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Shankarabharanam (1980)

The story of a rare and exceptional bond between the master of classical music Sankara Sastry and his admirer Tulasi, a woman from a family of prostitutes.

Director:

K. Viswanath (as K. Vishwanath)

Writers:

Jandhyala (dialogue), K. Viswanath (story) (as K. Vishwanath)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Somayajulu J.V. Somayajulu J.V. ... Shankara Sastry
Manju Bhargavi Manju Bhargavi ... Tulasi
Tulasi Tulasi ... Sankaram
Allu Ramalingaiah Allu Ramalingaiah
Rajyalakshmi Rajyalakshmi
Chandramohan Chandramohan ... Kameswara Rao - Kamudu
Nirmalamma
Pushpakumari Pushpakumari
Sakshi Ranga Rao Sakshi Ranga Rao
Varalakshmi G. ... (as Varalakshmi)
Jhansi Jhansi
Janardhana Rao Arja Janardhana Rao Arja
Dubbing Janaki Dubbing Janaki
Jit Mohan Mitra Jit Mohan Mitra
Viswanatham Viswanatham
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Malayalam

Release Date:

2 February 1980 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jewel of Shiva See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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This movie got released only in one theater and later on went to become huge success. See more »

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Featured in 47 Natkal (1981) See more »

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A Treat to Watch
2 June 2007 | by pillu_binkoSee all my reviews

If one were to name the best movies ever made, " Shankarabharanam" would occupy the numero uno position... K Vishwanath(Director), Jandhayala(Dialogues), K V Mahadevan (Music), Veturi Sundara ram Murthy(Lyrics), S P Balasubramanyam (Singer), have together come up with a excellent masterpiece.... The movie has all the ingredients... The performance of the male protagonist "Shankara Sastry", played by J V Somayajulu, is one of the highlights. Equally important is the role of dancer played by Manju Bhargavi.The fact that Music, may it be Western or Eastern is a result of strong emotions is very well picturized,.... One of the all time bests.


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