Jayabheri

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Jayabheri
Jayabheri.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed by P. Pullaiah
Produced by Vasireddy Narayana Rao
Written by Acharya Aatreya
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay by P. Pullaiah
Based on Life of Kaasinath
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Anjali Devi
Music by Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography P. L. Roy
Edited by R. Devarajan
Production
company
Sarada Productions
Distributed by Navayuga Films
Release date
  • 9 April 1959 (1959-04-09)
Running time
171 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Jayabheri (Telugu: జయభేరి;) is a 1959 Telugu devotional & biographical film based on life of Karnataka poet Kaasinath, produced by Vasireddy Narayana Rao on Sarada Productions banner and directed by P. Pullaiah. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi in lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The film is remake of Marathi film Lokshahir Ram Joshi (1947) & in Hindi as Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi. The film simultaneously released in Tamil as Kalaivaanan.

Plot[edit]

The story is set around 1600-1700 during the Vijayanagara empire. Kasinath Sastry (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is brought up by his elder brother Viswanath Sastry (Gummadi) and his wife Annapurnamma (Santha Kumari) like a son and he mastered classical music under Guru Viswambhara Sastry (Chittoor V Nagaiah). Bachanna Bhagavathulu Bangarayya (Relangi) & Narayya (Ramana Reddy) are performing at Vidyanagaram. Kasinath accepts the challenge posed by their star singer-dancer Manjuvani (Anjali Devi) and defeats her. His guru throws him out for sharing the stage with the low caste singer. Kasinath argues that music and literature have no boundaries like caste and creed. But the Dharmadhikari (Mukkamala) castigates him and his orthodox brother has no option but to send him away from home. Kasinath marries Manjuvani and the duo takes music to the common folks staging shows. King Vijayanandarama Vijayananda Ramagajapati (S. V. Ranga Rao) invites Kasinath to join his court. An irked Dharmadhikari plots with the court dancer Amruthamba (Rajasulochana) to defame Kasinath. Amrutha entices Kasinath and turns him into an alcoholic and forces the king to send him out. Rest of the story is how Annapurnamma intervenes facing the wrath of her husband and brings Kasinath back to his normal self-forms.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jayabheri
Film score by Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Released 1959
Genre Soundtrack
Length 64:09
Producer Pendyala Nageswara Rao
S.No SongTitle Lyrics Singers length
1 Suklaam Brahma Slokam M. Balamuralikrishna 1:24
2 Maadi Saradadevi Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. B. Srinivas, Raghunath Panigrahi 4:28
3 Hoy Vallo Padalira Arudra Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam 7:10
4 Nanduni Charithamu Arudra Ghantasala 4:07
5 Adhikulani Athamulani Sri Sri Ghantasala 3:58
6 Needana Nannadhira Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 2:07
7 Nee Ventha Nerajana Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry M. L. Vasanthakumari 4:21
8 Raagamayi Raave Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 4:42
9 Ravoyi Raasavihaari Arudra Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:30
10 Rasika Raaja Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 6:00
11 Sangeeta Saahityame Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:12
12 Yamuna Teramunaa Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:50
13 Daivam Neevena Narapareddi Saundararajan, P. Susheela 1:55
14 Unnaaraa Jodunnaaraa Kosaraju P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram 11:25

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  2. ^ The Times of India directory and year book including who's who. Times of India Press. 1984

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