Seetharama Kalyanam

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Seeta Rama Kalyanam
Seetha Rama Kalyanam 1961.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by N. T. Rama Rao
Produced by N. Trivikrama Rao
Written by Samudrala Sr (dialogues)
Screenplay by Dhanekula Buchi Venkata Krishna Chowdhary
Story by Dhanekula Buchi Venkata Krishna Chowdhary
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
B. Saroja Devi
Music by Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao
Cinematography Ravikant Nagaich
Edited by Veerappa
National Art Theaters
Release date
  • 6 January 1960 (1960-01-06)
Running time
182 Mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Seeta Rama Kalyanam (English: The Marriage of Seeta & Rama) is a 1961 Telugu mythological film, produced by N. Trivikrama Rao under the National Art Theaters banner and directed by N. T. Rama Rao.[1] It stars N. T. Rama Rao and B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles, with music composed by Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao.[2][3][4][5]


The story begins with Ravana (N. T. Rama Rao) being stopped by Nandi when he goes straight to Kailasa to get darshan of Lord Shiva. A rift happens between Ravana and Nandi and the latter curses Ravana, saying he would die at the hands of "Vaanaras". Ravana doesn’t bother with the curse and does a severe penance to shake the foundations of Kailasa. Lord Shiva feels delighted with the penance and grants Ravana a few wishes to be fulfilled. As a result, Ravana becomes invincible. With the penance of sages and divine people, Lakshmi Devi (Geethanjali) is born on Planet Earth as Vedavathi, who sacrifices her body to Ravana. Ravana lusts for her and tries to capture her. She immediately gets reborn in Lanka and says that she would destroy him, thereby turning into ashes. On the word of Mandodari (B. Saroja Devi), the Rakshasas collect the ashes into a box and bury it in Janaka's (Mikkilineni) kingdom. Janaka in the meantime performs puja for children and while tilling the ground, a baby girl in a box is found. He names her Seetha and looks after her with affection and care. On the other side in Ayodhya, Dasaradha (Chittor V Nagaiah) is blessed with four sons who are the reincarnations of Lord Vishnu (Haranath), Adhi Sesha, Shanka and Chakra as Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, and Shatragnya. Rama and Laksmana (Shobhan Babu) go as a security for Vishwamitra's (Gummadi) Yaaga ritual. After it is finished, they go to the Janaka Kingdom for the Swayamvara of Seetha. Ravana also arrives for the Swayamvara in order to break the Shiva’s Bow which is the condition to marry Seetha. But he fails to do so and gets insulted. Rama breaks the Shiva’s Bow and when Parasurama (K. V. S. Sharma) challenges the abilities of the former, the latter realizes the value of Rama and his reincarnation. The film ends with the phenomenal wedding of Seeta and Rama.




Seetharama Kalyanam
Film score by Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao
Released 1961
Genre Soundtrack
Length SAREGAMA Audio
Producer Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao

Music composed by Gali Penchala Narasimha Rao. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Sr. The song Sri Seetaramula Kalyanamu is an evergreen. Music released by SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Singers length
1 Deva Deva Parandhaamaa P. B. Srinivas 3:38
2 Kanarara Kailasa Nivasa Ghantasala 4:11
3 Jagadeka Maatha Gauri Ghantasala 3:21
4 Parama Saiva Ghantasala 1:16
5 Hey Paarvathee Ghantasala 1:38
6 Sashtiryojana M. S. Rama Rao 1:05
7 Dhaanava Kula Ghantasala 1:39
8 Padmaasane M. S. Rama Rao 0:54
9 Veenaa Paadave P. Susheela 3:44
10 Inupa Kattadaal P. B. Srinivas 0:38
11 Sarasaala Javaraalanu P. Leela 4:12
12 Nelathaa Ghantasala 1:02
13 Kolupuga P. Leela 1:00
14 Janakundu Suthudu Ghantasala 1:33
15 Govindha Maadhava Ghantasala 8:31
16 Veyi Kannulu P. Leela 2:57
17 Kowsalyaa Suprajaa M. S. Rama Rao 0:52
18 Nandhinavamaaninchi P. B. Srinivas 0:52
19 Pooni Bommaku P. Leela 0:51
20 Bhoomiki P. B. Srinivas 0:42
21 Chiru Nagavu P. B. Srinivas 0:50
22 Jagadeka Maatha Gauri P. Susheela 3:22
23 Sree Raaghavam M. S. Rama Rao 1:01
24 O Sukumaara Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:14
25 Sri Seetaramula Kalyanamu P. Susheela 5:49
26 Hey Raama Raama M. S. Rama Rao 0:52
27 Mangalam M. S. Rama Rao 1:22


National Film Awards


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  6. ^ "8th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 

External links

  • Seetharama Kalyanam on IMDb
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