Rudraveena (film)

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Rudraveena
Rudraveena.jpg
Directed by K. Balachander
Produced by Chiranjeevi
Nagendra Babu
Written by K. Balachander
Ganesh Patro
Starring Chiranjeevi
Shobana
Gemini Ganesan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography R.Raghunadha Reddy
Release date(s) March 4, 1988 (1988-03-04)
Running time 170 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Rudraveena is a 1988 Telugu film starring Chiranjeevi and Shobana. Produced by Anjana Productions (Chiranjeevi's home banner), the film was directed by K. Balachander with music by Ilaiyaraaja. Songs were sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. J. Yesudas and K. S. Chithra. The lyrics, penned by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, are a highlight of this movie.

The film was later remade into Tamil as Unnal Mudiyum Thambi starring Kamal Haasan.

Plot[edit]

The film is about the ideological clash between a young man, Suryam (Chiranjeevi), and his father, Bilahari Ganapathi Sastry (Gemini Ganesan). While the father believes that music and his life are for salvation, the son strives for a better society.

They part ways after Suryam decides to teach his father a lesson by representing the need for social awareness in a concert. Sastry hates this idea of polluting the sacredness of music by individualism and promotes another disciple ignoring Suryam.

Fed up with his father's refusal to identify him, Suryam leaves home. He finds solace with Lalita (Shobana) and her family. Sastry, who believes in the supremacy of caste over humanity, tries to break their relationship by instigating drunkards from the village whom Suryam has sworn to reform. Suryam vows not to marry in exchange for the drunkards reforming themselves.

Sastry takes a major blow when the disciple he groomed later marries his daughter and abhors him from singing Sastry's favorite raga - The Bilahari.

Finally, Sastry changes his chauvinistic self, when the Indian government recognizes Suryam's efforts at social reform and the Prime Minister of India himself comes to his village to felicitate Suryam. He realizes his son's ideals and proudly addresses himself as Suryam's father rather than a great musician.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Nandi Awards

Soundtrack[edit]

All music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Cheppalani Vundi"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, joining to Nenu Saitham poem by Sri Sri S. P. Balasubramaniam 6:46
2. "Chuttu Pakkala Choodara"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri S. P. Balasubramaniam 2:59
3. "Lalita Priya Kamalam"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri K. J. Yesudas; K. S. Chitra 5:24
4. "Manava Seva Drohama"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri K. J. Yesudas 5:42
5. "Nammaku Nammaku Ee Reyini"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri S. P. Balasubramaniam 5:31
6. "Neethone Aagena Sangeetham"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri K. J. Yesudas 3:59
7. "Raghupathi Raghava"   Theme Music Instrumental 0:27
8. "Randi Randi Randi"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri Mano; S.P. Sailaja 8:01
9. "Tarali Raada Tane Vasantham"   Sirivennela Sitaramasastri S. P. Balasubramaniam 4:32
10. "Tulasi Dalamulache"   Tyagaraja K. J. Yesudas 4:13

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