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Vipra Narayana
Directed by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Produced by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao
P. Bhanumathi
Written by Samudrala Raghavacharya (dialogues and lyrics)
Starring A. Nageswara Rao
P. Bhanumathi
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah
Music by S. Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography M. A. Rehman
Editing by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Studio Bharani Studios
Distributed by Bharani Studios
Release date(s) 1954
Country India
Language Telugu & Tamil

Vipra Narayana or Vipranarayana (Telugu: విప్రనారాయణ, Tamil: விப்ரநாராயணா) story is based on the life of Thondaradippodi Alvar, also called Vipranarayanar or Bhaktanghri Renu Swami was a Tamil Vaishnava Saint. He led his life in devotion to Lord Narayana and worked for the Perumal (Lord) by dedicating him with garlands. He is one of the 12 Alvars.


The story revolves around a Brahmin who makes flower garlands. He devotes his life to Perumal (Lord). He is seduced by a woman who is determined to make him break his vow.

1937 film

Vipra Narayana was made in Telugu language first time in 1937 by Aurora Pictures.[1] starring Kasturi Narasimha Rao, Kanchanamala and Tanguturi Suryakumari, directed by Ahindra Chaudhari.

1938 film

Vipra Narayana was made in Tamil language in 1938 by Sound City. Starring Kothamangalam Cheenu and T. V. Rajasundari in the lead roles, the film was produced and directed by A. Narayanan.

1954 film

Vipra Narayana was made in bilingual Telugu and Tamil directed and produced by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao and P. Bhanumathi of Bharani Pictures. The title role is played by A. Nageswara Rao.


Actor Role
A. Nageswara Rao Vipranarayana
P. Bhanumathi Devadevi
Relangi Venkataramaiah Rangaraju
Rushyendramani Mother of Devadevi
V. Sivaram Maharaju
Sandhya Sister of Devadevi



Telugu Songs
Tamil Songs



External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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