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Alldu Majaaka

1995 161’ col Telugu d E.V.V. Satyanarayana pc Devi Film Prod p K. Devi Varaprasad st/dial Posani Krishnamurali lyr Veturi Sundara Ramamurthy, Bhuvana Chandra c K.S. Hari m Koti lp Chiranjeevi, Ramya Krishna, Rambha, Laxmi, Giribabu, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ooha, Chinna, Srihari, Chalapathi Rao, Mahesh Anand

A massive censorship controversy transformed this minor success into a major one. Sitaram (Chiranjeevi), the son of a respected village elder, is arrested and condemned to death for murdering a police officer. The villains are Vasundhara (Laxmi) and Kota Peddaiah (Srinivasa Rao). They prevent the hero’s pregnant sister (Ooha) from marrying her lover, Peddaiah’s son (Chinna). Sitaram escapes from custody and forces Pappi (Ramya), Vasundhara’s elder daughter, to marry him, and later masquerades as Mr Toyota, a wealthy expatriate businessman. In this guise he first tries to marry Vasundhara herself, and then her second daughter Bobby (Rambha). Eventually, his true identity revealed, he escapes once again shortly before he is to be hanged, and rescues his sister and parents-in-law (including a now-repentant Vasundhara). In the deliberately voyeuristic finale, he is seen in a bedroom with both sisters Pappi and Bobby. Reminiscent in some ways of Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu (1989) and Gharana Mogudu (1992), the film’s release was followed by several protests by women’s and student groups calling for its ban, and responses by members of Chiranjeevi’s fan clubs threatening self-immolation if the film was withdrawn. The main causes of the controversy were the sexually explicit dialogues and the hero’s flirtation with his mother-in-law. A dance sequence featuring Chiranjeevi with Laxmi and the two heroines Ramya and Rambha was accused by film critics of indecency. The song, however, was retained and only a few other cuts were imposed by a Censor revising committee.