Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chakrapani


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Mar 5, 2012, 10:42:14 AM (9 years ago)
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  • Chakrapani

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     1'''Chakrapani''' 
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     3Legendary Telugu scenarist, producer and 
     4journalist; co-owner of the Vijaya Studio with 
     5B. Nagi Reddy. Born as Aluri Venkata Subba 
     6Rao in Tenali, Guntur Dist., AP. Became a Hindi 
     7scholar and briefly started a Hindi school. 
     8Participated in Gandhi’s salt agitations. Started 
     9a literary career translating Saratchandra 
     10Chattopadhyay into Telugu. First script: P. 
     11Pullaiah’s Dharmapatni (1940); first success 
     12with B.N. Reddi’s melodrama Swargaseema 
     13a partner at Vijaya, scripting all its influential early L.V. Prasad hits: Shavukaru (1950), Pelli Chesi Choodu (1952), Missiamma (1955), Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (1958). Started, on behalf of Nagi Reddy’s BNK Press, the children’s monthly Chandamama (1947), now published in 14 languages. Also started the popular journal Yuva. Credited himself with the direction of Manithan Maravillai, which is the Tamil version of K. Kameshwara Rao’s Chakrapani-scripted hit Gundamma Katha (1962), as well as Shri Rajeshwari Vilas Coffee Club (1976), remaking the Malayalam film Marunattil Oru Malayali (1971). He is satirised in the film Chakrapani (1954). 
     14 
     15[[Writer]] 
     16[[Producer]]