Swarabhishekam

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Swarabhishekam
Swarabhishekam.JPG
Directed by K. Viswanath
Produced by H. Gopala Krishna Murthy
Written by K. Viswanath
Starring Srikanth
Sivaji
Laya
Urvashi
K. Viswanath
Amuktamalyada
Brahmanandam
Tanikella Bharani
Rajyalaxmi Shridahar
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography V. Durga Prasad
Edited by G. Krishna Rao
Release date
November 2004
Country India
Language Telugu

Swarabhishekam (Telugu: స్వరాభిషేకం) is a 2004 Telugu musical drama film written and directed by K. Viswanath. Viswanath also played the lead role, along with Srikanth, Sivaji, and Laya.[1] Music director Vidyasagar won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction. The film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for that year.[2]

Plot[edit]

Srirangam Brothers - Srinivasachari (K Viswanath) and Ranga (Srikanth) - are versatile Carnatic musicians. Srinivasachari is happily married but has no children. Ranga is a widower with two children. Srirangam Brothers are the biggest music directors in the Telugu film industry (Tollywood) and compose music for only traditional and classical genres. Srirangam Brothers always try to help aspiring singers in their music compositions. Surekha (Laya), a TV anchor, falls in love with Ranga and they get married.

After marriage, Surekha, who initially respects her brother-in-law, starts to develop ill feelings towards him and becomes envious that even though her husband Ranga is the main factor for the music duo's success and has equal contribution in Srirangam Brothers music scores, Srinivasachari is the one who gets all the credit.

When Srinivasachari is awarded the Padmasri by the Government of India, Surekha rejects her sister's gifted saree and shows no inclination to come along with her family to attend Srinivasachari's felicitation by the President. Also, Surekha starts to show her hostile and disrespectful behavior towards Srinivasachari.

This situation provokes Srinivasachari who starts behaving unpredictably and lashes out at a film producer about his brother's music compositions (during his music sitting) and also at the media. When Ranga in his office becomes aware of this situation through the film producer, he returns home only to get dispirited to see Ranga's sister-in-law getting slapped by her husband, which leads to a heated argument between the two brothers and the family gets separated.

Surekha slowly understands Srinivasachari's and Ranga's music calibre and realizes that the two brothers can only excel in their music when they stay united. This transformation in Surekha eventually leads to the unity of the family just like Srirangam Brothers' different blends excel when they compose their music together.

Soundtrack[edit]

The audio soundtrack for Swarabhishekam was composed by Vidyasagar. The lyrics were written by Veturi, Sirivennela and Shanmukha Sharma.

Song title Singers Lyricist
"Shriman Manohara" Various Veturi
"Kasthuri Thilakam" Shankar Mahadevan, Radhika Veturi
"Okka Kshanam" S P Balasubramanyam, S P Sailaja Veturi
"Adhi Needhani Idhi Naadhani" S P Balasubramanyam, K. S. Chithra Veturi
"Nee Chentha Oka Chanchitha" Mano, K. S. Chithra Sirivennela
"Kudikannu Adhirane" S P Balasubramanyam, Sunitha K.Viswanath / Veturi (In Annamacharya Style)
"Ramaa Vinodhi Vallabha" Madhu Balakrishnan, Sriram Parthasarathy, K. S. Chithra Shanmukha Sharma
"Anujudai Lakshmanudu" K. J. Yesudas, S P Balasubramanyam Veturi
"Mangalam" Various Traditional

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Nandi Awards

References[edit]

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