The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing.
THE BIRTH OF A HERO
Mumbai, Jan. 13 -- Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR, 1923-96) was a rare phenomenon in cinema and politics not just in India, but possibly the world, too. The son of a Telugu farmer, he dominated cinema and politics like none other during his life time. In a 44-year (1949-1993) career in films, he made some 302 films, and every second one was a box office hit. He also produced and directed films, and knew every aspect of film-making. He never took more than six weeks to complete a film. And, at the height of his popularity, he completed 15 films in 12 months in 1964! Shortly before turning 60, NTR entered politics to restore the Telugus' "atma gauravam" (self-respect), formed the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in March 1982. He stormed into power j...
To read the full article or to get the complete feed from this publication, please Contact Us