Sri Shaila Mahathme

Sri Shaila Mahathme

Sri Shaila Mahathme is a 1961 Indian Kannada-language film, directed by Aroor Pattabhi and produced by Neerlahalli Thalikerappa. The film stars Rajkumar, Dikki Madhavarao, Balakrishna and Hanumanthachar. The film has musical score by T. A. Kalyanam. The movie was dubbed and released in Telugu as Srisaila Mahatyam. It marked Jayalalithaa's Indian film debut, having previously worked in an English film Epistle (1961). Her moonlight performance for one of the song sequence became a sensation of today's times. As it was Jayalalithaa's mother who accompanied the daughter for every rehearsal. While Sarot Ashwath wrote the dialogues, T. N. Balakrishna was specially credited for comedy dialogues. Mahalinga Bhagavathar played a small role in the movie.


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    director Aroor Pattabhi
    editor M. G. Balu Rao
    genre comedy
    musicBy T. A. Kalyanam
    producer Neerlahalli Thalikerappa
    productionCompany Sri Shaila Pictures