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Krishnavatar (1964)

  • GenreDrama, Mythological
  • FormatB-W
  • LanguageHindi
  • Length3721 meters
  • Gauge35 mm
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberU-43211- MUM
  • Certificate Date21/12/1964

Of all the mythological epics, “KRISHNAVATAR” is unique of its kind, in as much as it conveys the message of love and peace to mankind.


Lord Krishna though born in a Royal Family, spent his childhood and youth among common people, and made them forget their sorrows and sufferings by his Bal-Lila. Lord Krishna’s divine love for Radha and Gopies is an messahe of sublime-selfless-love to human beings.


Raslila picturised in the baove film will leave the impression on your mind of the loftiest form of pur love without lust,, whereas, the pathos and sentiments created at the time of departure of Shri Krishna from vrindavan to Mathura will move you to tears.


Lord Krishna crushed to the vain vanity of Lord Indra-King of Gods-by Performing Govardhan Puja and then gave shelter to Brijwasis against Indra’s wrath under the hill ‘Govardhan’ by lifting it and resting it on his little finger.Similarly he overpowered the poisonous Kalianag, and enchanted the brijwasis by the dancing and playing on the flute on Nag’s head in his just childhood.


Demons sent by King Kans- namely Putna, Turnavatra, Baksur, Aghasur and Kans himself were killed by him one after another.


He himself became the messenger of peace on behaldf of the Pandavas and approached Kaurav Sabha at Hastinapur. In Kurukshetra, he showed his VIRATROOP to Arjun and gave Geeta Updesh to him.


In the picture “KRISHNAVATAR” you will see all the incidents of his life till he leaves his mortal body on earth. You will be spell bound and become KRISHNAMAY.


(From the official press booklet)