30 years of ‘Simhasanam’

Krishna-Simhasanam-moiveSuperstar Krishna, known for daring and dashing attitude, made several experiments while he was at the peak of his career. And one such great experiment was SImhasanam, which was directed by him and released simultaneously in Hindi as well with title Singhasan. This movie was released exactly on this date three decades ago- in 1986 and became one of the blockbusters of the actor’s illustrious career. It broke many records and collected a whopping Rs 15165291 at the box office- a state record in those days.

The movie- based on a folk story- was penned by Krishna and Tripuraneni Maharathi, and shot in just 60 days. Three glam dolls-Jayaprada, Radha, and Mandakini paired up with Krishna who played a dual role . Bappi Lahiri composed the tunes and interestingly- the songs were sung by a newcomer- Raj Sitaram and all the songs were super hit . Amjed Khan played one of the key roles in Hindi. This was the first 70 MM movie and that way he introduced cinemascope technology to South India. this was also the first stereo-phonic sound movie.

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