Panduranga Mahatyam

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Panduranga Mahatyam (transl. The glory of Panduranga) is a 1957 Indian Telugu-language biographical film, based on the life of Pundarika, produced by N. Trivikrama Rao under the National Art Theatres banner and directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi and B. Saroja Devi (in her Telugu debut) with music composed by T. V. Raju. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Annaiyum Pithavum Munnari Dheivam (1959) and it was again remade as the Telugu film Pandurangadu (2008).

Panduranga Mahatyam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byKamalakara Kameswara Rao
Written bySamudrala Jr
Based onlife of Pundarika
Produced byN. Trivikrama Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Anjali Devi
B. Saroja Devi
CinematographyM. A. Rehman
Edited byG. D. Joshi
Music byT. V. Raju
National Art Theatre Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 28 November 1957 (1957-11-28)
Running time
175 mins


Pundarika (N. T. Rama Rao) is from a pious Brahmin family, who is not interested in the worship of God and is irreligious, a complete rebel who is asked to mend the ways, he neglects his parents Jahnu Sarma (Chittoor V. Nagaiah), Lakshmi (Rushendramani) and wife Rama (Anjali Devi). He steals their gold for a prostitute Kalavathy (B. Saroja Devi), she takes all his wealth and throws him out. Not yet a changed man, the wandering Pundarik sets his sight on the three river goddesses Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati who is serving sage Kukkuta's ashram to get rid of the impurities passed on to them by the sinners who took a bath in their rivers. He also insults Kukkuta who is serving his parents at that time. When he tries to kick the sage, Pundarik loses his legs. Repentant, Pundarik crawls his way to find his parents and falls at their feet seeking pardon. He regains his limbs and prays to Lord Panduranga to grant him the boon of merging into him along with his parents — giving the message that one has to serve one's parents and it is the quickest way to Salvation.



Music was composed by T. V. Raju. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Jr. The songs Jaya Krishna Mukunda Murari, Amma Ani Pilichina are evergreen blockbusters. Lyrics for the Tamil dubbed version were penned by Kuyilan.

S. No. Song Title Singers Duration
1 "Aanandhamidhenoi" P. Susheela 2:49
2 "Amma Ani" Ghantasala 7:37
3 "Chebithe Vintivaa Guru Guru" Pithapuram, Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:48
4 "Ekkadoyi Muddula Bava" Pithapuram, A. P. Komala 4:06
5 "Hara Hara Sambho" Ghantasala 2:07
6 "Jaya Jaya Gokula" Chittoor V. Nagaiah 2:32
7 "Jaya Krishna Mukunda Murari" Ghantasala 11:03
8 "Kanavera Muni Raja" P. Leela 3:44
9 "Neevani Nenani" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:14
10 "Oh Dari Kanani" M. S. Rama Rao 2:51
11 "Pedhavula Ragam" Jikki 3:01
12 "Sannuthi Seyave Manasaa" Chittoor V. Nagaiah 3:28
13 "Tharam Tharam Nirantharam" Ghantasala 3:21
14 'Tholu Thitthi Idhi" Pithapuram, Madhavapeddi Satyam 3:12
15 "Vannela Chinnela" Ghantasala, P. Leela 2:55
16 "Lakshmi Nrusimha Vibhave" Chittoor V. Nagaiah 0:53
17 "Sri Kamini Kamitakara" Ghantasala 2:03
18 "Aadi Beeja Ekhale" Ghantasala [1]
19 "Tuma Bina More" A. P. Komala [1]
20 "Aaj Ka Sunehra Din hai" Ghantasala [1]
21 "Aatalada Ra Ra Kannyya" A. P. Komala [1]
22 "Akkadavunde Pandurangadu" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 1:50


It had a 100-day run in 9 centers and celebrated a silver jubilee in Vijayawada and Guntur centers.[2][3][4]



  1. ^ a b c d "pAnDuranga mahAtmyam". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Panduranga Mahatyam (1957)".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Panduranga Mahatyam 1957".

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