Mayabazar..is a 1957 Indian epic bi-lingual mythological film. Primarily made in Telugu and first released in Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil version was released a month later in Tamil Nadu. The Telugu version was later dubbed into Kannada. Considered as one of the enduring classics of Indian Cinema, CNN IBN listed the film as the greatest Indian film of all time. The film is touted as a landmark in Indian film’s cinematography, art direction and visual effects with the technology available at the time.
The music delivered by Saluri Rajeswara Rao (uncredited) and Ghantasala has been extremely popular. The film starsGummadi Venkateswara Rao as Balarama, NTR as Krishna, ANR (Telugu version); Gemini Ganesan (Tamil Version) as Abhimanyu,S. V. Ranga Rao as Ghatotkacha, and Savitri as Sasirekha. A digitally remastered colour version was released in 2010 with some modifications. The colorized version completed 100 days of screening in Prasads Multiplex theatre, Hyderabad.
- Artists :
- Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao
- Akkineni Nageswara rao
- Gumadi venkateswara rao
- Behind the screen :
- Released in mar 27th, 1957
- Directed by: KV Reddy
- Assistant Director: C. Nageshwara Rao
- Produced by : B.Nagi reddy
- Story: Pingali nagendra rao
- Music: Ghantasala, Salluri rajeswara rao, pingali nagendra rao Distributed by Vijaya Vahini Studios
- Duration: 181’ (181minutes)
- Budget: Rs.33Lakhs
- Film Editing: C. P. Jambulingam and Kalyana Sundaram
- Makeup Department: Bhaktavatsalam and Peetambaram
Still Photographer: Vrishabendraiah
Choreographer: 1Pasumarti Krishnamurthi and Gopinath
During the Pandava Aranyavasa (period of disguised exile), Arjuna sends his wife Subhadra (Rushyendramani) and their sonAbhimanyu (A. Nageswara Rao/Gemini Ganesan) to 44Dwaraka to stay at her maternal home with her brothers, Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) and Balarama (Gummadi Venkateswara Rao/D. Balasubramaniam). Sasirekha (Savithri), Balarama’s daughter and Abhimanyuare deeply in love, apart from that at the time of Sasirekha’s birth Balarama would have promised to marry her to Abhimanyu when they grow up.
However, Balarama’s wife Revathi (Chaya Devi/C. K. Saraswathi) refuses to honour that commitment, as the Pandavas lose their kingdom and wealth in a gamble with Kauravas and are sent to exile. Balarama instead, on the face of Shakuni’s (C. S. R. Anjaneyulu/M. N. Nambiar) and the Kauravas’ cunning persuasion, decides to marry Sasirekha to Lakshmana Kumara (Relangi Venkata Ramaiah/K. A. Thangavelu), who is the son of his favourite disciple, Duryodhana (Mukkamala/R. Balasubramaniam). Krishna advises Subhadra and Abhimanyu to approach Ghatotkacha (S. V. Ranga Rao). Initially, Ghatotkacha assumes them to be intruders in his forest and attacks them, but later apologizes for his misunderstanding. When Subhadra narrates about what happened of her son and Sasirekha, Ghatotkacha decides to play some trickery in Dwaraka. He first, with the knowledge of Krishna and a servant girl, flies the sleeping Sasirekha along with her bed, from Dwaraka to his forest.
Next, using his magical powers, he assumes the form of Sasirekha (Ghatotkacha becomes Maya Sasirekha) and goes back to Dwaraka and wrecks her wedding with Lakshmana Kumara. He also performs a few practical jokes and comical acts while in disguise. His retinues act as wedding planners and provide comic relief as well.
To further break-up the wedding, Ghatotkacha’s follower’s (Ramana Reddy- Played a magician role) enter the Bridegroom’s guest house (Vididi griha) and draws hilarious comedy to the audience with Balaiah and Allu Rama Lingaiah.
They also create a magical market(Mayabazar) in Dwaraka to gift the Kauravas and their relatives who come to the marriage with valuable gifts. Meanwhile, back in the forest, the real Sasirekha is married to Abhimanyu. When all goes to plan, Ghatothkacha reveals his true identity and further unveils the true colours of Shakuni and Kauravas. At this point, Sasirekha’s parents accept her wedding and bless the newlyweds back at the forest.
Meaning of Melody might have arised from this movie.. Excellent lyrics.. wonderful composition is the life of this sweet melody
Maya Bazaar’s songs are considered legendary in Telugu cinema, and are also best remembered in Tamil as well. The titles of almost all the songs have been reused as movie names in later years.
Golden Jubilee Celebrations–A special screening was held at Lalita Kala Thoranam to celebrate the golden jubilee (50 years) run of the film on 7 April 2007.
1. Choopulu kalisina subhavela
2. Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo..
3. Nee kosameney jeevinchunadi..
4. Neevena nanu pilichinadi…
5. Vivaha bhojanambu..
6. Bhalibhalibhali deva,… are popular..
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