Viswanatha Nayakudu

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Viswanatha Nayakudu
Directed by Dasari Narayana Rao
Produced by Vadde Ramesh
Written by Dasari Narayana Rao (Dialogues)
Screenplay by Dasari Narayana Rao
Starring Krishnam Raju
Sivaji Ganesan
Krishna
Jayaprada
K. R. Vijaya
Mohan Babu
Music by J. V. Raghavulu
Cinematography V. S. R. Swamy
Edited by G. G. Krishna Rao
Production
company
Padmalaya and Annapurna studios
Release date
May 1987
Country India
Language Telugu

Viswanatha Nayakudu[1] is a Telugu historical film of 1987 directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.

Plot[edit]

The story is based on the Indian historical event during 16th century. It narrates the victory of Viswanatha Nayak on his father to express his devotion towards Srikrishnadevaraya.

Viswanatha Nayak (Krishna) is the son of Nagama Nayak (Sivaji Ganesan), a successful General of Srikrishnadevaraya (Krishnam Raju) of the Vijayanagara Empire. Chola King Veerasekhara Chola invades the Madurai Kingdom and deposed the Pandya King Chandrasekhara Pandyan who was under the protection of Srikrishnadevaraya. Due to this, an enraged Srikrishnadevaraya sends Nagama Nayak to aid Chandrasekhara Pandyan. Nagama Nayak suppresses Veerasekhara Chola and takes Madurai, but then suddenly he threw off his allegiance and declining to help Chandrasekhara Pandyan usurped the throne.

So, Viswanatha Nayak volunteers to face his father in the battle ground. Nagama Nayak is defeated and the loyalty of Viswanatha Nayak is proven. Chivalry of both father and son is admired by Srikrishnadevaraya who makes Viswanatha Nayak the Governor of Madurai and other regions.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Screenplay, Dialogues, Director : Dasari Narayana Rao
  • Producer : Vadde Ramesh
  • Studios : Padmalaya studios and Annapurna studios
  • Story : Kondamudi Srirama Murthy and Yamini Saraswathi
  • Dialogues : Kondaveeti Venkatakavi and Yamini Saraswathi
  • Director of Photography : V. S. R. Swamy
  • Editing : G. G. Krishna Rao
  • Art Director : Bhaskara Raju
  • Choreography : Sreenu
  • Voice double for Sivaji Ganesan : Kongara Jaggaiah
  • Playback singers : P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram, Raj Seetaram, V. Ramakrishna, Ramesh, Prakash Rao

Soundtrack[edit]

All lyrics written by Arudra, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy; all music composed by J. V. Raghavulu.

Songs
No. Title Playback Length
1. "Kavi Jana Samaaja Bhoja, Idi Natya Neerajanam" (Cast: Jayaprada) P. Susheela  
2. "Maruvanantondi Manasu Maranantondi Manasu" (Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada) P. Susheela, M. Ramesh  
3. "Oka Nartaki Nartinchu Vela" (Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada)    

Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1987 P. Susheela
(for "Kavi Jana Samaaja Bhoja")
Nandi Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
1987 V. S. R. Swamy Nandi Award for Best Cinematographer Won
1987 Bhaskar Raju Nandi Award for Best Art Director Won

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