Mayuri (film)

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Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Written bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Ganesh Patro
Produced byRamoji Rao
StarringSudha Chandran
CinematographySrihari Anumolu
Music byS. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Release date
  • 1985 (1985)
Running time
142 minutes

Mayuri (transl. Peacock) is a 1985 Indian Telugu-language biographical dance film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and produced by Ramoji Rao. Based on the life of Sudha Chandran, the film stars her in the title role while P. L. Narayana, Nirmalamma, Y. Vijaya, Potti Prasad, K. K. Sharma, S. R. Raju and Suthi Veerabhadra Rao played supporting roles.[1][2]

The film was premiered at the 1985 10th IFFI,[3] and retrospectively at the 45th IFFI in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.[4] The film won 14 Nandi Awards the most by any other Telugu film. It was dubbed into Malayalam and Tamil as Mayoori,[5] and remade as Naache Mayuri (1986) in Hindi.[6]



Mayuri is a real story of classical dancer Sudha Chandran, who lost her leg in an accident on her way from Trichy to Madras in June 1981. The story depicts how she got a Jaipur foot and fights her way back as a dancer and succeeds in life.





The music was composed by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and the lyrics were written by Veturi.[7]

Song Singers
"Ee Paadam" S. P. Sailaja
"Gourisankara Sringam" S. Janaki, Chorus
"Idi Naa Priya Narthana" S. Janaki
"Kailasamlo Thaandavamaade" S. Janaki, Chorus
"Mounam Gaanam Madhuram" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Chorus
"Vennello Muthyama" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Chorus


Nandi Awards[8]
Filmfare Awards
National Film Awards


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  2. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema. British Film Institute and Oxford University Press. p. 471. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  3. ^ "Indian Cinema 1985" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "45th International Film Festival of India, Goa" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  5. ^ "மயூரி". Anna (in Tamil). 20 June 1985. p. 3. Retrieved 30 May 2024 – via Endangered Archives Programme.
  6. ^ "First of Many: Sudhaa Chandran revisits Mayuri". The Indian Express. 12 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Mayuri (1984)". Archived from the original on 30 May 2024. Retrieved 30 May 2024.
  8. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. 13 March 2010. p. 74. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2021.