Nireekshana Telugu Movie Songs by Ilayaraja
Banner : Lakshni Films Divisons
Directed by Balu Mahendra
Produced by Linga Raju
Starring Bhanu Chander, Archana, P. L. Narayana, Allu Ramalingaiah
Lyrics by Veturi Sundarama Murthy
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematographyby Balu Mahendra
Release Dates : 1986
Audio Label: Echo & Aditya Music
Nireekshana is a Telugu drama film directed by Balu Mahendra starring Bhanu Chander and Archana. The music was composed by Maestro Ilayaraja. This movie was released in the year 1982 and remained as all-time classic. The film was remade in Malayalam by Balu Mahendra himself as Yathra (1985) with Mammooty and Shobana and released in the year 1985. The movie was later dubbed in Tamil as Kanne Kalaimaane. He remade the film in Tamil as Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam with Dhanush in the lead.
Nireekshana Story: The story revolves around Bhanu Chandra, a forest officer by profession. He falls in love with a tribal girl “Tulasi” (played by Archana). He gets arrested by Police as they mistakenly identify him as a Naxalite. In an unfortunate event, he kills a police man and gets life imprisonment. The whole plot runs in the form of story telling when Bhanu Chandar was released from the jail and while he travels in a school bus. He was hoping that Archana still waits for him even after several years of his jail term, thus the name of this film is “Nireekshana” which means The Waiting.
The tune of the song Akasam Enatido originally from Malayalam song – “Thumbi Vaa” in a Malayalam film “Olangal”. Balu Mahendra liked the tune so much that he used it again in Aur Ek Prem Kahani. The song was also used two more times by Ilayaraaja himself and once by Shankar Ganesh. The song “Theeyanni Danimma” also featured in the remake Yathra.