Bhookailas (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by K. Shankar
Produced by A.V. Meiyappan
Written by Samudrala Sr (dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Shankar
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Music by R. Sudarsanam
R. Govardhanam
Cinematography Madhava Bulbule
Edited by K. Shankar
K. Narayanan
Release date
  • 20 March 1958 (1958-03-20)
Running time
174 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Bhookailas is a 1958 Telugu Mythological film, produced by A.V. Meiyappan under the banner AVM Productions and directed by K. Shankar. It starred N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jamuna in the lead roles and music was composed by R. Sudarsanam and R. Govardhanam. The story is based on the Sthala Purana of Gokarna Kshetram in Karnataka. The film was released in Tamil as Bhaktha Ravana. Previously, a film was made with the same story casting different artists in Tamil in 1938 and in Telugu in 1940 with the same title. A.V. Meiyappan also shot the movie simultaneously in Kannada as Bhookailasa starring Rajkumar.


Raksha's King Ravana decides to invade Amaravati, the capital of the heavenly kingdom of Indra. Scared of Ravana's plans, Indra asks Narada for help. Narada informs Indra that Ravana's strength comes from the worship performed by Kaikasi, Ravana's mother. He suggests that Indra sabotage Ravana's mother's worship of saikatha lingam, a sand sculpture representation of Lord Siva.

Ravana decides to perform penance and bring Lord Siva's Atma Lingam for his mother to worship. Hearing of Ravana's plans from Narada, Goddess Parvathi, Lord Siva's consort, appeals to Lord Vishnu. When Lord Siva appears to Ravana to grant his wish, Lord Vishnu manipulates Ravana's mind and makes him wish for Goddess Parvathi. As Ravana proceeds home with Goddess Parvathi, Narada meets him midway and tells him that his companion is fake Parvathi. Dejected by the subterfuge, Ravana returns Goddess Parvathi to Lord Siva.

During his return journey, he meets Mandodari, the young princess of Pathala. Believing she is the real Goddess Parvathi, he marries her. Eventually, he realizes what happened and appeals to Lord Siva for forgiveness by presenting his severed head. Lord Siva presents Ravana with Atma Lingam and warns him that, if the Atma Lingam ever touches the earth, it can never be moved again. Narada instigates Lord Vinayaka to trick Ravana into grounding the Atma Lingam at what later became known as Gokarna Kshethram in Karnataka.




Film score by R. Sudharsanam
R. Govardhanam
Released 1958
Genre Soundtrack
Length 61:35
Producer R. Sudharsanam
R. Govardhanam

Music composed by R. Sudharsanam, R. Govardhanam. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Sr. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Singers length
1 Andamulu Vindulayye P. Susheela 3:54
2 Deva Deva Dhavalachala Ghantasala 4:05
3 Deva Mahadeva M. L. Vasantha Kumari 3:17
4 Munneta Pavalinchu M. L. Vasantha Kumari 4:31
5 Naa Nomu Phalinchenugaa P. Susheela 5:26
6 Agni Shikalatho Ghantasala 1:21
7 Neela Kandhara Ghantasala 9:11
8 Premale Vidhama Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:32
9 Raamuni Avathaaram Ghantasala 6:23
10 Sundaranga Andukora T. S. Bagavathi 4:02
11 Tagunaa Varameeya Ghantasala 4:48
12 Teeyani Talapula P. Susheela 3:11
13 Eenenu Moodu Nala A. P. Komala 3:28
14 Naa Kanula Mundoluku Ghantasala 0:58
15 Pilichina Palukuma Ghantasala 1:21
16 Saikatha Lingam Ghantasala 1:23
17 Swamy Danyudanithi Ghantasala 0:44


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  • VCDs & DVDs on - SHALIMAR Video Company, Hyderabad

External links

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  • Bhookailas review at
  • Listen to the songs of Bhookailas at
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