Rajakota Rahasyam

Rajakota Rahasyam (transl. Secret of the King's Fort) is a 1971 Indian Telugu-language swashbuckler film, produced by M. K. Gangaraju under the G. R. Productions banner[3] and directed by B. Vittalacharya.[4] It stars N. T. Rama Rao and Devika with music composed by Vijaya Krishna Murthy.[5]

Rajakota Rahasyam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. Vittalacharya
Produced byM. K. Gangaraju
Written byPingali Nagendra Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Devika
Music byVijaya Krishna Murthy
CinematographyG. K. Ramu
Edited byK. Govinda Swamy
Production
company
G. R. Productions[1]
Release date
  • 12 March 1971 (1971-03-12)
[2]
Running time
172 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

The film begings, King Ananda Bhupathi (Mikkilineni) loves and secretly marries a sage Govardhan Marharshi's (Mukkamala) daughter Yasodhara. Later on, he forgets her, Yashodara gives birth to a baby boy, knowing it, her father curses become a stone. King Dhanunjaya Bhupati, on pilgrimage spots and adopts the child. Meanwhile, Ananda Bhupathi marries King Mahendra Varma's (Dhulipala) sister without his wish for which Mahendra Varma keeps a grudge on him. Thereafter, Ananda Bhupathi is blessed with another child Vijay, he sends him to Gurukul where Dhanunjaya Bhupathi foster son Simhanadha is a co-student. Years roll by, both the brothers Vijay (N. T. Rama Rao) & Simhanadha (Satyanarayana) grow together and qualify in all fields. But Simhanadha is always envious about Vijay's success. So, with a huge penance, Simhananda acquires magical braid of Jatapala through which he becomes a wizard. Once Kanchana (Devika), daughter of Mahendra Varma, is on her joy trip in the forest when Simhananda tries to molest her, Vijay saves her and learns her as his cousin. At the same time, Mahendra Varma announces the marriage of his daughter when Vijay gives an assurance that he reunite both families by marrying Kanchana. Vijay reaches Swayamvara where Mahendra Varma keeps a test for the bridegrooms, crooked Simhananda uses his witchcraft intelligence which Mahendra Varma opposes. Vijay wins it, but after knowing his reality, Mahendra Varma insults him when Vijay takes up Kanchana and leaves for his capital. Furious, Mahendra Varma calls Simhanandha, requests him to bring back his daughter along with Ananda Bhupathi. Simhananda uses his black magic, transforms Kanchana into a parrot, holds her in a fort in the middle and prisons Ananda Bhupathi at the hilltop. Unfortunately, one day, a monkey steals the braid of Jatapala, Simhanadha moves in search of it where he is attacked by man-eaters and Vijay rescues him. Simhanadha cleverly escapes, tries to molest Kanchana, Vijay arrives and combat begins between both. At that point of time, Vijay's friend Madana (Balakrishna) brings the braid, Simhnadha snatches it and throws Vijay into the interior of the hill. Now Simhanadha flies to kill Ananda Bhupathi when his shadow falls on a stone by which Yashodara gets back her original form claims her he is harassing his own father. But Simhanadha is not ready to accept it. At that moment, Vijay lands realize Simhanadha as his brother and warn him to leave their parents. Ultimately, Vijay takes help of Srichakra Upasana removes all evil forces from his Simhananda and makes him a purified person.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Rajakota Rahasyam
Film score by
Vijaya Krishna Murthy
Released1971
GenreSoundtrack
LabelSAREGAMA Audio
ProducerVijaya Krishna Murthy

Music composed by Vijaya Krishna Murthy. The song Nelavanka Thongi Choosindhi is a blockbuster hit. Music released by SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Ee Nela Bangaaru Nela" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:49
2 "Karuninchavaa" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala 3:15
3 "Naa Vallo Chikkina" Kosaraju L. R. Eswari 2:42
4 "Aliveni Nee Ropamu" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala 1:23
5 "Nanu Maruvani" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:39
6 "Nelavanka Thongi Choosindhi" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 2:58
7 "Rojakokka Mojuga" Pingali Nagendra Rao L.R.Eswari 3:05
8 "Neevu Naaku Raajaa" Pingali Nagendra Rao L. R. Eswari 3:59
9 "Kannavaari" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala 3:29
10 "Eeswari" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghantasala 6:05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rajakota Rahasyam (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Rajakota Rahasyam (Preview)". Spicy Onion.
  3. ^ "Rajakota Rahasyam (Banner)". Chitr.com.
  4. ^ "Rajakota Rahasyam (Direction)". Filmiclub.
  5. ^ "Rajakota Rahasyam (Review)". Know Your Films.