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Sagara Sangamam (1983)

A classical dancer, Balakrishna, (Kamal Haasan) faces many struggles, but is eventually redeemed.

Director:

K. Viswanath (as K. Vishwanath)

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Balakrishna
Jaya Prada ... Madhavi (as Jayapradha)
Sarath Babu Sarath Babu ... Ragupathy
Sailaja S.P. Sailaja S.P. ... Sailaja
Sakshi Ranga Rao Sakshi Ranga Rao
Dubbing Janaki Dubbing Janaki ... Kamala Haasan's mother
Potti Prasad Potti Prasad
Jit Mohan Mitra Jit Mohan Mitra ... Film Choreographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manju Bhargavi Manju Bhargavi
Geetha ... Dancer
Chakri Toleti Chakri Toleti ... Camera Boy
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Storyline

Balakrishna (Kamal) is an economically poor multi-talented dancer, adept at Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi etc.. and his dream is to perform at an All-India level competition. Madhavi (Jayaprada), a rich girl notices his talent and helps in getting him an opportunity to perform in an all-India competition. As he is all set to relaise his dream, his ageing mother passes away which denies the fulfillment of his dream. Slowly, he gets closer to Madhavi and the day he wishes to propose to her, he realises that she is already married and her husband left her. Now the husband wants to re-unite with her which forces him to sacrifice his love. Years pass by and he turns into a drunkard. Meanwhile Madhavi loses her husband. She comes to know of Balakrishna who the doctors say is going to die soon. So she takes care of his medical needs and requests Balakrishna to teach dance to her daughter. The movie ends with Madhavi's daughter becoming a great dancer and the death of Balakrishna ... Written by karteekmvs

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Genres:

Musical | Romance | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Telugu | Malayalam

Release Date:

3 June 1983 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Confluence See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Perhaps the best movie ever made in Telugu
19 November 2006 | by sritalksSee all my reviews

For those who have read economics, the law of diminishing marginal utility does not work here. This movie continues to grow on you. I have seen this time and again and would love to see it again.

For the casual observer it might appear to be a movie based on a failed classic dancer but it is much beyond that. True, it has popularised the classical dance format to such an extent that every time I see this movie, I repent not learning. Much beyond the dance, this movie is an amazing portrayal of human emotions.

And anything I talk about the music is less. Veturi has penned lyrics in a manner, which have made him the legend he is and Ilayaraja, the maestro, gave life to the lyrics. Its been 23 years since the movie has released but the songs are still considered the best Telugu Movies have ever seen.

About the performances, anything said is less. Kamal Hassan and Jayaprada have always received rave reviews for their performances in this movie but another actor who deserves a mention is Sarath Babu. Spell binding performance. Not to forget, Jandhyala's dialogues render life to the characters.


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