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

Raktabhishekam (transl. Anointing with Blood) is a 1988 Indian Telugu-language action film, produced by KC Reddy under Sri Rajeev Productions banner and directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Radha and music composed by Ilayaraja. The film is based on Yandamuri Veerendranath's acclaimed novel of the same title.[1][2][3] The film was dubbed into Tamil as Rathabhishegam.[4]


The film begins with a hazardous netherworld Black Tigers who creates mayhem in the country led by its deputy chief Black Cheetah Prasad. Anyhow, its chieftain Black Panther is always under a veil and does not know his whereabouts. Pardhasaradhi a lionhearted has a merry family his father Constable Narasimham, brother Inspector Bhargav, sister-in-law Kamala & their cutesiest daughter Raaji. Currently, Narasimham receives a Presidential Award for his integrity. On that occasion DIG Raj Gopal, a heartfelt cop organizes a ceremony in his honor. Whereat, Pardhasaradhi garlands Raj Gopal and assassinates him by removing the revolver from it. Speedily, he flees and reaches his love Aparna who surrenders him to the police. Astonishingly, she is the daughter of Raj Gopal but Pardhasaradhi succeeds in absconding twice. The next day, its mourning fraternity of Raj Gopal where GS Rao a humanitarian afflicted by black tigers conveys his condolences. Consequently, Pardhasaradhi abducts Aparna, Bhargav chases him and he seizes the two when spins rearward.

Pardhasaradhi spends his life cheerfully one time he squabbles with Aparna. After a series of donnybrooks, they crush. Meanwhile, black tigers design a bank robbery when Pardhasaradhi hinders and catch hold of one whom Bhargav severely interrogates. To slay him Prasad contacts Narasimham when he uncovers the Blank Panther, therefore, they show endanger to Raaji to shut him. Following this, they intrigue and ruin their sign on behalf of Bhargav. This day, GS Rao conducts an agitation against the cruelty of Bhargav which he is unable to withstand, and attempts suicide. So, to guard him Narasimham heat for this when Pardhasaradhi pledges to prove his father as non-guilty and break out of the mystery of the Black Panther. Accordingly, he brings truth to light with the aid of Aparna and acquits Narasimham. Since Pardhasaradhi turns into diehard Prasad tricks. Hence, he disguises a black tiger as an I.G. making Pardhasaradhi believe it is a scheme to snare Black Tigers and get Raj Gopal killed via him.

Despite verity, Bhargav decides to apprehend Pardhasaradhi but Aparna trusts him and they run off. As it is inevitable, Bhargav announces his father's death to seize Pardhasaradhi. Thus, he is out of hiding together with black tigers awaiting to attack when Narasimham dies. Before leaving breathing as a flabbergast, he unwraps that Black Panthar as GS Rao. At a stretch, Pardhasaradhi finds the headquarters of diabolic when tragically, his remaining family is massacred. At last, he flares up and razes barbarians. Finally, the movie ends with Pardhasaradhi surrendering before the judiciary.



Film score by
LabelEcho Music
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Aakhari Poratam
Marana Mrudangam

Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Lyrics written by Veturi. Music released on Echo Music Company.

1."Bandaru Chinnadana"Mano, K. S. Chithra4:46
2."Sari Ganga"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:22
3."Cheye Cheye"Mano, K. S. Chithra5:57
4."Love Ante"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela4:25
5."Kanhare"K. S. Chithra4:38
6."Jata Kata"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja4:44
Total length:28:52



  1. ^ "Heading". Chithr.co.
  2. ^ "Heading-2". gomolo.
  3. ^ "Raktabhishekam film info".
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  5. ^ "Raktabhishekam Songs".

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