Nartanasala

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Nartanasala
Nartanasala.jpg
Directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Produced by Lakshmi Rajyam
Sridhar Rao
Written by Samudrala Raghavacharya
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Savitri
S.V.Ranga Rao
Music by Susarla Dakshinamurthy
Release dates
11 October 1963
Running time
175 min.
Language Telugu

Nartanasala also written as Nartanashala (Telugu: నర్తనశాల English:The Dance Hall) was a 1963, Indian epic mythological, Telugu film written by Samudrala Raghavacharya and directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao. It was produced by Rajyam Pictures in Black and White. The film was a blockbuster.[1] The film received awards for best production design and best actor to S. V. Ranga Rao, at the Indonesian Film Festival.[2] The film is cited among CNN-IBN's list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time.[3] The film won the National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film in 1963 at the 11th National Film Awards, and has secured the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Film.[1]

Plot[edit]

This Hindu mythological film deals with the Viraata Parvam of the epic Mahabharata.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character
Savitri Draupadi
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Arjuna/Bruhannala
Dandamudi Rajagopal Bhima
S. V. Ranga Rao Keechaka
Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy Dharmaraju
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah Uttara Kumara
Mukkamala Viraata Raja
Dhulipala Duryodhana
L. Vijayalakshmi Uttara
Sandhya Sudheshna
Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Karna
Allu Ramalingaiah Vaala(varatulya)
Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao Lord Krishna
Kaikala Satyanarayana Dushasana
Shobhan Babu Abhimanyu
Vangara Venkata Subbaiah
Sitaram
Balakrishna
C. Lakshmi Rajyam Subhadra
Pahilvan Nellore Kanta Rao Jeemuthamalludu

Crew[edit]

  • Producers : Lakshmi Rajyam C. and Sridhara Rao.
  • Original Music : Susarla Dakshinamurthi
  • Cinematography : M.A. Rehman
  • Film Editing : S.P.S. Veerappa
  • Art Direction : Pratibha Sarma and T.V.S. Sarma.
  • Second Unit Director : Ram Gopal Madhavapeddi
  • Sound : S. Rama Rao
  • Choreographer : Peda Satyam Vempati
  • Playback singers : Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, S. Janaki, Bangalore Lata, Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam and P. Susheela

Songs[edit]

Tracklist
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Jaya Gana Nayaka"   Samudrala Ghantasala, S. Janaki 05:15
2. "Dariki Raboku Raboku Raaja"   Samudrala P. Susheela 03:01
3. "Evari Kosam Ee Mandahasam"   Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 03:05
4. "Janani Shiva Kaamini"   Samudrala P. Susheela 03.54
5. "Naravaraa O Kuruvaraa"   Samudrala S. Janaki 04:13
6. "Salalita Raga Sudharasa Saaram"   Samudrala Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, Bangalore Lata  
7. "Sakhiya Vivarinchave"   Samudrala P. Susheela 02:43
8. "Sheelavati"   Samudrala Bangalore Lata 04:56

Awards[edit]

Trivia[edit]

NTR's Brihannala character and dance is much apreciated. It's legend that NTR gone to learn koochupudi dance to perform this character.

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