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Cherapakura Chedevu (1955)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Shavukaru Janaki, Amaranath, Relangi, R. Nageswara Rao, Lakshmi Rajyam, Rajasulochana, Pushpalatha, Chandra Kumari, Suryakantham
Dialogues: Ravuri Satyanarayana
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Ghantasala
Cinematography: Kamal Ghosh
Director: K. Bhaskara Rao
Banner: Bhaskar Productions
Release Date: 6 July

Vijaya Gowri (1955)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Padmini, Gummadi, Relangi
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Music: G. Ramanathan, Viswanathan - Rama Murthy
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: Krishna Pictures
Release Date: 30 June
Box-office: Hit

Missamma (1955)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Rao), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Raju), Savitri (Mary, Mahalakshmi), Jamuna (Sita), Relangi (Devaiah), SV Ranga Rao (Zamindar), Rushyendramani, Ramana Reddy (David), Allu Ramalingaiah, Balakrishna (Govind), Doraswamy, Gummadi
Story and Dialogues: Chakrapani
Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Playback: AM Raja, P. Leela, P. Susheela, Relangi
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Audiography: Krishnan
Art: Gokhale and Kaladhar
Producers: Nagi Reddy and Chakrapani
Director: LV Prasad
Banner: Vijaya Pictures
Release Date: 12 January
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 13 centers.
Initially Bhanumathi was selected for Missamma role. After some shoot she dropped because of late coming to shoot one day and Savitri, who selected for second heroine (Sita) role initially, replaced her.
This was remade in Tamil as 'Missiamma' and in Hindi as 'Miss Mary'. Jamuna acted in the three languages.
This was inspired from two Bengali Plays - Ravindranath Maitra's UDARA…

Iddaru Pellalu (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, MV Rajamma, Jamuna, CSR Anjaneyulu, Lakshmikanta, Siva Rao
Dialogues and Lyrics: Kopalli Venkata Ramana Rao
Director: F. Nagur
Banner: Nagur Cine Productions
Release Date: 6 October
Notes: NTR was seen in Srikrishna get-up first time on the silver screen in this film.

Parivarthana (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ananda Rao), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Satyam), Savitri (Sundaramma), Doraswamy (Ramaiah), Ramana Reddy (Chalapathi), Chadalavada Kutumba Rao (Pitchaiah), Mikkilineni (Sanjeevaiah), Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Koduru Achchaiah, Perumallu, Ramakoti, Allu Ramalingaiah, Joga Rao (guest)
Story: Pinisetty Srirama Murthy
Dialogues: Sunkara Satyanarayana and Vasireddy Bhaskara Rao
Lyrics: Anisetty
Music: Mohandas and T. Chalapathi Rao
Director: Tatineni Prakasha Rao
Banner: Janata Pictures
Release Date: 1 September
Trivia: This was based on Pinisetty Srirama Murthy's stage play 'Anna Chellelu'.
It was first film for Janata Pictures.
ANR and Savitri acted as brother and sister.
Popular Songs:
1. Kalikaalam idi kalikaalam
2. Nandaare lokamento chitramuraa
3. Ammaa ammaa avanee maataa
4. Inta challani vela vinta talapuleevela
5. Avunantaaraa kaadantaaraa

Aggi Ramudu (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Aggi Ramudu), Bhanumathi (Sharada), Relangi (Head Constable), R. Nageswara Rao (Kalayya), Sriram (Veerraju), Mukkamala (Sub Inspector), Rushyendramani (Kamakshamma), Surabhi Balasaraswathi (Janaki), D. Balasubrahmanyam (Somanatham), Sandhya (Parvathi), Santha (Gowri), Subbu Lakshmi (Kamala), K. Doraswamy, Ramakoti (Kondayya), Seshagiri Rao, Subbayya Naidu (Doctor), Thomas, Rayappa, Kannayya (Shankarayya), Sai (Vimala)
Story: Namakkal Ramalinga Kavingar
Dialogues and Lyrics: Athreya
Music: SM Subbaiah Naidu
Playback: Bhanumathi, Periya Nayaki, Jayalakshmi, Raja, Madhavapeddi Satyam
Re-recording: Jeeva
Burrakatha: Nazar and Party
Cinematography: Sailen Bose
Editing: M. Veluswamy
Art: Chellayya
Fights: Nambiar
Choreography: Thangaraju
Producer and Director: SM Sriramulu Naidu
Banner: Pakshiraja Studios
Release Date: 5 August
Trivia: This was NTR's 20th film. He was seen as Alluri Seetharama Raju first time on the silver screen.
This film made in six languages. It made first in Ta…

