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Missamma (1955)


Cast: NT Rama Rao (Rao), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Raju), Savitri (Mary, Mahalakshmi), Jamuna (Sita), Relangi (Devaiah), SV Ranga Rao (Zamindar), Rushyendramani, Ramana Reddy (David), Allu Ramalingaiah, Balakrishna (Govind), Doraswamy, Gummadi
Story and Dialogues: Chakrapani
Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Playback: AM Raja, P. Leela, P. Susheela, Relangi
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Audiography: Krishnan
Art: Gokhale and Kaladhar
Producers: Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani
Director: LV Prasad
Banner: Vijaya Pictures
Release Date: 12 January
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 13 centers.
Initially Bhanumathi was selected for Missamma role. After some shoot she dropped because of late coming to shoot one day and Savitri, who selected for second heroine (Sita) role initially, replaced her.
This was remade in Tamil as 'Missiamma' and in Hindi as 'Miss Mary'. Jamuna acted in the three languages.
This was inspired from two Bengali Plays - Ravindranath Maitra's UDARA NIMITTAM and Sharadindu Banerjee's DETECTIVE.
Interestingly, ANR played as a comedian in this movie after doing the title roles in the classics DEVADASU and VIPRA NARAYANA.
Popular Songs:
1. Avunate kaaadanile kaadante avunanile
2. Baalanuraa madanaa
3. Babu dharmam cheyi babu
4. Brindavanamadi andaridi govindudu
5. Emito ee maaya oh challani raja
6. Raavoyi chandamama maa vintha gaatha vinumaa
7. Thelusukonave yuvatee
8. Dharmam chey baabu

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