Shri Krishna Leela

Shri Krishna Leela, India, 15 January 1971

Raja Kansa (Sapru) has been told by an oracle that he will be killed by the eighth male child born to his sister Devaki (Padmarani). He has Devaki and her husband Vasudeva imprisoned, and kills off all the children born to them. When the eight child, a boy, is born Vasudev manages to leave him with Nanda and Yashoda who become his foster parents. The film shows some miracles with the ogress and serpents. It also focuses on Radha (an older married woman) and Krishna's love story. The film ends with a wrestling match between the boy Krishna and a wrestler, which Krishna wins and his killing of Raja Kansa. Krishna frees his parents from the prison.

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Runtime: 155 Minutes
  • Director: Homi Wadia


Shri Krishna Leela is a 1971 Hindi religious film directed by Homi Wadia. It was produced by his Basant Pictures banner. Written by B. M. Vyas, the story and dialogue were by S. N. Tripathi. The music was composed by S. N. Tripathi and had lyrics by B. M. Vyas. The film starred Sachin, Hina, Jayshree Gadkar, Sapru, Manhar Desai and Tabassum. The film was dubbed into Malayalam as Sree Krishnaleela.

The film tells the story of Lord Krishna in his child-hood form, from his birth to the killing of his uncle, Raja Kansa.