Sri Krishna Tulabharam

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Sri Krishna Tulabharam
Sri Krishna Tulabharam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKamalakara Kameswara Rao
Produced byD. Ramanaidu
Written bySamudrala Sr (dialogues)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Anjali Devi
Jamuna
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
CinematographyAnnayya
Edited byK. A. Marthand
Production
company
Release date
  • 25 August 1966 (1966-08-25)
[2]
Running time
178 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Sri Krishna Tulabharam (English: Weighing Lord Krishna) is a 1966 Telugu Mythological film, produced by D. Ramanaidu under the Suresh Productions banner[3] and directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao.[4] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, Jamuna in the lead roles,[5] and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[6] The film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office.[7]

Plot[edit]

The film begins with Lord Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) and Satyabhama (Jamuna) returning after defeating Narakasura and entire Dwaraka gives them a warm welcome. Satyabhama is a beautiful proud, self-respected egotistical, possessive lady and she conceits herself that she is the main reason for this victory. Meanwhile, Sage Narada (Kanta Rao) brings Paarijata flower from heaven, gives it to Krishna and asks him to present it to his best wife without any doubt he gifts it Rukmini (Anjali Devi). Here Narada praises Rukmini and talks low about Satyabhama. Knowing this, Satyabhama becomes furious and shows her annoyance towards Krishna. Therefore, he promises Satyabhama that he has just given a flower to Rukmini but for her, he will get the entire Parijat tree from heaven with roots and plant it in her garden. Lord Krishna reaches heaven along with Satyabhama, confronts with Lord Indra (Rajanala), acquires Parijat tree and gifts it to Satyabhama. As a result, the pride in Satyabhama increases tenfold and looks low at Krishna's remaining wives. Knowing everything, Lord Krishna acts as innocent and silently plays drama with Narada. After that, on the occasion of Rukmini's birthday, she invites Krishna and Satyabhama to take her hospitality. Satyabhama does not allow Krishna, but Krishna yields towards Rukmini's devotion and goes along with her. Now Satyabhama becomes depressed for her defeat and she wants to achieve Krishna's love totally for herself. Sage Narada takes advantage of the situation and provokes Satyabhama to perform a ritual. The main concept of the ritual is that Satyabhama must donate her husband Krishna along with the Parijat tree and she can get back him by repaying with the gold of his weight. Arrogant Satyabhama feels that she can easily weigh her husband with her wealth. So, without any hesitation, she donates Krishna to Sage Narada, but the situation becomes reverse, Satyabhama is unable to outweigh Krishna, even after using her entire wealth. Sage Narada takes Lord Krishna along with him and starts selling him on the streets. Seeing this, the Dwaraka people become violent and try to crush Narada. Lord Krishna stops them when Krishna's remaining wives come forward, ask Narada to take their entire wealth and leave their husband. Here, Sage Narada explains that no one has understood the real form of Krishna, he is a lord who will yield only for devotion. Sage Narada also says that there is only one person in this universe who can weigh Lord Krishna that is none other than Rukmini. Ultimately, Satyabhama's pride completely comes to an end and she brings Rukmini by falling on her feet. Finally, Rukmini weighs Krishna with one Tulasidalam (Basil leaf) and gets him back, while Satyabhama also realizes the real form of the Lord and becomes his devotee.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sri Krishna Tulabharam
Film score by
Released1966
GenreSoundtrack
LabelEMI Columbia
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. Music released by EMI Columbia Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Jaya Ho" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala, P. Susheela 2:24
2 "Oho Mohana Roopa" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 5:56
3 "O Cheli Kopama" Dasaradhi Ghantasala 3:50
4 "Konu Meede Kusumanjali" Samudrala Sr. P. Susheela 4:02
5 "Idi Saragaala Tota" Aarudhra P. Susheela, L. R. Eeswari 4:09
6 "Yemduke Naameda" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, L. R. Eeswari, Vasantha 2:38
7 "Karuninchave Tulasi Maata" Samudrala Sr. P. Susheela, S. Janaki 4:26
8 "Meerajalagalada" Samudrala Sr. P. Susheela 3:26
9 "Bhale Manchi" Chandala Kesava Dasu Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:44
10 "Vidhudu Nee Maata" Samudrala Sr. S. Varalakshmi 0:30
11 "Indra Krishna Parijata" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:00
12 "Rukmini Puttinanadu" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala, P. Susheela, P. Leela 4:13
13 "Tulabhara Yojana" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala, P. Susheela 2:35
14 "Krishna Tulabharam" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala 2:23
15 "Satyabhama Garvabhanga" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Release Date)". Spicy Onion.
  3. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Banner)". Chitr.com.
  4. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Direction)". Filmiclub.
  5. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Cast & Crew)". gomolo.com.
  6. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Preview)". Know Your Films.
  7. ^ "Sri Krishna Tulabharam (Review)". IQLIK.com.