Plot[ edit ] The film begins with happening in the cornfields in a village in South India, where a British forest ranger, who is in charge of the fields, has been alerted by some strange noises coming from deep inside the fields. He sets out with his dog and searches for the source of this strange noise, then suddenly the dog is being dragged inside and brutally killed by an unknown beast creature. Then, the forest ranger is also dragged inside and killed by the creature. Then the film shifts to the s, where a college farewell party for Sir Arthur Wellington College is taking place. Two college friends, Amudhan and Vendhan, who is the son of the alcoholic college watchman Vethagiri, have decided to stay back in the college hostel and spend the vacation there. The only thing that lies between the college and the village is the same cornfield, which is now currently being protected by a big wall that is believed to be the hunting grounds of the strange creature, that the people now call Ambuli.
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The Magazine[ edit ] The main features of Indian Mythology was completely written by Kutumbarao, who also developed the magazine by encouraging young writers in Telugu and adapted them to suit the Telugu written style that he made so popular in Andhra and the Telugu speaking people for decades. Some of the stories and the folklore features were written by Dasari Subrahmanyam, who made serials like Patala Durgam, etc.
It was revamped in November and had gone contemporary in terms of language, presentation, artwork, and content. While it continued to carry old favourites like Vikram-Betal and mythological tales, there were several new additions including contemporary stories, adventure serials, sports, technology, news pages, etc.
As the oldest brand in the field, Chandamama had taken up the responsibility of delivering entertaining, sensitive, and educational literature for its young readers. Chandamama was published in 13 languages including English , and had a readership of about , The stories published have been drawn from numerous historical and modern texts in India, as well as from other countries. Mythology, epics, fables, parables and even useful hearsay were spun suitably to feed the impressionable minds so that they seek the right direction in life, even while entertaining them thoroughly.
The wise king answers correctly, and is thus defeated by the Vetala, forcing the king do it all over again and again. History[ edit ] The first edition of Chandamama was released in July, The founder editor of the magazine was B.
Nagi Reddy who later became a leading film producer in South India. Chakrapani , a friend of Nagi Reddy, was the force behind magazine, and his vision, perception and understanding of the target readership brought name and fame to the magazine.
Chandamama was first published in Telugu and Tamil as Ambulimama in July Kannada edition first appeared in July followed by Hindi in August The Punjabi, Sindhi and Sinhala editions were published only for a short period. No English editions were published from October to June The magazine ceased publication in , owing to labour disputes.
However, the magazine relaunched a year later. It was available in 12 Indian languages and English. They included such names as M. Acharya , T. Gokhale; and K. Sivasankaran, alias Sankar, who joined Chandamama in the year , and continues to draw even now in , in an unbroken association of 6 decades! Later artists such as Shakthi Dass ; M. Mahesh Mahe , also continued the tradition into current times.
Each page of Chandamama had an illustration, although in the strict sense of the term, Chandamama is not a comic book, with the exception of the Chitra-katha column. Ownership[ edit ] The magazine has been in family hands since foundation, and the current publisher, B Viswanatha Reddy, continued the tradition after taking over the affairs of the magazine from his father. In , the company was floated as a public limited organization, with Morgan Stanley taking a sizable stake in the company. The last editor was Prashant Mulekar of Geodesic.
In August , it was reported that Disney was set to buy a stake in Chandamama. In , Chandamama was acquired  by technology company Geodesic Information Systems As of July , the current status of the magazine is unknown - as the parent company Geodesic is under the liquidation process and the Chandamama brand and IP is expected to be sold off in due course. The official website of the magazine was allowed to expire and drop by the magazine owners and the current website is not associated with the Chandamama magazine.
Chandamama in the 21st Century[ edit ] With the acquisition by a technology company, Chandamama has announced  that it will digitize and make available much of its content via digital libraries and on the web. In addition, Chandamama Multimedia CDs have also been published. In late , Chandamama released its revamped internet presence to better cater to readers who demand information and content beyond the printed publication.
It has also tied up with satellite radio service provider Worldspace to bring the Indian storytelling tradition live through radio. It declared that all 60 years publication in all Indian languages would be put online soon. A message was given on the official Facebook page of the magazine on 30 May saying that they could not publish issues from March because of technical problems, and the magazine would restart publishing from July onwards.
However, the official website of the magazine also went down in July , saying "We are currently doing some enhancement and upgrades to the website. We will be back soon. Currently, the website is no longer associated with the Chandamama magazine or the parent company.
In Aug , Website chandamama. This website has more than 10 languages and growing with the community support. Website provides access to old magazines for free of cost.
Srivastawa Email The hugely popular Chandamama magazine was a classic Indian monthly magazine for children which depicted mythological and historical stories. It was famous for its illustrations. It was originally started in Telugu by B. It was edited by Kodavatiganti Kutumba Rao a hugely well-known figure in Telugu literature.