Jamba Lakidi Pamba is a 1993 Telugu comedy film. The ensemble cast
fantasy blockbuster film was directed by E. V. V.
Satyanarayana.[dead link] The film portrays feminism and
women rights in a funny manner and shows what happens when the male
and female genders turn the opposites. Yashraj films made a program
series named Man's world on YouTube which is inspired by this film.
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Ramalakshmi (Aamani) is the daughter of Kota. She is deeply disturbed
by the problems faced by all women in their colony while their
husbands happily enjoy playing cards and dominating their wives.
Whenever she gets angry about the plight of a woman, she receives a
mysterious letter which appears from nowhere and she tears them off in
distress without reading it.
On one such occasion, she reads the letter fully. In that letter
somebody asks her to come to an isolated place near Borra caves,
Vizag. She reaches that place and finds Amba, a yogin who lost all her
relatives because of male dominated society. To take revenge on the
society, she did penance for many years and prepares a herb. She asks
her disciple Chidambarananda Swami (Kallu Chidambaram) to handover the
Jamba Lakidi Pamba to her and asks her to mix that in drinking
water to see its effect.
The next morning, an I.G of police along with some other officers who
Vizag start behaving weird. Then the police suspect that
something mysterious happened in
Vizag and block all the traffic to
Vizag. A police officer (Naresh) is sent there to investigate the
reason for the same. He visits
Vizag and finds that all men are
behaving like women and vice versa. At the same time, Thutala Rani
(Jayalalita), a bandit who want to exploit the situation in
moves there along with her followers.
Once Naresh meets Ramalakshmi on a beach and she is surprised that he
is still behaving like a man. He finds that Ramalakshmi hates male
domination. She also asks him if he did not drink water on 24th. He
becomes suspicious of Ramalakshmi. Then he goes to a Police station
and finds Nagulu (Babu Mohan), an S.I who is also behaving normally.
He explains that after he had gone out of
Vizag on 23rd and returned
on 24th, everything in
Vizag got changed. Naresh confirms that
something happened on 24th which caused this situation, and
Ramalakshmi might be one of the persons behind it.
Ramalakshmi also finds that Naresh is a police officer who comes there
for investigation. She wants to make him drink the same herb, but she
is tricked by Naresh by acting like a woman and marries her. On their
first night, Naresh reveals his trick to Ramalakshmi and asks her to
reveal the secret behind strange behavior of the people in the city.
In a scuffle between them, she was pushed away and accidentally goes
into a coma. Before she becomes normal, Naresh and Nagulu enact a
drama to trick her that she has gone into the future (year 2092) and
make her reveal the secret about Jamba Lakidi Pamba.
Naresh and Nagulu set out to meet Amba and find only her disciple
Chidambarananda there. He tells them that she died and he was the one
who gave the herb to Ramalakshmi. He also reveals that he found the
antidote called Pamba Lakidi Jamba and accidentally mixed it with
Jamba Lakidi Pamba. Because of that, the people transform themselves
into mad in five stages. He also explains that he has a final antidote
called Pamba Jamba Lamba Lakidi. But before they take it from him, he
was kidnapped by Thutala Rani with the help of Ramalakshmi. When they
try to trace him, they found that people have reached the second stage
in which kids behave like elders and vice versa. When Naresh explains
all this to Ramalakshmi, she realizes her mistake and helps Naresh to
find out the antidote. While they try to trace Thutala Rani, the third
phase also arrives. They found the dressing style, and the voices of
all the people have changed. When all the people become mad, they
chase them to the den of Thutala Rani, where they find Chidambarananda
and make him prepare the antidote. They fight with Thutala Rani and
finally mix it in the water and spray them on all the people and
everything becomes normal.
The film unit originally named this film as Reverse Gear. Because it
sounded negative, they later changed it to
Jamba Lakidi Pamba which
Aamani as Ramalakshmi, daughter of Kota
Brahmanandam as Anandam
Jayaprakash Reddy as Keeravani
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Babu Mohan as Nagulu, Sub Inspector of Police
Mallikarjuna Rao as Mallikarjuna Rao
Ironleg Sastri as panthulu
Ali as Kota's Son
Dubbing Janaki as commissioner wife
Jayalalitha as Thutala Rani, Bandit
Kallu Chidambaramas Chidambarananda Swamy
Sri Lakshmi as Paru, the drunkard
Chidathala Apparao as Asst. of Sri Laxmi
Kalpana Rai as Iron leg sastry's wife
Aditya as Head Master of school
During its first release, the film went unnoticed. However, during its
second release it proved to be a huge success and became the highest
grossing comedy film of its time.
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Jamba Lakidi Pamba on IMDb
Filmography of E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Chevilo Puvvu (1990)
Prema Khaidi (1991)
Appula Appa Rao
Appula Appa Rao (1991)
Seetharatnam Gari Abbayi (1992)
Aa Okkati Adakku (1992)
Jamba Lakidi Pamba (1993)
Evandi Aavida Vachindi (1994)
Hello Brother (1994)
Aayanaki Iddaru (1995)
Alluda Majaka (1995)
Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi
Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi (1996)
Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu
Intlo Illalu Vantintlo Priyuralu (1997)
Chala Bagundi (2000)
Thotti Gang (2002)
Aadanthe Ado Type
Aadanthe Ado Type (2002)
Evadi Gola Vaadidhi
Evadi Gola Vaadidhi (2005)
Pellaindi Kaani (2007)
Fitting Master (2009)
Bendu Apparao RMP (2009)
Kathi Kantha Rao
Kathi Kantha Rao (2