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Director  K. Somu
Music director  K. V. Mahadevan
Country  India
8/10 IMDb

Release date  1958 (India)
Duration  
Language  Tamil
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Release date  14 April 1958 (1958-04-14)
Based on  Ramayanam by Valmiki
Songs  Annaiyum Pithavumaagi
Cast  N T Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganesan (Bharatha), Padmini (Sita), S V Ranga Rao (Rama), Chittor V Nagaiah (Dasaratha)

Sampoorna Ramayanam (English: The Complete Ramayana) is a 1958 Tamil-language Indian historical drama film directed by K. Somu. It is based on Valmiki's Ramayana. The film features N. T. Rama Rao and Sivaji Ganesan in lead roles. The film, produced by M. A. Venu, had musical score by K. V. Mahadevan and was released on 14 April 1958. K. V. Srinivasan lent voice to N. T. Rama Rao in Tamil. The dubbed Telugu version was released on 14 January 1959. Arudra wrote dialogues and lyrics for the Telugu version.

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Story

The story is the complete Ramayana from the birth of Lord Rama to his Pattabhisheka after completing his exile.

Cast

  • N. T. Rama Rao as Rama
  • Sivaji Ganesan as Bharatha
  • Padmini as Sita
  • P. V. Narasimha Bharathi as Lakshmana
  • T. K. Bhagavathi as Ravana
  • Chittor V. Nagaiah as Dasaratha
  • S. D. Subbulakshmi as Kausalya
  • G. Varalakshmi as Kaikeyi
  • V. K. Ramasamy as Guhan
  • M. N. Rajam as Surpanakha
  • Sandhya as Mandodari
  • Crew

  • Producer: M. A. Venu
  • Banner: M. A. V. Pictures
  • Director: K. Somu
  • Music: K. V. Mahadevan
  • Lyrics: A. Maruthakasi
  • Based on: Valmiki's Ramayanam
  • Screenplay: A. P. Nagarajan
  • Dialogue: A. P. Nagarajan
  • Cinematography: V. K. Gopanna
  • Editing: T. Vijayarangam
  • Art: Ch. E. Prasad Rao, M. K. Kutty Appu
  • Choreography: M. Sampath Kumar, Chinnilal
  • Songs Recording: T. S. Rangasamy
  • Audiography: C. V. Ramaswamy Iyer
  • Production

    S. S. Rajendran declined the offer to play Bharata before Sivaji Ganesan was cast in that role, stating that he would not act in films based on mythology.

    Soundtrack

    The music composed by K. V. Mahadevan.Playback singers are C. S. Jayaraman, T. M. Soundararajan, Ghantasala, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, Thiruchi Loganathan, S. C. Krishnan, M. S. Rajeswari, A. P. Komala, A. G. Rathnamala, K. Rani, Sarojini. Udutha & Pathma. All lyrics were penned by A. Maruthakasi

    References

    Sampoorna Ramayanam (1958 film) Wikipedia
    Sampoorna Ramayanam (1958 film) IMDb


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