A top news channel of Telugu states telecasted a one hour program on the life journey of Megastar Chiranjeevi with the title 'Punadi Reellu' today in connection with the 150th film launch of Chiranjeevi. The program was splendidly designed and edited by the channel.
The details of Chiranjeevi's debut movie 'Pranam Khareedu' to his 150th film were nicely briefed by the channel. Chiranjeevi's successes and failures were also described by the channel. On a whole, it appears to be one of the best programs on Chiranjeevi recent times. The channel highlighted the point that Chiranjeevi had ended the artificial and dramatic performances shown by his seniors. Also, the channel showed the clippings of Chiranjeevi's super hit dancing numbers. However, there should be little corrections needed in the program and are as follows.
* The channel mentioned Chiranjeevi became number one hero with 'Pasivadi Pranam' (1987). The channel was true as media officially recognized and respected Chiranjeevi as the number one hero since then. However, Chiranjeevi was treated unofficial number one hero of Tollywood from 'Khaidhi' (1983) by his fans and some of the movie lovers. He became a star with movies like 'Yamakinkarudu', 'Goodhachari No.1', 'Maga Maharaju' and 'Abhilasha' etc which got released prior to Khaidhi.
* The channel couldn't give exact box office statuses of movies like 'Muthamesthri', 'Annayya' etc. 'Muthamesthri' was a hit while 'Annayya' stood as a blockbuster in 2000. 'Stalin' also got success result though it could not run well like 'Tagore'.
* The channel could not give the complete details on Chiranjeevi's Hindi films. 'Prathibandh' stood as a super hti, while 'Aaj Kaa Goondaraj' was an above average grosser. 'The Gentleman' was a disaster at Bollywood's box office.
* The channel forgot to mention 8 industry hits of Chiranjeevi. They are 'Khaidhi', 'Pasivadi Pranam', 'Yamudiki Mogudu', 'Athaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu', 'Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari', 'Gang Leader', 'Gharana Mogudu' and 'Indra'.