Jayabheri

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Jayabheri
Jayabheri.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed byP. Pullaiah
Produced byVasireddy Narayana Rao
Written byAcharya Aatreya
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byP. Pullaiah
Based onLife of Kaasinath
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Anjali Devi
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
CinematographyP. L. Roy
Edited byR. Devarajan
Production
company
Sarada Productions
Distributed byNavayuga Films
Release date
  • 9 April 1959 (1959-04-09)
Running time
171 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Jayabheri (Telugu: జయభేరి;) is a 1959 Telugu devotional biographical film based on life of Karnataka poet Kaasinath, produced by Vasireddy Narayana Rao under the Sarada Productions banner and directed by P. Pullaiah. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi in the lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The film is a remake of the Marathi film Lokshahir Ram Joshi (1947), also remade in Hindi as Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi. The film was simultaneously released in Tamil as Kalaivaanan.

Plot[edit]

The story is set around 1600-1700 during the Vijayanagara empire. Kasinath Sastry (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is brought up by his elder brother Viswanath Sastry (Gummadi) and his wife Annapurnamma (Santha Kumari) like a son and he mastered classical music under Guru Viswambhara Sastry (Chittoor V. Nagaiah). Bachanna Bhagavathulu Bangarayya (Relangi) and Narayya (Ramana Reddy) are performing at Vidyanagaram. Kasinath accepts the challenge posed by their star singer-dancer Manjuvani (Anjali Devi) and defeats her. His guru throws him out for sharing the stage with the low caste singer. Kasinath argues that music and literature have no boundaries like caste and creed. But the Dharmadhikari (Mukkamala) castigates him and his orthodox brother has no option but to send him away from home. Kasinath marries Manjuvani and the duo takes music to the common folks staging shows. King Vijayanandarama Vijayananda Ramagajapati (S. V. Ranga Rao) invites Kasinath to join his court. An irked Dharmadhikari plots with the court dancer Amruthamba (Rajasulochana) to defame Kasinath. Amrutha entices Kasinath and turns him into an alcoholic and forces the king to send him out. The rest of the story is how Annapurnamma intervenes facing the wrath of her husband and brings Kasinath back to his normal self.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jayabheri
Film score by
Released1959
GenreSoundtrack
Length64:09
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao
S. No. SongTitle Lyrics Singers length
1 "Suklaam Brahma" Slokam M. Balamuralikrishna 1:24
2 "Maadi Saradadevi" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. B. Srinivas, Raghunath Panigrahi 4:28
3 "Hoy Vallo Padalira" Arudra Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam 7:10
4 "Nanduni Charithamu" Arudra Ghantasala 4:07
5 "Adhikulani Athamulani" Sri Sri Ghantasala 3:58
6 "Needana Nannadhira" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 2:07
7 "Nee Ventha Nerajana" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry M. L. Vasanthakumari 4:21
8 "Raagamayi Raave" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 4:42
9 "Ravoyi Raasavihaari" Arudra Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:30
10 "Rasika Raaja" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala 6:00
11 "Sangeeta Saahityame" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:12
12 "Yamuna Teramunaa" Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:50
13 "Daivam Neevena" Narapareddi Saundararajan, P. Susheela 1:55
14 "Unnaaraa Jodunnaaraa" Kosaraju P. Susheela,Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram 11:25

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  2. ^ The Times of India directory and year book including who's who. Times of India Press. 1984

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