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Pathala Bhairavi (1951)

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Synopsis: The son of the gardener Thota Raamudu (NTR) falls in love with Indumathi (Malathi), the princess of Ujjain. When he faces resistance from the king, he approaches a Sorcerer (SVR), who actually plans to sacrifice this young, brave lad to the goddess Patala Bhairavi (Girija) to attain the magic statuette, which would grant any wish. Raamudu finds about this plan and sacrifices the sorcerer and obtains Patala Bhairavi.
Cast: NT Rama Rao (Thota Ramudu), Malathi (Indumathi), SV Ranga Rao (Nepala Mantrikudu), Padmanabham, Balakrishna, CSR Anjaneyulu, Girija, Surabhi Kamalabai, Krishna Kumari, Lakshmikantam, Hemalathamma Rao, Relangi (Anjaneyulu), Savitri, Chadalavada Kutumba Rao
Story: Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Dialogues and Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala, VJ Varma, TG Kamala Devi, Relangi, AP Komala, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, P. Leela
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Art: Madhavapeddi Gokhale and Kaladhar
Associate…

Nirdoshi (1951)

Cast: Anjali Devi (Nirmala), Mukkamala (Vijay), G. Varalakshmi (Tara), Lakshmikanta, Doraswamy, Chandrasekhar (Kumar), Master Madhu, Pandit Rao, Kona Prabhakara Rao (Chandrayya), Lingam Subba Rao, Kantha Rao (debut)
Story and Dialogues: K. Gopalaraya Sharma, Vempati Sadasiva Brahmam
Lyrics: K. Gopalaraya Sharma, Sadasiva Brahmam, Chirravuru Venkata Rao, Sri Sri, Athreya
Music: Ghantasala
Background Score: Ashwatthama
Cinematographer: PL Rai
Producer and Director: HM Reddy
Banner: Rohini Pictures
Trivia: After 'Maya Maschindra' (1945), Mukkamala played as hero in this movie.
G. Varalakshmi played negative role.

Navvite Navaratnalu (1951)

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Cast:  Krishna Kumari (debut), Rama Sharma, Nirmala Devi, Addala, Sita, Vangara Venkata Subbaiah, Lalitha, Padmini, Venkateswara Rao, Bhoodevi
Story: Subbanna Deekshitulu
Dialogues:Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Director: S. Soundararajan
Banner: TNT Productions

Deeksha (1951)

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Cast: G. Varalakshmi (Yashoda), Madhavapeddi Ramagopal (Gopi), Kasturi Siva Rao, Seshamamba, Ranga Swamy, Master Kundu, Sudhakar, Chitti Babu
Story: Sarat Chandra Chatterjee
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Pendyala
Playback: MS Rama Rao, G. Varalakshmi Prasada Rao, M. Venu
Producer and Director: KS Prakasha Rao
Banner: Prakash Productions
Trivia: This was based on Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's novel 'Ramer Shumoti' (Ram Returning to Sanity).
This was debut film for two singers, Prasada Rao and M. Venu. Later, Prasada Rao was given music for the movie 'Amara Sandesam' (1954) along with Kelkar and givien music independently for the movie 'Penki Pellam' (1957).
M. Venu became popular as Master Venu as a music director.
Popular Songs:
1. Poraa baaboo po poyi choodu
2. Teeyana katha ite teerenaa
3. Manushulante veellenaa
4. Emautundo inkemautundo
5. Chinni naannaa chitti naannaa
6. Pasidi pantaku jai anaraa

Tilottama (1951)

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Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, Suryaprabha, Kanakam
Director: Mirjapuram Raja
Banner: Sobhanachala Pictures
Release Date: 16 February

Chandravanka (1951)

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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)

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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)

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

Swapna Sundari (1950)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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…

Praja Rajyam (1950)

Cast: Anjali Devi
Director: Kasalingam

Paramanandayya Sishyulu (1950)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Lakshmirajyam
Lyrics: Tapi Dharma Rao
Music: Ogirala Ramachandra Rao, Susarla Dakshina Murthy
Producer and Director: Kasturi Siva Rao
Release Date: 6 October

Tirugubatu (1950)

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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