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Director  V. Madhusudhan Rao
Music director  P. Adinarayana Rao
Language  Telugu
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Musical
Country  India
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Release date  June 18, 1973
Songs  Sari Sari Vagalu Telisera Gadasari
Similar movies  Tukaram (2012)

Bhakta Tukaram (Telugu: భక్త తుకారాం) is a 1973 Telugu devotional & biographical film, based on the life of saint poet Tukaram, produced by P. Adinarayana Rao on Anjali Pictures banner and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao played the title role, Anjali Devi, Sivaji Ganesan in lead roles and music also scored by P. Adinarayana Rao.



The movie is based on the story of Tukaram. Tukaram (ANR) is a small-time trader with two wives Avali Bai (Anjali Devi) & Rukma Bai (Jr. Sreeranjani). Tukaram is however not interested in worldly matters and is always immersed in God. He is a fervent devotee of Panduranga, whose praises he sings daily. He faces a lot of problems because of his devotion. People take advantage of his nature and cheat him. His family suffers, and his first wife Rukma dies of starvation during a famine. His family falls on hard times, and he questions the very existence of God. When he tries to commit suicide in despair, he experiences Divine Enlightenment and becomes totally devoted to God. He starts writing kirtans or Abhangs devoted to the God. This is not liked by the orthodox priests, as he belonged to a lower caste. They make him throw all his work into the Indrayani river. When the river Goddess miraculously gives him back all his work, the people of the village are convinced of his divine nature. His fame spreads to such an extent, that even the great emperor Shivaji (Sivaji) comes down to meet him.


  • Akkineni Nageshwara Rao as Tukaram
  • Anjali Devi as Avali Bai
  • Sivaji Ganesan as Chhatrapati Shivaji
  • Nagabhushanam as Mumbaji Go Swamy
  • Dhulipala as Rameswara Bhattar
  • Sakshi Ranga Rao as Nandi
  • Bhanu Prakash as Neeloji
  • Nagaraju as Lord Vishnu
  • P. J. Sarma as Gangadhar Pandit
  • Potti Prasad as Varaham
  • Kanchana as Bahina Bai
  • Jr.Sreeranjani as Rukma Bai
  • Baby Sridevi as Kaasi (Tukaram's daughter)
  • Crew

  • Art: G. V. Subba Rao, Vaali
  • Choreography: Heeralal
  • Dialogues: Veeturi
  • Lyrics: Devulapalli, C. Narayana Reddy, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Dasaradhi
  • Playback: Ghantasala, V. Ramakrishna, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
  • Operative Cameraman: S. Gopal Reddy
  • Associate Director: G. C. Sekhar
  • Editing: N. S. Prakasam
  • Cinematography: V. S. R. Swamy
  • Presenter: Anjali Devi
  • Music - Producer: P. Adinarayana Rao
  • Screenplay - Director: V. Madhusudan Rao
  • Banner: Anjali Pictures
  • Release Date: 5th July 1973
  • Soundtrack

    Music composed by P. Adinarayana Rao. Music released on Audio Company.


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