Re: (fwd) MAYA BAZAR !

Ramakrishna Sanka (rs7@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Tue, 9 Jul 1996 17:24:08 -0500 (CDT)


namastE !

To all the persons interested in Mayabajaar info (and other telugu
film info) I would suggest trying out the Telugu Film Server by
Bandi Srikanth at http://ligwww.epfl.ch/srik/film.html.

I would also suggest checking out the Ghantasala Archives at
http://smartcad.me.wisc.edu/~ratnakar/ghantasa/subject.html#start.
for some very interesting discussion on Mayabajaar and Ghantasala's
contribution in it.

For those without access to WWW here is the page extracted from the
Telugu Film Server Database on Mayabazar.

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mAyAbajAr ( 1957 )

Banner
  Vijaya Productions

Director
  reDDi, K.V

Cast (in alphabetical order)

  Anjaneyulu, C.S.R .... Sakuni
  Balakrishna/Anji
  Chaaya Devi .... rEvatI dEvi
  Krishanmoorti, Mukkamala .... duryOdhanuDu
  mikkilinEni .... karNuDu
  Nagabushanam .... sAtyaki
  Nageswara Rao, Akkineni .... Abhimanyudu
  Nageswara Rao, R .... duSSAsanuDu
  Rama Rao, N.T .... Krishnudu
  Ramalingayya, Allu .... Sarma
  Ramana Reddy .... cinnamaya
  Ranga Rao, S.V .... Ghathothgajha
  RshyEndramaNi .... Subhadhra
  Sandhya .... Rukmini
  Satyam, Madhavapeddi .... dArukuDu
  Savithri .... Sasirekha
  Surya Kantam .... hiDimba
  venkaTaraamayya, rElangi .... Lakshmana Kumarudu
  venkaTasubbayya, vangara .... SAstri
  Venkateswararao, Gummadi .... Balaramudu


Story
  Naagendra rao, PingaLi

Dialogues
  Naagendra rao, pingaLi

Photography
  Marcus Bartley

Screen  Play
  Nagendra Rao, Pingali

Art
  Gokhale, Madhavapeddi

Music
  venkaTESwararaavu, ghanTasaala
  rAjEswara rao, SAluri [his songs mentioned explicitlyin the list]


Playback
  Suseela, P
  venkaTESwararaavu, ghanTasaala
  Leela, P
  Krishnaveni, Jikki
  Satyam, Madhava peddi
  vasantakumaari, M.L

Lyrics
  Nagendra Rao, Pingali

Songs

      nivenaa nanu talachinadi
            Ragam
            abhEri -
            Music
            rAjEswara rao, SAluri -
      laahiri laahiri laahirilo
            Ragam
            mOhana -
            Music
            rAjEswara rao, SAluri -
      vivaaha bhojanambhu
      aha na pellanTa
      bhaLi bhaLi bhaLi bhaLi dEvaa
            Ragam
            chArukESi -
      Choopulu kalasina subhavela
            Ragam
            bRndAvanasAranag -
            Music
            rAjEswara rao, SAluri -
      nI kOsame nE jIvinchunadi
            Ragam
            bhAgESwari -
            Music
            rAjEswara rao, SAluri -
      sundari neevanTi divya swaroopamu
      dayachEyanDi dayachEyanDi
      vinnavaTamma O yesOdha
      vardhillu maa talli vardhillavammaa
            Ragam
            dEsh -
      akhila raakhasa mantra .... - (verse) RshyEndramaNi
      allI billI ammaayiki cala callani jOsyam cebutAmu
      okaTE mA vayasu O rAjA okaTE mA sogasu
      ashTa dikkumbhi kumbhAgrAla pai mana simhadhwaja - verse
            Playback
            Satyam, Madhava peddi -
            Cast
            Ranga Rao, S.V -
      durahankAra madAndhulai khalulu vidrOhambu kAvincirE
            Playback
            Satyam, Madhava peddi -
            Cast
            Ranga Rao, S.V -
      Sakuni yunna cAlu Sani yEla ani gadA
            Playback
            Anjaneyulu, C.S.R -
            Cast
            Anjaneyulu, C.S.R -


Miscellany
It is interesting to note that there were actually 2 music directors for this film. Four or five songs
were composed by S.Rajeswara Rao and the remaining ones by Ghantasala. There was a talk
that Tapi Dharma Rao and Aarudra were the dialogue writers contrary to the popular belief about
Pingali being the dialogue writer. Not known how far this is true.
(Contributed by Srinivas Kanchibhotla: skanchib@ford.com )

Songs that are by Saluri:
'laahiri laahiri', 'coopulu kalasina Subha vELaa', 'neevEnaa nanu pilacinadi', 'nee kOsame nE
jeevincunadi': Ghantasala is said to have done the orchestrization and recording of these songs
though saaloori composed.
(Contributed by Krishna Kandadai: ou17023@deere.com )

The whole film revolves around the Pandavas but they are not shown anywhere in the film
(Contributed by Sasikala Challa-Tadepalli: sct@fnex.com )

According to a survey conducted in 1996 by special edition of India Today mAyAbazAr is named
as the most outstanding movie ever made in the history of Telugu Movie industry. This became
the baseline for all future movies in all fields.
(Contributed by Mohan Devaraju: mohan@earthlink.net )

This film is based on a very popular dance drama known as "SasirEkhaa pariNayam" (aka
maayaabazaar) performed by drama troupes from Dharwad. However, the popular song vivAh
bhOjanambu was taken from 1939 version of the film.
(Contributed by Ramakrishna, Sanka: sanka@erc.msstate.edu )

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