Seeta Rama Jananam

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Seeta Rama Jananam
Seeta Rama Jananam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Produced by Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Written by Duvvuri Rami Reddy (dialogues)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Tripurasundari
Vemuri Gaggaiah
Rushyendramani
Music by Prabhala Satyanarayana
Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
Cinematography P. Sridhar
Edited by P. V. Manikyam
Production
company
Pratibha Productions
Release date
  • 16 November 1944 (1944-11-16)
Country India
Language Telugu

Seeta Rama Jananam (English: Birth of Seeta & Rama; Telugu: సీతారామ జననం) is a 1944 Telugu Mythological film, produced and directed by Ghantasala Balaramaiah under the Pratibha Productions banner. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Tripurasundari, Vemuri Gaggaiah, Rushyendramani in the lead roles and music jointly composed by Prabhala Satyanarayana & Ogirala Ramachandra Rao[1] The film is the debut of famous veteran actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao as hero and also to the legendary music director & singer Ghantasala as a chorus singer and in a character role.[2]

Plot

The film begins the Dasaratha (T. Venkateswarlu), the king of Ayodhya is suffering without children even after conducting so many rituals to continue their races. Meanwhile, Ravana (Vemuri Gaggaiah) conquers the entire universe and becomes proud & arrogant for his victory. Once on his journey, he attracted towards Rambha (Sowdamini), wife of Nalakubara and molest her when Rambha curses him that he will burn to ashes whomever women he tries to touch with her wish. Due to the increasing atrocities of Ravana day by day, all the gods pray before Lord Vishnu and he gives them salvation that he will eliminate him. After that, Goddess Lakshmi is born as Vedavathi (Chandrakala) on Earth, Ravana lusts for her and tries to capture her, she immediately sacrifices her body and before it, she gives a curse that she would be the reason for the destruction of his entire dynasty. On the other side, Vedavathi takes birth at Lanka, Mandodari (Kamakshi) gets frightened for this act, she keeps baby in a box, orders his men to bury it on either side of Lanka and they do so by burying the box at Mithila. Eventually, Dasaratha conducts Putrakameshti Yaaga along with his 3 wives Kausalya (Rushyendramani), Sumithra (Annapurna), & Kaika (Kamala Kotnis) by which they are blessed with 4 sons who are the reincarnations of Lord Vishnu, Adhi Sesha, Shankha, & Chakra as Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, & Shatragnya. Parallelly, Janaka (Parupalli Subbarao) the king of Mithila while tilling the ground, a baby girl in a box is found, he names her Seeta and looks after her with love & affection. Time passes, Saint Viswamitra (Ballijepalli Lakshmikantham) arrives and asks to send Rama (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) & Lakshmana (B. N. Raju) along with him for protection of his Yaaga. On the way, Rama makes a stone form of Ahalya into normal. Viswamitra endorses the powerful weapons to Rama & Lakshmana by which they destroy Tataki & Marichasubhahulu and successfully completes the Yaga. At the same time, Janaka announces Swayamvaram to Seeta, Viswamitra comes to know regarding this and he reaches Mithila along with Rama & Lakshmana. The main challenging task of Swayamvara is to ace the world-renowned bow of Shiva. Ravana also arrives for it without an invitation but he fails and gets insulted. Rama with the blessing of Viswamitra, lefts the bow and breaks it. Knowing this Parasurama (again Vemuri Gaggaiah) becomes furious and immediately moves towards Mithila. During the time of marriage ceremony, Parasurama arrives, challenges the abilities of Rama, the latter realizes Rama as his own reincarnation and backs up by blessing him. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the phenomenal wedding of Seeta & Rama.

Cast

Soundtrack

Seeta Rama Jananam
Film score by Prabhala Satyanarayana
Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
Released 1944
Genre Soundtrack
Producer Prabhala Satyanarayana
Ogirala Ramachandra Rao

Music composed by Prabhala Satyanarayana, Ogirala Ramachandra Rao. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Vande Vande Mukunda
2 Nunnu Janmaki
3 Ranabheri
4 Maakiyaana Kaadu
5 Janakundu
6 Baba Bahupedalamu Anadhalamu
7 Manthanaku
8 Nenu Nijamuga
9 Raraa Naa Muddula
10 Dikku Dikkkula
11 Yenni Vartamulu
12 Vidhi Nibhadamulai
13 Sayranu Sayranu
14 Karshaka Vinaoyi
15 Rare Rare Chuthamu Rare
16 Jai Jai Raghurama
17 Rama Laali
18 Chirutindi
19 Aadudama Chelulaara
20 Aaha Nedhanya Naitini
21 Gurubrahma

Box-office

The film ran for 100 days at Durga Kala Mandir, Vijayawada.[3]

References

  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. "Blast From The Past: Sri Sita Rama Jananam (1944)". thehindu.com. Kasturi and Sons. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2013.


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