Palnati Yuddham (1947 film)

Palnati Yuddham is a 1947 Indian Telugu-language historical war film produced by Koganti Venkata Subba Rao under the Sri Sarada Productions banner and jointly directed by Gudavalli Ramabrahmam, L. V. Prasad. Based on the Battle of Palnadu, the film stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Govindarajula Subba Rao and Kannamba, with music composed by Galipenchala Narasimha Rao.[1]

Palnati Yuddham
Palnati Yuddham 1947.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGudavalli Ramabrahmam
L. V. Prasad
Written bySamudrala Sr (dialogues)
Story byVempati Sadasivabrahmam
Produced byKoganti Venkata Subba Rao
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Govindarajula Subba Rao
Kannamba
S. Varalakshmi
CinematographyJiten Bannerjee
Edited byMaanikyam
Music byGalipenchala Narasimha Rao
Production
company
Sri Sarada Productions
Distributed byPrasad Productions
Release date
  • 24 September 1947 (1947-09-24)
Running time
129 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

The film was remade once again in Telugu with the same title in 1966, starring N. T. Rama Rao and Bhanumathi Ramakrishna.[2]

PlotEdit

CastEdit

  • Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Balachandrudu
  • Govindarajula Subba Rao as Brahmanaidu
  • Kannamba as Nayakuralu Nagamma
  • S. Varalakshmi as Maguva Manchala
  • Teegala Venkateswarlu as Nalagama Raju
  • Mudigonda Lingamurthy as Narasinga Raju
  • D. S. Sadasiva Rao as Malideva Raju
  • V. Koteswara Rao as Kannamadasu
  • Gidugu Venkata Seetapati Rao as Kommaraju
  • Koneru Kutumba Rao as Alaraju
  • Vangara as Subbanna
  • A. Annapoorna as Renukamba
  • G. Visweswaramma as Iytamba
  • J. Gangaratnam as Anmamba
  • B. Narimani as Koyapilla
  • T. Rajabala as Dancer

CrewEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Palnati Yuddham
Film score by
Released1947
GenreSoundtrack
ProducerGalipenchala Narasimha Rao

Music was composed by Galipenchala Narasimha Rao. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Sr. Music released on Audio Company.[3]

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 Chandamama S. Varalakshmi 2:12
2 Chutamurarayya Ghantasala, Akkineni, Sundaramma 3:36
3 Ee Kuhu Raatri Akkineni, S. Varalakshmi 5:55
4 Evaravaya Deva Kannamba 2:10
5 Jhanajhana Kalantaka Kannamba
6 Kamala Manohara
7 Maala Kuduga Maare
8 Meta Daavani Macharla Ghantasala, Akkineni, Sundaramma, Prayaga 4:22
9 Nedu Nijamura Nee Repu Sundaramma
10 Oho Bharata Yuvati Susarla
11 Oho Charusheela Akkineni, S. Varalakshmi 2:37
12 Raa Kadali Raa
13 Teeripoyena Maata Ghantasala
14 Tera Teeyagarada Deva Ghantasala, Kannamba
15 Tana Pantamu Naatona Kannamba
16 Vachunate Raju Naa Raju Mana Raju S. Varalakshmi

ProductionEdit

  • The shooting of the movie started in 1945 when after 10% of the shoot was completed, director Gudavalli Ramabrahmam expired with illness. Then L. V. Prasad took up the megaphone and completed it with Katuri Jaganmohan as his associate. At the beginning of the movie, Gudavalli's death and funeral scenes were shown.[2]
  • Gudavalli Ramabrahmam and lyricist Samudrala were colleagues at the magazine Prajamithra, they had worked together the first time in this film.
  • The movie was the first historical movie in Telugu and it is the debut film for S. Varalakshmi as a singer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (9 June 2012). "Palnati Yuddham (1947)". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "అలనాటి పలనాటి చరిత్రకు అసమాన దర్పణం!" [A mirror to the Palnadu's history]. సితార (in Telugu). Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  3. ^ http://ghantasalagalamrutamu.blogspot.in/2009/06/1947.html

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