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Chandravanka (1951)

Cast: MA Kanchan, Kamala Devi, Kotiratnam, Jr Lakshmi Rajyam, Gangaratnam, Kanakam, Lalitha, Padmini, Raghuramaiah, NA Rao, Vangara, Krishnama Raju, Addanki Srirama Murthy, Suribabu
Dialogues: Kopalli Venkata Ramana Rao
Music: Nalam Nageswara Rao
Director: Katur Mohan
Banner: Sri Padmanabha Pictures

Aada Janma (1951)

Cast: Chadalawada Narayana Rao, Ramana Reddy, Girija
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Master Venu
Director: GR Rao
Banner: Modern Theaters
Release Date: 24 November

Agni Pareeksha (1951)

Cast: CSR Anjaneyulu, Lakshmikantham, Lakshmirajyam, Savitri
Producer: Kovelamudi Bhaskara Rao
Director: P. Manikyam

Swapna Sundari (1950)

Synopsis: Prabhu (ANR) always dreamt of a lovely lady, his 'Dream Girl' or 'Swapna Sundari'. On a tour he encounters a tribal queen (G. Varalakshmi), who falls in love with him, but he rejects her. He finally meets his 'Swapna Sundari' (Anjali Devi) who is actually a Deva Kanya, and the love is mutual. She leaves her Godly abode to stay with Prabhu. But an evil Mantrik finds out that with her help, he can conquer the world and become invincible so he kidnaps her. Prabhu, with the help of the tribal queen vanquishes the evil Mantrik, but the Rani dies. Swapna Sundari and Prabhu live happily ever after. Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Prabhu), Anjali Devi, G. Varalakshmi, Mukkamala, Kasturi Siva Rao (Abbi), Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Nyayapathi Raghava Rao (Yaksha) Screen-play, Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya Music: CR Subbaraman
Playback: Ghantasala, Rao Balasaraswathi Devi, P. Leela, G. Varalakshmi, Kasturi Siva Rao
Choreographer: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Cinema…

Samsaram (1950)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Raghu), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Venu), Lakshmirajyam (Manjula), Pushpalatha, Suryakantham, Relangi, Balasaraswathi, Doraswamy, Nalla Rama Murthy, Bezawada Kantamma, Savitri, Master Anand, Baby Aruna Story and Dialogues: Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
Lyrics: Kondamudi Gopalaraya Sharma, Sadasiva Brahmam Music: Susarla Dakshina Murthy
Playback: Ghantasala Cinematography: B. Subba Rao Producers: KV Krishna, CV Ranganatha Das Director: LV Prasad Banner: Sadhana Productions Release Date: 29 Dec
Box-office: Silver Jubilee film
Trivia: Initially Savitri booked as second heroine opposite Akkineni, but the director LV Prasad disappointed with her performance. She dropped after some shoot and Pushpalatha replaced her. Anyway Savitri did a small role of Pushpalatha's friend. Later, Savitri made her mark with the great performance as 'Missamma', eventually directed by LV Prasad.
This was first film for Sadhana Productions.
NTR and ANR played as siblings.
Popular Songs:
1. Kala nij…

Shavukaru (1950)

Cast: Shavukaru Janaki, Govindarajula Subba Rao (Shavukar), NT Rama Rao (Satyam), SV Ranga Rao (Sunnam Rangadu), P. Santha Kumari, Padmanabham (Polay), Vallabhajosyula Sivaram (Narayana), Vangara, Kanakam (Rami), Srivatsa, Madhavapeddi Satyam (Pitchanna Tata), Moparru Dasu (Haridasu), Joga Rao (Sambu), Sita (Manikyam), KV Subba Rao Story and Dialogues: Chakrapani Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya Music: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasal, Rao Balasaraswathi Devi, Santha Kumari Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Associate Directors: Tatineni Prakasha Rao, Rajinikanth Producers: Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani Director: LV Prasad Banner: Vijaya Pictures Release Date: 7 April Trivia: This was the first movie for Vijaya Pictures.
This was first movie for NTR as male lead and Janaki as a female lead.
Ravi Kondala Rao has written the 'Savukaru' story in the form of novel. The novel, dialogues and songs were published in the monthly 'Vijaya Chitra' from Jan 1976 to 10 months. After t…

Sri Lakshmamma Katha (1950)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, G. Varalakshmi, Kasturi Siva Rao, Balasaraswathi, Suryaprabha, Seshamamba, Rajaratnam, Baby Narayani, Prabhakar, Gadepalli, Gowrinatha Sastry, Kandikonda, Master Kundu
Dialogues and Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi, Gopalaraya Sharma
Music: CR Subbaraman
Cinematography: Sridhar
Editing: Joshi
Art: SVS
Choreography: Raghavaiah
Producer and Director: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Banner: Pratibha Pictures
Release Date: 26 February

