Release date1 October 1984 (1984-10-01) SimilarSri Madvirata Parvam, Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Kalyanam, Daana Veera Soora Karna
Sri Madvirat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra (Telugu: శ్రీమద్విరాట్ వీరబ్రహ్మేంద్ర స్వామి చరిత్ర) is a 1984 Telugu hagiographical film produced & directed by N. T. Rama Rao on his Ramakrishna Cine Studios banner. NTR portrayed the characters of Gautama Buddha, Vemana, Ramanuja and Adi Shankara in addition to the title role of Pothuluri Veerabrahmam. Shooting of the film was completed by 1981, but the release got delayed due to the objection from the censor board asking to delete a few scenes from the movie, to which N.T.R did not agree and immediately took the matter to court and finally got released in November 1984. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Rati Agnihotri, Satyanarayana, Kanchana in other important roles and music composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthi.
The story is based on the life of Pothuluri Veerabrahmam (N. T. Rama Rao) a well-known saint and astrologer of the 17th century. A brief life of Gautama Buddha, Ramanuja, Adi Shankara and Vemana (all essayed by NTR) are shown at the beginning of the film.
Dialogues: Kondaveeti Venkata Kavi
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Playback: SP Balu, V. Ramakrishna, P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram, P. Leela
Story - Screenplay - Producer - Director: N. T. Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna Cine Studios
Release Date: 29th November 1984
Music composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthi. Lyrics written by C. Narayana Reddy. Music released on Saregama Audio Company.
This is the first Telugu film released with more than 100 prints and it ran for 300 days in Hyderabad. The film's budget is just Rs. 15 lakhs excluding NTR's remuneration. It collected Rs. 7 crores and became the highest grosser in regional films in the world at that time.