Erra Mandaaram won five Nandi awards in 1991, including the Best Actor for Rajendra Prasad and the Best Picture award.
Rajendra Prasad who is famous for his comedy acts in movieas, did a serious role in this film. He was so inspired by the character of Ramudu that he had a haircut to suit the role. He also lay in mud for hours, and even let ants and insects around his wound, to get the real feel across the scene.
Erra Mandaaram was based on Ledi Campina Pulinetturu, a short story by M V S Harinatha Rao, which was published in Andhrajyothy's deepavali issue. The three-page story was later developed into a film. The movie was made with 35 lakhs, and collected around 45 lakhs in the first run.
Erra Mandaaram is the story of Ramudu (Rajendra Prasad) who is a simpleton, working for a touring talkies owned by Dora (Devraj). Dora owns most of the land, and literally rules the village. Ramudu gets married to Arundhati (Yamuna), and also becomes the village Sarpanch due to the reservation quota. Ramudu realizes the truth about Dora, and rebels. Dora kills a government officer and frames Ramudu, who is sent to the prison. Ramudu returns from the jail and tries to seek revenge, but Dora kills him instead. The police file a false case asserting that the killed person is not Ramudu, but some one else. Arundhathi is left alone to bring the truth to light.
Cast And Credits:
Rajendra prasad: Ramudu Yamuna: Arundhathi Devaraj: Dora Story, Dialogues: M V S Harinatha Rao Music: Chakravarthy Direction: Mutyala Subbayya
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