April 1st Vidudala
April 1 Vidudala is a 1991 Telugu comedy film, produced by P. V. Bhaskar Rao under the Poorna Teja Creations banner, presented by Sri Sravanthi Movies and directed by Vamsy. It stars Rajendra Prasad, Shobhana in the lead roles and music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. The film was remade in Tamil as Sathyavan, starring Murali, Gautami, in Kannada as Mr. Harishchandra, starring Mohan, Anu Prabhakar and in Odia as Jabardast Premika, starring Babushan, Jhilik Bhattacharjee in the pivotal roles.
The film begins on Divakaram (Rajendra Prasad) coming late to video-shoot a marriage, where he sees Bhuvaneswari(Shobana) and falls head over heels in love. He then gets hold of Bhuvaneswari's maternal uncle, V. P. Jagannatham (Pradeep Shakti) and gets information about Bhuvaneswari. He gathers that she respects only people who are self-sufficient and straightforward. He also finds out that she is not married and is about to get transferred to Rajahmundry (where he stays) soon. She works as a railway booking clerk. So Divakaram comes back to Rajahmundry and gets permission from the doctor (Shubha), who raises him as her foster child, to use the front veranda in her house for his video shop. In order to secure the capital, he uses all kinds of tricks. He blackmails Bhagyam [(Jayalalitha)], cheats Chinna Rao (Mallikarjuna Rao) and claims a chit which he never was a member of, and so on. Finally, starts the video shop. That's when Bhuvaneswari enters the scene. All the while Jagannatham writes him letters in her name, making Divakaram assume that she is in love with him. Finally, when she lands in Rajahmundry he approaches taking marriage proposals. It's then that he realizes that he had been cheated by Jagannatham. Meanwhile, she finds out all of Divakaram's mischief through the neighbors. To teach him a lesson, she puts forward a deal that she would marry him only if he stays out of cheating, and does not utter a lie in a month. Divakaram goes for it. Here we see all the problems of Divakaram gets into because of the deal he had with Bhuvaneswari. He discloses the murder done by his friend. This enrages his friend who comes out of jail as there is no proof of his murder. In the climax, his friend is killed and Divakaram goes to jail but is acquitted as Dr. Krupa Mani (Shubha) confesses to the murder as an act of self-defense and he comes back to win the hand of Bhuvaneswari.
|author||L. B. Sriram|
|editor||Uma Shankar Babu|
|keywords||cheat chit fund claims a chit foster child kill marriage proposal married see all shubha|
|producer||P. V. Bhaskar Reddy|
|productionCompany||Sri Sravanthi Movies|