Chandirani

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Chandirani
Chandirani.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Telugu
Directed byBhanumathi Ramakrishna
Produced byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Written bySamudrala Sr (dialogues)
Screenplay byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Story byBhanumathi Ramakrishna
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Music byC. R. Subburaman
M. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Production
company
Release date
  • 14 August 1953 (1953-08-14)
Running time
164 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Telugu
Hindi

Chandirani is a 1953 trilingual Tamil-Telugu-Hindi swashbuckler film, produced by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao under the Bharani Studios banner and directed by Bhanumathi Ramakrishna. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Bhanumathi Ramakrishna in the lead roles and music composed by C. R. Subburaman & M. S. Viswanathan.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

King Veerasimha (Amarnath) was attracted towards a court dancer during his birthday celebrations. She delivers twin girls after their union. The Senani, (major) Prachandudu (Ranga Rao), who also likes her, kills the dancer and imprisons the King. The minister saves one of the twins and sends her to the forest. Knowing this, Prachandudu kills him and takes charge of the kingdom. The other twin stays in the kingdom. Champarani in the kingdom, and Chandirani in the forest (Bhanumathi in a double role), grow up as two different personalities. The son of the minister Kishore (N. T. Rama Rao in both Telugu and Tamil Versions and Dilip Kumar in the Hindi Version) and Champarani love each other. Mukund (Relangi) is the son of Prachandudu. Kishore goes to the forest and comes to know about Chandirani, and that she loves him. With the help of Mukund, Chandirani enters the fort and meets her father. She comes to know about the love between Champarani and Kishore. Meanwhile, Prachandudu arrests Kishore. Chandirani attacks the kingdom with the help of the people. During the conflict, Chandirani sacrifices her life eliminating Prachandudu, before dying she unites Champarani and Kishore.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by C. R. Subburaman & M. S. Viswanathan.

Telugu songs[edit]

Lyrics by Samudrala Raghavacharya.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Eeroju Bhale Roju Ide Prema Idena" P. Bhanumathi Samudrala Raghavacharya
2 "Indhuko Teliyani Ennadu Anukoni Ee Sambaraalemiti" P. Bhanumathi 02:14
3 "Evaraalakinturu Naamora Enaleni Vedana" P. Bhanumathi 03:01
4 "Kilaa Kilaa Navvulaa Kurisene Vennelaa" P. Bhanumathi 02:08
5 "O Taraka O Jabilee Navvulela Nanu Gane" Ghantasala & P. Bhanumathi 03:41
6 "Meow Meow Meow" K. Rani, Udutha Sarojini & K. Jamuna Rani
7 "Swadesaniki Samajaaniki" Pithapuram Nageswara Rao & A. P. Komala 02:48
8 "Ravo Varaala Elika Konavoyi Kanukaa" K. Rani 02:00
9 "Eevoyyara Neevilasa Mogorada Raja" A. P. Komala

Tamil songs[edit]

Lyrics by K. D. Santhanam.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "En Vaazhvinile Naan Magizhum Naal Idhuve Thaan" P. Bhanumathi K. D. Santhanam
2 "Innadhendru Ariyaamal Unnmaiyum Unaraamal" P. Bhanumathi 02:14
3 "En Vaazhvellaam Siraivaasamo" P. Bhanumathi 03:01
4 "Nilaa Nilaa Odi Vaa Nillaamal Odi Vaa" P. Bhanumathi 02:08
5 "Vaan Meedhile Inba Then Maari Peiyudhe" Ghantasala & P. Bhanumathi 03:41
6 "Meow Meow Meow" K. Rani, Udutha Sarojini & K. Jamuna Rani
7 "Anbaai Dhesamenggum Ondraai Koodi" C. R. Subburaman P Susheela Chorus 02:48
8 "Vaaraamale Vadha Naalidhe Suba Naalidhe" K. Rani 02:00
9 "Maavinodha Maasilaadha Madhanaa" A. P. Komala

Hindi songs[edit]

Lyrics by Vishwamitra Adil.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Barbad Hu Naushad Hu" P. Bhanumathi Vishwamitra Adil
2 "Kaun Aa Gaya" P. Bhanumathi 02:14
3 "Bholi Si Naar Hu Gaati Bahar Hu" P. Bhanumathi 03:01
4 "Khili Khili Bahar Hai" P. Bhanumathi 02:08
5 "Chanda Tale Muskuraye Jawaniya" Talat Mehmood & P. Bhanumathi 03:41
6 "Meow Meow Meow" K. Rani, Udutha Sarojini & K. Jamuna Rani
7 "Maan Ja Jaan Ja Dilwale" P. Bhanumathi 02:48
8 "Mera Billa Gora Hai Aur Teri Billi Kaali" Madhubala Jhaveri 02:00
9 "Dene Badhayi Aa Gayi" Meena Kapoor

Critical reception[edit]

M. L. Narasimham of The Hindu wrote, "Though there is nothing new in the story, the novelty lies in the manner it is narrated. Chandi's sword fight and the fight sequences with the tiger, the exchange of places by the siblings, went well with the audience."[3]

Chandirani earned decent profits for the producers. It also holds the record for being the only movie to be released in three languages on the same day, (August 28, 1953) with over 100 prints across the length and breadth of the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Telugu Cinema – Past and Present by Gudipoodi Srihari at Idlebrain.com
  2. ^ Tribute to a Legend at The Hindu
  3. ^ Narasimham, M. L.; Narasimham, M. L. (4 August 2013). "Chandirani (1953)". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

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