Late Kondavalasa Lakshmana Rao’s first movie is widely said by media people as ‘Avunu Valliddaru Ishta Paddaru’ in Vamsy direction. The dialect and dialogue of ‘Aithe Ok’ made him so popular but truth is, this is not the first film for Kondavalasa. One of his close friends, highly talented artist Sivaji Raja shared some surprising news regarding Kondavalasa’s film introduction with ‘Kallu’ movie.
‘Kallu’ is a neo realistic film made on lives of blind people, directed by MV Raghu. ‘Unlike many channels promoting ‘Avunu Valliddaru Ishta Paddaru’ as first film assignment for Kondavalasa, this is not so. We both made our acting debut in ‘Kallu.’ I can still remember those days when Kondavalasa appreciated my looks in the film. Whenever we both met at different occasions, we used to rejoice our ‘Kallu’ moments,’ Sivaji Raja said.
Directors like Vamsy, EVV Sathya Narayana and SV Krishna Reddy gave continuous support for Kondavalasa. In a span of less than 12 years, he completed 300 films which is a great achievement. Definitely, Tollywood misses you sir.