Sri Krishnadevaraya (film)

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Sri Krishnadevaraya
SriKrishnadevaraya(1970film).jpg
Directed byB. R. Panthulu
Produced byB. R. Panthulu
Screenplay byB. R. Panthulu
Starring
Music byT. G. Lingappa
CinematographyA. Shanmugam
Edited byR. Devarajan
Production
company
Venus Combimes
Distributed byPadmini Pictures
Running time
194 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

Sri Krishnadevaraya is a 1970 Indian historical drama film in Kannada language, produced and directed by B. R. Panthulu. It stars Rajkumar as Krishnadevaraya, an emperor of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 16th century. R. Nagendra Rao, B. R. Panthulu, Narasimharaju and N. Bharathi appear in pivotal roles. The film was Rajkumar's first in color.[1]

The film won three awards at the 1969–70 Karnataka State Film Awards - Best Actor (B. R. Panthulu), Best Actress (N. Bharathi) and Best Music Director (T. G. Lingappa). The movie saw a theatrical run of 28 weeks.[2]

However, B.R. Panthulu refused to accept the award. In a letter dated 23rd September 1970, he cited that Rajkumar, who played Krishnadevaraya, was more eligible for the award. After this incident, the Karnataka Government started two separate category of awards - one for the lead roles and another one for the supporting roles.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sri Krishnadevaraya
Soundtrack album by
Released1969
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length29:20
LabelSaregama

T. G. Lingappa composed the film's music and the lyrics for the soundtrack were written by K. Prabhakara Shastry and Vijaya Narasimha. The album has nine soundtracks.[3]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Sharanu Virupaksha Shashishekara"K. Prabhakara ShastryS. Janaki4:12
2."Khana Peena"Pandit Deepak ChakravartiS. Janaki3:25
3."Bahujanmada Poojaphala"K. Prabhakara ShastryP. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki2:59
4."Sri Chamundeshwari"K. Prabhakara ShastryP. Leela, Sirkazhi Govindarajan3:18
5."Chennarasi Cheluvarasi"K. Prabhakara ShastryS. Janaki, P. Leela 
6."Baa Veera Kannadiga"Vijaya NarasimhaPithapuram Nageswara Rao1:55
7."Kalyanaadbhuta + Tirupatigirivasa"K. Prabhakara ShastryP. Susheela, P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki3:14
8."Krishnana Hesare Lokapriya"Vijaya NarasimhaSoolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki4:17
9."Makkal Nakkare" Sirkazhi Govindarajan2:42
Total length:29:20

Awards[edit]

1969–70 Karnataka State Film Awards
This film screened at IFFI 1992 B R Panthalu Homage section.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Back and forth". The Hindu. 25 April 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070717135525/http://www.chitratara.com/showCelbProfile.asp?newsid=8
  3. ^ "Sri Krishna Devaraya music". iTunes. Retrieved 21 August 2014.

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