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Daana Veera Soora Karna (1977)

Abandoned at birth, brave and loyal Karna grows up to acquire skills as a warrior to battle the Pandavas.

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Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri (as N.T. Rama Rao)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri ... Karna / Duryodhana / Shri Krishna
Dhulipala Dhulipala ... Shakuni
Mikkilineni Mikkilineni ... Bheeshma Pitama
Harikrishna Nandamuri Harikrishna Nandamuri ... Arjuna
Prabhakar Reddy Prabhakar Reddy ... Dharmaraja Yudhishthira
Satyanarayana Kaikala ... Bheema
Varalakshmi S. ... Kunti
Saroja Devi B. ... Prabhavati (Karna's wife)
Prabha ... Bhanumati (Duryodhana's wife)
Sharada ... Draupadi
Kanchana ... Subhadra
Nandamuri Balakrishna ... Abhimanyu (as Balakrishna Nandamuri)
Unni Mary ... Uttara (as Deepa)
Jaya Bhaskar Jaya Bhaskar ... Surya / Ekalavya
Chalapathi Rao Chalapathi Rao ... Indra / Adiratha / Jarasandha
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Storyline

Born with the blessings of Sage Durvasu, Karna (N.T. Rama Rao) was sired by Suryadev and an unwed Kunti, who was compelled to abandon him. She subsequently went on to get married to Pandu and sire five other sons, Yudhister, Arjun (N.T. Rama Rao), Bhim, Nakul and Sahdev. Karna, in the meantime, was adopted by Adhiratha, a charioteer, and his wife, Radha, and grows up wanting to be a warrior. He is unable to find a Guru due to his birth, but does manage to acquire necessary skills from Suryadev, and obtain blessings from his new-found Guru, Parashuram. He will then go on to befriend Rajkumar Dhuryodhan, participate in the humiliation of Draupadi, and then take up arms against the Pandavas. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Drama | Fantasy | War

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

14 January 1977 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Dana Veera Sura Karna See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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This film grossed around 3.48cr with a share of 1.75cr in 1977. The total number of tickets sold (Footfalls) for this film in 1977 are around 3.48cr. When released again in the mid 1980s, it grossed 1.2cr with a share of 0.6cr generating a total Footfalls of 0.48cr. It was released again in the mid 1990s and grossed around 1.8cr with a share of 1cr generating a total Footfalls of 0.19cr. Thus the total Footfalls of this film including its re - releases are around 4.15cr. See more »

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Raara Ituraara Rasikara
Performed by S. Janaki
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NT Rama Rao all the way
9 January 2007 | by naramagopalSee all my reviews

This was one of the best movies of NTR where he played 3 mythological characters that needed different styles,dialogue delivery,expressions and body language and I can say beyond doubt that he did that job exceptionally well.

Though the movie has been named after Karna, at times the character of Duryodhana seems to dominate the scene and NTR went against the monotonous portrayal of Duryodhana by incorporating a duet for him which was a surprise. Also, often one gets a feeling that the movie, in an attempt to glorify Karna, did not do justice to the portrayal of Pandavas.Added to this there were scenes whose authenticity is doubtful(based on what all we saw in Mahabharat serial and also a string of movies based on the same )

Overall this movie is a great watch, provided one doesn't bother about the authenticity


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