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Aatma Gowravam (1966)



Synopsis: Zamindar (Relangi) does not have any children heirs for his property. He adopts Srinivas Rao (ANR) younger brother of farmer Ramayya (Gummadi). Santhana Lakshmi (Suryakantham), wife of Zamindar does not like the middle class people. She wants to adopt Venu (Chalam), son of her sister. Ramayya wants to the marriage of Srinu and Savitri (Kanchana). Santhana Lakshmi does not want any connections with the Ramayya's family. When Ramayya went to Zamindar's house with the proposal, he is insulted by Santhana Lakshmi. His sister dies and to get a better match to Savitri, he marries Vasantha. Savitri leaves the house to commit suicide. She is rescued by Geeta Devi (Rajashri), who is supposed to marry Srinivas Rao.
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Srinivasa Rao), Kanchana (Savitri), Rajasri (Geetha Devi), Chalam (Venu), Gummadi (Ramayya), Relangi (Zamindar), Suryakantham (Santhana Lakshmi), Ramana Reddy (Bhajagovindam), Allu Ramalingaiah (Appalacharyulu), Rajeswari, Vasanthi, Hemalatha
Story: Gollapudi Maruthi Rao and Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani

Dialogues: Gollapudi Maruthi Rao and Bhamidipati Radha Krishna
Lyrics: Kshetrayya, Arudra, C. Narayana Reddy, Sri Sri, Dasarathi
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Playback: P. Susheela, Ghantasala, Vasantha
Cinematography: P. Selvaraj
Choreography: Sumathi Kaushal
Producer: Dukkipati Madhusudana Rao
Director: K. Viswanath
Banner: Annapurna Pictures
Trivia: This is debut film of Gollapudi Maruthi Rao as a story and dialogue writer.
This is debut film of K. Viswanath as a director.
This film won first Nandi award from Andhra Pradesh Govt.
ANR received best actor award and Gollapudi received best story writer award from Madras Film Fans Association.
Sumathi Kaushal was the first woman choreographer in Telugu film industry.
Popular Songs:
1. Preminichi Pellichesuko Nee Manasanta Hayi Nimpuko
2. Preminchanide Pellaadanani Tega Kotalu
3. Paruvam Ponge Velalo Paarajaalamenduko
4. Oka Poolabaanam Tagilindi Madilo
5. Raanani Raalenani Oorake Antaavu
6. Andenu Nede Andani Jablili
7. Maa raajulochchaaru maharaajulochchaaru

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