Pushpaka Vimanamu (1987)

 ●  Silent ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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Set against the backdrop of an anonymous city, this silent movie follows the adventures of an unemployed youth (Kamal Haasan), who suddenly has lady (Amala) luck smiling upon him, when he takes up the identity of a rich man. The young man gets to live in a 5 star hotel, where he meets a girl who could be the love of his life. However, a hired killer (Tinu Anand) has also set his eyes on the young man, as he has mistaken the young man for the rich man too. What turn will this story take next?
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Cast: Amala Akkineni, Kamal Haasan

Crew: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (Director), BC Gowri Shankar (Director of Photography), L Vaidyanathan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Release Dates: 10 Nov 1987 (India)

Silent Name: పుష్పక విమానము

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Did you know? The hotel shown in this movie is Windsor Manor hotel in Bangalore. Read More
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as Magician's Daughter
as Unemployed graduate
as Hotel Owner
as Magician's Wife
as Magician
as Beggar
Supporting Actor
as Millionaire's Wife
as The Millionaire
as Killer



Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Its offbeat format and engaging comedy was extremely well received, resulting in the movie winning many awards and accolades including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, 1988.

As the silent medium transcended all language barriers, this movie was freely shown across theatres throughout India, and even internationally.

The hotel shown in this movie is Windsor Manor hotel in Bangalore.

This movie became a blockbuster success and is notable for its inventive and ingenious use of the silent film format.

This movie is based on the King for a Day story.