Venkatesh Daggubati and late actress Soundarya starrer Jayam Manadera completed 20 years as the movie was released on 7th October 2000. #20YearsForJayamManadera is trending on Twitter. The action drama Jayam Manadera was directed by N Shankar and bankrolled by D Suresh Babu under the banner of Suresh Productions.
The action drama of Venkatesh in which he played the dual role- Mahadeva Naidu & Rudraman Naidu / Abhiram , was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. Jayam Manadera was the biggest opening grosser in Tollywood. Later, it was dubbed into Hindi as Dum: Man Of Power in 2011 and in Tamil as Manikanda.
The movie Jayam Manadera which carried the social message, turned out to be one of the biggest hits of Venkatesh Daggubati’ career. For this Shankar’ directorial venture Venkatesh won Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 2020. The movie Jayam Manadera which sheds light on caste discrimination was also appreciated by political personalities.
The film Jayam Manadera was extensively shot in Europe at a time when long outdoor shoots were a rarity in Telugu film Industry. According to the director N Shankar, the team shot in Europe for over 40 days. And it was super fun shooting with Venkatesh Daggubati and Soundarya.
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