Pedarayudu has a special position in the history books of Telugu cinema. It is one of the industry hits and also among the highest grossers during the 1990s. Directed by Ravi Raja Pinishetty, this film featured Mohan Babu, Soundarya, and Bhanu Priya in the lead roles. Superstar Rajinikanth essayed an important cameo in it. Today, Pedarayudu celebrates its silver jubilee release anniversary. On this occasion, here is a look back into it.
Pedarayudu deals with the story of Rayudu, who is a village head. He takes the ancestral throne and proves to be a righteous decision-maker for the people of his village. But things take a serious turn when his younger brother commits a murder. Mohan Babu played a dual role in the movie as Raja and Rayudu. Even the female leads gave the best in their respective roles. Especially, Soundarya's performance got lauded by many.
Pedarayudu was an official remake of the 1994 Tamil film Nattamai. The music of the film got composed by Koti. Songs like Koo Annadoi, Kadile Kalama, and Bhavavi Nuvvu became chartbusters at that time. Upon its release, Pedarayudu received a unanimous positive talk from the audiences. People flocked into the theaters due to the positive word of mouth. Eventually, it went on to become an industry hit in Telugu. This is often considered as one of the biggest hits in Mohan Babu's career. He also won a Filmfare Award as Best Actor for this movie.