Simha Baludu

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Simha Baludu
Simha Baludu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Raghavendra Rao
Produced byD. Sriranga Raju
Written byD. V. Narasa Raju
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Raghavendra Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Vanisri
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyKannappa
Edited byK. A. Marthand
Production
company
Tirupathi Productions[1]
Release date
  • 11 August 1978 (1978-08-11)
Running time
159 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Simha Baludu (English: A Man with Lion's Power) is a 1978 Telugu swashbuckling fantasy film, produced by D. Sriranga Raju under the Tirupathi Productions banner[2] and directed by K. Raghavendra Rao.[3] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Vanisri in the lead roles[4] and music composed by M. S. Viswanathan.[5][6]

Plot[edit]

Once upon on time, there was a kingdom ruled by an innocent King (Rao Gopal Rao). His chief commander Raghunath Nayaka (Satyanarayana), who dedicated his life to the dynasty gets relieved of his duties due to old age and hands over the charge to new army chief Gajapathi (Mohan Babu). Gajapathi takes advantage of the innocence of the King and starts harassing the people of the kingdom. Rajendra (N. T. Rama Rao) is a young, dynamic, energetic guy whose aim is to end this monarchy and establish democracy. He is not able to tolerate these atrocities and fights against them. Meanwhile, the king's daughter Princess Vani (Vanisri) feels the palace as a prison, that's why she comes out in different attires, gets acquaintance with Rajendra and they fall in love. Once in the annual ceremony, competitions have been held, in which Gajapathi wins, but Rajendra arrives and defeats him. The King offers facilitation but he refuses and leaves the court. Raghupathi Nayaka feels that Rajendra must be his son who left home in the childhood due to the same differences of monarchy and democracy. He follows him and confirms that Rajendra is his son.

Meanwhile, Gajapathi goes to capture Rajendra, molests Seeta (Pallavi), whom Rajendra treats as his own sister and destroys the entire village. Rajendra in a rage, goes to court to kill Gajapathi, but was caught by soldiers. During the time of judgment, the King asks Raghupathi Nayaka to give his verdict about punishment. Raghupathi says that Rajendra is ostracized to live on an island lifelong. Rajendra goes to the island ruled by Rani Rana Chandi (Jaya Malini), who treats the prisoners as slaves, is attracted towards Rajendra and tries to seduce him, but he does not yield to it. Eventually, Princess Vani visits there as the guest. with her help, Rajendra destroys the fort on the island and he gets the prisoners released from slavery. They establish a force and bring a revolution in the country. Knowing about this, Gajapathi blames Raghunath Nayaka as a traitor and he is behind the revolution. Loyal Raghunath asks for a chance to prove his innocence and moves to arrest Rajendra. But unfortunately, Raghunath Nayaka is defeated in the war and he asks Rajendra to kill him because he cannot live with the blame as a traitor. Rajendra is not able to see his father's downfall and surrenders himself. By the time they reach the fort, Gajapathi grabs the kingdom and arrests the king and the princess. Rajendra destroys the evil forces and protects the kingdom. Finally, the King makes Rajendra as the leader and in turn, he establishes democratic government.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Simha Baludu
Film score by
Released1978
GenreSoundtrack
Length23:08
LabelH.M.V.Audio
ProducerM. S. Viswanathan

Music composed by M. S. Viswanathan. Lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. Music released by H.M.V.Audio Company.[7]

S. No Song Title Singers length
1 "Ennoo Churukkumandhi" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:16
2 "Chupulatho Churakesi" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:34
3 "Sannajajuloo" SP Balu, L.R.Eswari 4:35
4 "O Cheli Cheli" SP Balu, P. Susheela 5:09
5 "Eeganta Gana Gana" P. Susheela 4:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simha Baludu (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Simha Baludu (Banner)". Chitr.com.
  3. ^ "Simha Baludu (Direction)". Filmiclub.
  4. ^ "Simha Baludu (Cast & Crew)". Spicy Onion.
  5. ^ "Simha Baludu (Preview)". Know Your Films.
  6. ^ "Simha Baludu (Review)". The Cine Bay.
  7. ^ "Simha Baludu (Songs)". Cineradham.

External Links[edit]

Simha Baludu on IMDb