Viswanatha Nayakudu

Viswanatha Nayakudu[1] is a Telugu historical film of 1987 directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.

Viswanatha Nayakudu
Directed byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced byVadde Ramesh
Written byDasari Narayana Rao (Dialogues)
Screenplay byDasari Narayana Rao
StarringKrishna
Krishnam Raju
Sivaji Ganesan
Jayaprada
K. R. Vijaya
Mohan Babu
Music byJ. V. Raghavulu
CinematographyV. S. R. Swamy
Edited byG. G. Krishna Rao
Production
company
Padmalaya and Annapurna studios
Release date
May 1987
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

The story is based on an Indian historical event during the 16th century. It narrates the victory of Viswanatha Nayak over his father to express his devotion towards Sri Krishnadevaraya.

Viswanatha Nayak (Krishna) is the son of Nagama Nayak (Sivaji Ganesan), a successful General of Sri Krishnadevaraya (Krishnam Raju) of the Vijayanagara Empire. Chola King Veerasekhara Chola invades the Madurai Kingdom and deposed the Pandya King Chandrasekhara Pandyan, who was under the protection of Sri Krishnadevaraya. Due to this, an enraged Sri Krishnadevaraya sends Nagama Nayak to aid Chandrasekhara Pandyan. Nagama Nayak suppresses Veerasekhara Chola and takes Madurai, but then suddenly he threw off his allegiance and declining to help Chandrasekhara Pandyan, usurped the throne.

So, Viswanatha Nayak volunteers to face his father on the battle ground. Nagama Nayak is defeated and the loyalty of Viswanatha Nayak is proved. Chivalry of both father and son is admired by Sri Krishnadevaraya, who makes Viswanatha Nayak the Governor of Madurai and other regions.

CastEdit

CrewEdit

  • Screenplay, Dialogues, Director : Dasari Narayana Rao
  • Producer : Vadde Ramesh
  • Studios : Padmalaya studios and Annapurna studios
  • Story : Kondamudi Srirama Murthy and Yamini Saraswathi
  • Dialogues : Kondaveeti Venkatakavi and Yamini Saraswathi
  • Director of Photography : V. S. R. Swamy
  • Editing : G. G. Krishna Rao
  • Art Director : Bhaskara Raju
  • Choreography : Sreenu
  • Voice double for Sivaji Ganesan : Kongara Jaggaiah
  • Playback singers : P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram, Raj Seetaram, V. Ramakrishna, Ramesh, Prakash Rao

SoundtrackEdit

All lyrics are written by Arudra, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy; all music is composed by J. V. Raghavulu.

Songs
No.TitlePlaybackLength
1."Kavi Jana Samaaja Bhoja, Idi Natya Neerajanam" (Cast: Jaya Prada)P. Susheela 
2."Maruvanantondi Manasu Maranantondi Manasu" (Cast: Krishna, Jaya Prada)P. Susheela, M. Ramesh 
3."Oka Nartaki Nartinchu Vela" (Cast: Krishna, Jaya Prada)  

AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1987 P. Susheela
(for "Kavi Jana Samaaja Bhoja")
Nandi Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
1987 V. S. R. Swamy Nandi Award for Best Cinematographer Won
1987 Bhaskar Raju Nandi Award for Best Art Director Won

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