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Donga Ramudu (1955)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Ramu), Savitri (Sita), Jamuna (Lakshmi), R. Nageswara Rao (Babul), Kongara Jaggaiah, Allu Ramalingaiah, Maddali Krishnamurthy, Suryakantham, Relangi (Veerabhadrayya), Ramanna Panthulu, Boddapati, Vangara, Master Sampath, Master Varma, Baby Vijaya Lakshmi, Hemalathamma Rao, Balakrishna (Anji), Padmanabham, Mikkilineni (guest), Chalam (guest)
Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheel, Jikki
Cinematographer: Ardasher M. Irani
Producer: D. Madhusudana Rao
Director: K.V. Reddy
Banner: Annapurna Pictures
Release Date: 1 October
Trivia:The year 1955 is particularly notable for the birth of Annapurna Pictures with Dukkipati Madhusudana Rao as its backbone. Their first film `DONGA RAMUDU' directed by K.V. Reddy with ANR and Savitri in the lead and hefty R. Nageswara Rao playing villain was sensational hit. This is a story of a thief who reforms himself. Jamuna plays the sister of the ti…

Yogi Vemana (1947)

Synopsis: Vema Reddy's elder brother Anavema Reddy is the ruler of Moogachinthapalle, part of the Gajapathi kingdom. His wife Narasamamba is a kind-hearted woman. They have a daughter, Jyothi. Vema and little Jyothi are fond of each other. While Anavema struggles hard to clear the debt that he owes to the king, the atheist and pleasure-seeking Vema steals the family gold to please his mistress Mohanangi, a woman of low morals. Narasamamba tries to mend him, but in vain. Vema's misdeeds land Anavema in jail. Vema vows to get back the gold from Mohanangi to seek his brother's release, but fails. Thereupon he and his childhood friend Abhiram, experiment with some ancient crude methods to make gold. They succeed in making gold bar. Just then he comes to know that Jyothi is critically ill. Vema rushes back to the house. Jyothi's death brings about a transformation in Vema.
He goes on a quest to find the secret behind birth and death. Lord Siva appears before him in the guis…