Aakali Rajyam (1981)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 21 mins

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The story of this film is set during the late '70s and early '80s when job prospects in India were very poor. The movie dwells on the premises of social satire and through its characters (the young unemployed graduates) critically analyzes the state of Indian polity and social situation. Kamal Hassan comes to Delhi in search of a job and finds it difficult to earn one job without bribes, recommendations or using influence. He follows the words of Mahakavi Sri Sri (Srirangam Srinivasarao). He criticizes the government for not providing jobs and health and basic amenities to the public. He and his friends share a room and they live in abject conditions such as staying hungry for more than a day and wearing torn clothes. He meets Sridevi, who is his neighbor, and soon they fall in love. Due to their utter poverty and the immense burden of their familial responsibilities, misunderstandings crop up between the duo. Will they be able to overcome their dire financial straits to unite in the bond of matrimony? What is the price they must pay to rise out of their impoverished existence and establish some financial security in their lives?

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi Kapoor

Crew: K Balachander (Director), BS Lokanath (Director of Photography), MS Viswanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Jan 1981 (India)

Telugu Name: ఆకలి రాజ్యం

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Did you know? This movie is a remake of K Balachander's Tamil masterpiece Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), that also starred Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
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2.35 : 1
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Playback Singer: P Susheela
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Music Director: MS Viswanathan
Lyricist: PB Srinivas
Playback Singer: S Janaki
Trivia:
The original Tamil Version was also remade in Hindi as Zara Si Zindagi (1983), with Kamal Haasan and Anita Raj, directed by K Balachander himself.

This movie is a remake of K Balachander's Tamil masterpiece Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), that also starred Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead.
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Remake of: Varumayin Niram Sivappu (Tamil)