Chiranjeevi And Kota Has Common Thing - Nostalgia
What is the debut film of Megastar Chiranjeevi? There is a slight confusion in the answer. Chiranjeevi actually started his film career with 'Punadi Rallu' but the first film to hit the theaters was 'Pranam Khareedu'. So, technically 'Pranam Khareedu' becomes his debut.
Chiranjeevi and actor Kota Srinivasa Rao share something common, i.e. their debut film 'Pranam Khareedu'. Kota who is known for his brilliant acting skills made his entry to Telugu films at the same time. The movie was released in 1978.
Another interesting thing they share in common is that 'Pranam Khareedu' is the only black & white film they acted. After 'Pranam Khareedu' the majority of the films changed to color.
'Pranam Khareedu' was actually a short story penned by C.S.Rao. He had developed it into a movie script with a dialogue version later. The movie was produced by Kranthi Kumar under Kranthi Chitra banner. K.Vasu directed the movie.
So, a top hero and a top villian/character actor who ruled the screen for decades have debuted with the same film.