It's easier to get a fan following as a hero than as a villain, and this was
a man who had a whole film dedicated to him in Gopalarravugari Ammayi - that
was the individual pull that he commanded in the Tollywood of the yesteryears.
There would be very few Telugus across the world who can't hear that baritone
in their minds whenever they want, a voice that quiz no will ever play asking
for identification. It is only apt that an award for "stage presence" should
be in his name.
Kinnera Art Theaters, in commemoration of the 7th death anniversary of the late
actor Rao Gopala Rao, is organizing a 3-day "Rao Gopala Rao Drama Festival".
All troupes desirous of participating in this festival should apply before July
25 to The Secretary, Kinnera Art Theaters, 2-2-647/153, Central Excise Colony,
Hyderabad-13 for selection of their drama for performance.
The duration of the dramas will be between 90 and 120 minutes. The selection
committee will choose six dramas of all those submitted for staging in this
festival. Outstation teams can also participate. Teams selected for performance
will be paid Rs. 4,000 each if they are outstation, and Rs. 3, 000 each if they
are from the twin cities.
Please contact Raghuram at 761-4809/767-7777 for further details.