As we gear up to celebrate the 73rd year of Indian Independence, we thought it’s best to dedicate a few moments to someone special. For years, the Telugu film industry has been keeping us entertained with movies that are now recognised globally, ones that have made history and those which have gone down as classics. Let’s take a brief look at what happened in the TFI as the nation roared with new excellence and achievements.
During the first decade of Independence, our nation set herself free from the clutches of the foreign rulers. From becoming a Republic (January 26, 1950) to holding the first general elections (October 1951-February 1952), India stepped into a new era.
Tollywood, during the same period, came up with legendary films such as Patala Bhairavi and Malliswari. These two movies went on to represent the scope of art and cinema in the country at the first India International Film Festival and Asia Pacific Film Festival, respectively. Not only that, but this is the time when we got the classic film Mayabazar, which continues to be hailed as ‘the finest film from India’. It is also the first Telugu film that was remastered and coloured, in 2010.