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Gundamma Katha (1962)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Anji), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Raja), SV Ranga Rao (Ramabhadraiah), Savitri (Lakshmi), Jamuna (Saroja), Suryakantham (Gundamma), Ramana Reddy (Kanchu Gantaiah), Haranath (Prabhakar), L. Vijayalakshmi (Padma), Rajanala (Bhupathi), Rushyendramani, Chayadevi (Durgamma), Mikkilineni, Allu Ramalingaiah (Iyer), Balakrishna
Story and Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Music: Ghantasala
Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Editing: G. Kalyana Sundaram
Art: Gokhale and Kaladhar
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Producers: Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani
Director: Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Banner: Vijaya Productions
Release Date: 7 June
Trivia: This was remade into Tamil as 'Manithan Maravillai', which was directed by Chakrapani and starred by Gemini Ganesan, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri and Jamuna.
'Gundamma Katha' was NTR's 100th film, and 'Manithan Maravillai' was ANR's 100th film.
It had a 100-day run in 23 centers (including late run 4…

Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu (1959)

Synopsis: Rao Bahadur Ramadasu (CSR) borrows from all and sundry, and spends relentlessly. Zamindar Diwan Bahadur Mukunda Rao (SVRanga Rao) is an innocent simpleton, and a good man. He is on the quest for the perfect match for his granddaughter Manjari (Savitri). Ramadasu wants his London-returned son, Dr. Raghu (Jaggaiah) to marry Manjari and take all of Mukunda Rao's assets.
Raghu is married to Leela (Jamuna), who is pretending to be a maid-servant and works in Raghu's home. Manjari is in love with Raja (NTR), Leela's brother, who reciprocates and is jailed for being a revolutionary and a part of the independence struggle. Raja's released from jail, and to set the affairs straight and teach Ramadasu a lesson, he pretends to be Bonkulamarri Raja, a big-time Zamindar and stays in Mukunda Rao's home, who now wants Raja to marry Manjari. Raghu gets involved in the drama without anyone's invite or knowledge, thus producing situational humor by posing as a prospect…

Pelli Chesi Choodu (1952)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, SV Ranga Rao (Dupati Viyyanna), G. Varalakshmi, Savitri, Joga Rao, Suryakantham, Doraswamy, Dr. Sivarama Krishnaiah, Padmanabham, Kutumba Rao, Mahankali Venkaiah, Padmanabham, Balakrishna, Master Kundhu, Master Kanda Mohan, Pushpa Latha, Meenakshi, Baby Girija, Baby Usha, Baby Rajakumari, KB Kotilingam
Story and Dialogues: Chakrapani
Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao, Utukuri Satyanarayana
Music: Ghantasala
Orchestra: Venu
Play-back: Ghantasala, Leela, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, Jamuna Rani, Udatha Sarojini, AP Komala, K. Rani
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Audiography: A. Krishnan
Editing: CP Jambulingam, MS Mani
Art: Gokhale, Kaladhar
Make-up: Peetambaram, Bhaktavatsalam
Producers: Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani
Director: LV Prasad
Banner: Vijaya Productions Ltd
Release Date: February 29
Trivia: This was the first film run 100 days in 11 centers.
This film's 100 days function celebrated at Durga Kalamandhir, Vijayawada on 8 June, 1952, but NTR didn't attend to this function due to …

Perantalu (1951)

Cast: Krishna Kumari, Lakshmikantam
Director: Tripuraneni Gopichand
Banner: Vijayalakshmi Films

Pelli Kuturu (1951)

Cast: NS Krishnan, TA Madhuram, Balaiah, Dorairaj, Lalitha, Padmini
Music: CR Subbaraman
Producer and Director: NS Krishnan
Banner: NSK Productions

Pathala Bhairavi (1951)

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.