Life Story Movies – Sri Raghavendra (#atozchallenge 2013)
India is one of the world’s oldest living civilizations – many great leaders, philosophers, saints, scientists, mathematicians (Aryabatta gave zero to the world) have been helping the world (beyond India) and making it a better place to live for all of us. While there are many movies across India depicting the life stories of many, what came to mind as a first movie (I believe that probably is the best movie in my view) is the life story of a Hindu saint Sri Raghavendra who lived in late 1500 and early 1600. While he is a hindu religious saint, he is also a philosopher (like most of the religious saints across the world) and supported the humanity at large with his supernatural powers – people believed that he was the reason behind many miracles which helped them!
While Sri Raghavendra was a well known saint across the south of India, this 1985 regional movie Sri Raghavendra definitely made its mark – when Rajnikanth played the main role, people were stumped! He had been an action hero till then and in his 100th movie, he played the saint which was a surprise to many of his fans – apparently, he did well and even today, when I think of Raghavendra, this movie and his good acting fills my memory.
While it is a lot to talk about any saint across the world among various religions, the common factor tying all of them is their extreme devotion in making this society and world a better place to live for many generations to come! They did it through religion, god, philosophy, music, literature, etc. I salute all those saints across the world – reminds me of the song Endaro Mahanubhavulu from Indian Carnatic music written by saint Thiyagaraja – which means “salutations to all those great men of the world!!”
ps-I was humbled that tossing it out author Arlee Bird http://www.blogger.com/profile/11663942782929929334 feels that my postings are counter to his posts and likes the regional flavor. Thank you, Arlee.
Posted on April 14, 2013, in Movies and tagged Carnatic music, Endaro Mahanubhavulu, Hinduism, India, Movies, Rajnikanth, Religion and Spirituality, Sri Raghavendra, tamil. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.