Mahakavi Kshetrayya

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Mahakavi Kshetrayya
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Directed by Adurthi Subba Rao
C. S. Rao
Produced by P. Adinarayana Rao
Written by Arudra (dialogues)
Screenplay by C. S. Rao
Based on Life of Kshetrayya
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Anjali Devi
Music by P. Adinarayana Rao
Cinematography V. S. R. Swamy
Edited by Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
172 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Mahakavi Kshetrayya is a 1990 Telugu, devotional & biographical film, based on the life of Kshetrayya, produced by P. Adinarayana Rao on Anjali Pictures banner[2] and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao & C. S. Rao.[3] Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao enacted in the title role Anjali Devi, Manjula, Jayasudha, Prabha, as female leads and music also composed by P. Adinarayana Rao.[4] Actually the film direction was started by veteran Adurthi Subba Rao but he had expired in the middle of the movie and director C. S. Rao completed the movie.[5]


Varadhayya is an uneducated Shepard who's born into a respected family of pandits. Varadha, however, is blessed with the gift of music. Without giving into his family's wish of being educated, he aspires to be a poet. The story of Varadha takes a life-altering turn when he finds out that the woman he's in love with is already married as a child and is now a widow. Enraged, Varadha vents his anger on the god he believed in and trusted. And as he does so, a worldly saint tells him that there is no light without darkness and guides him to his spiritual destiny. When graced by the presence of Lord Krishna himself, Varadha's outlook on life changes completely. He sets out on a journey that he believes is his destiny. As he travels he writes some of the most inspirational and devotional music that reaches out to all of the Lord's devotees. In his quest to vanquish evil through his music he is faced with many obstacles which he overcomes undeterred.




  • Aa Repalle Loni Gopaludanta (Cast: Akkineni)
  • Ammaa Raavamma
  • Challaga Nelakonavayya O Pilla Govindaraja (Cast: Akkineni)
  • Jabilli Chusenu Ninnu Nannu (Cast: Akkineni and Prabha)
  • Meluko Kaviraaja
  • Muddu Pettalevuraa
  • Sreepathi
  • Vadharaakapo
  • Yetuvanti Mohamo



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