Mayuri (film)

Mayuri (transl. Like a Peacock) is a 1985 Indian Telugu-language biographical dance film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and produced by Ramoji Rao. Based on the life of Sudha Chandran, the film stars her in the titular role while P. L. Narayana, Nirmalamma, Y. Vijaya, Potti Prasad, K. K. Sharma, S. R. Raju and Suthi Veerabhadra Rao played supporting roles.[1][2]

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Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Written bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Ganesh Patro
Produced byRamoji Rao
StarringSudha Chandran
CinematographySrihari Anumolu
Music byS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Release date
Running time
142 minutes

The film was premiered at the 1985 International Film Festival of India.[3] The film was screened retrospectively, during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.[4] The film won 14 Nandi Awards the most by any other Telugu film. It was subsequently dubbed into Malayalam and Tamil as Mayoori and remade as Naache Mayuri (1986) in Hindi.


Mayuri is a real story of classical dancer Sudha Chandran, who lost her leg in an accident on her way from Trichy to Chennai in June 1981. The story depicts on how she got a Jaipur foot and fights her way back as a dancer and succeeds in life.



The music was composed by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and the lyrics were written by Veturi and Mankombu Gopalakrishnan ( Malayalam version).

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Ee Paadam" S. P. Sailaja Veturi
2 "Gourisankara Sringam" S. Janaki, Chorus Veturi
3 "Idi Naa Priya Narthana" S. Janaki Veturi
4 "Kailasamlo Thaandavamaade" S. Janaki, Chorus Veturi
5 "Mounam Gaanam Madhuram" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Chorus Veturi
6 "Vennello Muthyama" S. Janaki, Chorus Veturi


Nandi Awards

The film won 14 Nandi Awards presented by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in various categories.[6]

Filmfare Awards
National Film Awards


  1. ^ "Singeetham Srinivasa Rao's gems before Christ". 7 September 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). British Film Institute and Oxford University Press. p. 471. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  3. ^ "Indian Cinema 1985" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "45th International Film Festival of India, Goa" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  5. ^ "First of Many: Sudhaa Chandran revisits Mayuri". 12 April 2022.
  6. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. 13 March 2010. p. 74. Retrieved 3 January 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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