Lazy tailor Sundaram, who believes astrology a lot, is told that his fate changes if he marries a girl with a mole on the right thigh. His profession of being a ladies tailor seems like a nice ploy to identify such a woman among those that knew him well enough in the village. He tries to find if the woman would be one of the three women that grow close to him - Nagamani, Daya, or Neelaveni - but it's none of them. The local goon Venkataratnam's assistant Seenu is awaiting his boss's release from the prison, and keeps a watchful eye on Sundaram, as his antics seem to be close to sexual harrassment, which Venkataratnam detests. While innocent Sundaram falls in love with the newly arrived Sujatha teacher, Venkataratnam's mentally retarded sister Sundari, who is also close to Sundaram, gets pregnant. How Sundaram clears himself off Seenu's suspicions and convinces Sujatha to get married forms the rest of the story that starts off as a comedy flick and slowly turns into a suspsense thriller without losing the comedy flavour.
I knew tammuDu Satyam and Saibaba from the time I used to work at Oriental Insurance. We used to play carroms in the evenings. Once Saibaba introduced his friend and film writer Thota Sainath at a time our ideas to make a film were shaping. Through Sainath, we went to Vamsy after he had a successful debut in the form of Sitaara and expressed our interest. A project shaped among us and we prepared a story for Kamal Hasan, under the tentative title Soundaryalahari. Everything was going well, but Kamal asked us to first make our debut with another movie before we went to sets with Soundaryalahari. We thus planned another story about a tailor's kid running away from home with just a lantern ...a typical rags to riches story. At that time, Vamsy started working for Aalaapana, and we used to go to the sets to generally learn how he directs a film and so on ...as a chance for us to gain some experience too. We met Tanikella Bharani there, and Bharani told us the story of Ladies Tailor while Vamsy was busy with filming Aalaapana. Soon, he had penned numerous versions of dialogues ready for the film - so many versions that we could possibly make four or five more movies with the same story! The film went to sets and finished shoot in 29 days.
Vasi Reddy Pradeep Shakti hailed from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh state but became famous all over India with his villain roles in South Indian language movies. Besides becoming a household name in southern states like AP, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, he had become a familiar face with even Bollywood audience in eighties and nineties through the dubbed versions of south Indian movies. 2b1af7f3a8