Raktabhishekam

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Raktabhishekam
Raktabhishekam poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Produced byK. C. Reddy
Written byJandhyala (dialogues)
Screenplay byA. Kodandarami Reddy
Based onRaktabhishekam
novel by Yandamuri Veerendranath
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Radha
Satyanarayana
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyN. Sudhakar Reddy
Edited byD. Venkataratnam
Production
company
Sri Rajeev Productions
Release date
  • 9 December 1988 (1988-12-09)
Running time
125 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Raktabhishekam (English: Anointing with Blood) is a 1988 Indian Telugu action film based on Yandamuri Veerendranath's acclaimed novel of the same title. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna as Parthasarathi opposite Radha who enacted the female lead, Aparna. Ilayaraja composed the film's score and soundtrack. The film directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy was released on 9 December 1988.[1][2][3] The film was dubbed into Tamil as Rathabhishegam.[4]

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Raktabhishekam
Film score by
Released1988
GenreSoundtrack
Length28:52
LabelEcho Music
ProducerIlaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Aakhari Poratam
(1988)
Raktabhishekam
(1988)
Marana Mrudangam
(1988)

Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Lyrics written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on Echo Music Company.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Bandaru Chinnadana"Mano, Chitra4:46
2."Sari Ganga"SP Balu, Chitra4:22
3."Cheye Cheye"Mano, S. P. Sailaja5:57
4."Love Ante"SP Balu, P. Susheela4:25
5."Kanhare"Chitra4:38
6."Jata Kata"SP Balu, S. P. Sailaja4:44
Total length:28:52

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Release[edit]

At the time of its release, Raktabhishekam was the most expensive film in Balakrishna's career. The film released with a massive hype garnered mixed reviews with criticism for its violence. The film had a terrific opening and enjoyed a housefull run for the first 14 days. The murder of Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga adversely affected the film's successful run. In certain places in the coastal Andhra, the film's cutouts were burnt and the reels were burnt due to which the film's screening was stopped for a few days. After 3 to 4 days when the screening was resumed, the film failed to gain momentum but still managed to make good profit. It had a direct run of 50 days in 14-16 centres across Andhra Pradesh. The film ran for 9 weeks in Kakinada and Guntur, 8 weeks in a few centres including Nellore, Kurnool and Vizag. It had a theatrical run of 50 days in Anantapur, Ongole, Rajahmundry etc. The film had a successful run in the Nizam region. The film was declared a Hit at the box office being the only Balakrishna film of the year 1988 to create a considerable impact at the box office.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heading". Chithr.co.
  2. ^ "Heading-2". gomolo.
  3. ^ "Raktabhishekam film info".
  4. ^ "1".
  5. ^ "Raktabhishekam Songs".
  6. ^ sbdbforums (23 October 2013). "Top heroes of '80s Telugu". Retrieved 27 October 2019.

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