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  • NR
  • 1997
  • 2 hr 25 min
  • 8.0  (1,872)

Annamayya is a Telugu language biographical devotional film that released in 1997. The film is directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and produced by V. Doraswamy Raju. It stars Nagarjuna Akkineni, Suman, and Bhanupriya in lead roles. The film is based on the life of Annamayya, a 15th-century poet who had penned several devotional songs in Telugu.

Nagarjuna plays the titular role of Annamayya, while Suman plays his patron, Lord Venkateswara. Bhanupriya plays Annamayya’s wife, Timakka. The film is set in the 15th century, during the rule of the Vijayanagara empire. Annamayya is born to Narayana Suri, a scholar and poet, and Lakkamamba. He grows up to be a devotee of Lord Venkateswara and starts penning devotional songs.

As Annamayya becomes popular, he starts receiving invitations from patrons to come and sing in their temples. Lord Venkateswara himself appears before Annamayya one day and asks him to come and reside in Tirumala. The rest of the film revolves around Annamayya’s journey as a poet and his devotion towards Lord Venkateswara.

The film received critical acclaim for its portrayal of Annamayya’s life and his devotion towards Lord Venkateswara. Nagarjuna’s performance as Annamayya was widely appreciated, and he won the Nandi Award for Best Actor for his portrayal. The film was also a commercial success and ran for over a year in theaters.

The film’s soundtrack, which was composed by M. M. Keeravani, was also a massive hit. The album features several devotional songs penned by Annamayya himself, which were set to music by Keeravani. The soundtrack went on to become one of the best-selling albums in Telugu cinema history.

The film’s visuals are stunning, with the art direction and cinematography capturing the grandeur of the Vijayanagara empire. The film’s sets, costumes, and makeup are all top-notch, and make the film an immersive experience for the viewer.

Overall, Annamayya is a must-watch film for those interested in Indian devotional music and the life of one of its most celebrated poets. The film’s portrayal of Annamayya’s devotion towards Lord Venkateswara is inspiring, and its music is a treat for the ears. The film’s success also led to several other biographical devotional films being made in Telugu cinema.

Annamayya is a 1997 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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    2 hr 25 min
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (1,872)