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Narthanasala (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Arjuna), SV Ranga Rao (Keechaka), Savitri (Draupadi), Kanta Rao (Srikrishna), Sobhan Babu (Abhimanyu), L. Vijaya Lakshmi (Uttara), Relangi (Uttara Kumara), Dandamudi Rajagopal (Bheema), Mikkilineni (Dharmaraja), Mukkamala (Virata Raju), Dhulipala (Duryodhana), Sandhya (Sudheshna), Malladi Satyanarayana (Sakuni), Prabhakara Reddy (Karna), Suryakantham, Allu Ramalingaiah, Vangara, Balakrishna, Lakshmirajyam (guest), Nellore Kanta Rao, Satyanarayana, Kanchana Mala (guest), Padmini Priyadarshini Dialogues: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Lyrics: Samudrala, Sri Sri, Kosaraju Music: Susarla Dakshina Murthy Play-back: Mangalampalli Bala Murali Krishna, S. Janaki, Bangalore Latha, Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam, P. Susheela Cinematography: MA Rahman Editing: SPS Veerappa Art: Pratibha Sharma, TVS Sharma Sound: S. Rama Rao Choreographer: Vempati Peda Satyam
Costumes: Achyuta Rao


Producers: Lakshmirajyam, Sridhara Rao Director: Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Banner: Rajyam Pictures Release Date: 11 Oct…

Chaduvukunna Ammayilu (1963)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Krishna Kumari, Sobhan Babu, Relangi, Suryakantham, Gummadi, Padmanabham, EV Saroja
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Swarna Latha
Cinematography: PS Selvaraj
Art: GV Subba Rao
Producer: D. Madhusudana Rao
Director: Adurthi Subba Rao
Banner: Annapurna Pictures
Release Date: 10 April
Trivia: ANR recommended Sobhan Babu to play the role of police inspector.
This was based on Dr. P. Sridevi's famous novel 'Kalateeta Vyaktulu'.
It had a 100-day run in 4 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Kilakila navvulu chilikina palukunu naalo
2. Vinipinchani raagaale
3. Emiti ee avataaram

Lava Kusa (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Srirama), Anjali Devi (Sita), Kanta Rao (Lakshmana), Satyanarayana (Bharatha), Sobhan Babu (Satrughna), Relangi (Chakali), Girija, Chittooru Nagaiah (Valmiki), Arja Janardhana Rao (Anjaneya), Kannamba (Kausalya), S. Varalakshmi (Bhoodevi), Master Nagaraju (Lava), Master Subrahmanyam (Kusa), Gemini Ganeshan, Ramana Reddy, Suryakantham, Annapurna, Sivarama Krishnaiah, Sukumari
Dialogues: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya, Kosaraju, Sadasivabrahmam
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Leela, P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, Mallik, Raghavulu, Jikki, S. Janaki, AP Komala, Vaidehi, Sarojini, Sowmitri
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: A. Sanjeevi
Art: TVS Sharma
Action: Shyamasundar
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: A. Sankar Reddy
Directors: C. Pullaiah and CS Rao
Banner: Lalitha Sivajyothi Films
Release Date: 29 March
Trivia: This is the first Telugu movie collected Rs. 1 crore at the box-office, where as the tickets rates wer…

Somavara Vrata Mahatyam (1963)

Cast: Devika, Kanta Rao, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, Suri Babu, Rajanala, Mikkilineni, Sobhan Babu, Satyanarayana, Aadoni Lakshmi, Rajababu, Dhulipala, Geetanjali, Balakrishna
Story: BN Chari
Dialogues: Samudrala
Lyrics: Samudrala, Athreya
Music: Master Venu
Cinematography: CA Madhusudan
Editing: RM Venugopal
Art: Ramkumar
Producer and Director: RM Krishna Swamy
Banner: Aruna Films
Release Date: 22 February

Irugu Porugu (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Gummadi, Relangi, CSR Anjaneyulu, Girija, Balaiah, Chittooru Nagaiah, Sobhan Babu
Dialogues: Kondepudi Lakshmi Narayana
Lyrics: Arudra, Kosaraju
Music: Master Venu
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, LR Eeswari
Producer: Chilamkuri Vijaya Madhavi
Director: IN Murthy
Banner: Kalaprapurna Theatres
Release Date: 11 January
Trivia: This was the first social film for Sobhan Babu. He did a guest role as a NRI surgeon.

Mahamantri Timmarusu (1962)

Synopsis: The story is about the critical role of Timmarusu (Gummadi) played during the reign of Sri Krishnadevaraya (NTR). The story begins with the pattabhishekam of Sri Krishnadevaraya. Before the function, he participates in the dance and music function of Chinna Devi (L. Vijayalaxmi). They get married and becomes his first queen. After coronation, Timmarusu arranges the marriage with Tirumala Devi (S. Varalakshmi) daughter of Srirangapatnam kingdom. Timmarusu slaps him on the cheek to remind him about the kickbacks while seating on the crown. He plans to attack Gajapathis of Kalinga kingdom lonely. Knowing about this Timmarusu reaches Kalinga and protects him. Pratraparudra Gajapathi (Mukkamala) wanted to kill him with the help of his son Veerabhadra Gajapathi (Prabhakar Reddy). However his daughter Annapurna Devi (Devika) openly opposes it and loves him. In a political dialogue, Prataparudra agrees to marry his daughter to Krishnadevaraya. After the marriage, he plans to kills h…

Bheeshma (1962)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Bheeshma), Anjali Devi (Amba), Haranath (Srikrishna), Ramakrishna, Kanta Rao (Salva), Dhulipala (Duryodhana), Relangi (Narada), Sobhan Babu (Arjuna), Gummadi (Karna), Suryakantham, Nagabhushanam (Parasurama), Vangara, Prabhakara Reddy (Santana), Sujatha (Satyavathi), G. Varalakshmi, Rajababu, Vanisri
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Arudra
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jikki, PB Srinivas, Jamuna Rani, Madhavapeddi, Pithapuram, S. Janaki, Akula Narasimha Rao
Cinematography: MA Rahman
Editing: KA Marthand
Sound: A. Krishnan, Palani Babu
Art: Vaali
Makeup: Peetambaram
Producer and Director: BA Subba Rao
Banner: BAS Productions
Release Date: 19 April
Trivia: It had a 50-day run in 13 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Hailo hailessa hamsa kadaa naa padava
2. Mahadeva sambho mahesaa gireesaa
3. Manasuloni korika (Arudra)

Seethaa Rama Kalyanam (1961)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ravana), Haranath (Sri Rama), Mani or Geetanjali (Sita), Sobhan Babu (Lakshmana), Kantha Rao (Narada), B. Saroja Devi (Mandodari), Ratna (Urmila), Chittooru Nagaiah, Mikkilineni (Janaka), Chayadevi (Sunayana Devi), Gummadi, Kasturi Siva Rao, AV Subba Rao, Sarathi (Nalakubara)
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Galipenchala Narasimha Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Leela, PB Srinivas, P. Susheela, MS Rama Rao
Cinematography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: SPS Veerappa
Art: TVS Sharma
Executive Producer: Atluri Pundarikakshaiah
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: National Art Theatre
Release Date: 6 Jan
Trivia: This was NTR's first dirctorial film and debut film of Ravikanth Nagaich as a cinematographer.
This was debut film for actor Sarathi.
NTR's name doesn't appear in the title credits as a director.
After watching the film, Jagadguru Kanchi Peetadhipati, Sri Paramacharya Chandrasekhara Saraswati Swami blessed NTR with the title &…