Daana Veera Soora Karna (transl. Generous, Heroic, Valiant Karna) is a 1977 Telugu Hindu mythological film co-written, produced and directed by N. T. Rama Rao under his banner, Ramakrishna Cine Studios. Based on the life of Karna from the Mahabharata, it stars Rama Rao in three roles: the title character, Duryodhana, and Krishna. It also stars Rao’s sons Nandamuri Harikrishna and Nandamuri Balakrishna, who play the roles of Arjuna and Abhimanyu, respectively. Music for the film was composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.
Made on a budget of ₹10 lakhs (one million Indian rupees), the film was a commercial success and became the highest-grossing Telugu film at the time, grossing ₹1.5–2 crore (15–20 million rupees). It is regarded as one of the greatest films of Telugu cinema.[not verified in body]