Saturday, April 11, 2009

Prema Pustakam(1992)

Ajith Kumar's first and only Telugu movie. It doesn't appear to be commercially available--not in or to the U.S., anyway. It was supposedly a hit, so I figure it would be on VCD at least. I can't find anything on YouTube or Google, which only makes me more determined to hunt it down, because I really, really want to see how Ajith looked in his debut. He's one of my current obsessions, so I "have" to watch as many of his movies as I can ;)

ETA: Well, according to the not-always-reliable Wikipedia, "this flim was super hit telugu box office[sic]", but an old rediff.com article called it "eminently forgettable"; in an interview on the same site, Ajith said that the director died during the shooting of the film and it was shelved, and in this interview("The Star Next Door", scroll down a bit), he used the words "a disaster" to describe his debut.

Forgettable disaster or not, I still want to see it. I'm suprised none of his superfans have tracked it down and uploaded it somewhere. Then again, maybe one of them did and it got yanked. **shrug** Who knows?

ETA2: Here's a link to the songs, as well as a pic of Ajith as he appeared in the movie: I think he sorta looks like the young Kamalhassan. Thank you, Sree, for the link, as well as additional info about the film :)

13 comments:

Sree said...

Hi,
Intrestingly,i am also searching for that movie. I know I have watched it before when I was very young.But I can't seem to articulate the main story.
As I am doing research on it since long time (yesterday)..:-)
I came across your blog...
here are my updated info. on your blog entry..
"Yes, the movie was a big hit as was mentioned in wiki,still since it is mentioned in wiki-I don't trust either.
And, Yes.the movie was a big forgettable, especially to the Gollapudi Maruthi Rao family. Because as Ajith mentioned the director of the movie had died while shooting the film in chennai beach. He had fallen in to the sea and was too late by the he got rescued. QUOTE:Gollapudi Maruthi Rao lost his youngest son Srinivas while he was shooting his debut venture "Prema Pusthakam" on 12.8.1992. " as was written @ http://www.telugufilms.org/wiki/index.php?title=Gollapudi_Maruthi_Rao. "
anyway, I am still on search for the songs...they were gooooooood as I recall it. By the way,Ajith looked so young and was VERY CUTE.
:)
-S

Sree said...

Here is a link for the songs of the movie..only 3 songs though..::
http://www.dishant.com/album/Prema-Pusthakam.html

Will be back...
thanks,
-s

Sree said...

IN this link,you can find the songs(again) but it has a pic of Ajith and with hero-in of that movie.
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/telugu/m/music_director.1126

good luck with the search.I am done for the day.
have a nice day!!
-s

lapetitediva said...

Thank you very much for the information and the links, Sree :)

kkk said...
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kkk said...

I remember watching the song "anukonnadi suluvuga vadalanu" on DD Chitralahari program... Ajith singing and dancing infront of a building and in rain.. somehow I used to hum this song for a long time :)

sreenu kommunuri said...

Hi,iam vardhani my husband also acted that movie.as a friend of ajit

sreenu kommunuri said...

My husband name is sreenu.kommunuri.ihad group photo of my husband and hero ajit ,maharshi raghava.and gollapudi sreenivas gaaru.

lapetitediva said...

@vardhani - Hi! Thanks for stopping by! That's really interesting that your husband acted in this film :)

Goldwin prince said...

Ajith Movies in Nagercoil Full Details .
[Filmname,Theatre,Days of Run, Release
date]
1 Kadhal Puthagam – Yuvraj – 15 Days
(15.07.1992)
2 Amaravathi – Raja – 20 Days
(04.06.1993)
3 Pasamalargal – Chakravarthi – 20 Days
(05.02.1994)
4 Pavitraa – MiniChakravarthi – 15 Days
(02.11.1994)
5 Rajavin Parvaiel – Thangam – 20 Days
(05.08.1995)
6 Asai – Laksmi – 30 Days (09.09.1995)
7 Vanmathi – MiniChakravarthi – 50 Days
(15.01.1996)
8 Kaluri Vasal – Chakravarthi – 30 Days
(18.02.1996)
9 Minor Mapillai – Thangam – 15 Days
(28.06.1996)
10 Kadal Kottai – Rajesh – 105 Days
(12.07.1996)
11 Nesam – Yuvraj – 25 Days
(14.01.1997)
12 Rasi – Chakravarthi – 20 Days
(14.04.1997)
13 Ullasam – MiniChakravarthi – 28 Days
(23.05.1997)
14 Pagaivan – Rajesh – 30 Days
(01.08.1997)
15 Rattai Jadai Vayasu – Swamy – 25 Days
(13.12.1997)
16 Kadal Mannan – PioneerMuthu – 30
Days (06.03.1998)
17 Aval Varuvala – Raja – 45 Days
(07.05.1998)
18 Unnidatill Ennai koduten –
Chakravarthi – 115 Days (14.08.1998)
19 Uerodu Ueraga – Lakshmi – 20 Days
(13.11.1998)
20 Thodarum – Yuvraj – 30 Days
(15.01.1999)
21 Unnai Thedi – MiniChakravarthi – 75
Days (05.02.1999)
22 Vaali – MiniChakravarthi – 80 Days
(01.05.1999)
23 Ananda Poongatree MiniChakravarthi –
75 Days (27.05.1999)
24 Nee Varuvai Enaa – Thangam – 78 Days
(13.08.1999)
25 Amarkalam – MiniChakravarthi – 76
Days (15.08.1999)
26 Mugavari – Rajesh – 75 Days
(19.02.2000)
27 Kandu Konden Kandu Konden –
SreeKArthikai – 50 Days (05.05.2000)
28 Unnai Kodu Ennai Taruven –
Thangam – 30 Days (19.05.2000)
29 Deena – Thangam – 47 Days
(14.01.2001)
30 Citizen – Chakravarthi – 75 Days
(09.06.2001)
31 Poovellamunvasam – Rajesh – 80 Days
(17.08.2001)
32 Ashoka – VasanthamPalace – 25 Days
(04.10.2000)
33 Red – Chakravarthi – 50 Days
(15.01.2002)
34 Raja – SreeKarthikai – 30 Days
(05.07.2002)- Release in 2 Theatres
35 Villan – Chakravarthi – 80 Days
(04.11.2002)
36 Ennai Thalata Varuvala –
SreeKarthikai – 10 Days (21.03.2003)
37 Anjaneya – Chakravarthi -30 Days
(24-10.2003)
38 Jana – Thangam – 23 Days
(01.05.2004)
39 Attagasam – Thangam – 40 Days
(11.11.2004)
40 Ji - Thangam – 23 Days
( 11.02.2005 )
42 Paramasivan – Rajesh – 50 Days
( 14.01.2006 )- Release in 2 Theatres
43 Tirupathi – Chakravarthi – 75 Days
( 13.04.2006 ) - Release in 2 Theatres
41 God Father - New – 103 Days (2006
Deepavali)
42 Aalwar - Chakravarthi - 30 Days
(14.1.2007) - Release in 2 Theatres
43 Kreedom - New - Coming Soon...

kousthubha said...

If any of u guys have found the movie..please do put the info here..i too am a big fan of ajith..but seems like i cant get this movie anywhere!!

Gaini Swapna said...

Hi friends,
Actually i am searching for movie kadhal mannan in Telugu version since so many years. I saw tat movie in my childhood tat too only once. I didn't remember movie name also,But i use to call it as a (RUPAI CINEMA). But seriously i need dis movie very badly. Still i am searching dis movie each & every day. So plzzzzz find it for me...
Thank u sooo much

chidagam divakar said...

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