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Rudra Veena (1988)

A classical singer believes in changing society through his music and will power.


K. Balachander


K. Balachander (screenplay) (as K. Balchander), K. Balachander (story) (as K. Balchander) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Chiranjeevi ... Suryanarayana sarma
Gemini Ganesan ... Bilahari Ganapati Sahastri
Shobana ... Lalita Siva Jyoti
Devilalita Devilalita ... Sandhya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Narayana P.L. Narayana P.L.
Prasad Babu Prasad Babu


A classical singer believes in changing society through his music and will power.

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Drama | Musical







Release Date:

4 March 1988 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Veena of Shiva See more »

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Anjana Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


This movie is remade in Tamil as "Unnal Mudiyum Thambi" with Kamal Haasan reprising Chiranjeevi's role. See more »


Remade as Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988) See more »

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Movie which influenced Government policies in later years
12 March 2008 | by drpraveen-kotaSee all my reviews

This not a great love story nor an action flick.But this is a movie with soul which makes us enlightened on social welfare.THIS MOVIE INFLUENCED GOVERNMENT POLICIES IN MANY WAYS. A VISIONARY MOVIE INDEED. Though its basically a musical, social awareness was the theme that was carried all over. This movie fights against UNTOUCHBILITY (poor soul died in a electricity accident incident/song in the woods/ female lead dancing outside temple etc...) It fights against alcohol addiction,later governments have banned liquor for quiet some time. It showed self finance scheme for women now called as "DWAKRA GROUPS" by government. It emphasized on women education which government took up later with a punch line " IF MOTHER IS EDUCATED THE WHOLE FAMILY IS EDUCATED" It also shows women empowerment and self employment. The most important thing is people developing their own village which later government introduced as "JANMABHOOMI PADAKAM". Many things worth mentioning such as inter caste marriage/ sacrificing personal life for social welfare...many as such. Classical music by ILAYARAJA, excellent direction by sticking only to the noble theme, star hero shedding his image and portraying himself as common man in simple costumes and make up. For this movie the male lead MEGASTAR CHIRANJEEVI GOT SPECIAL INVITATION FROM THE OCAR AWARDS Committee! This movie won BEST FILM in foreign film category in Russia. GOVERNMENT of India felicitated this movie with NARGIS DUTT NATIONAL INTEGRETITY AWARD and mega star won FILMFARE AWARD for BEST HERO ANYTHING MORE TO SAY.

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