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Sri Krishna Satya (1971)

Cast: NTR, Jayalalitha (Rukmini), Jamuna (Satyabhama), Kantha Rao (Narada), Chittooru Nagaiah (Dhrutarashtra), SV Ranga Rao, S. Varalakshmi, Gummadi
Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Editing: Joshi
Art: Gokhale
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: KV Reddy
Banner: RK Brothers
Release Date: 24 December
Trivia: NTR done three roles.. Srikrishna, Rama and Ravana.
This film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
This was KV Reddy's last film as a director.
This was the first complete colour film of NTR's home production.
Actually NTR was supposed do direction of this film. When KV Reddy requested NTR for financial help for his children's education, then NTR asked him to take up the direction of this movie and given advance immediately.
It had a 100-day run in 7 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Kalaganti kalaganti (Janaki)
2. Alukamanave (Ghantasala and Janaki)
3. Priya priya madhuram …

Kodalu Diddina Kapuram (1970)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Vanisri, Savitri, Jaggaiah, Relangi, Nagabhushanam, Padmanabham, Satyanarayana, Ramana Reddy, Tyagaraju, Ravi Kondala Rao, Chalam, Ramakrishna, Sarathi, Ganesh, Nagaiah, Vijaya Lalitha, Sandhya Rani, Suryakantham, Santha Kumari, Madhuri, Tara, Rajeswari
Screen-play: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Play-back: Ghantasala,P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Madhavapeddi, Pithapuram, Raghavan, S. Janaki, LR Eeswari
Cinematography: J. Satyanarayana
Editing: GD Joshi
Audiography: V. Sivaram
Art: Krishna Rao
Stunts: Sambasiva Rao
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Makeup: Peetambaram
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: NTR Estate Production Unit
Release Date: 21 October
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 13 centers including Bangalore and biggest hit of the year. The film celebrated Silver Jubilee and ran more than 175 days in Vijayawada.
The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film in 1970.
This was NTR's 200 film.
P…

Varakatnam (1969)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Savitri, Chandrakala, Rajanala, Nagabhushanam, Satyanarayana, Mikkilineni, Suryakantham, Relangi, Padmanabham, Prabhakara Reddy, Allu Ramalingaiah, Ravi Kondala Rao, Hemalatha, Perumallu
Story and Screenplay: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: Maddipatla Suri, Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jikki, Jamuna Rani, Tilakam, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pitapuram Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Fights: Sambasiva Rao, AR Swaminathan
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna and NAT Combines
Release Date: 10 January
Trivia: This film got Best Regional Film in Telugu language in national awards.
Popular Songs:
1. Idenaa mana sampradaayamidenaa (Ghantasala)
2. Evaru chesina kharma (Madhavapeddi Satyam)
3. Mallepoola panditlona
4. Sai sai jodedla bandi (Ghantasala)
5. Maradalaa maradalaa tammuni …

Ummadi Kutumbam (1967)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Savitri, Krishna Kumari, Vanisri, Suryakantham, Relangi, L. Vijaya Lakshmi, Satyanarayana, Prabhakara Reddy, Mukkamala, Rajababu, Allu Ramalingaiah
Lyrics: Samudrala Jr., Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: Ramakrishna and NAT Combines
Release Date: 20 April
Trivia: NTR was seen in Yama get-up first time on the screen in 'Sati Savitri' drama in this film.
This film had a 100-day run in 17 centers and biggest hit of the year.
This film celebrated Silver Jubilee and ran for 197 days at Durga Kala Mandir, Vijayawada.
The film was selected for screening at Moscow Film Festival.
Popular Songs:
1. Devathaye digivachchi manushullo kalisina katha
2. Kutumbam ummadi kutumbam
3. Hello my dear chalo
4. Chethiki chikkave pitta nuvvu
5. Sathi savitri drama

Srikrishna Pandaveeyam (1966)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Srikrishna and Duryodhana), KR Vijaya (Rukmini), S. Varalakshmi (Kunthi), Uday Kumar (Bheema), Gummadi, Rajanala (Sisupala), Satyanarayana (Rukmi), Mukkamala, Dhulipala (Sakuni), Haranath (Abhimanyu), Chittooru Nagaiah, Sobhan Babu, Kantha Rao (Narada)
Screenplay: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Lyrics: Kosaraju, Samudrala, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Play-back: Ghantasala, PB Srinivas, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pitapuram Nageswara Rao, P. Susheela, Jikki, Leela, LR Eshwari
Cinamatography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: TVS Sharma
Fights: Sambasiva Rao, AS Swaminathan
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna and NAT Combines
Release Date: 13 January
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 9 centers.
NTR done dual role as Srikrishna and Duryodhana.
Actress Bharathi introduced with this film in a cameo role as a dancer in the song 'swagatham suswagatham'.
Popular Songs:
1. Changure bangaru …

Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ramudu and Bheemudu), Jamuna (Leela), L. Vijayalakshmi (Santhi), Rajanala (Panakala Rao), Relangi, Santha Kumari (Susheela), SV Ranga Rao (Ranganatham), Girija, Mikkilineni, Ramana Reddy, Suryakantham, Rushyendramani, Hemalatha
Story and Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Kosaraju, Arudra and C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Annayya
Editing: Marthand
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Choreography: Chinni-Sampath
Producer: D. Ramanaidu
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Banner: Suresh Productions
Release Date: 21 May
Synopsis: Ramudu-Bheemudu is a story of two twin brothers, separated in their childhood, groomed in two different families of two different social strata and by a quirk of fate, they interchange their places. The resulting situations create so much confusion and comedy that we enjoy the film thoroughly.
Ramudu (Ramarao) is an innocent young man in the guardianship of his uncle Panakala Rao (Rajanala), who is both crooked and wicked. The uncle is ready t…

Kalasi Unte Kaladu Sukham (1961)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Kishtayya), Savitri (Radha), SV Ranga Rao (Sundara Ramayya), Relangi (Rangoon Raja), Suryakantham (Sowbhagyam), Haranath (Raghu), Girija (Janaki), Perumallu (Pattabhi Ramayya), Hemalatha (Ramanamma)
Dialogues: Athreya
Music: Master Venu
Producers: CVR Prasad, Y. Ramakrishna Prasad
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Banner: Sri Sarathi Studios
Release Date: 8 September
Trivia: It was the remake of Tamil hit film 'Bagapirivinai', starred by Sivaji Ganeshan and B. Saroja Devi. This was first remake film of NTR from other language.
NTR portrayed as a physically handicapped person.
It had a 100-day run in 4 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Muddabanthi poolubetti mogali rekulu jadanu chutti
2. Naa varaala tandri

Kadeddulu Ekaram Nela (1960)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Shavukaru Janaki, Relangi, Ramana Reddy
Producer: Ponnaluru Vasanthakumar Reddy
Director: Jampana
Banner: Ponnaluru Brothers (P) Ltd.
Release Date: 6 October
Trivia: This film had only one day run.

Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1960)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Srinivasa), Savitri (Padmavathi), S. Varalakshmi (Lakshmi Devi), Gummadi (Bhrugu Maharshi), Chittooru Nagaiah (Bavaji), Santha Kumari (Vakulamala), Suri Babu (Narada), Shavukaru Janaki (Erukala saani), AV Subba Rao (Brahma), Sandhya (Saraswathi), Rushyendramani (Dharani Devi), Ghantasala, Rajanala, Relangi, Athreya (Akasa Raju), Ramana Reddy (Sarabha), Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Lanka Satyam, Vempati Peda Satyam (Siva), R. Nageswara Rao, Balakrishna, Vangara
Dialogues: Athreya
Lyrics: Athreya, Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry, Arudra and Narasa Reddy
Playback: Ghantasala, S. Varalakshmi, P. Susheela, Santha Kumari, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, P. Suri Babu
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: KA Sriramulu
Art: SVS Rama Rao
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Padmasri Pictures
Release Date: 9 January
Trivia: It released with 20 prints and had a 100-day run in 16 centers. It created new collection records at the box-office. It celebrated silver jubilee in Hyderabad and Vi…

Bhookailas (1958)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ravana), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Narada), SV Ranga Rao (Mayasura), Jamuna (Mandodari), Nagabhushanam (Lord Siva), B. Saroja Devi (Parvathi), Hemalatha (Kaikeyi), Mahankali Venkaiah (Kumbhakarna), Vijaya Nirmala, Helen, Kamala Lakshman
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: R. Sudarshanam, R. Govardhanam
Play-back: Ghantasala, ML Vasantha Kumari, P. Susheela, TS Bhagavathi, AP Komala
Cinematography: Madhav Bulbule
Editing: K. Narayanan and K. Shankar
Art: A. Balu
Producer: AV Meiyappan
Director: K. Shankar
Banner: AVM Productions
Release Date: 20 March
Trivia: This was made in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada simultaneously. NTR done the Ravana role first time.
Initially, with this story a movie was made in Tamil in 1938 by Sundaram Sound Service and a movie made in Telugu in 1940 by Saraswathi Cine Films.
Popular Songs:
1. Deva deva dhavalachala mandira
2. Narayana hari namo namo
3. Neela kandhara deva
4. Ramuni avatharam raghukula somuni avatharam
5. Sundaraanga andukor…

Vinayaka Chavithi (1957)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Jamuna, Gummadi, R. Nageswara Rao, Rajanala, A. Prakasha Rao, Krishna Kumari, Suryakala, Satyadevi
Lyrics: Samudrala
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala
Cinematography: S. Nageswara Rao
Editing: NS Prakash
Art: SVS Rama Rao
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Producer: K. Gopala Rao
Director: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Banner: Ashwaraj Films
Release Date: 22 August
Trivia: This was debut film for Samudrala Raghavacharya as a director.
Popular Songs:
1. Dinakaraa subhakaraa
2. Vaataapi ganapatim bhajeham
3. Ninnu nera nammitiraa