If there comes a discussion on female-oriented films in Telugu cinema, one cannot miss mentioning the film Karthavyam. Such is the impact created by this classic among the audiences. Starring Vijaya Shanti in the lead role, this National Award-winning film celebrates 30 years of its release today. On this occasion, let us dig back into it.
Directed by Mohan Gandhi, Vijayashanthi plays the lead. Paruchuri Brothers are the story writers. The story of the film is inspired by the real-life IPS officer Kiran Bedi. The movie deals with the journey of a police officer who arrests a young man in a sexual assault case. The young man's highly influential father vows to take revenge on the cop. However, she overcomes all the odds and serves justice to the victim precisely forms the story of the film. Vinod Kumar and Charan Raj played the other important roles in the movie. Vijaya Shanti's exemplary performance is the major highlight of this movie. Perhaps, It is often considered one of her finest performances.
Vijaya Shanti bagged National Award for Best Actress for her performance in this movie. She also received Filmfare and Nandi Awards as well. Karthavyam also won the Best Film in Filmfare Awards. The movie was produced by popular producer AM Ratnam. The duo Raj-Koti composed the music of this film. Upon its release, Karthavyam received great response both critical and popular acclaim. It became a blockbuster at the box office and proved the stardom of Vijaya Shanti. It was later remade into Tamil as Bhavani: The Real Police.