Daana Veera Soora Karna

Daana Veera Soora Karna is a 1977 Telugu mythological film produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao. He played three pivotal roles Karna, Duryodhana, and Krishna. The film also starred his sons Nandamuri Harikrishna and Nandamuri Balakrishna, who played the roles of Arjuna and Abhimanyu respectively, while Sharada, Chalapathi Rao, Satyanarayana, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Rajasree played other important roles.

The film was completed in 43 working days, which was a record, given that each of the three characters played by N. T. Rama Rao NTR took at least three hours to put the makeup and two hours to remove it. NTR never used to see the rushes before the release thus they edited the film within days, without seeing the rushes. Kannappa, who earlier worked for NTRs Manushulanta Okkate worked for this film, too. As there was no time for the work to be checked, one can notice the wire work in a couple of scenes, but the audience never bothered about that. Mayasabha work was not completed by the time of the shooting. So, NTR took closeups while the paintings were done and long shots once it was completed, in order to save time. However, this detail did not reflect on the screen. Harikrishna and Balakrishna also painted the sets along with the art department personnel.Many films were based on Mahabharata in Telugu the difference between those films and this one is the characterization of Duryodhana. While making the Sree Krishna Pandaveeyam itself, NTR projected Duryodhana as Suyodhana with a positive touch to the role. In this film, he projected Duryodhana as a welleducated person who knew dharma and other things much better than anyone. Some people even say that the title of the movie could actually have been Maanadhana Veera Suyodhana such is the importance and characterization of Suyodhana. ........

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