Meet the original Revolver Rani from 1971 – Vijayalalitha

Kangana Ranaut is playing the title role of Revolver Rani in Sai Kabir’s forthcoming film co-produced by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Rahul Mittra. The film also stars Vir Das. But the original Revolver Rani is from over four decades ago. Vijayalalitha with both guns blazing was quite a ‘female James Bond’ in a number of Telugu films including KVS Kutumba Rao’s Revolver Rani (1971). She also acted in a few Hindi movies.

With a revolver in each outstretched hand, eyes closed in a mid-air jump, Vijayalalitha is an image of joyous abandon in the poster.

Meet the original Revolver Rani from 1971 - Vijayalalitha

If the poster has appealed enough, you can also proceed to watch the movie (embedded below). A knowledge of Telugu will be helpful though. No subtitles.

(This post is part of the 100 years of Indian cinema celebrations on Cutting the Chai)