Jayasimha (1955 film)

Jayasimha is a 1955 Indian Telugu-language swashbuckler film, produced by N. Trivikrama Rao under the National Art Theatres banner and directed by D. Yoganand. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, Waheeda Rehman and music composed by T. V. Raju.[1]
The film was dubbed in Tamil as Jayasimman.[2]

Jayasimha
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byD. Yoganand
Written bySamudrala Jr (dialogues)
Produced byN. Trivikrama Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Anjali Devi
Waheeda Rehman
CinematographyM. A. Rehman
Edited byG. D. Joshi
Music byT. V. Raju
Production
company
National Art Theatres
Release date
  • 21 October 1955 (1955-10-21)
Running time
165 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

Maharaja Amarasimha of the Malava Kingdom is dead. The kingdom goes into the hands of his younger brother Rudrasimha (S. V. Ranga Rao), but the real heir to this kingdom is Amarasimha's son Jayasimha (N. T. Rama Rao). Vijayasimha (Kanta Rao) is the son of Rudrasimha. Rudrasimha tries to kill Jayasimha twice and to occupy the kingdom completely. Knowing about this, Jayasimha runs away one night from the kingdom. Meanwhile, The Maharaja of the neighboring Magadha Kingdom is arrested by the enemies, who then escapes with his daughter. Jayasimha saves the Princess Padmini (Waheeda Rehman) and later releases her father. They love each other. He lives in the house of valiant Ranadhir (Gummadi) with the name of Bhavani. Randhir has a son Subuddhi (Relangi) and a daughter Kalindi (Anjali Devi). Kalindi loves Jayasimha. Senadhipati (Rajanala) tries to control the Princess. Rudrasimha and Senadhipati jointly plan to arrest the Maharaja and Jayasimha. After knowing Jayasimha considers her as his sister, Kalindi dies in attempting to save Jayasimha. Jayasimha, with the help of Vijayasimha, exterminates the enemies. Rudrasimha, the traitor is killed by his son Vijayasimha. Jayasimha becomes the Maharaja and rules both the kingdoms.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Jayasimha
Film score by
Released1955
GenreSoundtrack
Length37:44
LabelSaregama Audio
ProducerT. V. Raju

Music composed by T. V. Raju. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Jr. Music released SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Nela Nadimi Vennela" Jikki 2:01
2 "Jeevitamintele" M. S. Rama Rao 2:49
3 "Are Ni Sagamapa" Pithapuram 2:57
4 "Jaya Jaya Srirama" Ghantasala 3:37
5 "Muripemumeera" A. P. Komala 2:42
6 "Eenaati Eehaayi" Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:57
7 "Manasaina Cheli Pilupu" Raavu Balasaraswathi, A. P. Komala 3:00
8 "Nadiyeti Painadachu" Pithapuram 1:30
9 "Madiloni Madhurabhavam" Ghantasala, Raavu Balasaraswathi 2:54
10 "Metipai Velugaripoye" Ghantasala 1:32
11 "Tandana Hoyi" (Burrakatha) Ghantasala, A. P. Komala 3:02
12 "Nadireyi Gadichene" P. Susheela 3:45
13 "Kondameeda" K. Rani 3:58

Tamil SongsEdit

Lyrics were written by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass. Playback singers are Ghantasala, V. J. Varma, S. C. Krishnan, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, P. Leela, K. Rani & A. P. Komala.

All the tunes for all the songs and singers for both languages are the same.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Indha Jegame Un Azhagaale" Jikki 2:01
2 "Aavadhum Avanaale Ulagam Azhivadhum" V. J. Varma 2:49
3 "Are Ni Sagamapa" S. C. Krishnan 2:57
4 " " Ghantasala 3:37
5 "Mudhal Muttham Pole" A. P. Komala 2:42
6 "Ekaantha Nilaiyaale" Ghantasala & P. Leela 3:57
7 "Malar Thaaraa" R. Balasaraswathi Devi & A. P. Komala 3:00
8 " " S. C. Krishnan 1:30
9 "Malarodu Madhura Mevum" Ghantasala & R. Balasaraswathi Devi 2:54
10 "" Ghantasala 1:32
11 "Thanthaanamadi Thanthaanaa" Ghantasala & A. P. Komala 3:02
12 "Ilam Kaadhal Nilaiyaale" P. Susheela 3:45
13 " " K. Rani 3:58

TriviaEdit

  • The story of this film is loosely based on Viswanatha Satyanarayana's novel Veerapuja. However his name is not credited in the titles.[3]
  • The film was dubbed into Tamil and released in the same year with the title Jaya Simman. As per available song book, lyrics were penned by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass. There are no further details about the Tamil version. However, some songs are available on YouTube.

Box officeEdit

The film ran for 161 days in Vijayawada.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Sampath Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp: 114-5.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (14 August 2014). "Jayasimha (1955)". The Hindu. Kasturi and Sons. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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