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Jagadeka Veeruni Katha (1961)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Pratap), B. Saroja Devi, Kamala Kumari, L. Vijaya Lakshmi, Bala, Rajanala, Kannamba (guest), CSR Anjaneyulu, Relangi, Mukkamala, Vangara, Rushyendra Mani, Mikkilineni, AV Subba Rao, Girija, Jagga Rao, Lanka Satyam
Story, Dialogues and Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Screen-play: KV Reddy
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Audiography: A. Krishnan
Editing: Kalyana Sundaram
Art: Gokhale, Kaladhar
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Make-up: Haripada Chandra, Peetambaram, Bhaktavatsalam
Special Effects: Harbans Singh
Producer and Director: K.V. Reddy
Banner: Vijaya Productions
Release Date: 9 August
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 19 centers and biggest hit of the year. It dubbed into Kannada, Oriya, Bengali and Hindi. It stood no.1 place in Bengali in that year and celebrated silver jubilee in Oriya.
It is the first 100 days film in Adoni, Madanapalli and Sholapur (Maharashtra).
This was a remake of Tamil hit film 'Jagathala Prathapan' (1944) star…

Pellinati Pramanalu (1958)

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Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Krishna Rao), Jamuna (Rukmini), SV Ranga Rao (Bheemasena Rao), Raja Sulochana (Radha Rani), R. Nageswara Rao, Ramana Reddy (Salahala Rao), Dr. Sivarama Krishnaiah, Peketi Sivaram, Chadalavada Kutumba Rao, Balakrishna, Allu Ramalingaiah, Surabhi Kamalabai, Chayadevi
Dialogues and Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Leela
Cinematography: Prasad
Art: Thota Venkateswara Rao
Audiography: TS Krishna
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Producer and Director: KV Reddy
Banner: Jayanthi Pictures
Release Date: 17 December
Trivia: It was received President's silver medal.
Popular Songs:
1. Challaga Chudali
2. Raave Muddula Radha
3. Edo Teliyaka Pilachitinoyi
4. Neetone Neetone Lokamu
5. Brindavana Chandamama endukoyi tagavu
6. Vennelalone Vedi Elano
7. Laali Maa Paapayi

Maya Bazaar (1957)

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Synopsis: During the Pandavas' Agnyatavasa (period of exile), Arjuna sends his wife Subhadra and their son Abhimanyu to Dwaraka to stay with her brothers, Krishna (N.T.Rama Rao)and Balarama (Gummadi Venkateswara Rao). Sasirekha (Savitri), Balarama's daughter and Abhimanyu have been in love with each other from their childhood. Their families had agreed to get them married when they were children. However, Balarama's wife refuses to honour that commitment as the Pandavas no longer have their kingdoms and are in exile. Balarama decides to conduct Sasirekha's marriage with Lakshmana Kumara (Relangi Venkata Ramaiah) who is his favourite disciple, Duryodhana's (Mukkamala) son. Krishna advises Subhadra to approach (Ghatotkacha) (S.V.Ranga Rao). Initially Ghatotkacha assumes them to be intruders in his forest and attacks them, but later apologizes once he realizes who they are. He goes to Dwaraka along with his retinue. Using his magical powers he assumes the form of Sasi…

Donga Ramudu (1955)

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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)

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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…