This movie portrays the Virata Parvam of the great Indian epic Mahabharata with utmost ease.NTR shows his versatility as Bruhannala. SV Ranga Rao excelled in such a negative role as Keechaka. Savitri looks her best and performs beyond compare.
The film opens with Arjuna (N.T.R) entering heaven to visit his divine father Indra. This episode sets the stage for the events of the Book of Virata by providing Arjuna with instruction in music and dance, and by placing him under a curse from the heavenly courtesan Urvashi to lose his masculinity and become a eunuch for one year. This provides the explanation for Arjuna’s subsequent choice of disguise during the Pandavas’ incognito life — as the transvestite dancing master Brihannala, who becomes the teacher of King Virata’s daughter, Uttara (L. Vijayalaxmi). The most significant incident in the film is the attempted seduction of Draupadi (Savithri) by King Virata’s overbearing brother-in-law Keechaka (S. V. Rangarao, another famous actor), which results in his slaying by another Pandava brother, the strongman Bhima (Dandamudi Rajagopal), who is disguised as a cook and wrestler. Lord Krishna (Kantharao) appears periodically and is suitably charming, with an enigmatic smile. The youthful Abhimanyu (Sobhanbabu), comes to the kingdom in search of his fathers and all in love with the Princess Uttara. Humor is chiefly provided by Uttara’s boastful but cowardly brother, Uttara Kumar (Relangi), and by a group of bumbling Brahman cooks, slaving away under Bhima’s iron-fisted kitchen regime. The entire film unfolds in near-operatic style reminiscent of many genres of Indian folk theater, with nine songs.
Kethanananda, the Minister of Magadha, who has an eye over the throne, aspires to see his son Kalyana Varma crowned as the king of Magadha. For this he plots to eliminate the crown-prince Shivadutta who is on a customary tour of the kingdom. He tries several times to get Shivadutta killed, but fails. Realising that it is impossible to get rid of Shivadutta and usurp the kingdom, Kethanananda consults his brother who practices witch-craft. With his help he gets hold of a 'Mayakanya'. This Mayakanya charms Shivadutta's father, the king and misleads him to punish his son. As a punishment, Shivadutta's both hands and legs are cut-off. A sage comes to rescue on the behest of shivadutta's fiancée. Shivadutta gets back his lost limbs. The sage also makes Shivadutta obtain the 'Mantradanda' from the God. How Shivadutta saves his ailing parents and gets back his kingdom with the help of Mantradanda, is the rest of the story.
As you all know 'Malliswari' (1951) is one of the best classics of the Telugu cinema. It introduced the renowned Devulapalli Krishna Sastry's poetic genius to the film lovers of the times. BN Reddy holds a special place in the history of Telugu Cinema. He is the director who balances artistic values and business needs in the right proportion. This film is the romantic saga of Nagaraju (N.T.R) and Malliswari (Bhanumati). Malliswari’s mother (Rushyendramani) is against her daughter’s closeness with her cousin Nagaraju, a sculptor. He is the son of her sister-in-law who is a poor one. Nagaraju leaves his mother and goes to earn money to marry Malliswari as a rich man. Meanwhile Emperor Krishnadevaraya sends palanquine to Malliswari’s house with an invitation to be the close companion of his queen. Nagaraju returns only to find the absence of his beloved. How he reaches the Vijayanagara Fort and meets his Malli forms the rest of the story. A must see for the lovers of classic films of B.N.Reddy.
According to the Mahabharata epic, Bhishma lived a great life with dignity and honesty. He groomed heirs of three generations (one – that of Vichitra Veerya, second- that of Pandu and Dhritarashtra and the third one belonging to Pandavas and Kauravas) in his life time. His birth, the events of his life time are interestingly narrated in this classic produced in the year 1962. Film opens with a scene in Brahmaloka. Significantly the film ends with Bhishma attaining the Brahma padam(eternal bliss or moksha). The cursed Ashta Vasuvus (eight divine souls) pray Ganga devi to be their mother on earth. They reveal her that her eighth kid will make her proud, with his life on the earth. He is none other than Bhishma himself. The Viswaroopa Darsanam scene of the film, reflects the cinematographic skills of the yesteryears. This film is a must for the entire family.
