This movie is based on a short story by M.V.S Harinatha Rao, the story was first published in 1977 in the Deepavali festival edition of the renowned telugu weekly Andhra Jyothi

The name of the short story this movie is based on is "Ledi Champina Puli Nethuru" the literal translation of which is Blood of a Tiger Killed By a Heron.