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Judagadu (1979)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayasudha, Anjali Devi
Lyrics: Arudra, Athreya
Music: Chakravarthi
Producer: Chatterjee
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Samatha Films
Release Date: 15 August
Box-office: Super hit
Trivia: Kranthi, son of producer Chatterjee, acted as younger brother to Sobhan. He died in a road accident sometime after.
Popular Songs:
1. Mallela velaa allari velaa madilo manmatha leelaa

Karthika Deepam (1979)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Sridevi, Sharada, Geetha, Leelavathi, Gummadi, Prabhakara Reddy, Raja Babu, Allu Ramalingaiah, KV Chalam, Suryakantham, Ramaprabha, Mada, Potti Prasad, Subha, Girija, Attili Paapa, Srivani, KV Chalam
Story: M. Prabhakara Reddy
Screen-play: Lakshmi Deepak
Dialogues: Maddipatla Suri
Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry, Narala Rama Reddy, C. Narayana Reddy, M. Gopi
Playback: P. Susheela, S. Janaki, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: Satyam
Cinematography: J. Satyanarayana
Editing: K. Balu
Art: BN Krishna
Fights: Parama Sivam, Sambasiva Rao
Choreography: Chinni
Presenter: GC Gupta
Producers: G. Radhadevi Gupta, A. Krishnaiah
Director:Lakshmi Deepak
Banner: Kavitha Films
Release Date: 10 May
Box-office: Super hit. The biggest grosser in the year after NTR's top grosser 'Vetagadu'.
Trivia: The film is remade as 'Maang Bharo Sajana (1980) in Hindi directed by Tatineni Rama Rao.
This film was the pioneer of two heroines trend.
The 100 days function celebrated at Kalyana Chakravarthi t…

Bangaru Chellelu (1979)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayasudha, Sridevi
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Vijayalakshmi Art Pictures
Release Date: 29 March
Popular Songs:
1. Virisina sirimallee perige jaabillee
2. Annayya hridayam devaalayam

Ramabanam (1979)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayaprada, Krishnam Raju, Latha, Jamuna
Cinematography: Prakash
Director: Y. Eeshwar Reddy (debut)
Banner: Kaumudi Fine Arts
Release Date: 2 March
Box-office: Flop

Enki Nayudu Bava (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Vanisri, Chandra Mohan, Shavukar Janaki, Rao Goapal Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah, Raja Babu, Gummadi, Jayamalini
Story and Dialogues: Pinisetty
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: PN Sundaram
Editing: KA Marthand
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Choreography: Cinni - Sampath
Presenter: D. Ramanaidu
Producer:D. Venkatesh
Director: Boyina Subba Rao
Banner: Venkatesh Enterprises
Release Date: 29 December
Popular Song:
Brahmachari mudirinaa bendakaaya mudirinaa

Radha Krishna (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayaprada
Story: Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Annapurna Kalanikethan
Release Date: 14 September
Box-office: Hit

Mallepuvvu (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Lakshmi, Jayasudha, Sridhar, Rao Gopala Rao, KV Chalam, Mada, Arudra, Veturi
Dialogues: Athreya
Lyrics: Arudra, Athreya, Veturi, Veeturi
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: S. Venkataratnam
Producers: Yachendra, Chatterjee
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Samatha Pictures
Release Date: 26 July
Box-office: Hit
Notes: It's remake of Gurudutt's hindi hit film 'Pyaasa'.

Kalanthakulu (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayasudha, Satyanarayana, Mohan Babu, Pandaribai
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Ramakrishna, P. Susheela
Producer: DVS Raju
Director: K. Viswanath
Banner: Kavitha Films
Release Date: 6 May
Box-office: Flop
Popular Songs:
1. Antaa naatakam manadantaa naatakam (CNR)
2. Manchodu dorikaadu mangala vaaram (CNR)

Manchi Babai (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayachitra, Jayasudha
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Producers: T. Babul Das, J. Lakshmana Rao
Director: T. Krishna
Banner: Balaji Chitra
Release Date: 22 April
Box-office: Miserable flop
Popular Songs:
1. Chituku chituku chitukumantu (CNR)

Nindu Manishi (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayachitra, Deepa, Satyanarayana, Rajababu, Chalam, Pandaribai, Gummadi, G. Varalakshmi, Jayamalini, Mada, Tyagaraju
Dialogues: Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Sathyam
Cinematography: Balakrishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Art: Vaali
Choreography: Saleem
Presenter: C. Krishnaveni
Producer: NR Anuradha Devi
Director: SD Lal
Banner: Lakshmi Films Combines
Release Date: 26 January

