Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||V. Madhusudhan Rao|
|Produced by||Sunderlal Nahta|
|Written by||Samudrala Sr (dialogues)|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Edited by||N. S. Prakasham|
Veerabhimanyu is a 1965 Telugu language Hindu mythological film, produced by Sunderlal Nahta and Doondi under the Rajalakshmi Productions banner and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Shobhan Babu, Kanchana in the lead roles and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office. It was simultaneously filmed in Tamil as Veera Abhimanyu, with slightly different cast. The film had its climax scene shot in Eastmancolour.
The film begins while Arjuna (Kanta Rao) is describing the Padmavyuha i.e. game plan in the lotus shape to Subhadra (S. Varalakshmi) which Abhimanyu in her womb is eavesdrop. At the moment, when Arjuna is about to disclose the exit position, Lord Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) diverts his attention. Years roll by, by this time, the Pandavas' on exile period when Subhadra resides in Dwaraka. Once in an archery competition, Abhimanyu (Shobhan Babu) top guns which irks Lakshmana Kumara and he abuses the Pandavas'. Angered, Abhimanyu chases him, when Krishna adroitly swerves him to Matsya, where the Pandavas' driving their Agnathavasam i.e. live incognito under different identities. Thereupon, Abhimanyu falls for Uttara (Kanchana), daughter of King Virata. So, he calls his elder brother Ghatotkacha (Nellore Kantha Rao) and intrudes into the palace. Soon, they create chaos which leads to turbulence and Pandavas' in disguise are confounded. During that plight, Krishna appears and resolves the conflict by making Abhimanyu & Ghatotkacha as prisoners to Virata. Thereafter, the Pandavas' successfully completes their exile and couples up Uttara & Abhimanyu. Right now, Krishna moves as an ambassador to Duryodhana (Rajanala) for negotiations which fails and war erupts. At that moment, Subhadra seeks Krishna to protect her son from the bloodshed when he implies by affirming that her races are only going to rule the earth.
The war begins, after 10 days when Bhishma collapses. Immediately, Duryodhana delegates the chief commander to Drona (Raavi Konadala Rao) and solicits to capture Dharmaraja (Dhulipala) alive. Just as, he proclaims until the presence of Arjuna on the battlefield it is not feasible. So, they intrigue by deploying Arjuna faraway and designs Padmavyuha which any individual is familiar with. As the sphere is vulnerable, to keep the Pandavas' at save face, Abhimanyu enters the battlefield. Before long, remaining force attempts the doorway when Saindhava (Satyanarayana) obstructs their way. Since he upholds a boon of Lord Siva, he bars them. At present, solo Abhimanyu defeats and vanquishes most of the army. Therefore, the malicious Kauravas ploy, all at once attack and slaughters Abhimanyu. Learning it, enraged Arjuna vowes to eliminate Saidhava before sunset or else shall register self-immolation. The next day, Kauravas safely hide Saidhava, so, Krishna creates an illusion of sunset when Saindhava appears and Arjuna Knocks him out. At last, Subhadra grills Krishna regarding the assurance then he replies, the child in Uttara's womb is going the rule of earth. Nevertheless, Arjuna needles Krishna for his intentional deed. Therein, Krishna shows his Vishwaroopam, the entire universe in him. Finally, the movie ends with Krishna preaches Arjuna that the human relations aroused by birth end by death.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Lord Krishna
- Shobhan Babu as Abhimanyu
- Kanchana as Uttara
- Kanta Rao as Arjuna
- Rajanala as Duryodhana
- Mikkilineni as Indra
- Dhulipala as Dharma Raju
- Satyanarayana as Saindhava
- Padmanabham as Uttara Kumarudu
- Dandamudi Rajagopal as Bheema
- Raavi Kondala Rao as Dronacharya
- K.V.S.Sarma as Shakuni
- G. Varalakshmi as Draupadi
- S. Varalakshmi as Subhadra
- Malathi as Sudeshna
- Sujatha as Manjula
- Geetanjali as Dancer
- Art: S. Krishna Rao
- Choreography: Pasumarthi, Vempati
- Stills: Satyam
- Fights: Somu
- Dialogues: Samudrala Sr
- Lyrics: Samudrala Sr, Acharya Aatreya, Aarudhra, Dasaradhi
- Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Madhavapeddi Satyam
- Music: K. V. Mahadevan
- Editing: N. S. Prakasham
- Cinematography: Ravikant Nagaich
- Producer: Sunderlal Nahta, Doondi
- Screenplay — Director: V. Madhusudan Rao
- Banner: Rajalakshmi Productions
- Release Date: 12 August 1965
Veerabhimanyu revolves around Abhimanyu, a character in the Indian epic Mahabharata. Directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao and produced by Sunderlal Nahta and Dhoondeswara Rao under the banner Rajalakshmi Productions, it was simultaneously produced in Telugu and Tamil languages, the latter as Veera Abhimanyu, which featured a largely different cast. While Shoban Babu played Abhimanyu and N. T. Rama Rao played Krishna in Telugu, they were replaced in Tamil by A. V. M. Rajan and Gemini Ganesan, respectively. Kanchana played Uttara in both versions. Cinematography was handled by Ravi, the editing by N. S. Prakasam, and the art direction by S. Krishna Rao.
|Film score by|
|Producer||K. V. Mahadevan|
|K. V. Mahadevan chronology|
Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The song Rambha Urvashi Taladanne is a blockbuster. Music released on Audio Company.
|S. No.||Song Title||Lyrics||Singers||length|
|2||"Rambha Urvashi Taladanne"||Aarudhra||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||3:17|
|3||"Taakina Chota"||Dasaradhi||P. Susheela||4:59|
|4||"Adigo Navalokam"||Aarudhra||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||4:02|
|5||"Choochi Valachi"||Aarudhra||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||4:23|
|6||"Kalla Kapatam"||Samudrala Sr.||S. Janaki||5:51|
|7||"Challani Swaamini"||Acharya Aatreya||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||4:47|
|8||"Yada Yada Hai"||Tikkana||Ghantasala||0:41|
The film ran for more than 100 days in 12 centres in Andhra Pradesh.
- Narasimham, M. L. (10 November 2017). "Veerabhimanyu (1965)". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
- "Box-Office Records And Collections — Sobhanbabu's 100 Days Films List". CineGoer.com. 14 January 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- வீர அபிமன்யு (songbook) (in Tamil). Rajalakshmi Productions. 1965.
- "Gemini Ganesh excels in Veera Abhimanyu". The Indian Express. 21 August 1965. p. 3.