Ramadasu

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Ramadasu
Ramadasu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChittor V. Nagaiah
Produced byChittor V. Nagaiah
Written byYadavalli Lakshmi Narayana
Malladi Satyanarayana
(dialogues)
Screenplay byChittor V. Nagaiah
Based onLife of Kancharla Gopanna
StarringChittor V. Nagaiah
N. T. Rama Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Gummadi
Shivaji Ganesan
Anjali Devi
Music byAshwathama
Chittor V. Nagaiah
(Supervision)
CinematographyK. S. Prasad
Jagirdaar
Edited byG. D. Joshi
A. S. Tangaveelu
Production
company
V. N. Films[1]
Release date
  • 23 December 1964 (1964-12-23)
Running time
180 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Ramadasu is a 1964 Telugu biographical devotional film, based on the life of Kancharla Gopanna, produced and directed by Chittor V. Nagaiah under the V. N. Films banner. It stars Chittor V. Nagaiah in the lead role, with N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Shivaji Ganesan, Anjali Devi in the special appearances and music composed by Ashwathama. The blockbuster film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu, and has garnered several state awards.[2]

Plot[edit]

Kancherla Gopanna’s uncles, Akkanna and Madanna are ministers in Golconda ruled by Tanisha. Ramadasu marries Akkanna’s daughter Kamala. In Bhadrachalam, Gopanna meets Kabir, a Rama devotee who renames him Ramadasu. Impressed by his selfless service, Tanisha appoints Ramadasu as the Tehsildar, the tax collector of Bhadrachalam. Ramadasu spends the tax money to build a temple for Rama. The letter he sends explaining this does not reach the Tanisha, due to a plot hatched by the Dharmakarta. A furious Tanish has Ramadasu imprisoned, but on the day of his hanging, Lord Rama and Lakshmana appear in disguise before Tanisha, and pay him the amount due from Ramadasu. Tanisha realizes his folly and rushes to save Ramadasu from the gallows.

Cast[edit]

Special appearances[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ramadasu
Film score by
Aswadhamma
Released1964
GenreSoundtrack
LabelHMV Audio
ProducerAswadhamma

Music composed by Aswadhama. Music released on HMV Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Adigo Badradri" Ghantasala, P. B. Srinivas, A. P. Komala
2 "Dandakam" Chittor V. Nagaiah
3 "Dhanyudanaithini O Deva" Chittor V. Nagaiah
4 "Ee Desamanununduvaru" Madhavapeddi Satyam
5 "Jai Seetharama Raghu Rama" Chittor V. Nagaiah
6 "Kahekarona" Mohammad Rafi
7 "Kondanda Rama" Chittor V. Nagaiah
8 "Maa Bava Manchivadu" P. Susheela
9 "Mohanakaara Rama" Soolamangalam Sisters
10 "Naraharini Nammaka" Chittor V. Nagaiah
11 "O Saadhulara" Chittor V. Nagaiah, T. G. Kamala Devi
12 "Padyams" Chittor V. Nagaiah
13 "Padyams" Chittor V. Nagaiah
14 "Pahimam Sriramante" Soolamangalam Sisters
15 "Ram Naam Se Jyaada" Mohammad Rafi
16 "Ramadasugaru" Madhavapeddi Satyam
17 "Rama Pahimam" Sulamangalam Sisters
18 "Rama Rama Anarada" Chittor V. Nagaiah
19 "Rama Rama Yanuarada" Chittor V. Nagaiah
20 "Ye Desam" Madhavapeddi Satyam

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Other[edit]

References[edit]