| 1 November 1983|Andhra Kesari Wikipedia
Andhra Kesari is a historical Telugu film on the life of Tanguturi Prakasam.
Vijayachander portrayed the character, produced and directed the film., It was released on 1 November 1983, the Andhra Pradesh Formation day.
There is a melodious song Vedamla Ghoshinche Godavari Amaradhamamla Sobhille Rajamahendri on the historical city Rajamundry.
The idea of making the film on Tanguturi Prakasam came to Vijayachander on the motivation by Tanguturi Anjaiah in one of his speeches, that Government would provide financial assistance to such ventures. After getting the script ready, he met the concerned minister and got his assurance. Later Bhavanam Venkatarami Reddy became the Chief Minister. The Finance Minister Kona Prabhakara Rao gave financial assistance of Rs. 6 lakhs on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1982.
The film was shot in the house of Jammaganti Hanumantha Rao, Rajahmundry and Hyderabad. The production cost was Rs. 18 lakhs. After the completion, it was released on 1 November 1983, the Formation day of Andhra Pradesh. The film was a financial failure. He could not pay the government completely and instead gave them film copyrights.Vinara Bharata Veerakumara (Life of Andhra Kesari - Burrakatha)
Vedamla Ghoshinche Godavari Amaradhamamla Sobhille Rajamahendri (Lyrics: Arudra; Singer: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam)
The film won Nandi Award from Government of Andhra Pradesh.