Cast: NT Rama Rao (Sundaram), Krishna Kumari (Meenakshi), Hemalatha, SV Ranga Rao (guest -Yama), Vangara Venkata Subbaiah (Chitragupta), Indira, Kantha Rao (Vishnu), Jyothi, KVS Sharma (Bhadrayya), Mikkilineni, Peketi Sivaram, Rajeswari, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah (Narada), Mohana, AV Subba Rao, Gemini Chandra, Mahankali Venkaiah, Malladi Satyanarayana, Kameswaramma, Prabhavathi Dialogues: Sadasivabrahmam Lyrics and Verses: Arudra Playback: Ghantasala, PB Srinivas, Madhavapeddi Satyam, S. Janaki, P. Leela, Gana Saraswathi
Managing Partner: Chelamkuri Subba Rao Music: Ashwatthama Cinematography: A. Shanmugam Audiography: A. Krishnan Editing: TR Srinivasulu Art: S. Krishna Rao Choreography: Gemini Rama Murthy, MS Saiva Makeup: Bhadraiah, Mallikarjuna Rao Costumes: B. Narayana Rao Producer and Director: Chittajallu Pullaiah Banner: Bhargavi Films Release Date: 29 July Box-office: Super Hit Trivia: This's made based on a Bengali short story 'Jumaliye jeebantho manush' by Gowrisi.
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Cast: NTR (Arjuna), CSR Anjaneyulu, Kanta Rao (Srikrishna), Mukkamala, Chalam (Babhruvahana), M. Balaiah, Peketi Sivaram, Relangi, Vangara, Raghuramaiah, Rajasulochana, S. Varalakshmi (Chitrangada), B. Saroja Devi, Sandhya, Geetanjali (Rukmini), L. Vijaya Lakshmi, Mikkilineni Story and Dialogues: Samudrala Raghavacharya Music: Pamarthi Venkateswara Rao Play-back: Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Mallikarjuna Rao, P. Leela, P. Susheela Cinematography: Kamal Ghosh, J. Satyanarayana Editing: B. Harinarayanaiah Art: Thota Venkateswara Rao Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy Producer: C. Jaganmohana Rao Director: Samudrala Raghavacharya Banner: Ponnaluri Brothers Notes: Initially Bharath Productions started this project, later Ponnaluri Bros took up the production.
The shoot was took off in 1959, but it takes 5 years for release.
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, SV Ranga Rao, Gummadi, Savitri, Girija, Relangi, Lanka Satyam, Chadalavada Kutumba Rao, Hemalatha Story: Sunkara Dialogues: Sunkara, Tapi Dharma Rao Lyrics: Kosaraju Music: Master Venu, Saluri Rajeswara Rao Cinematography: Jagirdar Editing: Sanjeevi Art: Krishna Rao, Subba Rao Producer: Yarlagadda Venkanna Chowdary Director: Adurthi Subba Rao Banner: Sri Sambhu Films Release Date: 7 January Trivia: This film received silver medal from the President.
This's the first Telugu film, participated in a international film festival (participated in 27th Spain International Film Festival).
Cast: Raghuramaiah (Srikrishna), Addanki Sri Ramamurthy (Dharmaraju), Kantha Rao (Arjuna), Gummadi (Karna), Sandhya (Draupadi), Rajanala (Duryodhana), KVS Sharma (Dhrutarashtra), Hemalatha (Kunthi), Rushyendra Mani (Gandhari), AV Subba Rao (Bheema), Rama Sharma, Mikkilineni, Suri Babu, Pulipati
Dialogues and Lyrics: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry Music: Ashwatthama and Suri Babu Play-back: Raghuramaiah, Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam, P. Suri Babu, Addanki, Pithapuram, PB Srinivas, P. Susheela Producers: YV Ramanujam, BV Krishna Murthy, Dr. Narasimhacharlu Director: Jagannath Banner: Chandrika Pictures Release Date: 19 February Trivia: P. Chandra Sekhara Reddy worked as apprentice to director Jagannath for this film. Later he became a popular director and made the film 'Kotta Kapuram' based on a novel, written by Kalyana Sundari, wife of Jagannath.
