The Pawan Kalyan starrer Tholi Prema, which was released in the year 1998, was telecast on Star MAA recently. Despite being a two-decade old film, the TRP ratings were good for this film, say sources. What is even more surprising is that hashtags such as #TholiPremaonStarMAA, #TholiPrema have been trending over nearly three days on the social media, which speaks volumes of the film’s popularity.
Tholi Prema is a romantic drama, written and directed by A. Karunakaran. While Pawan Kalyan played the lead role in it, Keerthi Reddy was his heroine. It had Ali, Venu Madhav, Narra Venkateswara Rao, Nagesh and Achyuth in the supporting roles.
The film had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film. It’s technical crew included Deva for music, Maheedhar and Chota K. Naidu for cinematography and Marthand K. Venkatesh for editing. It was bankrolled by G. V. G. Raju under his banner SSC Arts.
A hit movie in Telugu, the film was remade in Hindi as Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai, starring Tusshar Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor and in Kannada as Preethsu Thappenilla with V. Ravichandran playing the lead role.
With Pawan Kalyan shifting his focus towards politics and not signing any new projects. The star has refuted rumours that he will be working on a new film. The actor-turned-politician is busy touring the state with the assembly elections nearing and has no time for movies at this point in time, states a press release clarifying his stance. Pawan Kalyan has voicing the various concerns that the states of Andhra and Telangana are facing. He is also touring the states to gain momentum for his political party Jana Sena, which he launched in the year 2014.
The actor has starred in 25 films in his long career with his 25th film and last film being Agnyaathavaasi. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, Agnyaathavaasi had Keerthy Suresh as Pawan Kalyan’s female lead.
While his fans should be happy to see him films on the small screens.