Sathamanam Bhavati

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Sathamanam Bhavati
Sathamanam Bhavati poster.jpg
Directed bySatish Vegesna
Produced byDil Raju
Written bySatish Vegesna
Screenplay bySatish Vegesna
Story bySatish Vegesna
StarringSharwanand
Anupama Parameswaran
Prakash Raj
Jayasudha
Narrated byMurali Mohan
Music byMickey J. Meyer
CinematographySameer Reddy
Edited byMadhu
Production
company
Release date
  • 14 January 2017 (2017-01-14)
Running time
2 hrs 15 min
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget8 crore (US$1.2 million) [1]
Box office53 crore (US$7.7 million) [2]

Sathamanam Bhavati (English: Long live for 100 years) is a 2017 Indian Telugu language drama film written and directed by Satish Vegesna. The film, which deals with "tradition-technology conflict", "joint family vs nuclear family", and "midlife crisis" is produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations [3] The film features Sharwanand, Anupama Parameswaran, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha in key roles.[4] An ensemble cast including Naresh, Indraja, Raja Ravindra, Shiju, Himaja, and Sithara plays supporting roles.

The score and soundtrack are composed by Mickey J. Meyer, and cinematography is by Sameer Reddy. The film released worldwide on 14 January 2017 with highly positive reviews.[5][6] The screenplay of the film was archived at the Oscar Library.[7] The film has received the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment-Golden Lotus Award at the 64th National Film Awards "in appreciation of providing a feeling of jubilation by respecting family values in an unexplored manner".[8] The film has garnered the state Nandi Awards for Best Direction, and Best Home Viewing Feature Film.[9]

Plot[edit]

Raghava Raju (Prakash Raj), 69, is a farming landlord in Atreyapuram village of Andhra Pradesh. He lives with his wife Janakamma (Jayasudha), 64, along with Ragahvaraju's nephew Bangararaju (Naresh), 51, his wife, 48, and his son Raju (Sharwanand), 25. Raghavaraju lives in this ancestral house built by his forefathers consisting of many generations living in the same household as a Joint family. However, with changing times, Ragahvaraju's NRI two other sons, Ravi and Kalyan "Nani" and NRI daughter Jhansi (Indraja) live in the United States 47, Canada 40, and Australia 43 as nuclear families. After a gap of 10 long years, all of his children arrive in the village during the holiday season of Makar Sankranti, under mysterious circumstances after they receive an email from Raghavaraju, who expresses his wish to divorce his wife.

Nithya (Anupama Parameswaran), 21, is the daughter of Jhansi. Soon Nithya and Raju fall in love but do not express it to each other. The siblings soon reunite. Raju and Nithya set up a meeting of their uncle with his old love interest. However, Jhansi asks Raju to reject Nithya, which he does but which leaves her heartbroken.

Raghavaraju and Janakamma reveal that they are not going to divorce but getting separated from each other, while Janakamma wants to live with her children. Raghavaraju wants to see her wife happy, so he emails his children so that they can come home and take their mother with them. Raju sent the divorce papers to a lawyer to make them understand the value of family. After Raghavaraju's words, they felt sorry for avoiding their parents. Jhansi accepts Nithya and Raju's marriage as they are in true love, and their marriage was accepted by the whole family. All of them celebrate Sankranthi and promise to meet at Ugadi in their village, while Nithya stays with her grandparents and Raju and his parents.

Cast[edit]

Trivia[edit]

A Dubsmash episode from popular Telugu films such as Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Brindavanam, Athadu, Mirchi, Attarintiki Daredi, and Srimanthudu, becomes an integral part of the film's plot.

Production[edit]

The principal photography of the film began in early 2016 and was completed by November 2016.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sathamanam Bhavati
Film score by
Released18 December 2016
Recorded2016
GenreSoundtrack
Length18:24
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMickey J. Meyer
Mickey J. Meyer chronology
Okka Ammayi Thappa
(2016)
Sathamanam Bhavati
(2016)
Mister
(2017)

Music composed by Mickey J. Meyer. The album was released by Aditya Music company.[11]

Track-List
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Mellaga Tellarindoi"Sri ManiAnurag Kulkarni, Ramya Behara, Mohana Bhogaraju4:12
2."Sathamanam Bhavati"Ramajogayya SastryK. S. Chithra, Vijay Yesudas3:21
3."Naalo Nenu"Ramajogayya SastrySameera Bharadwaj3:46
4."Nilavade"Ramajogayya SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam2:52
5."Hailo Hailessare"Sri ManiAditya Iyengar, Rohith Paritala, Mohana Bhogaraju, Divya Divakar4:13
Total length:18:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. "Gautamiputra Satakarni, Khaidi No 150, Shatamanam Bhavati gross Rs 158 crore at box office in Sankranti weekend".
  2. ^ "Shatamanam Bhavati Final Total WW Collections".
  3. ^ "Dil Raju's Master Strategy For Shatamanam Bhavati". Great Andhra.
  4. ^ "Anupama Parameswaran teams up with Sharwanand in Shatamanam Bhavati". Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Shatamanam Bhavati' release date". Indiaglitz.
  6. ^ "Sathamanam Bhavati 2 Day Premiers in USA". Great Andhra.
  7. ^ "Shatamanam Bhavati at the Oscar library". 31 January 2017.
  8. ^ "64th National Film Awards" (PDF) (Press release). Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Andhra Pradesh government announces Nandi awards for 2014-2016 - Times of India".
  10. ^ "Sathamanam Bhavathi in last leg of shoot". Telugu cinema.
  11. ^ "Shatamanam Bhavati - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 18 December 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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