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Sri Krishna Satya

Sri Krishna Satya is a 1972 Telugu Mythological film, produced by N. Trivikrama Rao under the R. K. Brothers banner and directed by K. V. Reddy. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jayalalithaa in the lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The film won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Jayalalithaa won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu for the year 1972. The film was dubbed in Hindi as Tuhi Ram Tuhi Krishna.[1]

Sri Krishna Satya
Sri Krishna Satya.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK.V.Reddy
Produced byN. Trivikrama Rao
Written byPingali Nagendra Rao
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byK. V. Reddy
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
CinematographyMarcus Bartley
Edited byG. D. Joshi
R. K. Brothers
Release date
  • 1 January 1972 (1972-01-01)
Running time
167 mins


The story begins at the time of Tretayuga when Lord Rama (N. T. Rama Rao) breaking the Siva Dhanusu bow of Lord Shiva, Chandrasena (Jayalalitha), a Nagakanya, loves and dedicates her life to him. But unfortunately, Mahiravana (S. V. Ranga Rao) king of Patalalanka captures her. During the time of war, Ravana (again N. T. Rama Rao), calls for Mahiravana and seeks his help. Then Mahiravana promises Ravana that he will offer Rama & Lakshmana (Nagaraju) to Goddess to Maha Kaali by next morning. Learning it, Anjaneya (Arjan Janardhan Rao) makes a fort with his tail surrounding Rama & Lakshmana. But Mahiravana arrives in the form of Vibhishana, kidnaps Rama & Lakshmana to Patalalanka by making them into statues. Outraged, Anjaneya reaches Pathalalanka, tries to eliminate Mahiravana but he couldn't as his life is secretly hidden. On the advice of Sage Narada (Kanta Rao), he requests Chandrasena to know whereabouts of Mahiravana's life. In return, Chandrasena asks a word that his god should become her god. Anjaneya couldn't understand the internal meaning of her wish and he agrees. Chandrasena tactfully finds out the secret and Rama kills Mahiravana. Before leaving, Rama learns Chandrasena's wish because it is against the nature of Rama Avatar, he gives her the boon that her wish will be fulfilled in Dwaparayuga when he takes birth as Lord Krishna. Era's pass by, Lord Vishnu takes incarnation as Lord Krishna, Chandrasena borns as Satyabhama and marries Krishna. Here Satyabhama is a beautiful proud, self-respected egotistical, possessive lady and wants to acquire Krishna's complete love without sharing with others. So, on the provocation of Narada, she performs a religious ritual when she has to donate her husband and get back him by paying the gold of his weight. But unfortunately, She couldn't weigh him with her wealth as she doesn't realize that Krishna will only yield to his disciples' whether it may be is a leaf, water or fruit. Ultimately, Rukmini (Devika) weighs him with one Tulasidalam (Basil leaf) by praying when Satyabhama realizes her mistake and again becomes his devotee. Later Krishna as an embassy to Pandavas moves for negotiations with the Kauravas. But it fails, they try to capture him, but he shows his "Vishwaroopam", entire world form in him and moves. Finally, the movie ends Lord Krishna preaching Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna.




Sri Krishna Satya
Film score by
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Dharani Garbhami" Pingali Nagendra Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
2 "Rama Bhajana" Pingali Nagendra Rao K. J. Yesudas
3 "Aaha Naa Swamy" Pingali Nagendra Rao S. Janaki
4 "Kasthuri Tilakam" Pingali Nagendra Rao K. J. Yesudas
5 "Kalagantini" Pingali Nagendra Rao S. Janaki
6 "Sri Raghavan" Pingali Nagendra Rao K. J. Yesudas
7 "Priya Priya" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, S. Janaki
8 "Jo Achutanand" Samudrala Jr. S. Janaki
9 "Chandana Charchita" Jayadeva SP Balu
10 "Mettinadinamani Satya" Samudrala Jr. Ghantasala
11 "Manchidinamenchi" Samudrala Jr. SP Balu
12 "Maatameeragalada" Samudrala Jr. S. Janaki
13 "Aluka Manave" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghantasala, S. Janaki
14 "Chetanchaiyidi" Samudrala Jr. S. Janaki
15 "Nuduta Kasthuri Rekha" Samudrala Jr. Ghantasala
16 "Yenta Tamunuchecithino" Samudrala Jr. SP Balu
17 "Bhale Manchi" Chandala Kesava Dasu SP Balu
18 "Kotukotandira" Samudrala Jr. Pithapuram
19 "Bhatta Varadudavai" Pingali Nagendra Rao S. Janaki
20 "Gopi Munijana" C. Narayana Reddy S. Janaki
21 "Thammuni Kodukula" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghantasala
22 "Patitulagaru" Pingali Nagendra Rao SP Balu
23 "Aaidullichena" Pingali Nagendra Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
24 "Samaram Cheyare" Pingali Nagendra Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
25 "Radheyudanu" Pingali Nagendra Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
26 "Pagaragelichithi" Pingali Nagendra Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
27 "Kavvadithosi" Pingali Nagendra Rao K. J. Yesudas
28 "Aaduguru" Pingali Nagendra Rao Madhavapeddi Satyam
29 "Anikindadpadu" Pingali Nagendra Rao Kondala Rao
30 "Seva Dharmamunu" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghantasala
31 "Meerangabokumu" Pingali Nagendra Rao SP Balu
32 "Cheliyo Chelako" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghatasala
33 "Alugutaye Yerungani" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghatasala
34 "Jandapai Kapiraju" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghatasala
35 "Santhoshambuna Sandhi" Pingali Nagendra Rao SP Balu
36 "Okkanijesi" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghatasala
37 "Tatalu Mamalun" Pingali Nagendra Rao SP Balu
38 "Sri Krishna Geethopadesam" Pingali Nagendra Rao Ghantasala


The film won the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.


N. T. Rama Rao directed most of the film. N. T. Rama Rao's mentor K. V. Reddy was in need of finance to send his son abroad for higher studies, but was reluctant to ask anybody for financial help. NTR came to know this fact from K. V. Reddy's friend D. V. Narasaraju (writer), who is also close to NTR. NTR knew that K. V. Reddy will not accept anything from others, so he requested Reddy to direct his own production, Sri Krishna Satya and assisted him for his son's foreign education. When Reddy expressed his inability to direct the film because of his poor health, NTR said not to worry about it and asked him to sit in the sets of Sri Krishna Satya and guide him in case of need. NTR always had two or three scripts which were ready to hit the sets and he chose this film's script. He decided to make the film from his own production house so as not to have any objections from his producers. K. V. Reddy was a high BP and Diabetic during the film's shooting even then he tried his best to help NTR during shooting, NTR did most of the direction and credited Reddy in the title cards.


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