Seethaa Rama Kalyanam (1961)
Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ravana), Haranath (Sri Rama), Mani or Geetanjali (Sita), Sobhan Babu (Lakshmana), Kantha Rao (Narada), B. Saroja Devi (Mandodari), Ratna (Urmila), Chittooru Nagaiah, Mikkilineni (Janaka), Chayadevi (Sunayana Devi), Gummadi, Kasturi Siva Rao, AV Subba Rao, Sarathi (Nalakubara)
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Galipenchala Narasimha Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Leela, PB Srinivas, P. Susheela, MS Rama Rao
Cinematography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: SPS Veerappa
Art: TVS Sharma
Executive Producer: Atluri Pundarikakshaiah
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: National Art Theatre
Release Date: 6 Jan
Trivia: This was NTR's first dirctorial film and debut film of Ravikanth Nagaich as a cinematographer.
This was debut film for actor Sarathi.
NTR's name doesn't appear in the title credits as a director.
After watching the film, Jagadguru Kanchi Peetadhipati, Sri Paramacharya Chandrasekhara Saraswati Swami blessed NTR with the title 'Vishwa Vikyatha Natasarvabouma'.
Although Haranath's 'Maa Inti Mahalakshmi' (1959) was released earlier, 'Seetarama Kalyanam' was his debut vehicle.
Nandamuri Lakshmaiah Chowdary and Venkatravamma, parents of NTR, appeared on screen for the first and last time before the title credits.
Mani who appeared as Mani in the titles of 'Seetharama Kalyanam' later was to be known as Geetanjali, and rose to be a talented heroine.
It had a 100-day run in 9 centers.
1. Sri seetharamula kalyanam choothamu raarandi