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Sensational Telugu film Maa Bhoomi completes 40 years; Here are some interesting facts about the movie on this occasion

Maa Bhoomi is one of the first movies about Telangana people that became a big hit in Telugu by winning many awards at the film festivals
by Xappie Desk | March 23, 2020 16:12 IST
Sensational Telugu film Maa Bhoomi completes 40 years; Here are some interesting facts about the movie on this occasion

'Maa Bhoomi' is a 1979 released Telugu film which came out as a social drama and became a big hit. Popular director Goutam Ghose marked his directorial debut with this movie. The film showcased the typical life of villagers under British rule and the story of a peasant who fights against the Britishers. The film which got premiered in so many film festivals also won Nandi and Filmfare Awards as well. Here are some interesting facts about the film.

 
*Popular actor Sai Chand marked his acting debut with this movie.
 
*B Narsing Rao who bankrolled this project also penned the script for the film.
 
*As per CNN-IBN, 'Maa Bhoomi' is among the hundred best Indian films.
 
*Initially the makers wanted to make the film with a budget of 1.5 lakhs but it got increased to 5 lakhs.
 
*Popular Actress Telangana Shakuntala also marked her entry with this movie.
 
*The movie ran for one year in Sudarshan Theatre, Hyderabad without any breaks.
 
*To know more about the village life in Telangana, both Goutam and Narsing Rao used to observe the villagers in nearby areas.
 
*Narsing Rao mortgaged his home for kickstarting this project.
 
*By the time the film completed, the producer went bankrupt and paid Rs. 700 to the sensor board by taking a gold loan with his wedding ring.
 
*The makers have completed the film shooting in just 50 days with three schedules.
 
*The film got rejected by so many popular distribution houses but Lakshmi films and Sri Taraka Rama Films have finally released this movie.
 
*Interestingly, co-producer of the movie Ravindranath along with his wife went to watch the film in the theatres on the third day of the release but the tickets got sold by that time.
 
*The makers considered 'Jaitra Yatra' as the title of the film but later finalized 'Maa Bhoomi' it is a film is about the fight for the land.
 
*As the negative of the film got damaged, the makers have released the DVD of the film by digitalizing it in 2015.
 
 
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