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స్వయం కృషి
Directed byK. Viswanath
Screenplay byK. Viswanath
Story byK. Viswanath
Produced byEdida Nageswara Rao
Master Arjun
Charan Raj
Sarvadaman D. Banerjee
J. V. Somayajulu
M. V. S. Haranatha Rao
P. L. Narayana
S. K. Misro
CinematographyLok Singh
Edited byG. G. Krishna Rao
Music byRamesh Naidu
Release date
  • 3 September 1987 (1987-09-03) (India)

Swayamkrushi (Telugu :స్వయం కృషి) (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.[2]

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 at the special mention section at the Moscow International Film Festival.[3][4] Chiranjeevi garnered the Indian Express Best Actor, and the Nandi Award for Best Actor award for his performance.[5][2] Vijayashanti garnered the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.[4]Hindi dubbed as Dharamyudh .


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.



Soundtrack composed by Ramesh Naidu was released through Lahari Music label.[1] Lyrics were written by C. Narayana Reddy, Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry while a song written by Kshetrayya was also used in this film.[1]

Track list[1]
1."Paaraahushaar"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki6:00
2."Sinnii Sinnii Korikaladagaa"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryS. Janaki4:37
3."Hello Hello Darling"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:00
4."Siggoo Poobanti"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, S. P. Sailaja4:42
5."Manchi Vennela Ippudu"KshetrayyaS. P. Sailaja4:29
6."Kaamudu Kaamudu"C. Narayana ReddyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki & Chorus7:20
Total length:32:08



  1. ^ a b c d "Swayam Krushi". indiancine.ma. Archived from the original on 15 May 2022. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b "1988 Award Winners". Cinema Express-Indian Express Group (in Tamil). 1 May 1989.
  3. ^ "Chiranjeevi felicitation on Padma Bhushan honor - Telugu Cinema actor". www.idlebrain.com.
  4. ^ a b സ്വന്തം ലേഖകൻ (10 March 1989). "മമ്മൂട്ടിക്കും ഗീതയ്ക്കും അവാർഡ്". Mathrubhumi.
  5. ^ Express News Service (11 March 1989), "Cinema Express readers choose Agni Nakshathiram", The Indian Express, p. 4, retrieved 3 October 2016
  6. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF) (in Telugu). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.

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