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  • 1978
  • 2 hr 40 min
  • 7.8  (49)

Karunamayudu is a Telugu-language film released in 1978. It was directed by A. Kodandarami Reddy and features an ensemble cast including Chandramohan, Rajasulochana, Vijayachander, Gummadi and Rao Gopal Rao. The story is based on the life of Jesus Christ and his teachings of love, kindness, and forgiveness. Vijayachander plays the role of Jesus Christ, who is known as Karunamayudu, which means "one who is full of compassion." The film follows his journey, from his birth to his crucifixion and resurrection.

The movie begins with the birth of Karunamayudu in Bethlehem, with his parents Joseph and Mary struggling during his birth. The couple was forced to flee to Egypt due to King Herod's orders to kill all the newborns in Israel. During the journey, Joseph and Mary get separated from Karunamayudu, who is raised by a group of shepherds.

As a grown-up, Karunamayudu's mission is to spread the message of love and kindness to people. He performs miracles, healed the sick, and saved people from their sins. His teachings gain him followers and enemies alike. Karunamayudu's noble attributes and characteristics win the hearts of people from all walks of life.

The film also tracks the story of Judas, who becomes a follower of Karunamayudu. Later, betrayed Karunamayudu for money, leading to his arrest and his eventual crucifixion. From there, the film takes a turn and becomes a story of resurrection, showing how Karunamayudu comes back to life and helps his disciples find redemption and peace.

The music for Karunamayudu was scored by K. V. Mahadevan and features some beautiful melodies that capture the essence of the story. The film's cinematography by Lok Singh is excellent, and he captures the essence of nature and the simplicity of the shepherds' life.

The film's performances stand the test of time, and Vijayachander delivers a masterclass performance as Karunamayudu. He brings the character to life with his commanding on-screen presence and his perfect portrayal of the teachings and beliefs of Jesus Christ. Chandramohan plays Joseph, Karunamayudu's father, while Rajasulochana plays the role of Mary, his mother.

Overall, Karunamayudu is a classic film that captures the essence of religion and its values. It is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the ultimate message of hope and triumph over adversity. The film stays true to its source material and is a must-watch for lovers of historical and religious dramas. It is a timeless classic that is sure to leave a lasting impression on its viewers.

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    2 hr 40 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (49)