The story is like this. Satyanaraya, a village man is fond of classical music. So he makes his 12 year son a classical singer cum dancer. But he looses his son in a car accident. Though his son dies, his desire and interest of music is still alive. So he gives shelter to three orphans and treats them just like his sons and adopts them. He takes care of their education, food and shelter. He also teaches them classical music and art. Finally these three becomes good musicians. But the old man’s desire is to build a new school of classical art and music. So he sends his three adopted sons to go to town and earn enough money to build the school. So these three travel to the city and there they face various consequences they become addicted to bad habits and affairs. The costly society brings many changes in their life styles. As a result the elder son among the three leaves his pregnant wife permanently at his parents and start living with another lady in the town. Many things follow this to get the three wandering sons of classical music back to the right track. This film is a must for lovers of good films.
Siva (Sarva Daman Banerji) is a blind village boy with a stunning musical sense. He finds music in every thing…..in his uncle’s scoldings, falls of rain drops and in the sound of the breeze. He becomes a great musician and the film opens with his concert in his native village. Suhasini a dumb girl and her brother come to attend a marriage in the same village and get acquainted on their way to the village. Suhasini admires his music and wishes to marry him. Her brother is more than happy to hear it. When he puts the proposal before his grand parent he expresses his helplessness and informs that Siva could not marry her. He is waiting for Jyoti (Moon Moon Sen) who is his guru, his lover and the person whom he wants to marry. Who is this Jyoti and what happens to Suhasini’s love and adoration for Siva? Watch this musical film with a story pictured on a blind boy and a dumb girl. This film comes as a fresh breath of air in this world of noisy pop films.
It is the story of a Mohini Pisachi and a youngster’s tale of two births. People who die with unfulfilled wishes become sprits. When a mesmerizing sprit tries to attract people with fictionally created beauty,it is locally called as mohini pisachi. Once upon a time a king is attracted to a beautiful orphan girl when he goes to a forest and marries her secretly. After sometime he returns to his kingdom and forgets everything about her. When she goes to him, he bluntly refuses to accept her as his wife. She commits suicide. In his next birth he is born as a farmer and the spirit follows him here also. This time she succeeds in capturing his attention totally. His family members are worried. What happens next? Watch the film “Jaganmohini”
Srinivasa RajuÂ’s parents torment his wife and his father-in-law for dowry. They kill Sundari when her father fails to pay the promised amount of 100 thousand varahas, in the absence of Srinivasa Raju. In guise of responsible parents RajuÂ’s parents convince him for remarriage showing the cause of motherless baby and get the dowry of I lakh varahas back from second alliance.Enraged spirit of his dead wife turns demon and takes revenge on her in-laws and teaches a lesson to people involved in the evil system.
Krishna and Sridevi, who are colleagues of a company run by a strict manager Ravu Gopal Rao, fall in love eventually. Rao fires both of them from the company as he is against to the affairs like love, marriage etc.
Princess of a kingdom, Indumati (Anjali Devi) falls in love with a brave boy Pratap (ANR). QueenÂ’s brother Bhaskar (Mukkamala) kidnaps her when she goes out with her maid Lavangi, Bhaskar warns her that he will bring harm to her parents if she denies marrying him. How she comes out of clutches of the villain with the help of Pratap is the story.
Chalapathi and Sekharam are good friends. Sekharam invests lot of money to give a push to his friendÂ’s business (Mica Mines). But accidentally his friend Chalapathi, an alcohol addict dies. ChalaptiÂ’s relatives take advantage of his death and throws Sekharam in trouble. ChalapthiÂ’s son, ANR becomes heir of the property and the story deals with how he meets Sekharam and his daughter Jamuna, and teaches a lesson to his aunt Suraya Kantham, Raman Reddy and Ravikondala Rao who hold the key of chest.
