Sri Rama Rajyam is a 2011 Telugu epic devotional film directed by Bapu based on the epic Ramayana. It was Bapu's final directional venture.
The film depicts Rama's rule of Ayodhya after he returns home from Lanka, his separation from Sita and her reclusive life in the forest as she raises their children Lava and Kusa. The film won seven Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, including the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film – (Gold) for the year 2011.This film is a remake of a Telugu film Lava Kusha, released in year 1963. It was known as the first colour film in Telugu Cinema.
It features Nandamuri Balakrishna as Rama with Nayanthara as Sita in the lead roles. Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Srikanth and Roja appear in supporting roles. Music of the film is composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
Yalamanchali Sai Babu produced the film under Sri Sai Baba Movies banner. The film was critically acclaimed and a commercial success in overseas.The film had a special screening at International Film Festival of India on 28 November 2011.
The film was dubbed into Tamil in 2012 under the same title with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Sunitha Upadrashta voicing the roles of Balakrishna and Nayanatara respectively.
The story begins with Rama (Nandamuri Balakrishna) returning to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana along with Goddess Sita (Nayanthara) and crowned as the emperor, settles down to a harmonious lifestyle. When his spies inform him that his reputation may be at stake as Sita had spent over a year in Ravana's Lanka, he asks Lakshman (Srikanth) to ensure that Sita is sent to exile. A devastated, pregnant, and distraught Sita is rescued by Valmiki (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), who takes her to his Ashram by renaming her as Lokapavni, where she subsequently gives birth to twin sons Lava (Master Gaurav) & Kusha (Master Dhanush Kumar).
Lord Hanuman (Vindu Dara Singh) also accompanies Sita and serves her in the form of tribal child Balaraju (Master Pavan Sriram). Valmiki trains them in every possible way, including knowledge, warfare, and religion.
Ten years later, the twins decide to visit a drought and famine-ravaged Ayodhya to get the blessings of Srirama and Sita as well recite the Ramayan and this is where they will find out that Srirama has exiled Sita, and they return home disappointed and refuse to recite the Ramayan anymore. The twins then stop the Aswamedha horse is not realizing that they will soon be thrust into confrontation with none other than Lakshman, Srirama and the entire army of Ayodhya.