Bhakta Prahlada (1967 film)

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Bhakta Prahlada
Bhakta Prahlada 1967.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chitrapu Narayana Rao
Produced by A. V. Meiyappan
Written by Narasa Raju D.V.
Samudrala Raghavacharya
Starring Rojaramani
S. V. Ranga Rao
Anjali Devi
Bala Murali Krishna
Music by Saluri Rajeshwara Rao
Cinematography A. Vincent
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release date
12 January 1967 (1967-01-12)[1]
Country India
Language Telugu

Bhakta Prahlada (English: Devotee Prahlada) (Telugu: భక్త ప్రహ్లాద) is a 1967 Telugu devotional film produced by AVM Productions about a devotee Prahlada in The Story of Narasimha of the Hindu religion. The film stars child actress Rojaramani as Prahlada, S. V. Ranga Rao as Hiranya Kasapa and Anjali Devi as Leelavati. The film was eventually dubbed into Kannada and remade in Hindi.

The Hindi film, Bhaktha Prahlad, was released on 2 November 1967 and Kannada film Bhakta Prahlada was released on 26 March 1974. The film was made in Tamil as Bhakta Prahlada (Tamil: பக்த பிரகலாதா) in Eastman colour and was released on 24 March 1967.[1]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Nandi Awards

Crew[edit]

  • Producer - A. V. Meiyappan using the banner AVM productions along with Veerappan & Co.
  • Director - Chitrapu Narayana Murthy, well known as Ch Narayana Murthy.
  • Background and soundtrack Music - S. Rajeswara Rao.
  • Story and Dialogue - D. V. Narasa Raju
  • Song Lyrics - Samudrala Sr., Samudrala Jr., Dasarathi, Arudra, Kosaraju, Padmaraju
  • Poems - from old poet Potana.
  • Singers - Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pitapuram Nageswararao, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Sulamangalam Rajalakshmi, L. R. Eswari.
  • Dance composition - Vempati Chinasatyam, P.S. Gopalakrishnan, K.S. Reddy.
  • Camera - A. Vincent
  • Studios - AVM Studios, Gemini Studios.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Telugu[edit]

There are some 23 melodious songs and poems in the film directed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao.[2]

Song Lyricist Singer/s
"Aadi Anaadiyu Neeve Deva" Dasarathi Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
"Aadukovayya O Ramesha" Samudrala P. Susheela group
"Andani Suraseema" (Beautiful Suraseema) Samudrala P. Susheela, S. Janaki, S. Rajyalaxmi
"Balayutulaku Durbalulaku Balamevvadu" Potana P. Susheela
"Bhujashakti Naa toda Porada Shankinchi" Potana Madhavapeddi Satyam
"Chadivinchiri Nanu Guruvulu" (The Gurus who Taught Me) Potana P. Susheela
"Janani Janani Varadayini" Palagummi Padmaraju S. Janaki
"Jeevamu Neeve Kada" (You Alone Are Life) Samudrala P. Susheela
"Kaladambodhi Galandu Gaali" Potana P. Susheela
"Kanjakshuku Gaani Kayambu Kayame" Potana P. Susheela
"Kanulaku Veluguvu Neeve Kaava" Samudrala P. Susheela, S. Janaki
"Karunaleni Manasu Kathina Pashanambu" Dasarathi P. Susheela
"Mandara Makaranda Maadhuryamunadelu" Potana P. Susheela
"Munchiti Vardhulan Gadala Mottiti" Potana Madhavapeddi Satyam
"Narayana Mantram Srimannarayana Bhajanam" Samudrala P. Susheela
"Panchabdambulavadu Tandrinagu" Potana Madhavapeddi Satyam
"Pamulollomayya Maa Pegge Choodarayya" Kosaraju Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, L. R. Eswari
"Raa Raa Priya Sundara" (Come O Beautiful Lover) Dasarathi P. Susheela
"Siri Siri Laali Chinnari Laali" Arudra S. Janaki and Balamuralikrishna
"Srimanini Mandira Bhakta Mandara" Samudrala P. Susheela and Balamuralikrishna
"Varamosage Vanamaali" Samudrala Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
"Vatuthara Neeti Sastrachaya Paraga" Pothana Madhavapeddi Satyam
"Yella Sareera Dharulaku Nillanu" Pothana P. Susheela

Tamil[edit]

Tamil Poster

Music was composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao, Rajagopal and Krishnan while the lyrics were penned by Thiruchi Thiyagarajan, Vaali, Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam, V. Seetharaman and Alangudi Somu. Singer is Balamurali Krishna and Playback singers are P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, T. M. Soundararajan and A. L. Raghavan.[3]

S/N Song Singer/s Lyricist
1 Raajan Maharaajane P. Susheela Vaali
2 Kili Vandhu Kothaada Koyyaa
3 Devi Devi Thaaye S. Janaki Ku. Ma. Balasubramaniam
4 Hey Jothi Swaroopa P. Susheela & S. Janaki
5 Aadhi Anaadhiyum Neeye Balamurali Krishna Thiruchi Thiyagarajan
6 Chinna Chinna Kanne Balamurali Krishna, S. Janaki & Group
7 Aazhi Soozh Vannaa P. Susheela & Group
8 Jeevanum Neeye Aiyaa P. Susheela
9 Lakshmi Vallabha Dheena Dhayalaa
10 Unnai Nambi Un Patham Thuthithe
11 Vaazhgave Mannulagum Vinnulagum P. Susheela, S. Janaki & Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi V. Seetharaman
12 Thimikida Thimikida Vaadhya T. M. Soundararajan & A. L. Raghavan
13 Karunai Serndha Manadhu P. Susheela
14 Irul Niraindhadhaai Irukkum
15 Endhan Uyir Thandha Hari
16 Om Namo Narayana .. Naarayana Mandram Adhuve P. Susheela & Group Alangudi Somu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Movies from AVM". avm.in. 
  2. ^ Lyrical details of Bhakta Prahlada 1967 film at Ghantasala Galamrutamu.
  3. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam - Part 2 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition November 2016. p. 300 - 301. 

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