Rechukka (1954)


Cast: NT Rama Rao (Kannaiah), Anjali Devi (Nana), Devika aka Prameela (Lalitha Devi), Mukkamala, Nagabhushanam (Chitti Veeranna), Peketi Sivaram (Annaiah), Joga Rao (Chandraiah), YV Raju (Nagulu), Sadasiva Rao, (Maha Manthri), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (guest), Kakinada Rajarathnam
Story: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Dialogues and Lyrics: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
Music: Ashwatthama
Playback: Jikki
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: GD Joshi
Producer: Ghantasala Krishna Murthy
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Pratibha Films
Release Date: 23 May
Trivia: The story is created being inspired by 'The Prince Who Was A Thief' (1951) starring Tony Curtis.
After shooting three reels including two songs, Ghantasala Balaramaiah died suddenly due to heart attack on October 29, 1953. Ghantasala Krishna Murthy, the elder son of Balaramaiah has taken the charge of Pratibha Films. The film is completed with the financial involvement of Sunderlal Nahata and director P. Pullaiah.
For the role of Lalitha Devi, the producer wanted to take new actress. They have chosen Prameela, the grand daughter of Raghupathi Venkaiah to portray the character besides N.T.Ramarao. She changed her name as Devika and became a big star later.
ANR played a guest role, seen in a single shot.
In the titles Devika's name placed as Prameela. Her original name was Mohana Krishna.
Popular Songs:
1. Ekkadidee andam evvaridee aanandam

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