Chiranjeevulu (1956 film)

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Chiranjeevulu
Chiranjeevulu.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah
Produced by D. L. Narayana
Written by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
Starring N.T. Rama Rao
Jamuna
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
C. S. R. Anjaneyulu
Peketi Sivaram
Suryakantham
Music by Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao
Cinematography V. N. Reddy
Release date
25 June 1956
Country India
Language Telugu

Chiranjeevulu (Telugu: చిరంజీవులు) is a 1956 Telugu film directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah and produced by D. L. Narayana of Vinoda Pictures.[1]

Plot[edit]

In a village, Mohan (NTR) and Sarada (Jamuna) are childhood friends and their fathers Ramadas, a sweets vendor and Rayudu, a school teacher respectively decide to perform their marriage. Enter Rathnam, the estranged brother-in-law of Rayudu and from then on a series of incidents follow suit with Sarada marrying Dr. Krishna and Mohan going blind. Dr. Krishna saves Mohan and restores his eye sight. He suspects his wife’s fidelity but by the time he learns the truth the tragedy occurs.

Being a doctor one expected Krishna to give an antidote to the poison consumed by his wife Sarada. Instead the doctor bides his time, lifts her to the car and drives it on that cyclonic night to take her to Mohan, to the garden where Mohan and Sarada met during their childhood, thus allowing her to die in front of Mohan who also succumbs to the shock.[2]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

There are 17 songs in this film, the lyrics are penned by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry.[3]

  • Kanupaapa Karuvaina Kanulenduko (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singers: Ghantasala, P. Leela)
  • Thellavaaraga Vachhe Theliyaka Naasaami Malliparundevu Lera (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singer: P. Leela)
  • Chikilintha Chiguru Sampangi Guburu (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singers: Ghantasala, P. Leela)
  • Migilindi Nena Bratukindukena (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singers: Ghantasala)
  • Manasu Neede Mamatha Naade (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singers: Ghantasala)
  • Yenaatikaina Needanave (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singer: P. Leela)
  • Allavade Naalavaade (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singers: Ghantasala, P. Leela)
  • Yendaka Yendaka Yendaka (Lyricist: Malladi Ramakrisna Sastry; Singers: Ghantasala)

Trivia[edit]

On the railway track, a blind man was walking with the clear intention of ending his life. Noticing the youth, a passerby rushed to save him from the fast approaching local train. In his anxiety to reach him fast, he tripped and fell but recovered in time to pull the vision impaired man out from the track. N.T. Ramarao playing the blind man Mohan and Gummadi as doctor Krishna. It was not in the script that Dr. Krishna should fall near the track and then get up to save Mohan. As he was running towards NTR, Gummadi had a reeling sensation and fell down. Fortunately, he gathered his wits, rushed towards the hero and pushed him out just seconds before the electric locomotive zoomed past the duo. Gummadi wrote in his memoirs that whenever he thinks of this scene, his spine shivers. All through this, NTR did not know what was happening. Neither did he notice the fast approaching train nor Gummadi’s fall as he was totally immersed in his portrayal of the dejected blind man.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp: 127-8
  2. ^ a b [1]
  3. ^ Chiranjeevulu songs at Ghantasala Galamrutamu

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