Nartanasala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nartanasala
Nartanasala.jpg
Directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Produced by Lakshmi Rajyam
Sridhar Rao
Written by Samudrala Raghavacharya
Starring S. V. Ranga Rao
N. T. Rama Rao
Savitri
Music by Susarla Dakshinamurthy
Release date
11 October 1963
Running time
175 min.
Language Telugu

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.[1] The film received awards for Best Production Design and Best Lead Actor at the Third Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Jakarta.[2][3][4]

The film is cited among CNN-IBN's list of the hundred greatest Indian films of all time.[5] 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.[1]

Plot[edit]

This Hindu mythological film deals with the Viraata Parvam of the epic Mahabharata.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Arjuna /Brihannala
Savitri Draupadi
Dandamudi Rajagopal Bhima
S. V. Ranga Rao Keechaka
Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy Yudhishthira/Kankubhattu
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah Uttara Kumara
Mukkamala Virata
Dhulipala Duryodhana
L. Vijayalakshmi Uttara
Sandhya Sudheshna
Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Karna
Tadepalli Lakshmi Kanta Rao Lord Krishna
Kaikala Satyanarayana Dushasana
Allu Ramalingaiah Vaala /Varatulya
Sobhan Babu Abhimanyu
Vangara Venkata Subbaiah
Sitaram
Balakrishna
C. Lakshmi Rajyam Subhadra
Nellore Kanta Rao Jeemutamalludu

Crew[edit]

  • 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

Songs[edit]

Track list
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
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
8. "Sheelavati" Samudrala Bangalore Lata 04:56

Awards[edit]

International Honors - Third Afro Asian Film Festival
  • S. V. Ranga Rao won the Best Lead Actor
  • T. V. S. Sharma won the Best Production Design.[2]
National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Other Awards

Trivia[edit]

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.[7] 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.[8] However, despite a grand launch, the film was later shelved following the sudden demise of actress Soundarya.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "11th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Directorate of Film Festival" (PDF). 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Jennifer (1 January 2012). "Heirs to World Culture: Being Indonesian, 1950-1965". BRILL – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ "SVR's versatility remembered". 19 July 2010 – via The Hindu. 
  5. ^ "100 Years of Indian Cinema: The 100 greatest Indian films of all time". IBNLive. 
  6. ^ Sanmana Satkaralu, Viswa Nata Chakravarti, M. Sanjay Kishore, Sangam Akademy, Hyderabad, 2005, pp: 65.
  7. ^ "The Hindu : Remember the Titans". 
  8. ^ "Opening function of Bala Krishna's Telugu film Naratana saala". 
  9. ^ "Big movies which got shelved after launch". 

External links[edit]