Aggi Ramudu (1954)
Cast: NT Rama Rao (Aggi Ramudu), Bhanumathi (Sharada), Relangi (Head Constable), R. Nageswara Rao (Kalayya), Sriram (Veerraju), Mukkamala (Sub Inspector), Rushyendramani (Kamakshamma), Surabhi Balasaraswathi (Janaki), D. Balasubrahmanyam (Somanatham), Sandhya (Parvathi), Santha (Gowri), Subbu Lakshmi (Kamala), K. Doraswamy, Ramakoti (Kondayya), Seshagiri Rao, Subbayya Naidu (Doctor), Thomas, Rayappa, Kannayya (Shankarayya), Sai (Vimala)
Story: Namakkal Ramalinga Kavingar
Dialogues and Lyrics: Athreya
Music: SM Subbaiah Naidu
Playback: Bhanumathi, Periya Nayaki, Jayalakshmi, Raja, Madhavapeddi Satyam
Burrakatha: Nazar and Party
Cinematography: Sailen Bose
Editing: M. Veluswamy
Producer and Director: SM Sriramulu Naidu
Banner: Pakshiraja Studios
Release Date: 5 August
Trivia: This was NTR's 20th film. He was seen as Alluri Seetharama Raju first time on the silver screen.
This film made in six languages. It made first in Tamil as 'Malaikallan' with MGR and after in Telugu as 'Aggi Ramudu'. After that it made in Hindi as 'Azaad' with Dilip Kumar, 'Bettedhakalla' in Kannada, 'Thaskara Veeran' in Malayalam and 'Shoorasena' in Simhala.
All these six movies directed by Sriramulu Naidu. It got success in all languages.
In Telugu, it had a 100-day run in 7 centres and a 175-day run two centres.
Shaik Nazar, famous burra katha artiste, given performance for the burra katha 'vinaraa andhrudaa, manya sodarula veera gaatha nedu', along with Karnati Lakshmi Narasayya and Ramakoti, his companions.
1. Raanee raju raanee
2. Karuna choodavalenu gowri
3. Evaruraa neevevaruraa
4. Evaro pilichaaru