Sri Madvirata Parvam

Sri Madvirata Parvam is a 1979 Telugu-language Hindu mythological film, produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao under his Ramakrishna Cine Studios banner. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Vanisri, Nandamuri Balakrishna and music composed by Susarla Dakshina Murthy.[3][4] The film is based on Virata Parva from epic Mahabharata in which NTR has performed 5 pivotal roles, after blockbuster success of Daana Veera Soora Karna (1977), in which he emoted 3 different roles.

Sri Madvirata Parvam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byN. T. Rama Rao
Written byKondaveeti Venkatakavi (dialogues)
Screenplay byN. T. Rama Rao
Story byN. T. Rama Rao
Produced byN. T. Rama Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Nandamuri Balakrishna
CinematographyM. A. Rehman
Edited byK. Babu Rao
N. S. Prasad
Music bySusarla Dakshina Murthy
Ramakrishna Cine Studios[2]
Release date
  • 28 May 1979 (1979-05-28)
Running time
155 minutes


The film begins with Pandavas triumphs their 12 exiles and starts the 13th year of Agnathavasam i.e. live incognito under different identities. Here, Lord Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) advises that the Matsya Kingdom, ruled by Virata (Mukkamala) is a haven for them. Moreover, his liaison is necessary for the upcoming battle. Besides, he caveats the hindrance as his brother-in-law Kichaka (again N. T. Rama Rao) the soulmate of Duryodhana (once again N. T. Rama Rao). Right now, Pandavas abides various forms of disguise Dharma Raju (Prabhakar Reddy) as an advisor Kankubhattu, Bheema (Satyanarayana) as the cook Valala, Nakula as a horse groomsman Damagranthi, and Sahadeva as a cowherd Tantripala. Arjuna (one more N. T. Rama Rao) by the curse of Urvashi (Vijaya Lalitha) turns into a transgender Brihannala and enrolls as a dance master to princess Uttara (Bhavani). Eventually, Draupadi (Vanisri) infiltrates as Sairandhri Malini, a decorator to the queen Sudheshna Devi (Pushpalata). Meanwhile, Kichaka returns victorious from conquest to the Matsya and observes changes in the fort. Parallelly, Duryodhana & Shakuni (Dhulipala) conspire to knit Lakshmana Kumara with Uttara to gain reinforcement to which Kichaka graciously accords. Knowing it, Pandavas kindles Ghatothkacha (again Satyanarayana) to couple up Uttara with Abhimanyu (Nandamuri Balakrishna). Just as, he fraternizes Uttara & Abhimanyu, boomerangs the wedding by purporting as Uttara.

All at once, fulminated Kitchaka seeks to strike actuality behind the disappearance of Uttara. Soon, he surmises Pandavas' presence in the kingdom and excluding Arjuna, he fathoms remaining and Draupadi. At the juncture, Kitchaka affirms Sudheshna, abet of Sairandhri behind the turbulence and instructs her to send wine through Malini. Thereupon, Kitchaka hails and badly humiliates her in between the court. Due to stipulation, Pandavas persevere patience. Thereafter, they tactically plot by alluring Kichaka through Draupadi and invites to the dancing hall where Bheema backstabs him. Being cognizant of it, Duryodhana unearths the Pandavas conceal in Matsya. So, they launch an attack on their cattle when all the soldiers engaged in war. The next day, they attack cattle from another side, immediately, Uttara Kumara (Mada) swears to fight against them taking Brihannala as his charioteer. However, after watching their troops, he loses his confidence. During that plight, Brihannala volunteers to fight and angles Uttara Kumara to handle the chariot. Before, they move to the Shami tree where the Pandavas' divine weapons are hidden and procure the Gandeevam when Brihannala regains his original form. At present, Arjuna fires Sammohanastra a smoke weapon, which puts the Kaurava army to sleep and the cattle are rescued. Parallelly, the 13th year of the Pandavas' Agnathavasam successfully completes. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Uttara & Abhimanyu.



Sri Madvirata Parvam
Film score by
LabelEMI Columbia Audio
ProducerSusarla Dakshinamurthi

Music composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthi. Music released on EMI Columbia Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Ramani Pilichindira" Veturi Vani Jayaram 4:37
2 "Jeevithame Krishna Sangeetamu" Veturi Sundararama Murthy M. Balamuralikrishna 3:43
3 "Aadave Hamsagamana" Veturi Sundararama Murthy M. Balamuralikrishna 5:22
4 "Nirajanam Jayanirajanam" C. Narayana Reddy S. Janaki 2:22
5 "Muddiste Pulakintha" C. Narayana Reddy Madhavapeddi Ramesh, S. Janaki 3:25
6 "Neku Nene Sari" C. Narayana Reddy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 3:30
7 "Manasayara Matipoyara" C. Narayana Reddy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:25


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