Gulebakavali Katha (1962)



Synopsis: King Chandrasena (Mukkamala) has two wives Gunavathi (Rushyendramani) and Rupavathi (Chayadevi). Rupavathi has three sons. Rupavathi brother Vakraketu (Rajanala) has eye on the king’s throne. When Guanvathi gets pregnant with the blessings of the goddess Parvathi, Vakraketu along with his sister Rupavathi bribes the astrologer and tries to kill the kid, but is rescued and brought up the Shepard couple (Lanka Satyam and Hemalatha).
Once King Chandrasena goes to hunting in the forest and sees Vijay (NTR). He lost the eyesight due to the Vakraketu poisoning the food. He blames Vijay for that. Doctors advice king to get the Gulebakavali flower which blossoms on the full moon day in the Yakshaloka.
How Vijay brings back the flower along with the two beautiful heroines and teaches the lesson to Vakraketu is the rest of the story.
Cast: NT Rama Rao (Vijay), Jamuna (Yuktimathi), Rajanala (Vakraketu), Rushyendramani (Gunavathi), Nagaratna, Mukkamala (Chandrasena), Chayadevi (Rupavathi), Padmanabham, Peketi Sivaram, Lanka Satyam, Balakrishna, KVS Sharma, Mikkilineni, Hemalatha, Balasaraswathi, Mahankali Venkayya, Meena Kumari
Story and Dialogues: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Joseph, Vijaya Krishna Murthy
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jikki, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, P. Leela, Vasantha, S. Janaki
Cinematography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Banner: National Art Theatre
Release Date: 5 January
Box-office: Super hit
Trivia: Nagaratna, the second heroine of this film, was the daughter of actress G. Varalakshmi's elder sister.
This is C. Narayana Reddy's debut film as a lyricist. His very first song 'Nannu dochukonduvate vannela dorasani' was a rage that time.
This film was based on the Kasi Majilee Kathalu written by Madhira Subbanna Deekshitulu.
It had a 100-day run in 5 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Madana sundara dora naa madini
2. Nannu dochukonduvate vannela dorasaani
3. Vinnaava tatwam guruda kanugonnava satyam narudo naruda
4. Ontarinaipoyaanu ika intiki emani ponu
5. Salaamaalekum saahebugaaru bhale sokugaa vacchaaru
6. Kalala alalapai telenu

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