Ramayanam (film)

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Bala Ramayanam
Ramayanam telugu.jpg
Poster
Directed by Gunasekhar
Produced by M. S. Reddy
Written by M. S. Reddy
Bhujangaraya Sarma
M. V. S. Haranatha Rao (dialogues )
Starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr.
Smitha Madhav
Swathikumar
Narayanam Nikhil
Music by Madhavapeddi Suresh
L. Vaidyanathan (background score)
Cinematography Sekhar V. Joseph
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Production
company
Release date
  • 14 April 1996 (1996-04-14)
Country India
Language Telugu

Ramayanam is a 1996 mythological Telugu film directed by Gunasekhar and produced by M. S. Reddy. The film starred N. T. Rama Rao Jr. as Lord Rama. It received the National Film Award for best children's film.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story deals with Rama and his retaliation against Ravana for the kidnap of his wife Sita.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Madhavapeddi Suresh.

Songs:

  1. Adi Subhodaya Vela - S. P. Balasubramanyam
  2. Virisi Viriyani Malliyalara
  3. Sitaramula Kalyanam
  4. Ramayya Rajavutadanta
  5. Purajanula Sambaramu - S. P. Balasubramanyam
  6. Entha Manchivadivayya
  7. Andabayani Jantaga
  8. Budi Budi Adigulu
  9. Adigadigo Modalayindi

Poems:

  1. Aa Surya Bhagavanudu - B. Sai Karthikeya
  2. Hari Hari Entha Maata
  3. Vande Sri Raghuvamsa
  4. Gaduvu Lopala
  5. Aagumaagumu Talli
  6. Nanu Talliga
  7. Dharma Samsthapanarthammu
  8. Poulastya Brahmaga - B. Sai Karthikeya
  9. Vinumo Raghava

Slokas:

  1. Jata Kataha Sambhrama (from Shiva Tandava Stotram)
  2. Kausalya Supraja Rama (from Suprabhatam/Valmiki Ramayana) - Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
  3. Sri Anjaneyam (from Anjaneya Dandakam)

Production[edit]

The film has all child actors, about 3,000 in number. They were chosen from 25-30 schools in and around Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Critical response[edit]

Upon release, the film received positive reviews from critics.

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1996 Gunasekhar[2] National Film Award for Best Children's Film Won

References[edit]