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Palletoori Pilla (1950)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Vasanth), NT Rama Rao (Jayanth), SV Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi (Santha), TV Raju, Tapi Chanakya, Nalla Ramamurthy (Lappam), Sitaram (Tappam), AV Subba Rao (Kampana Dora), Lakshmikantham, Baby Mallika (Sashi), Baby Santha
Story and Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Tapi Dharma Rao, P. Adi Narayana Rao
Music: P. Adi Narayana Rao
Playback: Ghantasala
Editor: Marthand
Cinematographer: Kotnis
Producer and Director: BA Subba Rao
Banner: Sobhanachala Pictures
Release Date: 27 April
Trivia: This was debut movie for BA Subba Rao as a director and for Adi Narayana Rao as a music director.
This was first movie of NTR and ANR combination.
Initially Raghuramaiah was selected for second hero's role and later he replaced by ANR.
It was released in 10 centers and had a 100-day run in 6 centers.
This was based on the stage play 'Pizarro'.
This film was remade in Hindi as 'Insaniyat' with Dileep Kumar, Dev Anand and Beena Roy.
Popular Songs:
1. Santha vanti pilla…

Modati Rathri (1950)

Cast: G. Varalakshmi (Manorama), Narayana Rao (Dasu), Siva Rao, KS Prakasha Rao (Babu), Saraswathi
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: BS Ranga
Art: Ghatak
Sound: Ranga Swamy
Director: KS Prakasha Rao
Banner: Prakash Productions
Release Date: 9 June

Maya Rambha (1950)

Cast: Anjali Devi, G. Varalakshmi, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, CSR Anjaneyulu, Siva Rao, NT Rama Rao, Soudamini, Balijepalli, Jr. Sriranjani
Story, Dialogues and Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi
Music: Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
Cinematography: P. Sridhar Reddy
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: C. Ramaraju
Choreography: Vedantam Raghavaiah, Vempati Satyam
Producer and Director: TP Sundaram
Banner: NB Productions
Release Date: 22 Sept 1950

Jeevitham (1950)

Cast: Chadalawada Narayana Rao, S. Varalakshmi, CSR Anjaneyulu, Kanchi Narasimha Rao, TR Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, Mahalingam
Dialogues and Lyrics: Toleti Venkata Reddy
Music: Sudarshanam
Playback: S. Varalakshmi, MS Rama Rao
Audiography: Jeeva Ratnam
Producer: AV Meiyappan
Director: MV Raman
Banner: AVM Productions
Release Date: 14 July
Trivia: This was first Telugu movie for AVM Productions.
Popular Songs:
1. Melukondi tellavaare tellagaa
2. Priyamaina raanee mohinee
3. Mana manasoo manasoo ekamai
4. Idenaa maa desam idaa bhaaratha desam

Beedala Paatlu (1950)

Cast: Chittooru Nagaiah, Sitaraman, TS Balaiah, MR Janaki, MN Rajam, Lalitha, Padmini
Screenplay: Suddhananda Bharathi
Lyrics: Arudra
Music: Ashwatthama and Subbayya Naidu
Cinematography: K. Ramnoth
Producer: SM Sriramulu Naidu
Director: K. Ramnoth
Banner: Pakshiraja Studios
Trivia: This was based on Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables'.
This was debut movie for cinematographer K. Ramnoth as a director and for Arudra as a lyricist.
Popular Songs:
1. Nee pellepudayya chilaka raajaa

Apoorva Sahodarulu (1950)

Cast: R. Nagendra Rao, Bhanumathi
Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikanta Kavi
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Director: C. Pullaiah
Banner: Gemini Pictures
Release Date: 14 January

Adrushta Deepudu (1950)

Cast: Suryakumari, Padma, Sharma, Mukkamala, Sita, Chitti, Kutumba Rao
Music: Addepalli Rama Rao
Director: S. Soundararajan
Banner: TNT Productions
Release Date: 27 October

Laila Majnu (1949)

Synopsis: Laila's father is a rich man like a Sultan. Khais is a poor boy. Both Laila and Khais studied in the same school and love grows between them from childhood. Laila's father disagrees their love. He send his daughter to Iraq for marriage with another person. Khais becomes mad as Majnu. Later the lovers met in a desert and died.
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Khais or Majnu), Bhanumathi (Laila), CSR Anjaneyulu, Sriranjani, Mukkamala, Lalitha Devi, Kasturi Siva Rao, Padmini, Aarani Satyanarayana, Hemalatha, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Baby Krishnaveni (child Laila), Master C. Chittibabu (child Khais)
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: CR Subbaraman
Playback: Ghantasala, Bhanumathi, Susarla Dakshina Murthy, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: BS Ranga
Choreographer: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Executive Producer: DL Narayana
Producer and Director: PS Ramakrishna Rao
Banner: Bharani Studios
Release Date: 1 Oct
Box-office: 100 days film
Trivia: This is …

Raksha Rekha (1949)

Synopsis: Kalavathi, the only daughter of Simhala King Rajasimha, is averse to marriage. So was Sudhakara, son og King Parthapa of Avanthi. Unable to convince him to get married, King Parthapa keeps him, along with a servant Dooradarsi, in a dilapidated house in the forest. Angels, lead by Chitra, make a visit to the nearby Vishnu temple. Surprised at the glowing light from the otherwise haunted house, they enter it and find a handsome prince sleeping there. They lift him along with the cot and place him in Kalavathi's palace. In a trance, Kalavathi and Sudhakara exchange rings. The next day their marriage is performed. The same day Chitra turns the prince into a garland and takes him with her. Kalavathi, in the guise of man, goes in search of him. On way she meets princess Chandrika, who takes her to be a man, falls in love and marries her. Later, she comes to know of Kalavathi's story and vows to help her. Meanwhile, Chitra, frustrated with the adamant Sudhakara, who detests…

Mana Desam (1949)

Synopsis: Madhu and Shoba are lovers. Madhu supports the Congress party but Shoba is opposed to congress views. They both are arrested in political violence during the freedom struggle. Madhu is tortured by the police and loses memory. The movie ends with his recovering from amnesia and reunion of the couple. Producer Krishnaveni herself played the role of Sobha and Narayana Rao played the role of Madhu.
Cast: Chittooru Nagaiah, Chadalavada Narayana Rao, C. Krishnaveni, NT Rama Rao, SV Ranga Rao, Relangi, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Chadalavada, Vangara, Ramanatha Sastry, Hemalatha
Story, Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, MS Rama Rao, C. Krishnaveni, Chittoor Nagaiah, Jikki
Cinematography: MA Rehman
Editing: MV Rajan
Art: TVS Sharma
Fights: M. Satyam
Choreography: Vempati China Satyam
Producer: C. Krishnaveni
Director: LV Prasad
Banner: MRA Productions
Release Date: 24 November
Trivia: The film is based on Vipradas, a Bengali novel an…