Superstar Krishna's Path Breaking Magnum Opus In The 80s!

Wed Nov 16 2022 11:49:20 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

Superstar Krishna is a visionary actor and filmmaker who made numerous films that pushed the boundaries of Telugu cinema. One such movie is 'Simhasanam' which was way ahead of its times when it comes to scale, budget and grandeur back in those days. When no producer dared to make such a film, he made it and went through a lot of troubles and achieved success.

Apart from being the lead actor, superstar Krishna penned the screenplay and story. He even directed and produced the film in Telugu and Hindi. Radha and Jayasudha are the female leads in this project while Amjad Khan and Mandakini played key roles. At that time, Krishna spent over 50 lakhs just on a set design and made the film on a whopping 3 crores. He used 70mm stereophonic song for this big budget film back in 1986. It was released on 21st March and turned into a massive hit by running in 157 theatres across Andhra and Telangana. It can truly be called as the 'Baahubali' of that time.

He made this film in Hindi as well with Jitendra as the hero. The heroines and other supporting cast were the same and it helped in the Hindi version becoming a blockbuster. It was only superstar Krishna who could dare to do such a thing back in those days. He made numerous films under his 'Padmalaya Studios' and turned them into blockbusters. He later explained that him becoming a director did not make many other filmmakers happy and good stories did not come his way since then.