Veera Kankanam

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Veera Kankanam
Veera Kankanam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byG. R. Rao
Produced byT. R. Sundaram
Written byAarudhra
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byG. R. Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Krishna Kumari
Music bySusarla Dakshinamurthi
CinematographyG. R. Nandan
Edited byL. Balu
Release date
  • 16 May 1957 (1957-05-16)
Running time
176 mins

Veera Kankanam is a 1957[1] Telugu swashbuckling film, produced by T. R. Sundaram under the Modern Theatres banner and directed by G. R. Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Jamuna in the lead roles and music composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthi.


Vengallaraya Deva (Ramana Reddy) is the King of Mallesena; he is a puppet in the hands of Rajaguru (Gummadi), who is evil in nature. The entire administration of the kingdom is in Raja Guru's hands only, his son Chandrasena (Jaggayya) creates a decoit team to capture the kingdom with the help of his father and creates anarchy and irregularity in the country. People plead to the King about their miseries, immediately the King orders Chief Commander Veera Mohan (N. T. Rama Rao) to catch the robbers. Veera Mohan encourages people to build their own strength to get rid of their miseries and asks everyone to wear warrior bands Veerakankanam. Parvathi (Jamuna), daughter of Maha Mantri (K. V. S. Sarma) also wears the band. Meanwhile, Princess Rajani (Krishna Kumari) loves Veera Mohan. Raja Guru brings Chandrasena to the fort to stay for some time to save him. Chandrasena wants to trap Rajani, he sends a love letter to her; as Rajani and Parvathi are close friends it falls into the hands of Parvathi. She reaches there, Chandrasena makes her fall in his love. Meanwhile, Veera Mohan finds out that Chandrasena is the traitor, he catches him and makes him stand in the court as a criminal. The King gave the authority of giving the verdict to Maha Mantri. Parvathi requests her father to excuse Chandrasena, but he gives the death sentence to him. Here, Parvathi plays a drama by speaking in the voice of a goddess to her father by standing behind the statue and says that Chandrasena is innocent. The King also believes it and Chandrasena is acquitted. Veeramohan is declared as a traitor and he is sent out of the kingdom. The Princess also accompanies him to the forest. Parvathi is married to Chandrasena, after the marriage she realizes her husband's bad character and evil acts. Chandrasena captures Rajani in the forest, takes her to his cave and tries to molest her. Parvathi comes to her protection, she pleads to her husband not to do so; with no other choice, she kills him. At the same, Raja Guru tries to kill the King, Veera Mohan in disguise reaches there, but Raja Guru cleverly throws the blame on him. Veera Mohan is accused, during the time of judgment Parvathi arrives, reveals all the truth and also brings out the real face of Raja Guru. Raju Guru kills her in the public court, all the public at once attacks and kills him. Finally, Vengallaraya Deva makes Veera Mohan as King of Mallesena and the movie ends with the marriage of Veera Mohan and Rajani.




Veera Kankanam
Film score by
ProducerSusarla Dakshinamurthi

Music composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthi. Lyrics were written by Aarudhra. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Sogasari Kuluku" Jikki 3:06
2 "Andala Rani Enduko Gaani" A. M. Rajah, Raavu Balasaraswathi 3:10
3 "Kattandi Veera Kankanam" A. M. Rajah, Jikki 3:46
4 "Ika Vaayinchakoyee Murali" P. Leela 2:54
5 "Theli Theli Naa Manasu" Ghantasala, Jikki 3:34
6 "Hamsa Bhale Raam" Pithapuram 3:06
7 "Siggulu Chigurinchene" Raavu Balasaraswathi 2:49
8 "Intikipothanu" Pithapuram, Swarnalatha 3:04
9 "Burra Katha" P. Susheela 3:28
10 "Raave Raave" Ghantasala, Jikki 2:42
11 "Annam Thinna Intike" Pithapuram 3:02
12 "Aathmabali" P. Leela 2:46


  1. ^ Ramachandran, T. M.; Rukmini, S. (1 January 1985). 70 Years of Indian Cinema, 1913-1983. CINEMA India-International. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-86132-090-5.

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