Shankarabharanam is a 1980 blockbuster, Telugu film, directed by K. Viswanath and produced by Poornodaya Movie Creations. The soundtrack was composed by KV Mahadevan which led to the revival of Indian classical music in South India. The film deals with two main issues – decline in popularity of Carnatic music and the teacher-student relationship.
The film is considered to be one of the best films ever emerged from Telugu film industry, having won four National Film Awards and five Nandi Awards, and traveled to many international film festivals, especially the Indian panorama of the 8th International Film Festival of India in 1980, and Moscow Film Festival. The film has also won the Prize of the Public at the Besancon Film Festival of France in the year 1981.