Kallu (film)

Kallu (English: The Eyes) is a 1988 Indian Telugu-Language ethnographic drama film based on the lives of five blind people directed by M. V. Raghu, based on Gollapudi Maruti Rao's play with the same name.[1][2] In 2018, the film celebrated its 30th Anniversary by "Mukhi Media" in Hyderabad.[3]

Kallu
Directed byM. V. Raghu
Written bySirivennela Sitaramasastri (lyrics)
Screenplay byM. V. Raghu
Story byGollapudi Maruti Rao
Produced byD. Vijaya Kumar
A. L. Ananda Rao
StarringSivaji Raja
Chidambaram
Gundu Hanumantha Rao
N. J Bhikshu
Rajeswari
CinematographyM. V. Raghu
Edited byM. V. Raghu
Music bySP Balasubramanyam
Production
company
Mahashakthi Films
Release date
1988
Running time
132 min
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

The film won four state Nandi Awards, and the Filmfare Award for Best Direction. It was screened in Indian panorama section of the International Film Festival of India, and the Hyderabad Film Festival.[4] The film won thirty awards including special mention from the CBFC Jury.[5][6][7]

CastEdit

AwardsEdit

Nandi Awards
  • Best Feature Film (bronze) - D. Vijaya Kumar, and A. L. Ananda Rao
  • Best First Film of a Director - M. V. Raghu
  • Best Story - Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
  • Special Jury Award - Chidambaram
Filmfare Awards South
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Raghu M.V. in city today". 29 December 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  2. ^ "Picture 270868 | Dasari Narayana Rao, MV Raghu at Kallu Movie 25 years Celebrations | New Movie Posters".
  3. ^ "Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Raghu M.V. in city today". 29 December 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ http://www.hyderabadfilmclub.org/HIFF%202007/Film%20Festival%202007-part5.pdf
  5. ^ "The saga of a lensman". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 9 June 2003. Archived from the original on 23 October 2003.
  6. ^ Sarma, G. V. Prasada (19 October 2015). "Tollywood comedian Kallu Chidambaram dead" – via www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Gollapudi Maruti Rao, Raghu M.V. in city today". 29 December 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.