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Sankarabharanam (1980)

The story of a rare and exceptional bond between the master of classical music Sankara Sastry and his admirer Tulasi, a woman from a family of prostitutes.

Director:

K. Viswanath (as K. Vishwanath)

Writers:

Jandhyala (dialogue), K. Viswanath (story) (as K. Vishwanath)
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Cast

Cast overview:
J.V. Somayajulu J.V. Somayajulu ... Shankara Sastry
Manju Bhargavi Manju Bhargavi ... Tulasi
Tulasi Tulasi ... Sankaram
Allu Ramalingaiah
Rajyalakshmi Rajyalakshmi
Chandramohan Chandramohan ... Kameswara Rao - Kamudu
Nirmalamma
Pushpakumari Pushpakumari
Sakshi Ranga Rao Sakshi Ranga Rao
Varalakshmi G. ... (as Varalakshmi)
Jhansi Jhansi
Janardhana Rao Arja Janardhana Rao Arja
Dubbing Janaki Dubbing Janaki
Jit Mohan Mitra Jit Mohan Mitra
Viswanatham Viswanatham
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Storyline

The movie deals with the character, of Sankara Sastry, who devotes his heart and soul (naadopasana) to Sangeet (divine music). At the height of popularity, he meets Tulasi (Manju Bhargavi)-dancer, who is also very interested in classical arts. Being impressed by Sankara Sastry's mastery over Sangeet, she tries to devote her entire life to learn and practice under his guidance. But as the caste-ridden society does not accept this union, she leaves Sastry's home only to come back after several years, this time with her son. In the meantime, Indian classical music takes a back seat with classical musicians finding it hard to earn their daily bread. Sankaram, son of Tulasi introduces himself as an orphan, finds a place in the master's house to learn Sangeet. Written by parthu3

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Malayalam

Release Date:

2 February 1980 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jewel of Shiva See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This movie got released only in one theater and later on went to become huge success. See more »

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Remade as Sur Sangam (1985) See more »

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A real Jewel of Lord Shiva
12 December 2009 | by bhanu6See all my reviews

Such wonder has never happened in the past and will never happen in future. A Sangamam of great Archaryas in their respective fields,KalaTapasvi K.Vishwanath,KV Mahadevan,SP Balasubraminam,Veturi etc in making a real jewel for shiva.These ragas melt our hearts while the lyrics enlighten our soul with explaining paths to the divine through music.Apart from being exceptional movie on classical music,this movie portrays the culture of Andhrites,the uniqueness of Telugu as a musical/classical language.Every actor/actress fit their role perfectly, and photography has been in tune with the subject and narration.Music itself is a ocean, K.Viswanath brought the great ratnas (ragas)out of the depths and carefully moulded them in an ornament, with the support of a great story,lyrics, and cast.Probably this would have been the best role Somaiyajulu would ever had in his career.. Anyway, every movie of KalaTapasvi is a masterpiece..


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