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Bhaskar), B. Saroja Devi (Vasanthi), Krishna Kumari (Gita), Relangi (Satyam), Malathi, Gummadi, Girija, Jaggaiah, Master Babu Story and Screen-play: Sridhar Dialogues: Athreya Lyrics: Athreya, Arudra, Samudrala, Karthik Music: AM Raja Cinematography: Vincent Editing: NM Shankar Director: Sridhar Banner: Venus Pictures Release Date: 29 April Trivia: This film made in Tamil simultaneously with Telugu version. ANR acted in Tamil version also, but not portrayed the hero role. He did another role, portrayed by Jaggaiah in Telugu.
This film had a 175 - day run in Alankar Theatre, Vijayawada.
Cast: Jamuna, Haranath (debut), Gummadi, Ramana Reddy, Girija, Suryakala, Lakshmi Kanthamma, Perumallu, Kutumba Rao, Vangara AL Narayana, Krishna Rao (debut), Lakshmi Devi (debut), Baby Krishna Story: Pratyagatma Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao, Pratyagatma Lyrics: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry, Arudra, Sunkara Music: Ashwatthama Cinematography: MK Raja Editing: Sanjeevi Art: Suranna Choreography: Venugopal Producer: P. Gangadhara Rao Director: Gutta Ramineedu Banner: Nava Sakthi Films Trivia: Pratyagatma was an associate to director Tatineni Prakasha Rao.
This was the first Telugu film made in Hyderabad.
This film got best Telugu film award for 1959 from Madras Film Fans Association.
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Surendranath), Bhanumathi (Madhavi), Janaki, Devika, Mudigonda Linga Murthy, Ramanna Panthulu, Ramana Murthy, Rajanala Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya Music: Master Venu Playback: Ghantasala, Bhanumathi Cinematography: Venkat Producer and Director: PS Ramakrishna Rao Banner: Bharani Pictures Release Date: 30 June Trivia: This film was based on the novel 'Badadidi' by famous Bengali writer Sharath Chandra Chatterjee.
Initially, the film's title was 'Endamavulu', later the makers changed it as 'Batasari'.
The climax scenes shot at Krishna river in Amaravathi. Popular Songs:
1. Kanulanu dochi chetikandani
2. O baatasaari nanu maruvakoyee
3. Kaneraa kaamaandhulai
Cast: Anjali Devi, Krishna Kumari, Jaggaiah, Aadoni Lakshmi. Chalam, Girija, Suryakantham, Gummadi, Relangi, Peketi Sivaram, Perumallu, Chadalawada Story: Prabhavathi Saraswathi Devi Dialogues: Kondepudi Lakshmi Narayana Lyrics: Kosaraju, Samudrala Ramanujacharya Music: Venu Cinematography: Yusuf Mulji Editing: Akkineni Sanjeevi Director: G. Kabir Das Banner: Sri Sarathi Studios Release Date: 4 March Trivia: This was a remake of Hindi film 'Bhabhi' and debut film for director Kabir Das.
Cast: NT Rama Rao (Pratap), Rajasulochana (Pramila), Kannamba, Gummadi (Prachanda), Rajanala, Padmanabham, Vangara, Kasturi Siva Rao, Dr. Sivarama Krishnayya, Mohan Das, Satyanarayana, Koteswara Rao Story and Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry, Kosaraju, Nagaraju Music: Master Venu Playback: Ghantasala, P. Leela, Jikki, P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Mallik Cinematography: BN Konda Reddy Audiography: A. Krishnan Editing: Vasu - Mani Art: AK Sekhar, Vaali Fights: Stunt Somu, Sarangan Choreographer: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy, VJ Sharma Costumes: Narayana Murthy Producer and Director: BN Reddy Banner: Vauhini Productions Release Date: 24 February Trivia: This's BN Reddy's first folklore venture as a director. He made it in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously. K. Viswanath, the well known director now, was done re-recording for this film. Nagaraju, the lyricist, was none other than Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao. Popular Songs:
1. Elanunnado ekkadunnado naa chukkala redu