Director K. Raghavendra Rao
Music director M.M. Keeravaani
Writer J.K. Bharavi (story)
|Release date 30 May 2008 (2008-05-30)|
Director Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao
Songs Aadauv Devakidevi
Cast Nandamuri Balakrishna, Tabu (Amrutha), Sneha (Lakshmi), Mohan Babu, Kasinathuni Viswanath (Father of Pundarika)
Pandurangadu is 2008 Telugu film produced by K. Krishna Mohana Rao on R. K. Film Associates banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sneha, Tabu, in the lead roles and Mohan Babu in a cameo appearance and music composed by M. M. Keeravani. The film is remake of N. T. Rama Rao's old Telugu Movie Panduranga Mahatyam (1957). The film received positive reviews, but bombed at the boxoffice.
Pundarika Ranganathudu (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is a follower of Lord Krishna (Nandamuri Balakrishna) but for the wrong reasons and does not listen to his father (K.Vishwanath) and his mother. He does all the mischievous things that Lord Krishna did in his reign. Once when his family members ask him to marry he leaves his village and runs away. After his family members perform a yagnam he comes back to his village. In the neighboring village Lakshmi (Sneha) is a big devotee of Lord Krishna. One night Lord Krishna appears in her dreams and asks her to marry Pundarika. So Lakshmi's father approaches Pundarika but he refuses. Later, after some persuasion from Lakshmi, Pundarika accepts the marriage. Meanwhile, a dancer Amrutha (Tabu) comes to their village. Pundarika is mesmerized by her beauty and gets into a relationship with her. He offers all the gold in his house to her. But, after the marriage, he stops visiting Amrutha. Knowing this Amrutha's mother calls Pundarika for a meal and serves kala kuta rasayanam, which makes him violent at a small sound and grabs all his wealth. Then he lands in an unknown place where he kicks a saint (Mohan Babu) and is cursed. The rest of the film is about how Pundarika returns backs to his family and becomes a devotee of Lord Krishna.
Music composed by M. M. Keeravani. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.
This movie is a remake of an old Telugu movie Panduranga Mahatyam (1957) directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao in which the great actor of Telugu film industry Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) played the lead role. The film starred NTR, Anjali Devi, Chittor V Nagaiah, B. Saroja Devi. Music by T.V. Raju.