Devi (1999 film)

Devi transl.Goddess is a 1999 Indian Telugu-language devotional fantasy film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna and produced by M. S. Raju. The film stars Prema and Shiju (in his Telugu debut). The music was composed by debutant Devi Sri Prasad. The film was released on 12 March 1999 and became successful at the box office.

Devi
Devi 1999 Poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byKodi Ramakrishna
Produced byM. S. Raju
Screenplay byKodi Ramakrishna
Story bySumanth Arts Unit
StarringPrema
Shiju
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyDiwakar
Edited byTata Suresh
Production
company
Release date
  • 12 March 1999 (1999-03-12)
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

M. S. Raju who was reeling under the failure of Street Fighter decided to make a devotional film with a new star cast. He cast Kannada actress Prema and Malayalam actor Shiju in the lead roles. Abu Salim, a police officer from Mangalore was selected for the negative role, while Vanitha, daughter of actor Vijayakumar was selected to play an important character. Sarvjeet was selected to play an important role; the king of snakes[1]

SoundtrackEdit

Devi
Soundtrack album by
Released1999
Recorded1999
GenreSoundtrack
Length30:11 / 29:09
LanguageTelugu / Tamil
LabelLahari Music
ProducerDevi Sri Prasad
Devi Sri Prasad chronology
Devi
(1999)
Navvuthu Bathakalira
(2001)

The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad making his debut at the age of 19 and he is the youngest music composer as a debutant after Yuvan Shankar Raja who made his first film at the age of 18.[2]

All lyrics are written by Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao.

Track-List[3]
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Anantha Divya"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:59
2."Bangaru"Chorus1:43
3."Bhuvi Erugadi"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:13
4."Kumkuma Poola"K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:32
5."Nee Navve"Sumangali, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:40
6."Paathala Lokhame"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:52
7."Pralayaagni"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:34
8."Rama Chilukala"Anuradha Sriram, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:09
9."Sharvani Rudhrani"K. S. Chithra4:09
10."Sthree Janmaku"Anuradha Sriram, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam1:25
11."Veyyi Padagala"Swarnalatha1:55
Total length:30:11

All lyrics are written by Vaali.

Tamil Track-List[4]
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Anantha Divya Shakthi Kai"S. P. Balu1:59
2."Adi Penn Padamadhe"Chorus1:38
3."Thalai Meedhu Nagame"S. P. Balu1:09
4."Kumkuma Poovin"S. P. Balu, K. S. Chithra 5:26
5."Then Poove"S. P. Balu, Sumangali4:31
6."Andha Divya Sakthi"S.P. Balu1:54
7."Om Sakthi Om Sakthi"S. P. Balu1:29
8."Devi Arul En" (Bit)S. P. Balu, Anuradha Sriram1:20
9."Nallodu Vedhamum"K. S. Chithra1:49
10."Devi Arul En"S. P. Balu, Anuradha Sriram4:00
11."Seevani Rudhrani"K. S. Chithra4:05
Total length:29:09

ReleaseEdit

The film was dubbed into Hindi and Tamil. All the three versions became successful at the box office.[1]

AwardsEdit

Nandi Award for Best Child Actor - Master Mahendran

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jeevi (6 December 2002). "Interview with MS Raju". Idlebrain. Hyderabad. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Chitchat with Devi Sri Prasad". Idlebrain. 24 July 2005. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Devi - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 4 January 1999. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Devi (1999)". Music India Online. Retrieved 15 November 2018.

External linksEdit

Devi at IMDb