Sri Krishnavataram

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Sri Krishnavataram is a 1967 Telugu-language Hindu mythological film, produced by A. Pundarikakshaiah under the Taraka Rama Pictures banner and directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Devika, Kanchana and music composed by T. V. Raju. The film is based on the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana covering major life events of Lord Krishna.[1][2][3]

Sri Krishnavataram
Sri Krishnavataram.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKamalakara Kameshwara Rao
Produced byA. Pundarikakshaiah
Written bySamudrala, Sr. (dialogues)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Devika
Kanchana
Music byT. V. Raju
CinematographyAnnayya
Edited byKanda Swamy
Production
company
Taraka Rama Pictures
Release date
12 October 1967
Running time
185 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget 10 lakhs

PlotEdit

The movie covers all episodes of Lord Krishna's life. Krishna's birth, his captive parents and the prediction that Kamsa would be killed by Devaki's eighth child makes the first episode. After defeating Kamsa, he marries Rukmini, fights with Jambavantha to procure the Samanthaka Mani and gets his daughter Jambavanthi's hand in marriage. Satrajit, who initially proclaims that Krishna has the Mani regrets his mistake and gives his daughter Satyabhama in marriage to Krishna.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Untitled
Film score by
Released1967
GenreSoundtrack
LabelH.M.V.Audio
ProducerT. V. Raju

Music composed by T. V. Raju. Music released on H.M.V. Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Jayahe Krishnavatara" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala, P. Leela, Swarnalata, Sarojini 6:35
2 "Vinara Vinara" C. Narayana Reddy P. Leela 3:15
3 "Chilakala Kolikini Choodu" C. Narayana Reddy L.R.Eswari 3:16
4 "Nee Charana Kamalaana" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela, P. Leela 5:16
5 "Maghuvala Neele Gopaludu" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela
6 "Ememo Authondhi" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:20
7 "Adigo Alladigo" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala
8 "Geetopadesam" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala

Box officeEdit

The movie was a huge hit. The film was also successful in Karnataka and celebrated a Silver Jubilee. Even in the second and third releases in 1982 and 1990, it ran for more than 100 days.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Srikanth (15 October 1967). "సినిమా: శ్రీ కృష్ణ అవతారం" [Cinema: Sri Krishnavataram]. Visalaandhra (in Telugu). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. ^ Krishna, Radha (15 October 1967). "రూపవాణి: శ్రీ కృష్ణ అవతారం" [Roopavani: Sri Krishnavataram]. Andhra Prabha (in Telugu). Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  3. ^ Nostalgia - Sri Krishnavataram at Cinegoer.com. Archived 3 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [1]

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