Jeevan Mukthi

Jeevan Mukthi is a 1942 Indian Telugu-language film produced by S. S. Vasan of Gemini Studios.[1]

Jeevan Mukthi
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Directed byT. V. Neelakantan
Written byBalijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi
Produced byS. S. Vasan
StarringP. Suribabu
Bezawada Rajarathnam
CinematographySailen Bose
Edited byJ. L. Sircar
Music byRajeswara Rao
Distributed byGemini Pictures Ciruit
Release date

Plot summaryEdit

Jeevudu, an untouchable cobbler, leads a saintly life with his wife Seva and son Bhavudu. Because of his devotion, Lord Vishnu appears before him every day, and eats whatever he is given as a prasad offering. Santha, the daughter of the proud and powerful Rajaguru, learning of this, visits his hut to discover whether it is true. When she witnesses it for herself, she informs her father of this wonder. Angry that his daughter has visited the house of an untouchable, he locks her up. He then informs Jeevudu that the king's mother was performing a cheppula nomu (Chappal vrata) and needs a thousand sandals by next morning. Jeevudu and his family work all night, but can only make a few sandals. They fall asleep from exhaustion; when they awaken the next morning, they find the house full of sandals.

Rajaguru lies to the king, persuading him to order Jeevudu to be imprisoned and to have his hands cut off and his eyes put out; Bhavudu is stoned. With the help of a flower girl, Santha escapes from the chamber where her father has confined her. She tells Seva what has happened to her husband and her son. When Seva goes to the jail and sees her blinded husband, she puts her own eyes out. At this point, Lord Vishnu and his consort Sridevi appear in the form of tribals. They restore their devotees; Rajaguru realizes the error of his ways; and all ends happily.


Cast adapted from the song book[2]


The music was composed by Rajeswara Rao and the lyrics were written by Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi.[2] There are two songs in the film.[3]

  • Aaragimpa Raara Vidu Aaragimpa Raara - P. Suribabu and group
  • Veligimpuma Naalo Jyothi Thilakinchaga O Deva - P. Suribabu


  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (12 November 2011). ""Blast from the past: Jeevanmukthi (1942)"". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b జీవన్ముక్తి (song book) (in Telugu). Gemini Studios. 1942.
  3. ^ Lyrical details and film poster of Jeevanmukthi at Ghantasala Galamrutamu