Mayabazar (Market of Illusions) is an Indian epic fantasy film directed
by Kadiri Venkata Reddy and produced by B. Nagi Reddy and Aluri
Chakrapani, first released on 27 March 1957. The film was shot in
Telugu and Tamil with the same title, but with a few differences in the
cast. The story is an adaptation of the folk tale Sasirekha Parinayam,
which in turn is based on the epic Mahabharata. It tells the story of
Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) and Ghatotkacha (S. V. Ranga Rao), who try to
reunite Arjuna's son Abhimanyu with his love, Balarama's daughter
(Savitri). Though Rama Rao was initially reluctant to play the lead
role, his portrayal of Krishna received acclaim and yielded more offers
to reprise the same role in several unrelated films. Most of the musical
score was composed by Ghantasala. Both versions of the film were
critically and commercially successful. The film is considered a
landmark in both Telugu and Tamil cinema, with praise for its cast and
technical accomplishments, despite the limitations of the technology at
the time. A May 2013 CNN-News18 poll listed Mayabazar as the greatest
Indian film of all time.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayabazar>
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