|Directed by||K. Viswanath|
|Produced by||Edida Nageshwara Rao|
|Story by||K. Viswanath|
|Cinematography||P. S. Nivas|
|Running time||160 minutes|
Sagara Sangamam (Telugu: సాగర సంగమం; English: Confluence with ocean) is a 1983 Telugu musical dance film directed by K. Viswanath and produced by Edida Nageswara Rao, starring Kamal Haasan, Jayaprada, Geetha, Sarath Babu, S. P. Sailaja and Chakri Toleti. Upon release, the film received positive reviews and became a box office hit. The film has received two National Film Awards, and three Filmfare Awards South. The film is listed among CNN-IBN's list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time.
The film was dubbed into Tamil as Salangai Oli. It was dubbed later into Malayalam. Kamal Hassan had lent his voice for all three versions. The film was premiered at the International Film Festival of India. The film got critical acclaim at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.
Balakrishna (Kamal Haasan) is an economically disadvantaged but multi-talented dancer, adept at the Indian classical dances of Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, etc. Fondly called Balu, his simple and honest soul does not permit him to attain professional success in the commercial world that requires a certain level of moral laxness. Madhavi (Jayaprada), a wealthy young woman and a dance patron, notices his talent and acts as his benefactress, helping him secure an opportunity to participate in a high-level classical dance festival.
Balu's aging mother passes away from the afflictions of poverty two days before the performance. Balu, who was very attached to her, is emotionally devastated and fails to participate in the dance festival. Madhavi nevertheless gives him support and encouragement and sets him on the mend. Balu gradually develops a fondness for Madhavi as their relationship grows. He hides his love for her but eventually picks up the courage to express it. Balu discovers that, while Madhavi shares his feelings, she is a married woman separated from her husband. The husband later returns to unite Madhavi and Balu, but Balu decides to sacrifice his love showing respect for the institution of marriage.
The years pass, and Balu, a disappointed man, has become an inconsolable alcoholic and a newspaper journalist/art critic. Meanwhile, Madhavi's husband dies, and she hears about Balu's condition. In a bid to revive his will to live and his passion for his art, she tends to his medical needs, through his friend, Raghu (Sarath Babu) and solicits Balu to be the dance master for her daughter, Sailaja (SP Sailaja).
The film ends with Sailaja's stage performance with Balu watching her in a wheelchair, his health having completely deteriorated. While watching the performance, he passes away. Raghu and Madhavi are seen taking him away quietly, without interrupting the performance, back to the hospital.
- Kamal Haasan as Balakrishna
- Jaya Prada as Madhavi
- Sarath Babu as Ragupathy
- S. P. Sailaja as Sailaja, Madhavi's daughter
- Sakshi Ranga Rao as Balu's Uncle
- Dubbing Janaki as Balu's Mother
- Chakri Toleti as teen photographer
- Potti Prasad as Madhavi's servant
- S. K. Misro as Film choreographer
- Manju Bhargavi as Classical Dancer
- Geetha as Dance Assistant
- Director - K. Viswanath
- Story - K. Viswanath
- Dialogues - Jandhyala
- Producer - Edida Nageswara Rao
- Original music - Ilaiyaraaja
- Cinematography - P. S. Nivas
- Editing - G. G. Krishna Rao
- Art direction - Thota Tharani
- Makeup department - Babu, R. Sundara Moorthy, M. Sathyam, Venkateswara Rao
- Assistant director - N. V. Vijay
- Sound - Raghavachari, Ramaswamy
- Camera and electrical department - K. Satyanarayana
- Costume and wardrobe - Surya Rao
- Kamal Haasan's Costumes - Vani Ganapathi
- Music department - S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, S. P. Sailaja
- Associate directors - Velagapudi Chandrasekhar, Geetha Krishna
- Publicity designer - Gangadhar, Panni, Soma
- Choreographer - V. Seshu Parupalli, Gopikrishna
- Production company - Poornodaya Movie Creations
Sagara Sangamam (soundtrack)
|1.||"Baala Kanakamaya Chela"||Tyagaraja||S. Janaki|
|2.||"Mounamelanoyi Ee Marapurani Reyi"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki|
|3.||"Naada Vinodamu Natya Vilasamu"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja|
|4.||"Om Namah Shivaaya"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. Janaki|
|5.||"Thakita Thadimi"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubramanyam|
|6.||"Vedam Anuvanuvuna Nadam"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja|
|7.||"Vevela Gopemmala"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja|
Salangai Oli (soundtrack)
|1.||"Baala Kanakamaya"||Tyagaraja||S. Janaki||03:52|
|2.||"Mounamana Neram"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki||04:20|
|3.||"Nadha Vinodhangal"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja||04:05|
|4.||"Om Namah Shivaaya"||Vairamuthu||S. Janaki||04:41|
|5.||"Thakita Thadimi"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubramanyam||04:12|
|6.||"Vedham Anuvilum"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja||05:33|
|7.||"Vaan Pole Vannam"||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja||04:12|
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