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Anarkali

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Anarkali

Director by:    Vedantam Raghavaiah
Producer by:    P. Adinarayana Rao Anjali Devi
Written by:    Samudrala Sr
Screenplay by:    Vedantam Raghavaiah
Starring:    Akkineni Nageswara Rao Anjali Devi
Music by:     P. Adinarayana Rao
Cinematography:   Kamal Ghosh
Edit by:    N. S. Pragasam
Production Company:    Anjali Pictures
Release date:    28 April 1955
Country:     India
Language:    Telugu

Songs

1 O Anaarkali Ghantasala 3:10
2 Jeevitame Saphalamu Jikki 6:06
3 Kalise Nelaraaju Ghantasala, Jikki 4:28
4 Nanu Kanugonuma Jikki 4:38
5 Rajasekhara Ghantasala, Jikki 6:24
6 Ninugaana Sambarana Jikki 4:15
7 Prema Janga Jikki 3:31
8 Anda Chandalugani P. Susheela 3:25
9 Anandame Andalu Jikki 4:08
10 Ravoyi Sakha Jikki 3:09
11 Kulasala Sarasala Jikki 3:23
12 O Sipaayi A. M. Rajah,Jikki 3:22

Synopsis

Nadira (Anjali Devi) and her tribe migrated from Persia to Agra. Bowled over by her mellifluous voice and beauty, Prince Salim (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) introduces himself to her as a soldier and the two fall in love, meeting regularly at the Anar (Pomegranate) garden. While strolling in his garden, Emperor Akbar (S. V. Ranga Rao), impressed by her singing, bestows on her the title, ‘Anarkali.’ When her singing brings back to consciousness his son Salim, who is grievously injured in the war and goes into a coma, Akbar makes her the court dancer. This upsets Gulnar (Surabhi Balasaraswathi), the former court dancer, who has secret ambitions of marrying the Prince. On the day of Prince Salim’s coronation, Gulnar mixes alcohol in Anarkali’s drink who, under its influence, expresses her love for Salim. This angers Akbar, who orders her to be imprisoned. Salim rebels against his father but his mother Jodhabai (Kanamba) stops him at the battlefield. Salim is held captive and the Emperor orders capital punishment for the lovers. Anarkali is taken to a distant place to be buried alive. Salim rushes to save her, but by the time he reaches there she is already buried. He bangs his head on her grave and dies.

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