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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Geetha Krishna
Produced by Dr. M. Gangaiah
Written by Tanikella Bharani (dialogues)
Screenplay by Geetha Krishna
Story by Geetha Krishna
Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna
Ramya Krishna
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography P. S. Nivas
Edited by G.R. Anil Malnad
Konark Movie Creations
Release date
  • 26 February 1987 (1987-02-26)
Running time
136 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Sankeertana is a 1987 Telugu-language classical film produced by M. Gangaiah on Konark Movie Creations banner, directed by Geetha Krishna. Starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ramya Krishna lead roles and music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was then remade into Tamil as Deiva Vaakku.


Keerthana (Ramya Krishna) is an orphan who is being brought up by a villager whose wife doesn't like her at all. Keerthana is learning dance from the famous teacher of the village. In this process, she falls in love with Kaasi (Akkineni Nagarjuna) who belongs to a very lower caste. The villagers believe that Keerthana is the goddess who came to save them and their village and hence Keerthana had lost her personal life. But now she has dared to love Kaasi and now she wanted to marry him. But will the village people allow their goddess to become a wife and what are the cruel consequences Keerthana and Kaasi had to face?



Film score by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1987
Genre Soundtrack
Length 38:54
Label Echo Music
Producer Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja chronology

Music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. All the songs are hit tracks. Music released on ECHO Audio Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kaliki Menulo" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu, S. Janaki 4:32
2. "Manase Padenule" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu 3:32
3. "Manasuna Palikina" Sirivennela SP Balu, S. Janaki 5:06
4. "Ve Vela Varnala" Sirivennela SP Balu 3:27
5. "Devi Durga Devi" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu, Vani Jayaram 5:35
6. "Vanda Roopayalu Notu" C. Narayana Reddy S. P. Sailaja 4:33
7. "Divi Darula (Kavitha)" Sirivennela SP Balu 1:44
8. "Thillana (Dim Tarana)" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu, S. P. Sailaja 3:08
9. "Ganam Aagi Podule" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu 4:44
10. "Ye Naava Ye Theeramo" Acharya Athreya K. J. Yesudas 4:25
11. "Om Kara Vakyam" Sirivennela SP Balu, S. Janaki 0:51
Total length: 38:54

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