Ashoka Chakravarthy

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Ashoka Chakravarthy
Ashoka Chakravarthy.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed byS. S. Ravi Chandra
Produced bySmt. Kaaja Venkataravamma
Written byParuchuri Brothers
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byS. S. Ravi Chandra
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyNandamuri Mohana Krishna
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Sri Venkateswara Art Productions.[1]
Release date
  • 29 June 1989 (1989-06-29)
Running time
154 minutes

Ashoka Chakravarthy is a 1989 Telugu language action film produced by Smt. Kaaja Venkataravamma under the Sri Venkateswara Art Productions banner and directed by S. S. Ravi Chandra. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Bhanupriya in the lead roles and music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was an official adaptation of the Malayalam film Aryan with several changes to suit the audience.[2] It is the official remake of Priyadarshan's 1988 Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam blockbuster Aryan.


Vedam Venkata Ashok (Nandamuri Balakrishna), an orthodox traditional Brahmin, works as a priest in a temple. Urmila (Bhanupriya) and Ashok are in love. But Urmila's father Shanmukha Sastry (Gollapudi Maruti Rao) has betrayed Ashok's father Vedam (J. V. Somayajulu) and is trying to seize their whole property, pushing them below the poverty line. Adiseshayya (Narra Venkateswara Rao) and Shanmukha Sastry had planned together and had declared Ashok as a thief and had him sent to jail. After returning from jail, Ashok's father had restricted him from entering the house. Ashok has now decided to go to any safe place and earn a lot of money, so that he can again hold up his family's pride. In this situation, he comes across Karim Sahab (Satyanarayana) in Bombay and gets involved in illegal and corrupt activities in the city. By doing all this, Ashok becomes Ashoka Chakravarthy and earns much money, but will he be able to regain his parents' confidence and their love, for whom he had jumped into such trouble?[3]




Ashoka Chakravarthy
Film score by
LabelEcho Audio
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Ashoka Chakravarthy

Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Lyrics written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on Echo Audio Company.[4]

1."Yendaro Mahanubhavulu"SP Balu, S. Janaki5:06
2."Aba Rupamentha"SP Balu, Chitra4:33
3."Limmaripu"SP Balu, Chitra4:33
4."Suvvi Suvvi"SP Balu, Chitra4:35
5."Janak Janak"SP Balu, S. Janaki4:28
Total length:23:15


  1. ^ B. A. Raju [@baraju_SuperHit] (29 June 2020). "31 years for Natasimha #NBK, Bhanupriya starrer Powerful Mass Hit #AshokaChakravarthy Directed by SS Ravichandra (29/06/1989) Music by Ilayaraja" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Ashoka Chakravarthy (Cast & Crew)".
  3. ^ "Ashoka Chakravarthy (Story)". The Cine Bay.
  4. ^ "Ashoka Chakravarthy (Songs)". Raaga.

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