Nayudu Bava (1978)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayaprada, Jayasudha, Satyanarayana, Mohan Babu, Raja Babu, Nirmala, Jyothilakshmi
Dialogues: Rajasri
Lyrics: Rajasri, Mallemala
Music: Satyam
Cinematography: PS Prakash
Editing: KA Marthand
Art: Bhaskara Raju
Choreography: Chinni - Sampath
Producer: MS Reddy
Director: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
Banner: Kaumudi Pictures
Release Date: 13 January
Box-office: Flop
Trivia: Sobhan Babu received Rs. 2 lac as remuneration for this film.
Songs:
1. Paalu chakkera kalisaayi aaloo magalai velisaayi (Mallemala)

Gadusu Pillodu (1977)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Manjula, Jamuna, Satyanarayana, Prabbhakara Reddy, Allu Ramalingaiah, Raja Babu, Devika, Ramaprabha
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Director: K. Bapaiah
Banner: Ramakrishna Arts
Release Date: 12 November

Khaidi Kalidas (1977)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Deepa, Mohan Babu, Tyagaraju, Mikkilineni, Ravi Kondala Rao, Dhulipala, MP Prasad, Haribabu, Potti Prasad, KV Chalam, Jaya Mohan, Chandra Mohan (guest), Maali (guest), Madhavi (guest)
Dialogues: Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
Lyrics: Gopi
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Madhavapeddi Satyam
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: P. Devaraj
Editing: K. Balu
Art: BN Krishna
Fights: Paramasivam
Choreography: Saleem
Costumes: Chakradhara Rao, Krishna
Executive Producer: A. Krishnaiah
Producer: VS Narasimha Reddy
Director: P. Subrahmanyam
Banner: YLN Pictures
Release Date: 16 September

Jeevitha Nouka (1977)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayaprada, Jayasudha
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Producer: DVS Raju
Director: K. Viswanath
Banner: DVS Productions
Release Date: 13 May
Box-office: Flop
Popular Songs:
1. Challalamme bhaamanoyee (CNR)
2. Chilaka pachchanee cheeralona (CNR)

Ee Tharam Manishi (1977)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayaprada, Lakshmi, Anjali Devi, Gummadi, Rao Gopala Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah, Rajababu
Story: Madireddy Sulochana
Screenplay: V. Madhusudana Rao
Dialogues: Athreya
Lyrics: Arudra, Athreya
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: S. Venkataratnam
Editing: A. Sanjeevi
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Producers: S. Venkataratnam, K. Ravindranath.
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Pallavi Art Pictures
Release Date: 10 February
Trivia: This film was based on Madireddy Sulochana Rani's navel Mr. Sampath, M.A.
Initially producer S. Hanumantha Rao started this project. In the middle, the project was stopped due to finacial reasons. After that, S. Venkata Ratnam, tha ace cameraman took up the project and completed.
But it failed at the box-office.
This was a story about a male prostitute. Thats why Sobhan hesitate to do this film, initially.
Popular Songs:
1. Ichchesaa naa hridayam teesuko

Kurukshetram (1977)

Cast: Krishna (Arjuna), Sobhan Babu (Srikrishna), Krishnam Raju (Karna), Jamuna (Draupadi), Vijaya Nirmala (Subhadra), Anjali Devi (Kunthi), Chandrakala (Rukmini), Latha (Satyabhama), Satyanarayana (Duryodhana), Balaiah (Dharma Raju), Giri Babu (Dussasana), Nagabhushanam (Sakuni), Chandra Mohan (Abhimanyu), Jayaprada (Uttara), Randhave (Bheema), Gummadi (Bheeshma), Mukkamala (Dhrutarashtra),  Mohan Babu (Sisupala), Dhulipala (Indra), Kanta Rao, Tyagaraju (Saindhava), Rao Gopala Rao (Shalya)
Lyrics: Sri Sri, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Producer: ASR Anjaneyulu
Director: Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Banner: Madhavi Padmalaya Combines
Release Date: 14 January
Trivia: NTR's 'Daana Veera Soora Karna' and 'Kurukshetram' are released in same time. C. Narayana Reddy, the lyricst, had written all songs except one in 'Daana Veera Soora Karna'. So he agree to write only one song in 'Kurukshetram'.
Popular Songs:

