Swarna Kamalam Full Length Movie : Swarnakamalam is a Telugu Dance Classical produced by C.H.V. Appa Rao,K.S.Rama Rao and directed by K Viswanath Garu. The flim was screened at the Indian panorama section of the 1988 International Film Festival of India, the Asia Pacific Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. The film received three state Nandi Awards, three Indian Express Awards, and two South Filmfare Awards, including Nandi Award for Best Feature Film and Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu).
Swarnakamalam Plot : Meenakshi (Bhanupriya) and Savitri (Devilalita) are daughters of a Kuchipudi master, Vedantam Seshendra Sharma. While a highly accomplished artist in his field, Seshendra sharma is not well-off and has not been able to afford his daughters a conventional education. Both of them have achieved a respectable degree of proficiency — Savitri in Carnatic classical music and Meenakshi in classical dance.
Savitri is grateful for her knowledge and interest and looks forward to a life that will require her to hone her skills in the same art. meenakshi, on the other hand, is bitter about the lack of opportunity that she feels in the field of classical dance in India and resolves to make a simpler and more pleasurable life for herself as soon as possible, while confiding her ambitions only to her sister. chandrasekhar ( Venkatesh ) is a tenant who has just moved in next door. He is a painter and is shown to be handling movie promotions as a large chunk of his work. He develops an interest in the neighbors and tries to help them in whatever way he can, partly because of his (unconfessed) interest in Meenakshi and partly because of his interest in the art which seems to be slowly fading away from public life. The rest of the film is largely built around Meenakshi's journey from skepticism to devotion in her pursuit of dance. Chandrasekhar is shown to be an important catalyst in this transformation. Meenakshi becomes an accomplished dancer through the direction of renowned Odissi dancer Sharon Lowen, and gets the opportunity to go to the United States and perform. Will Meenakshi grab the opportunity or will she stay back forms the climax
Starring Venkatesh, Bhanupriya, Sharon Lowen
Music by Ilayaraja
Directed by K. Viswanath
Produced by C. H. V. Appa Rao
K. S. Rama Rao (presenter)
Written by Sainath Thotapalli (dialogue)
Screenplay by K. Viswanath
Story by K. Viswanath
Cinematography Lok Singh
Edited by G. G. Krishna Rao
Production company Bhanu Art Creations
Release date 15 July 1988
Running time 143 minutes