE OTHER PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THIS GRANDEUR.
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