ankarabharanam (English: The Jewel of Shankara) is a 1980 Indian Telugu-language musical drama film written, and directed by K. Viswanath. Produced by Edida Nageswara Rao under the production company Poornodaya Movie Creations, Sankarabharanam starred J. V. Somayajulu, Manju Bhargavi, Chandramohan and Rajyalakshmi. The soundtrack was composed by K. V. Mahadevan, and remained a chartbuster. The film throws light on the chasm between Classical and Western Music based on the perspective of people from two different generations. The film was screened at the 8th International Film Festival of India, the Tashkent Film Festival, Asia Pacific Film Festival, and the Moscow International Film Festival held in May 1980. 
The film has also won the Prize of the Public at the Besançon Film Festival of France in the year 1981. For the April 2013 centennial of Indian cinema, CNN-India included Sankarabharanam on its list of "100 greatest Indian films of all time", while Forbes included J. V. Somayajulu's performance in the film on its list of "25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema". The film has received four National Film Awards including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, and five state Nandi Awards.