This is another classical movie from Poornodaya Films and K.Viswanath. In this one the hero belongs to lower caste and he is a classical Flutist and the heroine is a classical dancer.The heroines family is an orthodox one. First she gets married to her brother-in-law. He is a priest in a temple, and finds his wife as a goddess and he fears her, and asks his grand father what to do. And atlast her grand father comes to know that she is in love with the Flutist. Finally whether heroine stays with her husband or marries her lover is the story. This movie contains hit songs like ' Nemaliki nerpina nadakalivi ',' Gopayya nallana , Godhooli errana enduvalana.
Rangayya (SVR) an ordinary farmer wants his son Anand (Satyanarayana) to become a doctor and marry his niece Suguna. Anand does not want to practice in village nor he wants to marry Suguna. He falls in love with Geeta a rich girl who hates people below her status and tells her that he is also a rich guy. Once in his trip to the village Anand promises suguna that he is going to marry her and makes her pregnant and come back to town and marries Geeta. Suguna dies after giving birth to a daughter, while Geeta gives birth to a son. Geeta's son Giri and Suguna's daughter are classmates. Rangayya loses his eyesight in an accident and seetamma joins as servant maid in the house of Anand, unaware that is Anand's house. Once Giri becomes doctor he got to know what their parents has done to his grand parents and hunches a plan to teach a lesson with the help of Raani, his sweet heart in the collage. How he teaches the lesson is the rest of the interesting story.
This movie is based on a novel written by a Bengali author Sarat. The film is full of melodious songs and the dialogues to it are provided by Acharya Atreya. The wonderous performance by a dog called Rudy had spell the audiences in the past. Kannamba, Suryakantham and Savitri are co-sisters and all their families live together. Savitri is a terror to all the children in the house because she aima at establishing discipline in the children and to this nobody objects. S.V. Ranga Rao is the eldest brother and is a lawyer but then he is uite forgetful. Jaggaih is SuryakanthamÂ’s brother and promising to help his brother-in law in starting a business of his own, he enters the house. He slowly starts widening his vicious roots into the peaceful home and it is only because of him that the house gets divided and the Nageswara Rao couple leave the house due to the circumstances he creates. To know what happens next and to see how the family comes back together again watch the movie Â“Todi KodalluÂ”
Chandra, an artist meets Meena, who is her neighbour. As her father is a dance master Chandra urges Meena to learn dance, but Meena is not interested. He even arranges a dance programme for Meena who behaves mischeviously on the stage. Chandra
This is the story of a sixteen-year-old girl (Sridevi) who like any girl of her age has her own expectations about the man she would spend her life with. Chandra Mohan is one of her relations and is interested in marrying her. Sridevi doesn't pay any attention to him since he does not stand true to her expectations of a life partner. Instead, she falls in love with a guy who visits their place but soon realizes her folly of not being able to distinguish between the good and the bad. She realizes that the man who didn't bat an eyelid and went off to prison just for her sake is the man she must
marry and her wait for her man's arrival from prison forms the crust of the remaining story.
This is an exclusive film because: -
# Famed female play back singer Janaki was awarded with the prestigious National Award for her melodious and ever green number "Siri Malle Puvva..." in this film in the year 1978.
# The character portrayed by Chandra Mohan in this film was in Tamil portrayed by Kamala Hasan.
# This film was Sridevi's debut venture as a lead actress though she was not new to the camera, since she was introduced to the filmdom as a child artist.
Nageswara Rao is mischievous right from his childhood. Stealing fruit from the groves and petty thefts were all he did to pass his time. With no money for getting his mother treated, this young lad lands behind the bars on charges of robbery. He has a younger sister (Jamuna) whom he considers synonymous to his life. With nobody to look after the girl lands up in an orphanage.
The brother and sister then meet after the latter is released from prison. Nageswara Rao earns himself a job at Relangi's place and Jamuna too gets married to the rich Jaggaiah. Nageswara Rao loses his job here on the charges of theft. Appointed as a driver at Jaggaiah's place, he is sacked again on the charges of robbery of costly jewels and also of committing a murder!!
How the protagonist proves his innocence forms the crust of the remaining story.