Chenchu Lakshmi

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Chenchu Lakshmi
Chenchu Lakshmi film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by B. A. Subba Rao
Produced by B. A. Subba Rao
Written by Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
(Telugu dialogues)
Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass
M. S. Subramaniam
(Tamil dialogues)
Screenplay by B. A. Subba Rao
Story by Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Anjali Devi
Music by S. Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography C. Nageshwara Rao
Edited by K. Marthandam
Production
company
B.A.S. Productions
Distributed by Navayuga Films
Release date
  • 9 April 1958 (1958-04-09)
Running time
145 mins
Country India
Language Telugu & Tamil

Chenchu Lakshmi is a 1958 bilingual Telugu and Tamil Mythological film, produced and directed by B. A. Subba Rao under the B.A.S. Productions banner. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Anjali Devi in the lead roles, with music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao; both of the movies simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil, most of the scenes and artists are same in both the versions, it was also made earlier in 1943 with different cast and crew.

Plot[edit]

The story line is based on the Hindu mythological story. The film begins with the marriage of Lord Vishnu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) and Mahalakshmi (Anjali Devi). On that occasion, Sage Durvasa (Gummadi) gets angry that he is not properly invited, so he gives a curse to Mahalakshmi's parents, Samudra King of the ocean (E. R. Sahadevan) and his wife (Sandhya) to be born as tribals. After that, Vishnu kills Hiranyaksha, donning Varaha avatar, his brother Hiranyakasipu (S. V. Ranga Rao) hates Vishnu and made him leave his abode Vaikuntha after getting a boon from Lord Brahma that he will not be killed by either weapon, man, demon or divinity. After his efforts to dissuade his son Prahlada (Master Babji) from worshipping Vishnu fail, Hiranyakasipu challenges him to show Vishnu in a pillar. On Prahlada’s prayer, Vishnu appears in Narasimha (half man and half lion) avatar and kills Hiranyakasipu. Parallel to this runs another story involving, due to a curse, Samudra, and his wife who are born in the Chenchu tribe and beget a child after eating a fruit. The little girl has the angelic charm of Goddess Lakshmi and grows up as the fearless Chenchita (again Anjali Devi). After killing Hiranyakasipu, still raging with fury, Narasimha wanders in the forest and it is only after seeing Chenchulakshmi that his anger subsides and he sheds the avatar and turns into the handsome Narahari who falls in love with her. Narada plays his part in the entire drama that finally culminates in the reunion of Vishnu and Lakshmi.

Cast[edit]

Telugu Cast[edit]

Tamil Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chenchu Lakshmi
Soundtrack album by S. Rajeswara Rao
Released 1958
Length 59:18
Language Telugu & Tamil
Producer Saluri Rajeswara Rao
S. Rajeswara Rao chronology
Sati Savitri
(1958)
Chenchu Lakshmi
(1958)
Aada Pettanam
(1958)

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. All the tunes for all the songs for both languages are the same. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Aanandamaye Ali Neelaveni Arudra Ghantasala, Jikki 4:18
2 Chettulekkagalava O Narahari Arudra Ghantasala, Jikki 3:07
3 Chilaka Gorinka Vempati Sadasivabrahmam Ghantasala, Jikki 2:54
4 Paala Kadalipai Arudra P. Susheela 3:23
5 Adhigo Kanalera Kamala Samudrala Sr P. Susheela 3:10
5 Neelagagana Ghana Shyama Arudra Ghantasala 4:32
5 Kaanaga Raavaa Vempati Sadasivabrahmam Ghantasala, Jikki 3:26
6 Cheyi Cheyi Kosaraju P. Susheela, Satyavathi, Vaidehi 3:15
7 Kaallaku Gajjelu Vempati Sadasivabrahmam P. B. Sreenivas, Jikki 2:43
8 Ma Chinni Papayi Samudrala Sr P. Susheela 2:04
9 Marapurani Manchi Vempati Sadasivabrahmam Ghantasala, Jikki 5:33
10 Karunaala Vaalaa Kosaraju Ghantasala 7:14
11 Sri Nadhuni Samudrala Sr P. Susheela 2:36
12 Chenchu Lakshmi Slokam Vempati Sadasivabrahmam P. Susheela 10:03

Tamil Songs[edit]

Lyrics by Papanasam Sivan, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass & M. S. Subramaniam.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Aanandham Eedhe Alidula Veni Ghantasala & Jikki 04:13
2 Naaraayanan Thiru Adi Malar Panindhu P. Suseela 02:47
3 Maratthil Eruvaayaa Ye Singga Manadhil Ghantasala & Jikki 02:17
4 Mangai Endhan Manadhil Inbam Ghantasala & Jikki 05:01
5 Anbe En Raaja Assai Kannaalane Ghantasala & Jikki 02:38
6 Vidhiyai Vellum Valimai Amma Unakku Illaiye Ghantasala 01:00
7 Sri Hariye Sagala Soothradhaari Ghantasala 00:40
8 Paal Kadal Thanile Sesha Sayanatthil P. Suseela 02:54
9 Oyilu Kummi Podalaam Ullaasamaai Jikki, P. S. Vaidehi & Sathyavathi 03:22
10 Andha Naal Arakkan Iraniyan Arundhava Palanil Ghantasala 00:26
11 Alitthidum Avamadhippaiyai Naan Nasukkuven V. N. Sundharam 02:32
12 Agila Jegamadhil Aadhi Naadhan Ghantasala 01:26
13 Bramma Sittha Niyaayatthilum Unnmai Purivadhedhu Ghantasala 01:01
14 Undhanai Pol Dheivam Undo Dhevaa P. Suseela 01:54
15 Paarkadal Thanile Palli Konde Endrum Seerkazhi Govindarajan 00:51
16 Sri Hari Dheva Jegame Pugazh Jeeva Ghantasala & Jikki 03:09
17 Naaraayanaa Hari Naaraayanaa Sriman P. Suseela Papanasam Sivan 03:23
18 Vidha Vidhamaagave Vedanggal Aniyum Seerkazhi Govindarajan 00:45
19 Eerezhu Loganggal Koorume Un Perai Ghantasala 01:13
20 Chandhrodhayam Pole Indha Jegam Meedhile Jikki 01:59
21 Gaandha Sakthi Enavo Kai Padave Ghantasala 00:44
22 Dhargamudan Viyaagaranam Sangeetham P. Suseela 04:00
23 Lambaadi Lambaadi Hoi Lambaadi M. Sathyam & Jikki 02:58
24 Uyar Karunaamoorthi Perumai Avar Kanndaar Ghantasala 02:44
25 Inngiruppaano Anggiruppaano Endra Iyame V. N. Sundharam & P. Suseela 02:58

The 1943 film[edit]

Chenchu Lakshmi was made in 1943 directed by S. Soundararajan and starring C. H. Narayana Rao and Kamala Kotnis in the lead roles.[1]

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