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Shankarabharanam (1979)

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The movie deals with the character, of Sankara Sastry, who devotes his heart and soul (naadopasana) to Sangeet (divine music). At the height of popularity, he meets Tulasi (Manju Bhargavi)-... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Somayajulu J.V. ...
Shankara Sastry
Manju Bhargavi ...
Tulasi ...
Allu Ramalingaiah
Chandramohan ...
Kameswara Rao - Kamudu
Sakshi Ranga Rao
Janardhana Rao Arja
Dubbing Janaki
Jit Mohan Mitra


The movie deals with the character, of Sankara Sastry, who devotes his heart and soul (naadopasana) to Sangeet (divine music). At the height of popularity, he meets Tulasi (Manju Bhargavi)-dancer, who is also very interested in classical arts. Being impressed by Sankara Sastry's mastery over Sangeet, she tries to devote her entire life to learn and practice under his guidance. But as the caste-ridden society does not accept this union, she leaves Sastry's home only to come back after several years, this time with her son. In the meantime, Indian classical music takes a back seat with classical musicians finding it hard to earn their daily bread. Sankaram, son of Tulasi introduces himself as an orphan, finds a place in the master's house to learn Sangeet. Written by parthu3

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Definitely the best movie in the history of WORLD CINEMA
1 June 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I am ashamed that there are some Indians and Andhras who feel that this movie doesn't deserve 10/10. It deserves lot more than 10. Lord Shiva himself will come down to see this movie. Each expression is a diologue, Each diologue is an emotion, Each emotion is a music, Each music bit is a pancakshari, Each saying of pancakshari is a step to Lord Shiva's abode.

If there is ever a great film director in this world, it should be Sri K Viswanath. If there is ever a great music director in film world, it is Sri K V Mahadevan who gives music full of devotion, away from three modes of nature (satva, tamo, raja gunas). If there are writers who made Lord Shiva send Ganga for them, Srinatha Kavisarvabhouma is first followed by Sri Veturi Sundara Rama Murthy. There is no point arguing this fact.

Not even Titanic, Jurassic park, black, anything else can come near this masterpiece of Indian Cinema. Hollywood is no where near this great movie.

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