The writer of Temper was given Rs 1 crore and today all the top writers command Rs 1 crore for their stories in Tollywood irrespective of what or who they are inspired by.
But the story of Jyothilakshmi which was made with a budget of Rs 12 crores by Puri Jagannadh was bought for just Rs 1 lakh?
Well, Puri happened to read the novel Mrs Parankusam by Malladi Venkata Krishnamurthy and he had been contemplating to make a film based on it for the past five to six years.
The film is about a young man who wants to marry a prostitute and give a life to her. And the central character is being played by Charmme.
In today’s time and age, must say Rs 1 lakh is small change for many film-makers and to get such a lucrative story for that price, Puri is indeed a shrewd player.