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Collection King Mohan Babu’s ‘Assembly Rowdy’ completes 25 years

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Collection king Mohan Babu, who created a special page for himself in the history of Telugu Cinema, has completed 4 decades as successful actor in the Telugu cinema industry. ‘Assembly Rowdy’ is one of the most memorable films of Dr. Mohan Babu, who has acted in more than five hundred feature films in lead and many dominant roles. The film, which has shown the mettle of Mohan Babu, was released on June 4, 1991 and has completed 25 years today.

On this occasion, Manchu Mohan Babu said, “The film ‘Assembly Rowdy’ was based on the Tamil film ‘Enaku Velai Kidaichiduchu’. After the release of ‘Alludugaru’, we acquired the remake rights of the film. B Gopal is already a star director in those days. I asked him through a phone call regarding my wish to make the film. However, he has given value to our friendship and accepted to direct it. Paruchuri Gopala Krishna garu too was very interested to be part of the film. We had roped in Divya Barathi to play heroine. Some people have even tried to create clashes between B Gopal and me. Finally we made the film. Annapurna, who played the female lead opposite me in ‘Swargam Narakam’, has played my mother. At first we thought to rope in Rao Gopal Rao garu to play my father role, but due to some unexpected reasons he didn’t accept. Later we roped in Jaggayya garu for the role. B Gopal and I, together worked for four films. He is producer’s director. When he was not sure about anything, he would tell politely. We have shot the film in just 41 days. The title ‘Assembly Rowdy’ had caused a storm in assembly. Posters and cut-outs were fired up. Brother Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao garu stood by my side and supported us. The Speaker at that time, Dharmarao garu watched the film and showered praises on the film. The film which was released amidst many obstacles, had created history by running successfully for 25 weeks. At present, we are planning to remake the film. ‘Vishnu’ will play the lead role in the upcoming version.”

“Mohan Babu has delivered powerful dialogues in many versions like as a son, lover, a responsible guy and MLA in the film ‘Assembly Rowdy’. I was mesmerized by watching his performance during the shooting for the film. Paruchuri Brothers have penned powerful dialogues. Each and every scene was very wonderful,” said B Gopal.

Paruchuri Gopala Krishna shared, “I took one and half day to pen the dialogues. Telugu version is much interesting than Tamil film. The dialogues delivered by Mohan Babu are still highlight. Since then Mohan babu called me as Agraja. Working for ‘Assembly Rowdy’ is an unforgettable journey for all of us.”