Daana Veera Soora Karna

N.T. Rama Rao

This 1977 Telugu mythological was produced, directed and acted by the legendary Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. The film tries to depict the character of Duryodhan in a positive manner. It was first and probably the only movie in which Duryodhan was shown as an intelligent, logical strategist, administrator and ruler. In the confrontations with Krishna, he explains and justifies all his deeds. NTR essays the three different roles of Krishna, Karna and Duryodhan. The dialogue penned by Kodaveeti Venkatakavi was delivered by NTR in his typical, chaste Telugu. It remains a jewel in the crowded crown of NTR.