Seetharama Kalyanam

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Seeta Rama Kalyanam
Seetha Rama Kalyanam 1961.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byN. T. Rama Rao
Produced byN. Trivikrama Rao
Written bySamudrala Sr (dialogues)
Screenplay byDhanekula Buchi Venkata Krishna Chowdhary
Story byDhanekula Buchi Venkata Krishna Chowdhary
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
B. Saroja Devi
Music byGali Penchala Narasimha Rao
CinematographyRavikant Nagaich
Edited byVeerappa
Production
company
National Art Theaters
Release date
  • 6 January 1960 (1960-01-06)
Running time
182 Mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Seeta Rama Kalyanam (English: The Marriage Ceremony of Seeta & Rama) is a 1961 Telugu mythological film, produced by N. Trivikrama Rao under the National Art Theaters banner and directed by N. T. Rama Rao.[1] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles and music composed by Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao.[2][3][4][5] The movie was ablockbuster and garnered name for NTR for portraying and emphasizing Ravana character. The movie is also famous for its song "Seetaramula kalyanam chutamu rarandi".

Plot[edit]

The story begins with Ravana (N. T. Rama Rao) being stopped by Nandi when he goes straight to Kailasa to get darshan of Lord Shiva. A rift happens between Ravana & Nandi and the latter curses Ravana, saying he would die at the hands of Vaanaras (monkeys). Ravana doesn't bother with the curse and does a severe penance to shake the foundations of Kailasa. Lord Shiva feels delighted with the penance and grants Ravana a few wishes to be fulfilled. As a result, Ravana becomes invincible. Once on his journey, he attracted towards Rambha, wife of Nalakubara (Saradhi) and molest her when Rambha curses him that he will burn to ashes whomever women he tries to touch without her wish. Due to the increasing atrocities of Ravana day by day, all the gods pray before Lord Vishnu (Haranath) and he gives them salvation to eliminate him. After that, Lakshmi Devi (Geethanjali) is born as Vedavathi on the Earth, Ravana lusts for her and tries to capture her, she immediately sacrifices her body and before it, she gives a curse that she would be the reason for the destruction of his entire dynasty. Ravana brings her ashes to Lanka, Mandodari (B. Saroja Devi) gets frightened for this act, she orders her men to collect the ashes into a box, bury it on either side of Lanka and they do so by burying it at Mithila kingdom. Meanwhile, Dasaradha (Chittor V Nagaiah), the king of Ayodhya is suffering without children, so, he conducts Putrakameshti Yaaga along with his 3 wives by which they are blessed with 4 sons who are the reincarnations of Lord Vishnu, Adhi Sesha, Shankha, and Chakra as Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, & Shatragnya. Parallelly, Janaka (Mikkilineni) the king of Mithila while tilling the ground, a baby girl in a box is found, he names her Seeta and looks after her with love & affection. Time passes, Saint Viswamitra (Gummadi) arrives and asks to send Rama & Lakshmana (Shobhan Babu) along with him for protection of his Yaaga. On the way, Rama makes a stone form of Ahalya into the original. Viswamitra endorses the powerful weapons to Rama & Lakshmana by which they destroy Tataki & Marichasubhahulu and successfully completes the Yaga. At the same time, Janaka announces Swayamvaram to Seeta, Viswamitra comes to know regarding this and he reaches Mithila along with Rama & Lakshmana. The main challenging task of Swayamvara is to ace the world-renowned bow of Shiva. Ravana also arrives for it without an invitation but he fails and gets insulted. Rama with the blessing of Viswamitra, lefts the bow and breaks it. Knowing this Parasurama (K.V.S.Sarma) becomes furious and immediately moves towards Mithila. During the time marriage, Parasurama interrupts the ceremony, challenges the abilities of Rama, the latter realizes Rama as his own reincarnation and returns by blessing him. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the phenomenal wedding of Seeta & Rama.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Seetharama Kalyanam
Film score by
Released1961
GenreSoundtrack
LengthSAREGAMA Audio
ProducerGali Penchala Narasimha Rao

Music composed by Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Sr. The song Sri Seetaramula Kalyanamu is an evergreen. Music released by SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Singers length
1 Deva Deva Parandhaamaa P. B. Srinivas 3:38
2 Kanarara Kailasa Nivasa Ghantasala 4:11
3 Jagadeka Maatha Gauri Ghantasala 3:21
4 Parama Saiva Ghantasala 1:16
5 Hey Paarvathee Ghantasala 1:38
6 Sashtiryojana M. S. Rama Rao 1:05
7 Dhaanava Kula Ghantasala 1:39
8 Padmaasane M. S. Rama Rao 0:54
9 Veenaa Paadave P. Susheela 3:44
10 Inupa Kattadaal P. B. Srinivas 0:38
11 Sarasaala Javaraalanu P. Leela 4:12
12 Nelathaa Ghantasala 1:02
13 Kolupuga P. Leela 1:00
14 Janakundu Suthudu Ghantasala 1:33
15 Govindha Maadhava Ghantasala 8:31
16 Veyi Kannulu P. Leela 2:57
17 Kowsalyaa Suprajaa M. S. Rama Rao 0:52
18 Nandhinavamaaninchi P. B. Srinivas 0:52
19 Pooni Bommaku P. Leela 0:51
20 Bhoomiki P. B. Srinivas 0:42
21 Chiru Nagavu P. B. Srinivas 0:50
22 Jagadeka Maatha Gauri P. Susheela 3:22
23 Sree Raaghavam M. S. Rama Rao 1:01
24 O Sukumaara Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:14
25 Sri Seetaramula Kalyanamu P. Susheela 5:49
26 Hey Raama Raama M. S. Rama Rao 0:52
27 Mangalam M. S. Rama Rao 1:22

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "8th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2011.

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