Ramadasu

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Ramadasu
Ramadasu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Chittor V. Nagaiah
Produced by Chittor V. Nagaiah
Written by Yadavalli Lakshmi Narayana
Malladi Satyanarayana
(dialogues)
Screenplay by Chittor V. Nagaiah
Based on Life of Kancharla Gopanna
Starring Chittor V. Nagaiah
N. T. Rama Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Gummadi
Shivaji Ganesan
Anjali Devi
Music by Ashwathama
Chittor V. Nagaiah
(Supervision)
Cinematography K. S. Prasad
Jagirdaar
Edited by G. D. Joshi
A. S. Tangaveelu
Production
company
V. N. Films[1]
Release date
  • 23 December 1964 (1964-12-23)
Running time
180 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Ramadasu is a 1964 Telugu biographical devotional film based on the life of Kancharla Gopanna, produced and directed by Chittor V. Nagaiah on V. N. Films banner. Starring Chittor V. Nagaiah in the lead role while N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Shivaji Ganesan, Anjali Devi in special appearances and music composed by Ashwathama. The blockbuster film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu, and has garnered several state awards.[2]

Plot[edit]

Kancherla Gopanna’s uncles, Akkanna and Madanna are ministers in Golconda ruled by Tanisha. Ramadasu marries Akkanna’s daughter Kamala. In Bhadrachalam, Gopanna meets Kabir, a Rama devotee who renames him Ramadasu. Impressed by his selfless service, Tanisha appoints Ramadasu as the Tehsildar, the tax collector of Bhadrachalam. Ramadasu spends the tax money to build a temple for Rama. The letter he sends explaining this does not reach the Tanisha, due to a plot hatched by the Dharmakarta. A furious Tanish has Ramadasu imprisoned but on the day of his hanging, Lord Rama and Lakshmana appear in disguise before Tanisha, and pay him the amount due from Ramadasu. Tanisha realizes his folly and rushes to save Ramadasu from the gallows.

Cast[edit]

Special appearances[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ramadasu
Film score by Aswadhamma
Released 1964
Genre Soundtrack
Label HMV Audio
Producer Aswadhamma

Music composed by Aswadhama. Music released on HMV Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Singers length
1 Adigo Badradri Ghantasala, P. B. Srinivas, A. P. Komala
2 Dandakam Chittor V. Nagaiah
3 Dhanyudanaithini O Deva Chittor V. Nagaiah
4 Ee Desamanununduvaru Madhavapeddi Satyam
5 Jai Seetharama Raghu Rama Chittor V. Nagaiah
6 Kahekarona Mohammad Rafi
7 Kondanda Rama Chittor V. Nagaiah
8 Maa Bava Manchivadu P. Susheela
9 Mohanakaara Rama Soolamangalam Sisters
10 Naraharini Nammaka Chittor V. Nagaiah
11 O Saadhulara Chittor V. Nagaiah, T. G. Kamala Devi
12 Padyams Chittor V. Nagaiah
13 Padyams Chittor V. Nagaiah
14 Pahimam Sriramante Soolamangalam Sisters
15 Ram Naam Se Jyaada Mohammad Rafi
16 Ramadasugaru Madhavapeddi Satyam
17 Rama Pahimam Sulamangalam Sisters
18 Rama Rama Anarada Chittor V. Nagaiah
19 Rama Rama Yanuarada Chittor V. Nagaiah
20 Ye Desam Madhavapeddi Satyam

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Others[edit]

References[edit]