Bhakta Kannappa

Bhakta Kannappa (transl. Devotee Kannappa) is a 1976 Indian Telugu-language film directed by Bapu. The film is a remake of 1954 Kannada movie Bedara Kannappa starring Rajkumar[1] which was based on the life of Shaiva devotee, Kannappa Nayanar.[2]

Bhakta Kannappa
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byBapu
Written byMullapudi Venkata Ramana
Produced byU. Suryanarayana Raju
StarringKrishnam Raju
Vanisree
M. Balaiah
Rao Gopal Rao
Sarathi
Allu Ramalingaiah
Sreedhar Surapaneni
Mukkamala
M. Prabhakar Reddy
CinematographyV. S. R. Swamy
M. V. Raghu
Edited byMandapati Ramachandraiah
Music byP. Adinarayana Rao Chellapilla Satyam
Release date
1976
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

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ProductionEdit

Krishnam Raju was inspired by Ben-Hur (1959) and wanted to produce a film just like it. As such, this film was influenced by the film Ben-Hur. For songs recording, the unit went to tribal areas and composed their tunes and rhythms as songs for the film. In fact, the song Enniyallo was based on the research they had done.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

  • "Aakasham Dinchala Nelavanka Tunchala" (Lyrics: Veturi; Singers: V. Ramakrishna and P. Susheela; Cast: Krishnam Raju and Vanisree)
  • "Kanda Gelichindi Kanne Dorikindi" (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singers: V. Ramakrishna and P. Susheela; Cast: Krishnam Raju, Vanisree and Others)
  • "Om Namassivaya Srikantalokesha" (Lyrics: Veturi; Singer: V. Ramakrishna; Cast: Krishnam Raju and M. Balayya)
  • "Paravasamuna Sivudu" (Kiratarjuneeyam) (Lyrics: Veturi; Singer: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam; Cast: Krishnam Raju and M. Balayya)
  • "Siva Siva Ananelara" (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singer: S. Janaki)
  • "Siva Siva Sankara Bhaktava Sankara" (Lyrics: Veturi; Singer: V. Ramakrishna; Cast: Krishnam Raju)
  • "Thalli Thandri" - (Singer: P. Susheela)
  • "Thinavayya" (male) - V. Ramakrishna
  • "Thinavayya" (female) - P. Susheela
  • "Thakita Thakita" - (Singer: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam)
  • "Yenniyallo Yenniyallo Chandamama" - (Lyrics: Arudra; Singers: V. Ramakrishna and P. Susheela; Cast: Krishnam Raju and Vanisree)

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Do you know the legendary Rajkumar once acted in a Telugu movie?". 17 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Bhakta Kannappa (1976) - Retrospective | telugucinema.com". Archived from the original on 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Did You Know - Movies - Telugu - Entertainment - The Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.

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