|Directed by||Kamalakara Kameswara Rao|
|Produced by||Lakshmi Rajyam
|Written by||Samudrala Raghavacharya|
|Starring||S. V. Ranga Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
|Music by||Susarla Dakshinamurthy|
|11 October 1963|
Nartanasala, also written as Nartanashala (The Dance Hall), was a 1963, Indian epic mythological Telugu film written by Samudrala Raghavacharya and directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao, starring S. V. Ranga Rao, N.T.Rama Rao, Savitri (actress) and Shoban Babu. The film was produced by Rajyam Pictures in Black and White. The film was a blockbuster. The film received awards for Best Production Design and Best Lead Actor at the Third Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Jakarta.
The film is cited among CNN-IBN's list of the hundred greatest Indian films of all time. The film won the National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film in 1963 at the 11th National Film Awards, and has secured the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Film.
|Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao||Arjuna /Brihannala|
|S. V. Ranga Rao||Keechaka|
|Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy||Yudhishthira/Kankubhattu|
|Relangi Venkata Ramaiah||Uttara Kumara|
|Dr. Prabhakar Reddy||Karna|
|Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao||Lord Krishna|
|Allu Ramalingaiah||Vaala /Varatulya|
|Vangara Venkata Subbaiah|
|C. Lakshmi Rajyam||Subhadra|
|Nellore Kanta Rao||Jeemutamalludu|
- Producers : Lakshmi Rajyam C. and Sridhara Rao.
- Original Music : Susarla Dakshinamurthi
- Cinematography : M.A. Rehman
- Film Editing : S.P.S. Veerappa
- Art Direction : Pratibha Sarma and T.V.S. Sarma.
- Second Unit Director : Ram Gopal Madhavapeddi
- Sound : S. Rama Rao
- Choreographer : Peda Satyam Vempati
- Playback singers : Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, S. Janaki, Bangalore Lata, Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam and P. Susheela
|1.||"Jaya Gana Nayaka"||Samudrala||Ghantasala, S. Janaki||05:15|
|2.||"Dariki Raboku Raboku Raaja"||Samudrala||P. Susheela||03:01|
|3.||"Evari Kosam Ee Mandahasam"||Sri Sri||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||03:05|
|4.||"Janani Shiva Kaamini"||Samudrala||P. Susheela||03.54|
|5.||"Naravaraa O Kuruvaraa"||Samudrala||S. Janaki||04:13|
|6.||"Salalita Raga Sudharasa Saaram"||Samudrala||Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, Bangalore Lata|
|7.||"Sakhiya Vivarinchave"||Samudrala||P. Susheela||02:43|
- International Honors - Third Afro Asian Film Festival
- National Film Awards
- The film won National Film Award for Second Best Feature Film in 1963 at 11th National Film Awards.
- Other Awards
Dandamudi Rajagopal who acted as Bhima in this film participated thrice in the Olympic games in 1948, 1952 and 1956 in the field of Weightlifting. NTR's son Balakrishna announced plans to act and direct in the remake of the film in 2003, and a launch event was held in Hyderabad during March 2003. Produced by Pusapati Lakshmipati Raju, the film was announced to have an ensemble cast also featuring Soundarya, Srihari, Saikumar, Uday Kiran and Asin in lead roles. However, despite a grand launch, the film was later shelved following the sudden demise of actress Soundarya.
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