Sri MGR Year 97, 4th December, Thursday
DVSK – Daana Veera Suura Karna (Dana Veera Soora Karna) is the first production of Sree Ramakrishna Cine Studios, produced, directed and starred by NTR. And also this movie is one of NTR’s memorable movies which was released on January 1977.
Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR clapped the first shot of this movie on 7.6.1976, as most of us know how close are these two legends. The bigger image given below is exclusively from NTR forum.
I watched this epic flick, nearly 4 hours (25 reels) because of our beloved God MGR.
As per the story NTR performed in three roles, Duryodhana, Karna and yes you guessed right, Sri Krishna. From the above image I thought it is easy to find out the scene from the movie but to my amazement the costume used by NTR is for Duryodhana and only during the climax NTR costume changes.
So were this scene comes? when we look closely at the clapper you can see the date, Muhurtham, night and P.B. that is playback in short form with this clue we can exclude the full talkie part and concentrate only on playback scenes (song scenes).
NTR’s intro as Duryodhana entering the durbar is song scene but the background set did not match, after 40 minutes of footage another song comes up this one is duet song in that part the back ground matches accurately to the photo, so on that day our beloved God MGR clapped for the duet song “Chitram” below are some of the images from the song.
In the above images you can clearly see one statue in typical dancing pose and three rectangular openings in the structure of the gate set. Unfortunately NTR does not appear on that part of the set only the heroine appears.
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