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Maya Bazaar (1957)

Balarama promises Subhadra to get his daughter married to her son. When he loses his kingdom to the Kaurava's, Balarama has no choice but to break his promise.

Director:

Kadiri Venkata Reddy (as Kadri Venkata Reddy)

Writers:

Chakrapani (screen adaptation), Pingali Nagendra Rao (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri ... Lord Krishna
S.V. Ranga Rao ... Ghatotkajudu
Savitri ... Sasirekha
Gemini Ganesan ... Abhimanyu
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ... Abhimanyu
Rushyendramani Rushyendramani ... Subhadra
Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi ... Sakhuni
Nambiar Nambiar ... Sakuni
K.A. Thangavelu ... Lakhmana Kumaran (as Thangavelu)
Relangi Venkatramaiah ... Laxmana Kumarudu
Balasubramaniam D. Balasubramaniam D. ... Balaram
Gummadi Gummadi ... Balarama
Sandhya ... Rukmini
Chhaya Devi ... Revathi
Suryakantham ... Hidimbi
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Storyline

The story revolves around the characters in the Hindu Epic "The Mahabharata" and is set in Dwaraka, the hometown of Lord Krishna (NTR). Arjuna's son Abhimanyu(ANR) falls in love with Balarama's daughter Sasirekha(Savitri). When the Pandava's lose their kingdom in the infamous game of dice to the Kaurava's, Balarama promises his daughters hand to Duryodhana's son, there by breaking the promise made to Subhadra(Abhimanu's mother and Balarama's sister). The rest of the movie is how Bhima's son Ghatotkacha(SVR) helps the lovers unite with his magic. Written by Chandu Parimi

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

27 March 1957 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasy Bazaar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vijaya Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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There is one song 'Sundari nevanti' where Savitri uses magic to teach showoff Relangi a lesson. His hands gets stuck. How can one not double up with laughter. See more »

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Version of Bhishma (1962) See more »

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Awesome movie, Watched 50 times so far
7 November 2014 | by jpavanaryan-38-28916See all my reviews

Awesome movie. Every time I watch this I find myself new element. All time great Indian movie.This comedy is based on a mythological folk tale that draws its backdrop from the Mahabharata. Balarama (Gummadi) and his sister Subhadra (Rushyendra Mani), Arjuna's wife, agree to get their respective children married once they're old enough. Sasirekha (Savitri), the former's daughter, and Abhimanyu (ANR), the latter's son, thus have been in love with each other since their childhood.The powerful casting is one of the factors responsible for having etched the characters into the minds of several generations. The film gently but firmly reminds you that there was only one of each of this high-powered galaxy of stars - one Savitri, one NTR, one S V Ranga Rao, one CSR, one Gummadi.

Then, there's the crisp writing, the sharp wit, and the play with language. Impeccable diction was a given in the era anyway, and it makes an attempt at mythology look more relevant then than now.


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