Vali Sugriva (1950)

Cast: CSR Anjaneyulu, Sriranjani, G. Varalakshmi, Relangi, SP Rajarama Naidu Music: Ghantasala Director: Jampana Chandrasekhara Rao Banner: Ashok Movies

Lakshmamma (1950)

Synopsis:Sri Lakshmi is the daughter of Musalappa Naidu, the village head of Durgi. Venkaiah Naidu hails from a rich agricultural family in the neighbouring village Lingalapuram. His elder brother, Subbaiah Naidu, is the village head. The marriage of Venkaiah with Sri Lakshmi is performed on condition that he stays at his father-in-law's house as illarikamalludu. All is well till dancer Radha enters his life. Venkaiah deserts his wife and daughter and returns to Lingapuram. Sri Lakshmi too comes to live with her husband.
When she refuses to perform the marriage of her daughter with her sister-in-law's son, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law torment her and poison Venkaiah's mind that she has an illicit relationship with the servant. Enraged, Venkaiah kills Sri Lakshmi and repents. He becomes blind. A temple is built for Lakshmamma and the marriage of her daughter is performed as per her earlier wish. Her divine hand heals the eyes of Venkaiah.
Cast: Chadalawada Narayana Ra…

Tirugubatu (1950)

Cast: Chadalawada Narayana Rao, Santha Kumari, Krishna Veni, Lalitha, Padmini, Krishna Murthy, Baby Mallika, Sumitra
Screen-play: KV Reddy
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Ragini Pictures

Palletoori Pilla (1950)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Vasanth), NT Rama Rao (Jayanth), SV Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi (Santha), TV Raju, Tapi Chanakya, Nalla Ramamurthy (Lappam), Sitaram (Tappam), AV Subba Rao (Kampana Dora), Lakshmikantham, Baby Mallika (Sashi), Baby Santha
Story and Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Tapi Dharma Rao, P. Adi Narayana Rao
Music: P. Adi Narayana Rao
Playback: Ghantasala
Editor: Marthand
Cinematographer: Kotnis
Producer and Director: BA Subba Rao
Banner: Sobhanachala Pictures
Release Date: 27 April
Trivia: This was debut movie for BA Subba Rao as a director and for Adi Narayana Rao as a music director.
This was first movie of NTR and ANR combination.
Initially Raghuramaiah was selected for second hero's role and later he replaced by ANR.
It was released in 10 centers and had a 100-day run in 6 centers.
This was based on the stage play 'Pizarro'.
This film was remade in Hindi as 'Insaniyat' with Dileep Kumar, Dev Anand and Beena Roy.
Popular Songs:
1. Santha vanti pilla…

Modati Rathri (1950)

Cast: G. Varalakshmi (Manorama), Narayana Rao (Dasu), Siva Rao, KS Prakasha Rao (Babu), Saraswathi
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: BS Ranga
Art: Ghatak
Sound: Ranga Swamy
Director: KS Prakasha Rao
Banner: Prakash Productions
Release Date: 9 June

Maya Rambha (1950)

Cast: Anjali Devi, G. Varalakshmi, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, CSR Anjaneyulu, Siva Rao, NT Rama Rao, Soudamini, Balijepalli, Jr. Sriranjani
Story, Dialogues and Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi
Music: Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
Cinematography: P. Sridhar Reddy
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: C. Ramaraju
Choreography: Vedantam Raghavaiah, Vempati Satyam
Producer and Director: TP Sundaram
Banner: NB Productions
Release Date: 22 Sept 1950

Jeevitham (1950)

Cast: Chadalawada Narayana Rao, S. Varalakshmi, CSR Anjaneyulu, Kanchi Narasimha Rao, TR Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, Mahalingam
Dialogues and Lyrics: Toleti Venkata Reddy
Music: Sudarshanam
Playback: S. Varalakshmi, MS Rama Rao
Audiography: Jeeva Ratnam
Producer: AV Meiyappan
Director: MV Raman
Banner: AVM Productions
Release Date: 14 July
Trivia: This was first Telugu movie for AVM Productions.
Popular Songs:
1. Melukondi tellavaare tellagaa
2. Priyamaina raanee mohinee
3. Mana manasoo manasoo ekamai
4. Idenaa maa desam idaa bhaaratha desam