V. S. Raghavan
| 6.2/10 |
| 1957 (1957)|
Samudrala Raghavacharya (adaptation), Samudrala Raghavacharya (dialogue)
Sarangadhara (1957 film) Wikipedia
Sarangadhara is a 1957 Telugu film directed by V. S. Raghavan of Revathi Studios for Minerva Pictures. N. T. Rama Rao and P. Bhanumathi played the key roles. The Tamil version Sarangadhara was released in 1958.
King Narendra was ruling the Vengi country with capital of Rajamahendri. He had a son by name Sarangadhara. The king had a second wife Chitrangi and he was very much affectionate towards her. He had a bitter enemy, his step mother's son by name Vijayaditya.
One day Chitrangi, invited her step son Sarangadhara for feast. But as Sarangadhara was leaving for hunting he ignored the invitation. His step mother was very angry towards him and it was brought to the notice of Vijayaditya by the intelligence agency. Vijayaditya made bad propaganda of this accusing of an affair between Sarangadhara and his step mother with the sinister motive of creating conflict in the house of Rajaraja Narendra. Without proper inquiry, King Narendra ordered the chopping off the hands and legs of innocent Sarangadhara. It was mandatory to obey king's orders to and so the punishment was meted out to the prince in the mountain forest.
Sarangadhara was lying in a pool of blood screaming in pain drawing the attention of Meghanadha a devotee of Siva, who immediately rushed to Sarangadhara and did what ever he could to alleviate the pain and advised Sarangadhara to pray to Lord Shiva and get his blessings. Lord Siva impressed by Sarangadhara's prayer gave his lost legs and hands and made him a beautiful person.N. T. Rama Rao as Sarangadhara
P. Bhanumathi as Chitrangi
Rajasulochana as Kanakangi
S. V. Ranga Rao as King Narendra
P. Santha Kumari as Queen Rathnangi
Mukkamala as Ganganna
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao as Minister Singanna
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah as Maandavya
Chalam as Subuddhi
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Art Direction: S. V. S Rama Rao and Wardurkar
The music was composed by Ghantasala.
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