Born with the blessings of Sage Durvasu, Karna (N.T. Rama Rao) was sired by Suryadev and an unwed Kunti, who was compelled to abandon him. She subsequently went on to get married to Pandu and sire five other sons, Yudhister, Arjun (N.T. Rama Rao), Bhim, Nakul and Sahdev. Karna, in the meantime, was adopted by Adhiratha, a charioteer, and his wife, Radha, and grows up wanting to be a warrior. He is unable to find a Guru due to his birth, but does manage to acquire necessary skills from Suryadev, and obtain blessings from his new-found Guru, Parashuram. He will then go on to befriend Rajkumar Dhuryodhan, participate in the humiliation of Draupadi, and then take up arms against the Pandavas.
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This film was a ' Huge Blockbuster ' at the box office.
It grossed around 3.5cr with a share of 1.75cr in 1977.
It grossed around 1.1cr with a share of 60 Lakhs in its re-release in the mid 1980s.
It grossed another 1.8cr with a share of 1cr in its re-release again in the mid 1990s.
Including its initial release and re-releases, its total gross is around 6.4cr and share is around 3.35cr.
The estimated number of tickets sold (Footfalls) for this film in India are around 4.15cr. See more
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