Sri Krishnavataram (1967) || Telugu Full Movie || NTR - Devika - Shobhan Babu - Chittor V Nagaiah
Sri Krishnavataram is a 1967 Telugu film directed by Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao. The magnum opus mythological film is based on Hindu epics Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana covering major life events of Lord Krishna.
The movie covers all episodes of Lord Krishna's life. Krishna's birth, his captive parents and the prediction that Kamsa would be killed by Devaki's eighth child makes the first episode. After defeating Kamsa, he marries Rukmini, fights with Jambavantha to procure the Samanthaka Mani and gets his daughter Jambavanthi's hand in marriage. Satrajit, who initially proclaims that Krishna has the Mani regrets his mistake and gives his daughter Satyabhama in marriage to Krishna.
An example of Bhakti and devotion to friendship like Kuchelopakhyanam is also pictured beautifully.
After Sisupala completes his 100 sins, he defeats and kills him, thus regaining his entry back to Vishnu's abode. Kuchela's episode is followed by Draupadi's humiliation where Krishna saves her honour. The great war of Kurukshetra takes place after the negotiations (Rayabharam) between the cousins fails. Krishna's Geetopadesam to Arjuna is also shown. Finally he saves Bheema from Dhritarashtra's ire after Bheema kills Duryodhana. Balarama wades deep into the ocean after the gory war, while Lord Krishna ends his Avataram owing to a hunter's mistake.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao as Lord Vishnu / Lord Krishna
Devika as Lakshmi / Rukmini
M. Prabhakar Reddy as Balarama
Ramakrishna as Arjuna
Kaikala Satyanarayana as Duryodhana
Maddali Krishnamurthy as Kuberudu
Kanchana as Satyabhama
Master Harikrishna as Bala Krishna
Dhulipala Seetharama Sastry as Satrajit
Rajanala Kaleswara Rao as Sishupala
Mukkamala Krishna Murthy as Kamsa
Mudigonda Lingamurthy as Shakuni
Krishna Kumari as Lakshana
Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy as Dharmaraju
S. Varalakshmi as Draupadi
Arja Janardhana Rao as Bheema
Chhaya Devi as Mother of Sishupala
Chittor V. Nagaiah as Dhritarashtra
Sukanya as Jambavati
Rushyendramani as Kunti Devi
Jagga Rao as Dushasana
Hemalatha as Gandhari Devi
L. Vijayalaxmi as Kalindi
Geetanjali as Nagnajiti
Sandhyarani as Mitravinda
Director : Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
Writer : Samudrala Raghavacharya
Producer : Atluri Pundarikakshayya
Production company : Tarakarama Pictures
Cinematography : Annayya
Music Director : T. V. Raju
Playback singers : Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and P. Susheela.
There are 10 songs and 25 poems in the film. Music score provided by T. V. Raju.