Raja Nandini

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Raja Nandini
Raja Nandini.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah
Produced by M. Ramakrishna Rao
Midde Jagannatha Rao
Written by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay by Vedantam Raghavaiah
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Anjali Devi
Music by T. V. Raju
Cinematography M. A. Rehman
C. Nageswara Rao
Edited by N. S. Prakasam
Production
company
Jalaruha Productions[1]
Release date
  • 4 July 1958 (1958-07-04)
Running time
140 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Raja Nandini (English: Princess) is 1958 Telugu folklore film, produced by M. Ramakrishna Rao and Midde Jagannatha Rao under the Jalaruha Productions banner[2] and directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah.[3] It stars N. T. Rama Rao and Anjali Devi in the lead roles,[4] with music composed by T. V. Raju.[5]

Plot[edit]

Tirumala Nayaka (Rajanala) and Ramaraju (Gummadi) are neighborhood kings who are rivals. Tirumala Nayaka has a daughter Sridevi (Girija). Vimala (G. Varalakshmi) daughter of a saint takes care of Sridevi after the death of her mother. Tirumala Nayaka gives shelter to a robber Bhupathi (Mahankali Venkaiah). Ramaraju’s son Jayachandra (N. T. Rama Rao) wants to make peace with Tirumala Nayaka so that they can get rid of Bhupathi. Bhupathi’s nephew Kiriti (R. Nageswara Rao) and daughter Ramani (Anjali Devi) know about this and they feel that Ramaraju and Tirumala Nayaka are planning to come together. Hence they plan to attack the fort of Tirumala Nayaka. Jayachandra fails in his attempt, but on the request of Vimala, he meets Sridevi secretly. At the same time, Bhupati and Kiriti attack the fort and capture Tirumala Nayaka along with Sridevi, Vimala and Jaya Chandra. Ramani and Sridevi both love Jayachandra. when Ramani expresses her love to him, he rejects her because she is the daughter of a thief. Gajapati (Relangi), follower of Raja Guruvu Sadananda Swamy (K. V. S. Sarma) in disguise makes friendship with Bhupathi and Kiriti to grab their secrets. After knowing that the fort has gone into the hands of Bhupathi, Sadananda Swamy tries to save him with his disciples, but he fails; Tirumala Nayaka is hanged by Bhupathi. Vimala wants to take revenge over this, so, she traps Bhupathi and kills him. Next day in the court, Ramani hears the explanation given by Vimala and changes her mindset. She gives back the kingdom and makes Sridevi as queen. In the court, Jayachandra praises the honesty of Ramani and accepts her love when Sridevi feels jealous and tries to kill Ramani, but by mistake, Vimala dies. Sridevi throws the blame on Ramani and mixes up hands with Kiriti who loves Ramani. With the help of Gajapathi, Ramani and Jayachandra escape from the fort and reach their kingdom. Everyone thinks Ramani is Sridevi and accepts their marriage. Meanwhile, Sridevi sends a letter to Ramaraju that Ramani has killed Vimala. Ramaraju asks Ramani to leave the fort. Jayachandra also comes out of the fort in search of Ramani. Meanwhile, Gajapathi reaches Ramaraju and reveals the truth. Then Ramaraju realizes his mistake and understands the eminence of Ramani. On the way, Kiriti and Sridevi catch Ramani and Jaya Chandra runs after them. Jayachandra stamps out Kiriti and when Sridevi tries to kill Ramani, unfortunately, she only dies. At last, Ramaraju reaches there and accepts Ramani as his daughter-in-law and praises her Raja Nandini. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Jayachandra and Ramani.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Raja Nandini
Film score by T. V. Raju
Released 1958
Genre Soundtrack
Producer T. V. Raju

Music was composed by T. V. Raju. Lyrics were written by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry. Music released by Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Hara Hara" 2:48
2 "Yeduko Cheppalenu"
3 "Chenguna Egire" 4:32
4 "Chikkavulera Chakkani" 3:15
5 "Nee Meda Manasayeraa" 3:35
6 "Srigirilinga" Pithapuram 3:47
7 "Kadha Naaku Telusoyi" 3:18
8 "Nitaina Chinnavoda"
9 "Komma Meeda Koyila" 2:51
10 "Rangeli Routante" 2:55
11 "Andalu Chindu Seema" 3:16
12 "Ninne Ninne" 2:15
13 "Jalaroopa Mrudupaani"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raja Nandini (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Raja Nandini (Banner)". Chitr.com.
  3. ^ "Raja Nandini (Direction)". Filmiclub.
  4. ^ "Raja Nandini (Cast & Crew)". gomolo.com.
  5. ^ "Raja Nandini (Review)". Spicy Onion.