Golconda High School
Aatalu Maa Hakku (Sports are our right)
Movie title : Golconda High School
Release Date : January 15, 2011
Cast: Sumanth (as Sampath, sports coach / cricket trainer), Swathi (as English teacher), Gautham (as Captain of Golconda High School Cricket team), Tanikella Bharani (as Vishwanath, School Principal), Subbaraju (as Kiriti Babu, Director/member of school trust board), Shafi (as Vice Principal / Maths teacher Madhu Babu), Ravi Prakash, Jhansi, Hema, Jhansi , Sivannarayana
Music : Kalyani Mallick
Story : Indraganti Mohan Krishna
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry
Art : Ravinder
Presenter : D Suresh Babu
Direction : Indraganti Mohan Krishna
Producer : P Rammohan
Banner : Art Beat Capital Productions
Plot / Movie Story / Movie Review
Golkonda High School is a college in Hyderabad that is well known for its academics and sports. It was a sure winner in school cricket championships but as time passed, the school trustees began to ignore the activities of the school. The school lost its position in both academics and sports.
The trust goes so greedy that one of its members, Kiriti Babu (played by Subba Raju) proposes that the school playground be turned into big common entrance test coaching center so that the school can get good revenues and come out of its financial difficulties. He cites the poor performance on sports as the reason for scrapping the school ground. Vice Principal Madhu Babu (played by Shafi) too supports the idea.
Principal Vishwanath (played by Tanikella Bharani) however is against to this. He can only secretly oppose the proposal and requests for time to restore the sporting excellence of the school. Vishwanath wins the time but he has to get the school team win the state school cricket tournament to keep the playground from being a coaching center.
Thus, Vishwanath invites Sampath (played by Sumanth) who is an old student of the school and a former cricket champion and appoints him as the coach. Earlier, Sampath was cheated by his co-player Sundar (played by Raviprakash) who plays a trick and get him run out in a match so that Sampath does not get the name and fame. Gentle Sampath understands this and resigns from being the cricket team captain and never complains about this. Evil tricks are continued and Sampath is even debarred from cricket. Things change when Vishwanath who knows the genuineness of Sampath, gets his address and explains the present crisis of the school cricket ground. Samapath takes up the challenge even when some faculty members does not support in his attempts to build a winning team. English Teacher Anjali (played by Colors Swathi) however extends all her support.
As one can expect, the rest of the movie is about how Sampath, with the help of Anjali, build the team and train the team to the extent of winning the state tournament and hence saves the playground. Sampath inspires his students to build confidence in themselves, not to aim and dream of the aims but to do something towards realizing them.
The movie tries to explain two things - the importance of a playground to the school and secondly, the interest that parents should show and encourage their children for sports right from school level.
- The movie is shot in 65 - 70 days in Hyderabad. Much of the filming is at Don Bosco High School.
- The film is based on a novel called - The Men Within - written by Harimohan Paruvu.
- In the movie, Golconda High School wins the cricket match against Media for 3 months
- The movie is a sports drama based on cricket and teaches the importance of a sports ground in a school.
- Happy Movies in association with Praneeth Media released the movie in USA.
- The movie is made with a budget of Rs. 6 crores and by the end of January 2011, the film was on the edge of breaking even.
Golconda High School Songs
- Idi Adenemo
Artists: Sri Krishna, Geetha Madhuri
Artists: Anuradha Palakurthi
Lyrics: Indraganti Srikantha Sarma
- Adugeste (Male)
- GHS Yuddhabheri
Artists: Kalyani Malik
Lyrics: Kalyani Malik
Golconda High School Film Dialogues & Quotes
- Sampath: Meeru bowleraa batsman aa?
Shafi: Neenu Bhuddi Gnanam vunna manishini
English Translation: Sampath: Are you a bowler or a batsman?
Shafi: I am a human with mind and knowledge.
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- Aswini - Movie on the real story of the Indian Athlete Ashwini Nachappa