Shri Krishnavataram

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Shri Krishnavataram
Shri Krishnavataram (1967 film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
Produced by A. Pundarikakshaiah
Written by Samudrala Sr (dialogues)
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Music by T. V. Raju
Cinematography Annayya
Edited by Kanda Swamy
Taraka Rama Pictures
Release date
12 October 1967
Running time
185 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Budget 10 lakhs

Sri Krishnavataram is a 1967 Telugu Mythological film, produced by A. Pundarikakshaiah on Taraka Rama Pictures banner and directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao. Starring N. T. Rama Rao, Devika, Kanchana in the lead roles and music composed by T. V. Raju. The film is based on Hindu epics Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana covering major life events of Lord Krishna.[1]


The movie covers all episodes of Lord Krishna's life. Krishna's birth, his captive parents and the prediction that Kamsa would be killed by Devaki's eighth child makes the first episode. After defeating Kamsa, he marries Rukmini, fights with Jambavantha to procure the Samanthaka Mani and gets his daughter Jambavanthi's hand in marriage. Satrajit, who initially proclaims that Krishna has the Mani regrets his mistake and gives his daughter Satyabhama in marriage to Krishna.

An example of Bhakti and devotion to the friendship like Kuchelopakhyanam is also pictured beautifully.

After Sisupala completes his 100 sins, he defeats and kills him, thus regaining his entry back to Vishnu's abode. Kuchela's episode is followed by Draupadi's humiliation where Krishna saves her honor. The great war of Kurukshetra takes place after the negotiations (Rayabharam) between the cousins fails. Krishna's Geetopadesam to Arjuna is also shown. Finally, he saves Bheema from Dhritarashtra's ire after Bheema kills Duryodhana. Balarama wades deep into the ocean after the gory war, while Lord Krishna ends his Avataram owing to a hunter's mistake.




Film score by T. V. Raju
Released 1967
Genre Soundtrack
Label H.M.V.Audio
Producer T. V. Raju

Music composed by T. V. Raju. Music released on H.M.V.Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Jayahe Krishnavatara Samudrala Sr Ghantasala, P. Leela, Swarnalata, Sarojini 6:35
2 Vinara Vinara C. Narayana Reddy P. Leela 3:15
3 Chilakala Kolikini Choodu C. Narayana Reddy L.R.Eswari 3:16
4 Nee Charana Kamalaana C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela, P. Leela 5:16
5 Maghuvala Neele Gopaludu C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela
6 Ememo Authondhi C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:20
7 Adigo Alladigo C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala
8 Geetopadesam Samudrala Sr Ghantasala


The movie was a huge hit. The film was also successful in Karnataka and celebrated Silver Jubilee. Even in the second and third releases in 1982 and 1990, it ran for more than 100 days.[2]


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