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Katakatala Rudrayya (1978)

Cast: Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha, Jayachitra, Jamuna, Prabhakara Reddy, Ramakrishna, JV Ramana Murthy, Rao Gopala Rao, Satyanarayana
Screenplay and Dialogues: Dasari Narayana Rao
Lyrics: Veturi
Music: JV Raghavulu
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki
Producer: Vadde Ramesh
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Popular Songs:
1. Paalakanki meedundi
2. Madhura nagarilo

Oka Oori Katha (1978)

Synopsis: Venkaiah (Vasudeva Rao) and his son Kistaiah (Narayana Rao) lives in a village. Venkaiah lives in a queer world of his own. They have learnt to conquer hunger and are mentally strong. They consider the poor farmers are fools to work for the rich and suffer. Kistaiah wants to marry Nilamma (Mamata Shankar). The father does not like the marriage. Kistaiah refused and married Nilamma.
Nilamma tries to control the family. Venkaiah does not change. Kistaiah stands between them. There is bitterness in the family. In course of time Nilamma conceives. One day, they find Nilamma in acute pain. The father refuses to call a midwife and Nilamma dies. They decide to conduct funeral rites to Nilamma. They go begging around the village and gather some money and decide to spend it on drinks.
Cast: AR Krishna, Pradeep Kumar, G. Narayana Rao, MV Vasudeva Rao, Mamata Shankar, Bhadra Reddy
Story: Munshi Premchand
Screenplay: Mohit Chattopadhyaya
Music: Vijaya Raghava Rao
Cinematography: KK Mahajan
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Agent Gopi (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada, Kanta Rao, Prabhakara Reddy, Jayamalini
Music: Satyam
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Presenter: Sunderlal Nahta
Producer: Srikanth Nahta
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Srikanth Pictures
Release Date: 14 April
Popular Songs:
1. Chitapataa chinukulu
2. O hamsa bhale raamachilakaa
3. Unna soku daachukodu

Annadammula Saval (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Rajinikanth, Jayachitra, Chandrakala, Anjali Devi, Chalam, Master Ramesh Babu, Halam, Jayamalini, Allu Ramalingaiah, Tyagaraju, Mikkilineni, Bheemaraju, Prabhakar, Swathi
Story: Sundaram
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharathi
Lyrics: Veturi, Dasarathi, C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju
Music: Satyam
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Ramesh
Cinematography: SS Lal
Cameraman: MGR Mani
Editing: P. Venkateswara Rao
Make-up: Veerraaju, Madhava Rao, Murthy
Stunts: Babu
Art: Krishna Murthy
Choreography: Chinni Samapath
Costumes: Krishna Rao
Stills: M. Satyam
Executive Producer: K. Suryanarayana
Producers: GD Prasada Rao, Parvataneni Sashi Bhushan
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Sri Sarathi Studios
Release Date: 3 March
Trivia: It was a remake of Kannada hit film 'Sahodara Saval' (1977), starred by Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth also directed by KSR Das.
Popular Songs:
1. Naa kosame neevunnadi
2. O pilla chali chaligaa undaa
3. Nee roopame naa madilona

Anugraham (1978)

Cast: Anant Nag (Parasuram), Vanisri (Anasuya), Rao Gopala Rao (Bhairava Murthy), Smita Patil (Parvati), Vasu (Venu), Satyadev Dubey (Ramanayya), AR Krishna, Sulabh Deshpande (Kanthamma)
Story: CT Khanolkar
Screenplay: Girish Karnad, Govind Nihlani, Arudra
Dialogues and Lyrics: Arudra
Playback: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: Vanraj Bhatia
Cinematography: Govind Nihlani
Editing: Bhanudas Diwakar
Art: Neera Benegal, Smitha Patel
Publicity Designs: Gangadhar
Co-producers: U. Varada Reddy, V. Mallikarjuna Reddy
Producer: K. Venkata Rami Reddy
Director: Shyam Benegal
Banner: Raviraj International
Release Date: 16 June
Trivia: This was based on CT Khanolkar's Marathi novel 'Kondura'.
This was simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi. The cast in both films was similar except Rao Gopala Rao. In Hindi, the role Bhairava Murthy played by Amrish Puri.
This is the only Telugu film of Shyam Benegal as a director.

Atanikante Ghanudu (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada, Satyanarayana, Rao Gopala Rao, Giribabu, Shavukaru Janaki, Jayamalini, Allu Ramalingaiah, Chakravarthi, PJ Sharma, Potti Prasad
Story and Dialogues: Satyanand
Screenplay: GC Sekhar
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: Pushpala Gopi Krishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Choreography: Tara
Stunts: Raghavulu
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Producer: Adusumilli Lakshmi Kumar
Director: GC Sekhar
Banner: Maruthi Productions
Popular Songs:
1. Gutti vankaya koora
2. Cheli hrudayamlo toli pranayamlo