During the golden era of tollywood, Vithalacharya directed many janapada movies( fantasies) and shot to fame as 'Janapada Brahma'. Mostly he directed the fantasy movies with NTR and Kantha Rao as the heroes. Thereafter, every now and then, some of the directors attempted complete fantasies. But none of them outsmarted Vithalacharya.
Meanwhile, 'Kasi Majili Kathalu' a compilation of 12 parts is considered to be the best among Telugu fantasy novels. The book was written by Madhira Subbanna Deekshithulu. This great fantasy book starts with the story of 'Vara Prasadula Katha'. The stories of many fantasy movies of Vithalacharya and other directors' have been taken from 'Kasi Majili Kathalu'. Those who are interested in working on fantasy entertainers must read 'Kasi Majili Kathalu'. Original books written by Madhira Subbanna Deekshithulu are available in old and reputed libraries only. The books which are available in the markets are not the original ones.
Apart from 'Kasi Majili Kathalu', 'Bhatti Vikramarka', 'Sahasra Sirascheda Apoorva Chinthamani' etc. also offer great stuff for fantasy movies.