|Directed by||K. Raghavendra Rao|
|Produced by||K. Krishnamohana Rao|
|Written by||K. Raghavendra Rao (screenplay)
J. K. Bharavi (story)
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Editing by||Sreekar Prasad|
|Release date(s)||May 30, 2008|
Pandurangadu (Telugu: పాండురంగడు) is a devotional movie starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sneha, Tabu, Suhasini, Bhargavi and Archana. K. Raghavendra Rao directs the project, while M. M. Keeravani composes the music for the film which is scheduled to release in 2008. The story is about the Pundarika, the legendary devotee of god Panduranga - a form of Krishna. The film met with negative reviews from critics and was declared a flop at the box office.
Pundarika Ranganathudu (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is a follower of Lord Krishna (Nandamuri Balakrishna) but for the wrong reasons and does not listen to his father (K.Vishwanath) and his mother. He does all the mischievous things that Lord Krishna did in his reign. Once when his family members ask him to marry he leaves his village and runs away. After his family members perform a yagnam he comes back to his village. In the neighboring village Lakshmi (Sneha) is a big devotee of Lord Krishna. One night Lord Krishna appears in her dreams and asks her to marry Pundarika. So Lakshmi's father approaches Pundarika but he refuses. Later, after some persuasion from Lakshmi, Pundarika accepts the marriage. Meanwhile a dancer Amrutha (Tabu) comes to their village. Pundarika is mesmerized by her beauty and gets into a relationship with her. He offers all the gold in his house to her. But, after the marriage, he stops visiting Amrutha. Knowing this Amrutha's mother calls Pundarika for a meal and serves kala kuta rasayanam, which makes him violent at a small sound and grabs all his wealth. Then he lands in an unknown place where he kicks a saint (Mohan Babu) and is cursed. The rest of the film is about how Pundarika returns backs to his family and becomes a devotee of Lord Krishna.
This movie is a remake of an old Telugu movie Panduranga Mahatyam (1957) directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao in which the great actor of Telugu film industry Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) played the lead role. The film starred NTR, Anjali Devi, Chittor V Nagaiah, B. Saroja Devi. Music by T.V. Raju.
The movie contained a lot of skin show, mostly from tabu, and from sneha in a song.The excessive skin show, bordering on obscenity does not befit the devotional movie, and is probably one of the reasons of the movie's poor performance.
|2||Govindude Koka Chutti||Madhu Balakrishnan, Sunitha, M. M. Keeravani||Sri Vedavyas||05:36|
|3||Hey Krishna Mukunda||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hima Bindhu||Suddala Ashok Teja||05:00|
|4||Sahasra Sheersha||Shankar Mahadevan||Sri Vedavyas||01:05|
|5||Yemani Adaganu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malavika, Sowmya||Sri Vedavyas||03:37|
|6||Sri Sri Sri Rajadhi Raja||Shankar Mahadevan, Geetha Madhuri||Sri Vedavyas||03:50|
|7||Govinda Krishna Jai||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Veturi||03:50|
|8||Matrudevobhava||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malavika, M. M. Keeravani||Suddala Ashok Teja||06:06|
|9||Brundavamuna||M. M. Keeravani, Usha||Sri Vedavyas||02:26|
|10||Jwalath Karaala||Chorus||K. Shiva Dutta||00:41|
|11||Premavalambanam||Vijay Yesudas, Chithra||Sri Vedavyas||04:08|
|12||Kosaladeshapu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunitha||Chandrabose||04:42|
|13||Mathapithrusamo||Madhu Balakrishnan||K. Shiva Datta||00:33|
|14||Neela Megha||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Sri Vedavyas||02:36|
|15||Jaya Ranga Ranga Vittala||M. M. Keeravani||JK. Bharavi||02:03|
The movie has mixed reactions from the critics and the audience. The movie was an average grosser at the boxoffice. Bala Krishna's performance as Lord Krishna and pundarika has been highly appreciated.
- "Pandurangadu movie review - Telugu cinema Review - Bala Krishna, Tabu & Sneha". Idlebrain.com. 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2012-08-04.