|Directed by||K. Viswanath|
|Produced by||Edida Nageswara Rao|
|Screenplay by||K. Viswanath|
|Story by||K. Viswanath|
Sarvadaman D. Banerjee
J. V. Somayajulu
M.V.S. Harnatha Rao
P. L. Narayana
S. K. Misro
|Music by||Ramesh Naidu|
Swayamkrushi (transl. Self made) is a 1987 Indian Telugu-language drama film written and directed by K. Viswanath. The film stars Chiranjeevi and Vijayashanti in main leads, while Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, and Sumalatha in other pivotal roles.
The film chronicles the life of a self-educated cobbler's journey from Rags to riches. The film was screened at the International Film Festival of India, the Asia Pacific Film Festival; the film was dubbed into Russian and was screened to special mention at the Moscow International Film Festival. Chiranjeevi has garnered the Indian Express Best Actor, and the state Nandi Award for Best Actor awards for his performance.
Sambayya (Chiranjeevi) is a cobbler who raises his late sister's son Chinna (Arjun/Sirish) while also financing the education of the orphaned Sarada (Sumalatha). He also nurses a love crush and intends to marry her someday. In a turn of events, Sarada marries Bhaskar (Sarvadaman Banerjee) and Ganga (Vijayashanti) who has also nursed a love towards Sambayya, has a tubectomy in order to marry Sambayya. She does it so that she would be a completely dedicated mother to Chinna. After initial struggles, Ganga and Sambayya own a shoe business and become wealthy.
Chinna's actual father Govind (Charan Raj) who is a criminal returns from prison and teams up with Ganga's father (a no-good father, role with villain shades) to make a series of demands on Sambayya and to claim Chinna's guardianship.
Eventually, Chinna rebels against his father and both he and Sambayya return to latter's modest original profession of cobbler.
- Chiranjeevi as Sambayya
- Vijayashanti as Ganga
- Sumalatha as Sarada
- Master Arjun as Chinna
- Charan Raj as Govind
- Sarvadaman Banerjee as Bhaskar
- J.V. Somayajulu
- M. V. S. Haranatha Rao
- P. L. Narayana
- S. K. Misro
- Baby Bhavana as young Sarada
- Dubbing Janaki
- Director: K. Viswanath
- Story: K. Viswanath
- Screenplay: K. Viswanath
- Dialogues: Sainath Thotapalli
- Producer: Edida Nageswara Rao
- Production Company: Poornodaya Movie Creations
- Executive Producer: Edida Sriram
- Cinematography: Lok Singh
- Playback singers: S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, S.P. Sailaja & S. Janaki
|1.||"Sinni Sinni Korikaladaga"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||S. Janaki|
|2.||"Hello Hello Darling"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki|
|3.||"Paaraahushaar"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki|
|4.||"Siggu Poobanti"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja & S. Janaki|
|5.||"Kamudu Kamudu"||C. Narayana Reddy||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki|
|6.||"Manchi Vennela Ippudu"||Kshetrayya||S. P. Sailaja|
- Indian Express Best Actor - Chiranjeevi
- Nandi Award for Best Actor - Chiranjeevi
- Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Telugu - Vijayashanti
- "1988 Award Winners". Cinema Express-Indian Express Group (in Tamil). 1 May 1989.
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- Express News Service (11 March 1989), "Cinema Express readers choose Agni Nakshathiram", The Indian Express, p. 4, retrieved 3 October 2016