Raja (1976)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayasudha
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Producer: A. Lakshmi Kumar
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Maruthi Productions
Release Date: 16 December
Notes: This film failed at the box-office.
Popular Songs:
1. Maa yinta velasina mahalakshmivi
2. Gundelona oka maatundi gontudaati raanantundi
3. Koti janmala aanandam satakoti janmala anubandham

Monagadu (1976)

Cast: Sobhan Babu (duel role), Manjula, Jayasudha, Anjali Devi, Raja Babu, Allu Ramalingaiah, Prabhakara Reddy, Rao Gopala Rao, Kantha Rao, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Sridhar, Satyendra Kumar, Roja Ramani
Dialogues: Satyanand
Lyrics: Athreya, C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: GK Ramu
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Executive Producer: T. Pradyumna Rao
Producer: T. Trivikrama Rao
Director: T. Krishna
Banner: Vijaya Lakshmi Art Pictures
Release Date: 30 September
Popular Songs:
1. Paavuramaa muddu paavuramaa (CNR)
2. Tellaari lechi choosesariki ollantaa (CNR)

Raju Vedale (1976)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayasudha, Jayaprada, Raja Babu, Satyanarayana, Rao Gopala Rao, Murali Mohan, Pandaribai, Prabhakara Reddy, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Kommineni, Kakarala, Anupama, Malladi
Dialogues: Satyanand
Lyrics: Athreya
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: Kannappa
Producer: Atluri Poornachandra Rao
Director: Tatineni Rama Rao
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Productions
Release Date: 29 July
Box-office: Flop

Prema Bandham (1976)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Vanisri, Jayaprada
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Producers: Satyanarayana, Suryanarayana
Director: K. Viswanath
Banner: Satya Chitra
Release Date: 12 March
Box-office: Flop
Popular Songs:
1. Puvvulaa navvite muvvalaa mogite (CNR)

Iddaroo Iddare (1976)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Manjula, Krishnam Raju, Prabhakara Reddy, Rajababu, Padmanabham, Nirmala, Sakshi Ranga Rao
Dialogues: Satyanand
Lyrics: Arudra, Dasarathi
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: S. Venkataratanm
Editing: A. Sanjeevi
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Producers: S. Venkataratnam, K. Mukherjee
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Pallavi International
Release Date: 6 February

Pichchimaraju (1976)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Manjula, Allu Ramalingaiah, Rajababu
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Producers: PS Reddy, NS Rama Murthy
Director:VB Rajendra Prasad
Banner: Jagapathi Staff Enterprises
Release Date: 9 January
Popular Songs:
1. Singinaadam jeelakarraro asalu sangathemo gundusunnaro
2. O kurravaadaa verrivaadaa endukilaa nuvvendukilaa

Soggadu (1975)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Jayachitra, Jayasudha, Satyanarayana, Santha Kumari, Raja Babu, Nagesh, Anjali Devi, Allu Ramalingaiah, T. Subbirami Reddy, Ramaprabha, Padmanabham (guest), Gummadi (guest), Giri Babu, Manju Bhargavi, Baby Varalakshmi, Arja Janardana Rao, Ravi Kumar, PJ Sharma, Kalpana, Jhansi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Gokina Rama Rao, Narra Venkateswara Rao, Dhulipala (guest)
Story: Balamurugan
Dialogues: Modukuri Johnson
Lyrics: Athreya
Playback: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: Vincent, KS Prakash
Editing: KA Marthand, Narasimha Rao
Stunts: Madhavan
Art: GV Subba Rao
Choreography: Heeralal
Presenter: Vijaya Suresh Combines
Producer: D. Ramanaidu
Director: K. Bapaiah
Banner: Suresh Productions
Release Date: 19 December
Trivias: This movie became sensational hit, and became a milestone film in Sobhan's career.
Some portion of the movie shot in Ramanaidu's own house in Karamchedu, Prakasam District.
Sobhan started doing dances from this movie.
It got film fare awa…

Gunavanthudu (1975)

Cast: Sobhan Babu, Manjula, Kantha Rao, Anjali Devi, Krishna Kumari, Dhulipala, Mada, Jayamalini
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Producers: NN Bhatt, NS Murthy
Director: Adurthi Subba Rao
Banner: Sri Vijaya Bhatt Productions
Release Date: 14 November