Tenali Ramakrishna

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  • 1956
  • 2 hr 48 min
  • 7.8  (95)

Tenali Ramakrishna is a 1956 Telugu comedy-drama film directed by B. S. Ranga. The film is based on the life of Tenali Ramakrishna, one of the greatest poets of the Vijayanagara Empire. The movie stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the titular role of Tenali Ramakrishna, while N.T. Rama Rao plays the role of the King Krishnadevaraya. Chittor V. Nagaiah portrays the role of the Prime Minister Thimmaraju.

Tenali Ramakrishna is a witty and intelligent man who becomes a court poet in Krishnadevaraya's court. He is not only a poet but also a wise counselor who helps the King in taking important decisions. Whenever the King is in a dilemma, Tenali Ramakrishna comes up with a solution that makes the King and his subjects happy.

However, Tenali Ramakrishna's intelligence and wit create a lot of enemies in the palace. The Prime Minister Thimmaraju is jealous of Tenali Ramakrishna and wants to remove him from the court. He plots against Tenali Ramakrishna and succeeds in getting him expelled from the court.

Tenali Ramakrishna leaves the palace and starts living outside the city. However, his reputation and fame continue to grow, and people start coming to him for advice. The King also realizes his mistake and invites Tenali Ramakrishna back to the court.

The film is a lighthearted comedy-drama that highlights the importance of wit, intelligence, and wisdom. It also showcases the power of good over evil and the importance of being kind and compassionate towards others.

The performances of the lead actors are outstanding, especially Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who brings the character of Tenali Ramakrishna to life with his impeccable comic timing and acting skills. N.T. Rama Rao's portrayal of the King Krishnadevaraya is also noteworthy, as he perfectly captures the regal and benevolent nature of the King.

The film's music composed by Vishwanathan–Ramamoorthy is another highlight, with songs like "Duddukuntae"; "Andhra Andagadu"; and "Andalu O Mallelu" becoming popular hits.

Overall, Tenali Ramakrishna is a timeless classic that continues to entertain audiences to this day. It is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys good comedy-drama films that are both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Tenali Ramakrishna is a 1956 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8.

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  • Runtime
    2 hr 48 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (95)