Directed by Krishna Vamsi
Produced by P. Kiran
Written by Akkella (dialogues)
Screenplay by Krishna Vamsi
Story by Krishna Vamsi
Starring Jagapati Babu
Prakash Raj
Sai Kumar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography S. K. A. Bhupathi
Edited by Shankar
Release dates
30 November 1998
Running time
Country India India
Language Telugu

Antahpuram (English: Palace) is a 1998 Telugu action drama film produced by P.Kiran on Anandi Art Creations banner, directed by Krishna Vamsi. The film stars Jagapati Babu, Soundarya, Prakash Raj, and Sai Kumar in prominent roles with music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[1] Prakash Raj won National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Feature Film) for his performance in the film. The film won three Filmfare Awards South for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress.[2] The film also went on to win the Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for Jagapati Babu, Nandi Award for Best Female Playback Singer for S. Janaki and Nandi Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist for Saritha. This film is famous for being the first film in Telugu to have Rayalaseema faction as its main plot. The film was later remade in 1999 in Tamil with the same name with Parthiban replacing Jagapathi Babu and it was remade in Hindi as Shakti: The Power (2003).


The film begins in the peaceful backdrop of Mauritius where Bhanu (Soundarya) lives happily with her guardian (Babu Mohan). She is a happy-go-lucky girl with no serious problems at all in life. Things go smooth when her guardian gets her an alliance Shekhar (Sai Kumar) and they get married in quite spontaneous circumstances. Their life turns like a dream come true and they get blessed with a son as well. One day, Shekhar comes to know that his family is in trouble back in India. Bhanu gets surprised to know about this because she thinks he doesn’t have a family. But he explains her saying his family belongs to Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh and unable to bear the faction and violence in the family, he migrated to Mauritius. He requests Bhanu to come to India along with him to see the tense situation there.

Sekhar and Bhanu arrive in the former’s hometown where his father Narasimha (Prakash Raj) is an influential man. The house is filled with violence, revenge and anger throughout and Bhanu finds it terrifying to stay in the place. Narasimha is a ferocious man with rustic habits and doesn’t find Bhanu to be traditional enough for his son. Narasimha’s wife Sharada is an adorable person who takes care of Shekhar and Bhanu quite admirably. She requests them to stay back for few days as her son’s birthday is approaching and that is when Shekhar gets killed brutally by Narasimha’s rivals in the town. Bhanu is distraught with the news and tries to take her son away from this madness, but Narasimha stops her from doing so. He says it is time for Shekhar’s son to avenge his father’s death and if needed Bhanu can leave the town by leaving her son behind. An unnerved Bhanu fights over this and with the help of Narasimha’s family members, she escapes from the house. A petty thief named Dubai Pandiyan (Jagapathi Babu) helps Bhanu in getting to a train which goes to Hyderabad and sadly gives away his life in the midst of violence. Rest of the film is about whether Bhanu survives her father in law’s determination to get his grandson back.



Film score by Ilaiyaraaja
Released 1998
Genre Soundtrack
Length 27:31
Label Melody Makers
Producer Ilaiyaraaja
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Prema Kavyam

The film's music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja to lyrics written by Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, and was released by Melody Makers Audio Company.
The film's music was largely applauded and the song Asalem Gurthukuradhu became an all time hit & is an evergreen song yet now & this song is one of the Chitra's best song. S Janaki received Nandi Award for her great rendition of Sooreedu Puvva in this film.

No. TitleSinger(s) Length
1. "Asalem Gurthukuradhu"  Chitra 5:54
2. "Chhamaku Chhamaku"  Mano, Swarnalatha 4:48
3. "Kalyanam Kanundhi"  Chitra 5:10
4. "Shivamethara Sambayya"  Shankar Mahadevan 5:40
5. "Suridu Poova"  S. Janaki 4:59
Total length:

Anthapuram (1999 film)

Directed by Krishna Vamsi
Produced by Kiran
Starring Prakash Raj
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Boopathi
Release dates
  • 16 July 1999 (1999-07-16)
Country India
Language Tamil

Anthapuram is a 1999 Tamil film directed by Krishna Vamsi, which is a remake of his successful 1998 Telugu film of the same name. The film, which also retains some scenes canned in the original, stars Prakash Raj, Soundarya and Parthiban in prominent roles.[3]



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