Meghasandesam

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Meghasandesam
Megha Sandesham.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced byDasari Narayana Rao
Written byDasari Narayana Rao
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Jayaprada
Jayasudha
Music byRamesh Naidu
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byB. Krishnam Raju
Production
company
Taraka Prabhu Films
Release date
  • 24 September 1982 (1982-09-24)
Running time
151 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Meghasandesam (Message of clouds) is a 1982 Telugu language drama film, produced and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao under his Taraka Prabhu Films banner. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jayaprada, Jayasudha in the lead roles and music composed by Ramesh Naidu. This film is the 200th movie of Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

Plot[edit]

Ravindrababu (ANR) is a great poet, lover of nature and arts, and has a peculiar poetic and sensitive mindset. He gets married to a rustic and a simple woman, Parvathi (Jayasudha). Her brother Jagannatham (Jaggaiah) is extremely fond of his sister. Though Ravindrababu loves Parvathi as a wife, he fails to get inspiration from her as a poet. The couple lack good wavelength match. This is when he meets an artist personified woman, Padma (Jayaprada). Her dance skills, expressions, looks and the poetic touch makes Ravindrababu express himself as a poet. Right from then, he transforms to an admirer of Padma. Parvathi feels bad for this, thinking Padma- a woman belonging to prostitute family has snatched her husband. Jagannatham enters the scene and warns Padma not to disturb Ravindrababu's family. As a result, Ravindrababu gets deeply hurt. He becomes isolated with the fond memories of Padma and explains his grief in a poetic way to nature and clouds (Hence the name Megha Sandesam). The film ends with his demise after meeting his wife.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Meghasandesam
Film score by
Released1982
GenreSoundtrack
Length56:38
LabelSEA Records
ProducerRamesh Naidu
Ramesh Naidu chronology
Malle Pandiri
(1982)
Meghasandesam
(1982)
Bahudoorapu Batasari
(1983)

Music composed by Ramesh Naidu. Music released on SEA Records Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Aakaasa Desaana" Veturi Sundararama Murthy K. J. Yesudas 4:12
2 "Aakulo Aakunai" Devulapalli Krishna Sastry P. Susheela 4:15
3 "Mundu Telisena Prabhu" Devulapalli Krishna Sastry P. Susheela 4:21
4 "Navarasa Suma Maalika" Veturi Sundararama Murthy K. J. Yesudas 4:00
5 "Ninnati Daaka Silanaina" Veturi Sundararama Murthy P. Susheela 4:59
6 "Paadana Vani Kalyaniga" Veturi Sundararama Murthy M. Balamuralikrishna 5:31
7 "Priye Charusheele" Jayadeva K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 4:39
8 "Radhika Krishna Radhika" Jayadeva K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 6:25
9 "Seetavela Raaneeyaku" Devulapalli Krishna Sastry K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 4:36
10 "Sigalo Avi Virulo" Devulapalli Krishnasastri K. J. Yesudas 4:26
11 "Poems" Palagummi Padmaraju K. J. Yesudas 9:14

Awards[edit]

The film got critical acclaim at the 9th International Film Festival of India,[2] 1983 Cannes Film Festival and Moscow film festivals.[3] The film has won four National Film Awards.[4]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1983 Dasari Narayana Rao National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu Won
Ramesh Naidu National Film Award for Best Music Direction Won
P. Susheela National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer Won
K. J. Yesudas National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer Won
Dasari Narayana Rao Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Swarna Nandi Won
Dasari Narayana Rao Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu Won

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 455. ISBN 019-563579-5.
  2. ^ http://iffi.nic.in/Dff2011/Frm9IIFAAward.aspx?PdfName=9IIFA.pdf
  3. ^ Ranjana Dave (30 June 2011). "The meaning in movement". The Asian Age. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  4. ^ "ANR - Telugu cinema stars". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 4 September 2012.

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