Telugu film industry’s infatuation with Yama Dharma Raja dates back to the 70s. The introduction of a new genre,socio-fantasy laid the foundation for making Yama Dharma Raja a key character in such films. In the past, films like Yamagola, Yamudiki Mogudu, Yamaleela revolved around the concept of a hero’s confrontation with Yama which often leads to hilarious situations. From late 90s to mid 2010s, it seemed like the trend had taken a backseat and then S S Rajamouli’s Yamadonga changed everything.
Story first published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:13 [IST]