Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam
|Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam|
|Directed by||Sarvottam Badami|
|Produced by||Sagar Movietone|
C. S. R. Anjaneyulu
Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam (English: The Coronation Of Lord Rama's Slippers) (Telugu: రామ పాదుక పట్టాభిషేకం) is a 1932 Telugu mythological drama film directed by Sarvottam Badami. Badami was contracted by Sagar Movietone (Sagar Film Company) to direct Rama Paduka Pattabhishekham in Telugu. The success of the film established him as a director. He went on to direct Galava Rishi (Tamil), and Shakuntala in Telugu for Sagar Movietone. Suryanarayana Yadavalli, who was a renowned stage actor played the lead role of Lord Rama in Rama Paduka Pattabhishekam. The film starred C. S. R. Anjaneyulu, Surabhi Kamalabai, Yadavalli Suryanarayana.
The film was based on a plot from the Ramayana involving Lord Rama's fourteen years exile to the forest and Bharat's coronation of Rama's padukas on the throne as symbolic representation of Rama's rule.
Lord Rama with Sita and Lakshman leave the palace at Ayodhya as directed by their father Dasharatha. Kaikeyi, Bharat's mother and Dashrath's second wife has asked that as a boon of her husband in order to place Bharat, Rama’s step brother on the throne. Bharata refuses to sit on the throne and goes to the forest to get Rama back. Rama reminds Bharat of his duty and declines to go back as he intends fulfilling his fourteen years of banishment in the forest. Bharat then insists on taking Rama’s Padukas (slippers) and returns to Ayodhya. He places Rama's Padukas on the throne, suggesting the rightful king and waits for Rama’s eventual return.
The film was remade twice, once in 1945 as Paduka Pattabhishekam directed by Kadaru Nagabhushanam, with C. S. R. Anjaneyulu playing the role of Rama this time. The 1965 Paduka Pattabhishekam was directed by Vasanta Kumara Reddy.
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