Sri Krishnadevaraya (film)
|Directed by||B. R. Panthulu|
|Produced by||B. R. Panthulu|
|Screenplay by||B. R. Panthulu|
|Music by||T. G. Lingappa|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
|Distributed by||Padmini Pictures|
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.
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.
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.
- Rajkumar as Krishnadevaraya
- R. Nagendra Rao
- B. R. Panthulu as Mahamantri Timmarusu
- N. Bharathi as Chinna Devi
- M. V. Rajamma as Kamala, Mahamantri Timmarusu's wife
- Chindodi Leela
- Jayanthi as Tirumalamba Devi
- Narasimharaju as Tenali Ramakrishna
- Dinesh as Achyuta Deva Raya
- B. Jaya
- H. R. Shastry
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Sharanu Virupaksha Shashishekara"||K. Prabhakara Shastry||S. Janaki||4:12|
|2.||"Khana Peena"||Pandit Deepak Chakravarti||S. Janaki||3:25|
|3.||"Bahujanmada Poojaphala"||K. Prabhakara Shastry||P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki||2:59|
|4.||"Sri Chamundeshwari"||K. Prabhakara Shastry||P. Leela, Sirkazhi Govindarajan||3:18|
|5.||"Chennarasi Cheluvarasi"||K. Prabhakara Shastry||S. Janaki, P. Leela|
|6.||"Baa Veera Kannadiga"||Vijaya Narasimha||Pithapuram Nageswara Rao||1:55|
|7.||"Kalyanaadbhuta + Tirupatigirivasa"||K. Prabhakara Shastry||P. Susheela, P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki||3:14|
|8.||"Krishnana Hesare Lokapriya"||Vijaya Narasimha||Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki||4:17|
|9.||"Makkal Nakkare"||Sirkazhi Govindarajan||2:42|
- 1969–70 Karnataka State Film Awards
- This film screened at IFFI 1992 B R Panthalu Homage section.
- "Back and forth". The Hindu. 25 April 2008. Archived from the original on 10 May 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Sri Krishna Devaraya music". iTunes. Retrieved 21 August 2014.