The story revolves around the characters in the Hindu Epic "The Mahabharata" and is set in Dwaraka, the hometown of Lord Krishna (NTR). Arjuna's son Abhimanyu(ANR) falls in love with Balarama's daughter Sasirekha(Savitri). When the Pandava's lose their kingdom in the infamous game of dice to the Kaurava's, Balarama promises his daughters hand to Duryodhana's son, there by breaking the promise made to Subhadra(Abhimanu's mother and Balarama's sister). The rest of the movie is how Bhima's son Ghatotkacha(SVR) helps the lovers unite with his magic.
Did You Know?
This film was the 1st ever South Indian film to gross 2cr.
It's Telugu version grossed around 2cr with a share of 1cr & the Tamil dubbed version grossed around 50 Lakhs with a share of 25 Lakhs in 1957 and became the highest grossing South Indian film of all time then until it was surpassed by Lava Kusa which released in 1963.
The Kannada dubbed version grossed around 20 Lakhs with a share of 10 Lakhs in Karnataka in 1965.
The total number of tickets sold (Footfalls) for this film in India are estimated to be around 5.1cr, which includes 20 lakh tickets that were sold for the digitized and colourised version released in 2010. See more
Version of Mahabharat