Five movies you can binge-watch this Janmashtami!

From ‘stealing’ makhkhan (butter) to breaking pots carried by gopis. From serenading cows with his flute to helping his friends in need. Admit it; Lord Krishna is our favourite! Mostly because of his playful demeanor and wisecracks!
And it’s the same when it comes to movies, too. Not just in Bollywood but in regional movies too. Lord Krishna is one of the most loved mythical characters! Let’s look at some of most famous portrayals of Lord Krishna. 
 

1. Nandakumar (Tamil, 1938)

Noted Tamil actor TR Mahalingam made his debut with this film which portrayed Lord Krishna’s birth and life. Just a stage actor then, he was only 14 when he acted in the movie. Interestingly, Nandakumar was also the first Tamil movie to feature playback singing. 

Nandakumar Movie
Image Courtesy:
Wikimedia
2. Mayabazar (Telugu, 1957)

Mayabazar is an iconic movie based on an episode in Mahabharata. It is a comic take on the love story of Arjun’s son Abhimanyu and Balarama’s daughter Sasirekha. Noted actor NT Rama Rao plays Lord Krishna in this movie. He along with Ghatotkacha (SV Ranga Rao), tries to reunite Abhimanyu and Sasirekha throughout the movie.

Mayabazar Movie
Image Courtesy:
Thehindu
3. Karnan (Tamil, 1964)

A milestone in Tamil cinema, this movie brought together then leading actors NT Rama Rao and Sivaji Ganesan. The movie portrays the story of Karna (Sivaji Ganesan), the son of the unmarried princess Kunti. NT Rama Rao yet again played the role of Lord Krishna in this movie. Did you know that NT Rama Rao has played Lord Krishna 17 times?

Karnan
Image Courtesy:
Thehindu
4. Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama (Kannada, 1971)

Legendary actor Dr Rajkumar played the role of Lord Krishna in this Kannada classic. It is based on the story of Rukmini and Satyabhama, Lord Krishna’s first and second wives. 

Kannada Movie 'Sri Krishna Rukmini Satyabhama'
Image Courtesy:
Youtube
5. OMG – Oh My God! (Hindi, 2012)

We loved our Babubhai Paresh Rawal as Kanjibhai in this movie, didn’t we? And our khiladi Akshay Kumar as Lord Krishna was the cherry on the cake! With a unique storyline, OMG was well-received for a different take on the relationship between man and God. It was an intelligent comedy with the right amount of humour and an apt ending with a noble message. 

OMG – Oh My God!
Image Courtesy:
Youtube