Sri Rama Pattabhishekam

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Sri Rama Pattabhishekam
Sri Rama Pattabhishekam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by N. T. Rama Rao
Produced by N. T. Rama Rao
Written by Samudrala Jr (dialogues)
Screenplay by N. T. Rama Rao
Story by N. T. Rama Rao
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Music by Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography Kannappa
Edited by G. D. Joshi
Release date
  • 7 September 1978 (1978-09-07)
Country India
Language Telugu

Sri Rama Pattabhishekam (English: Coronation of Lord Rama) is a 1978 Telugu mythological film, produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao under Ramakrishna Cine Studios banner. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna and Sangeeta in the lead roles, with music was composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[1][2][3]


The film begins with Dasaradha Maharaja (Prabhakar Reddy) deciding for a crowning ceremony of Lord Rama (N. T. Rama Rao) as king of Ayodhya. The people of Ayodhya are filled with joy. But all the gods reach Lord Brahma and say that Rama Avatar is destined for destroying Ravana (again N. T. Rama Rao). If he is crowned, the purpose of his avatar is defeated, hence Goddess Saraswathi speaks through Kaikeyi (Kanchana). At the same time Mandhara (Suryakantham), a wicked maidservant of Kaikeyi, gives her the idea to ask Dasaradha for two boons, that he has promised to fulfill, during the time of the Devasura war. The first one is, to make her son Bharatha (Satyanarayana) as the king and the second one is, to exile Rama for 14 years to the forest. The heartbroken Dasaradha, constrained by his rigid devotion to his given word, accedes to Kaikeyi's demands. Rama also accepts his father's reluctant decree with absolute submission and calm self-control. Rama leaves to the forest accompanied by Lakshmana (Ramakrishna) and Seeta (Sangeetha). Rama's devotee Guha (Sridhar) takes him to another side of the Ganga in his boat. After that, Dasaradha dies due to the agony of being separated from Rama. Meanwhile, Bharatha coming back from his uncle’s house, knowing the fact, blames his mother Kaikeya, when the illusion occurred to her, is removed and realizes her mistake. Bharata immediately rushes to the forest to bring back Rama. But Rama refuses as he has to obey his father’s words. So, Bharata obtains Rama's sandals and places them on the throne as a gesture to Rama and starts ruling Ayodhya.

After thirteen years of exile, Rama, Seeta and Lakshmana take the blessings of Atrimuni and Anasuya and reach Panchavathi. There Surpanaka, sister of Ravana, tries to seduce the brothers and, after failing, attempts to kill Seeta. Lakshmana stops her by cutting off her nose and ears. Hearing of this, Ravana resolves to destroy Rama by capturing Seeta with the aid of the Maricha, who turns into a golden deer. Entranced by the beauty of the deer, Seeta pleads with Rama to capture it. Rama chases the deer into the forest, leaving Seeta under Lakshmana's guard. Rama shoots an arrow at the deer; before dying it shouts Hey Lakshmana Hey Seeta in the voice of Rama. Frightened, Seeta forced Lakshmana to go and rescue Rama. Lakshmana obeys her order, but stipulates that she is not to leave the cottage or entertain any stranger and draws a chalk outline for her protection. Meanwhile, Ravana comes in the guise of an ascetic requesting Seeta's hospitality. Unaware of his plan, Seeta crosses the line and she is forcibly carried away by Ravana. Jatayu tries to arrest Ravana, but loses his wings and falls to the ground. Rama and Lakshmana see him and learn about Seeta's abduction. After completing the funeral of Jatayu they immediately set out to save Seeta. On the way, they meet Kabandha, an ascetic Shabari (Anjali Devi), who directs them towards Sugriva and Hanuman (Arjan Janardhan Rao). They reach Kishkinda and through Hanuman, get friendship with Sugriva. Rama kills his brother Vaali and makes Sugriva king of Kishkinda. Then Vanaras start for the search of Seeta. Rama gives his ring to Hanuman as his identification, Hanuman crosses the seas and reaches Lanka. He locates Seeta in Ashoka grove, where she is being wooed and threatened by Ravana to marry him. He gives the ring to Seeta and tells Rama will take avenge for the insult of her abduction. Also, he takes here golden hairband Chudamani from Seeta as her identification. Hanuman sets fire to Lanka and comes back to Rama.

Rama, with the help of Vanaras constructs a bridge over the sea and reaches Lanka. Ravana also gets prepared for the war. Vibishana, a good Samaritan, brother of Ravana asks him to give back Seeta and seek a pardon from Rama. Ravana becomes angry, ostracizes him from Lanka, Vibishana reaches Rama and asks for his propitiate. Rama promises to make him king of Lanka. Everyone gets ready for the war, but Rama wants to conduct a sacred ritual before the war for which a great Brahmin of renowned qualities is required and there is only one such person in this universe, that is Ravana. Rama sends an invitation to Ravana through Hanuman, without any hesitation Ravana moves and does so. Rama takes the blessing of Ravana and begins the war. In the war Kumbhakarna (Tyagaraju) and Indrajit (Chalapati Rao) die and ultimately Ravana also dies at the hands of Rama. On meeting Sita, Rama asks her to undergo an Agni Pariksha test of fire to prove her chastity, as he wants to get rid of the rumors surrounding her purity. When Seeta plunges into the sacrificial fire, Lord Agni of fire raises Seeta, unharmed, to the throne, attesting to her innocence. Rama reaches back to Ayodhya along with Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman and other Vanaras. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the coronation of Rama along with Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata, Satrughnya and Hanuman at his feet happily.




Sri Rama Pattabhishekam
Film score by Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Released 1978
Genre Soundtrack
Label EMI Columbia
Producer Pendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. Music released EMI Columbia Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Rajuavvunate Mana Ramude" Devulapalli SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:39
2 "Ee Gangakentha Digulu" Devulapalli SP Balu 4:24
3 "Anna Idhi Nijamena" Devulapalli V. Ramakrishna 3:06
4 "Lathalaga Oogevollu" Devulapalli S. Janaki 4:00
5 "Vinndura Vinnagalara" Devulapalli V. Ramakrishna 0:52
6 "Prathi Konda" Devulapalli SP Balu 3:56
7 "Papini Batti" Devulapalli V. Ramakrishna 2:21
8 "Aalapinchana Eevela" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 6:28
9 "Ata Lankalona" Devulapalli V. Ramakrishna 4:26


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