Jagadeka Veeruni Katha

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Jagadeka Veeruni Katha
Jagadeka Veeruni Katha poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. V. Reddy
Produced byK. V. Reddy
Written byPingali Nagendra Rao
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byK. V. Reddy
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
B. Saroja Devi
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
CinematographyMarcus Bartley
Edited byKalyana Sundaram
Production
company
Release date
  • 9 August 1961 (1961-08-09)
Running time
187 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget6,00,000 INR

Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (English: Story of a Universal Bravo; Telugu: జగదేకవీరుని కధ) is a 1961 Telugu Swashbuckling adventure fantasy film, produced & directed by K. V. Reddy under the Vijaya Productions banner. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[1] The film was subsequently dubbed into Tamil (Jagathalaprathapan), Kannada (Jagadekaveerana Kathe), Bengali, Oriya, and Hindi languages. The film was recorded as a Blockbuster at the box office.

Plot[edit]

The king of Udayagiri (Mukkamala) has two sons Pratap (N. T. Rama Rao) and Jagjit (Lanka Satyam). Pratap is brave & courageous whereas Jagjit is a coward & idiotic who is jealous of his brother. Pratap always dreams to marry the Devakanyas (Indrakumari, Varunakumari, Nagakumari, & Agnikumari), aware of it, the angered King expels him from the country. There, Pratap takes his mother Maharani's (Rushyendramani) blessings, starts his journey in search of the Devakanyas, on the way, he gets acquainted with a friend Rendu Chintalu (Relangi) and helps him to reach a pond wherein they bathe regularly. Pratap secretly observes them when Jayanthi, Indra Putri (B. Saroja Devi) curses Pratap and makes him a statue. Here Goddess Parvathi (Kannamba) appears in the form of an old woman regains him. Through her, he learns a secret regarding Jayanthi that she was cursed by a saint to marry a person who steals her saree and she will stay on earth until he holds the dress. So, Pratap steals Jayanthi's dress when Goddess hides it in his leg and explains that he should not carry it with him when he visits the battlefield. Now Pratap marries Jayanti, proceeds towards the Kamakura Kingdom where its king Threesoka (Rajanala) a debauchery person, keeps a bad eye on Jayanthi. On the ploy of his Minister Badarayana Praggada (C.S.R), in the beginning, he gives great honor to Pratap & family, afterward, to get rid they send him to Naga, Varuna, and Agni Lokas on the pretext of fetching medicine where Pratap marries Naga (L. Vijayalakshmi), Varuna (Jayanthi), and Agni (Bala) Kanyas, clearly puts an end to Threesoka & Badarayana and delegates the kingdom to Rendu Chintalu. Meanwhile, Pratap's parents are captivated by his brother & Chief Commander, forcibly occupies their kingdom and also makes the King blind but somehow they escape and reaches their son. Pratap gets back her father's eyesight and moves to win their kingdom back when he remembers the words of Goddess, so, he free's the saree and asks his mother to safeguard it. Jayanti notices it and four of them cheat their mother-in-law, acquires the saree back and leaves to heaven. However, they could not forget him, Pratap again moves in search of them, after crossing many hurdles he lands at heaven where Indra (Mikkilineni) and other Devas test his efficiency and love towards their daughters. Finally, Pratap succeeds in getting back the Devakanyas to Earth and rules his kingdom happily.

Cast[edit]

C. S. R. Anjaneyulu as Badarayana Praggada.

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jagadeka Veeruni Katha
Film score by
Released1961
GenreSoundtrack
Length39:25
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. Lyrics were written by Pingali Nagendra Rao. All songs are evergreen blockbusters. Music released by Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Singers length
1 "Jaya Jaya Jaya Jagadeka Pratapa" P. Susheela 2:28
2 "Jalakalatalalo" P. Susheela, P. Leela 2:26
3 "O Sakhi Oho Cheli" Ghantasala 3:35
4 "Nanu Dayaganava" P. Leela 2:11
5 "Varinchi Vachina Manava Veerudu" P. Susheela 3:15
6 "Koppuninda Poovuleme" Madhavapeddi Satyam, Swarnalata 3:00
7 "Ainadedo Ainadi" Ghantasala, Sarojini 2:48
8 "Aasha Ekasa" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 2:44
9 "Manoharamuga" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:45
10 "Adilakshmi Vanti Attagarivamma" P. Susheela, P. Leela 2:50
11 "Raara Kanaraara" Ghantasala 3:05
12 "Sivasankari Sivanandalahari" Ghantasala 6:18

Box Office[edit]

  • The film has celebrated 100 days in 30 centres.[2] The Centenary celebrations were held at Naaz theater in Guntur city. The film unit felicitated an individual who saw the movie 100 times. The film ran well even in each of the subsequent releases.

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