Maya Bazaar (1957)

 ●  Telugu ● 3 hrs 34 mins

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The story revolves around the characters in the Hindu Epic "The Mahabharata" and is set in Dwaraka, the hometown of Lord Krishna. Arjuna's son Abhimanyu falls in love with Balarama's daughter Sasirekha. When the Pandava's lose their kingdom in the infamous game of dice to the Kaurava's, Balarama promises his daughters hand to Duryodhana's son, there by breaking the promise made to Subhadra(Abhimanu's mother and Balarama's sister). The rest of the movie is how Bhima's son Ghatotkacha helps the lovers unite with his magic.
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Cast: SV Ranga Rao, Savitri Gemini Ganesan, Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri

Crew: Kadri Venkata Reddy (Director), Marcus Bartley (Director of Photography), Ghantasala Venkateswararao (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 27 Mar 1957 (India)

Telugu Name: మాయ బజార్

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Did you know? Rama Rao was initially reluctant to play the lead role but his portrayal of Krishna garnered acclaim and many similar roles in unrelated films. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Label: Saregama India Limited
02:58

Playback Singer: P Leela
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Maya Bazaar (Tamil)
Trivia:
The film's story is an adaptation of the folk tale Sasirekha Parinayam, which is in turn based on the epic Mahabharata.

This is the first ever South Indian film to gross over 2 crore rupees.

The movie had over 400 studio workers working - including light men, carpenters, and painters who had participated in the development of the film.

Director Reddy was meticulous with the pre-production and casting phases for which he took nearly a year to complete the process.

Rama Rao was initially reluctant to play the lead role but his portrayal of Krishna garnered acclaim and many similar roles in unrelated films.

Four of the songs in the movie were composed by S. Rajeswara Rao prior to his departure from the project which was unknown.

Both the Telugu and Tamil versions of the movie were critically and commercially successful, with a theatrical run of 100 days in across 24 theaters, and it became a silver-jubilee film.

Mayabazar is the first ever Telugu film to be digitally remastered, colored and re-released in theaters.