Sri Krishna Vijayamu

Sri Krishna Vijayamu (transl. Victory of Lord Krishna) is a 1971 Indian Telugu-language Hindu mythological film produced by M. S. Reddy under the Kaumudi Art Pictures banner and directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jayalalithaa and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The film was recorded as a flop at the box office. It was dubbed into Hindi as Hare Krishna in 1974.

Sri Krishna Vijayamu
Sri Krishna Vijayamu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKamalakara Kameswara Rao
Written byPingali Nagendra Rao (dialogues)
Screenplay byM. S. Reddy
Story byM. S. Reddy
Produced byM. S. Reddy
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Jayalalithaa
CinematographyEllappa
Edited byB. Gopala Rao
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
Production
company
Kaumudi Art Pictures
Release date
  • 11 January 1971 (1971-01-11)
Running time
148 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

The film begins with Lord Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) sending his brother Satyaki (Ramakrishna) as a mediator to Kalayavana (S. V. Ranga Rao) with a gift of the vessel containing a snake, which indicates dealing with him is playing with a snake. Kalayavana sends it as a return gift to Krishna, where the snake has been killed by ants replying that a snake can be killed by ants. But when they open the vessel the snake is alive and Krishna warns them to be careful. Listening to it, Kalayavana gets ready for the battle when Sage Narada (Kanta Rao) arrives and informs whereabouts of Krishna. Kalayavana reaches there, Krishna cleverly takes him into a cave and makes him kick a saint, Muchikunda (Dhulipala. In anger, Muchikunda burns him into ashes with his vision. Knowing it, Mahodara (again S. V. Ranga Rao) the twin brother of Kalayavana, burns for vengeance, but Narada says that it's not the right time and he requires finesse. Hence Mahodora performs a huge penance for Lord Siva (Rajanala) and acquires a boon that he will not die by any weapon used by others. Meanwhile, on the occasion of Krishna's birthday, his eight wives present eight gems when Narada arrives and stirs a quarrel by telling that it would be more beautiful if it would be one more gem, as an intention that Krishna should have one more wife. Here Lord Krishna assures Narada that his wish will be fulfilled soon. Parallelly, Mahodara wins over the entire universe and creates a lot of atrocities. Hearing miseries of the victims, Goddess Saraswathi (Rama Prabha) asks Lord Brahma (Prabhakar Reddy) when will be the end to this anarchy and he replies that the time is imminent. Brahma creates a beautiful girl called Vasundhara (Jayalalitha) with a ring, by which she will be a girl to women and a statue to men, except for her fiancé. After her marriage, if any other men try to remove the ring, it transforms into a weapon and kills him. After that, Brahma calls Narada and asks him to be her foster father for a few days. Once Mahodara sees Vasundhara and wants to possess her. Being aware of it, Narada takes Vasundhara to Dwaraka and asks Rukmini (Devika) to safeguard her for a few days, when she is hesitating he tells the secret of the ring and she agrees. At the same time, Krishna & Satyabhama (Jamuna) return after defeating Narakasura. Sri Krishna can see Vasundhara because he is her fiancé, every day Krishna silently meets Vasundhara and they love each other. Satyabhama senses it, becomes furious and keeps Vasundhara in prison. Now Mahodara ploy provokes Pundarika Vasudeva (Nagabhushanam) keep Kuchela in his custody to eliminate Krishna. Krishna moves to his rescue and safeguards by eliminating Pundarika Vasudeva. Taking it as an opportunity, Mahodara attacks Dwaraka and grabs Vasundhara when Krishna returns learns regarding the situation. Eventually, Mahodara is making his marriage arrangements with Vasundhara. Krishna reaches there as a Brahmin cleverly marries Vasundhara and puts the ring back on her finger. Angered, Mahodara throws it away, which turns into a weapon and kills him because it is a weapon used by himself. Finally, Krishna reaches Dwaraka along with Vasundhara and the movie ends on a happy note.

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SoundtrackEdit

Sri Krishna Vijayamu
Film score by
Released1971
GenreSoundtrack
Length31:15
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao
Pendyala Nageswara Rao chronology
Pelli Sambandham
(1970)
Sri Krishna Vijayamu
(1971)
Sri Krishna Satya
(1971)

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Jayaho Nava Neela Megha Shyama" Dasaradhi Ghantasala 4:00
2 "Joharu" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 5:28
3 "Haayi Haayi" Pingali Nagendra Rao P. Susheela 4:45
4 "Aadinchi Jananu" Pingali Nagendra Rao P. Susheela 2:53
5 "Je Jela Talliki" Kondamacharya P. Susheela, S. Janaki 4:27
6 "Pillana Grovi Pilupu" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 5:22
7 "Krishna Premamaya" Acharya Aatreya Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:20

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