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Viswanatha Nayakudu is a Telugu historical film of 1987 directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.
The story is based on the Indian historical event during 16th century. It narrates the victory of Viswanatha Nayak on his father to express his devotion towards Srikrishnadevaraya.
Viswanatha Nayak (Krishna) is the son of Nagama Nayak (Sivaji Ganesan), a successful General of Srikrishnadevaraya (Krishnam Raju) of the Vijayanagara Empire. Chola King Veerasekhara Chola invades the Madurai Kingdom and deposed the Pandya King Chandrasekhara Pandyan who was under the protection of Srikrishnadevaraya. Due to this, an enraged Srikrishnadevaraya sends Nagama Nayak to aid Chandrasekhara Pandyan. Nagama Nayak suppresses Veerasekhara Chola and takes Madurai, but then suddenly he threw off his allegiance and declining to help Chandrasekhara Pandyan usurped the throne.
So, Viswanatha Nayak volunteers to face his father in the battle ground. Nagama Nayak is defeated and the loyalty of Viswanatha Nayak is proven. Chivalry of both father and son is admired by Srikrishnadevaraya who makes Viswanatha Nayak the Governor of Madurai and other regions.Krishna as Viswanatha Nayak
Krishnam Raju as Sri Krishnadevaraya
Sivaji Ganesan as Nagama Nayak, Viswanatha Nayak's father
M. Prabhakar Reddy as Timmarusu, Krishnadevaraya's minister
K. R. Vijaya as Viswanatha Nayak's mother
Jayaprada as Kalavati, court dancer
Ramakrishna as Natyacharya
Nirmalamma as Kalavati's mother
Ranganath as Rajaraja Chola
J. V. Somayajulu
Screenplay, Dialogues, Director : Dasari Narayana Rao
Producer : Vadde Ramesh
Studios : Padmalaya studios and Annapurna studios
Story : Kondamudi Srirama Murthy and Yamini Saraswathi
Dialogues : Kondaveeti Venkatakavi and Yamini Saraswathi
Director of Photography : V. S. R. Swamy
Editing : G. G. Krishna Rao
Art Director : Bhaskara Raju
Choreography : Sreenu
Voice double for Sivaji Ganesan : Kongara Jaggaiah
Playback singers : P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram, Raj Seetaram, V. Ramakrishna, Ramesh, Prakash Rao
All lyrics written by Arudra, Dr. C. Narayana Reddy; all music composed by J. V. Raghavulu.
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