Sangham (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Vyjayanthimala, Anjali Devi, SV Ranga Rao, Chittooru Nagaiah, Rushyendramani, S. Balachander, Sahasra Namam, Ramana Reddy, Maddali Krishna Murthy, Hemalatha, R. Balasubrahmanyam, Rangoon Rama Rao
Story: R. Venkatachalam
Dialogues and Lyrics: Toleti Venkata Reddy
Music: R. Sudarshanam, Govardhanam
Playback: P. Susheela, TS Bhagavathi, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pitapuram Nageswara Rao, Raghunath Panigrahi
Cinematography: T. Muthu Swamy
Editing: MV Raman, K. Shankar
Art: H. Santharam
Choreography: KN Dandayudha Paani Pillai
Producer: AV Meiyappan
Director: MV Raman
Banner: AVM Productions
Release Date: 10 July
Popular Songs:
1. Sundaraanga maruvagalenoy
2. Bharata veera kumaarika nene
3. Aadadante alusu kaadoy
4. Jaati bhedam samasipodaa
5. Nirupedala pegula ragile aakali gola

Raju Peda (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Lakshmirajyam (Achchamma), SV Ranga Rao, Ammaji, Relangi (Sudheer), Sudhakar, R. Nageswara Rao, Kuchala Kumari, Dr. Kamaraju
Dialogues: Pinisetty
Lyrics: Tapi Dharma Rao, Kosaraju
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: Adi Irani
Art: Vaali
Sound: Krishnan
Producer and Director: BA Subba Rao
Banner: BAS Productions
Release Date: 25 June
Popular Songs:
1. Jebulo bomma jejela bomma
2. Kallu therachi kanara satyam
Trivia: This was based on Mark Twain's novel 'The Prince and the Pauper'. NTR portrayed both king and pauper roles. The song 'Jebulo bomma' was picturised on Relangi.

Rechukka (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Kannaiah), Anjali Devi (Nana), Devika aka Prameela (Lalitha Devi), Mukkamala, Nagabhushanam (Chitti Veeranna), Peketi Sivaram (Annaiah), Joga Rao (Chandraiah), YV Raju (Nagulu), Sadasiva Rao, (Maha Manthri), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (guest), Kakinada Rajarathnam
Story: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Dialogues and Lyrics: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
Music: Ashwatthama
Playback: Jikki
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: GD Joshi
Producer: Ghantasala Krishna Murthy
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Pratibha Films
Release Date: 23 May
Trivia: The story is created being inspired by 'The Prince Who Was A Thief' (1951) starring Tony Curtis.
After shooting three reels including two songs, Ghantasala Balaramaiah died suddenly due to heart attack on October 29, 1953. Ghantasala Krishna Murthy, the elder son of Balaramaiah has taken the charge of Pratibha Films. The film is completed with the financial involvement of Sunderlal Nahata and director P. Pullaiah.
For the role of Lalitha Devi, the prod…

Thodu Dongalu (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Paramesam), Hemalatha, Gummadi (Lokanatham), TG Kamala Devi, Chalam, Maddali Krishna Murthy (Ramudu), Dr. Sivarama Krishnaiah (Doctor), Atluri Pundarikakshaiah, Allu Ramalingaiah
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Music: TV Raju
Cinematography: MA Rahman
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: National Art Theatre (NAT)
Budget: Rs. 2 lakhs
Release Date: 15 April
Box-office: Flop
Trivia: Title roles played by NTR and Gummadi. Hemalatha acted as NTR's wife.
This film got President's award.

Vaddante Dabbu (1954)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Shyam), Shavukaru Janaki (Saroja), Jamuna (Rekha), Rajanala (Hemachalapathi Bahadur), Peketi Sivaram (Rama Rao), Allu Ramalingaiah, P. Hemalatha, Gangarathnam
Story: GD Mudugulkar (Marathi)
Screen-play and adoption: YR Swamy and Sadasivabrahmam
Dialogues: Sadasivabrahmam
Lyrics: Sadasivabrahmam, Sri Sri, Devulapalli Krishna Sastry
Music: TA Kalyanam
Playback: Jikki
Cinematography: DL Narayana
Presenter: HM Reddy
Producer: Moola Narayana Swamy
Director: YR Swamy
Banner: Rohini Pictures
Release Date: 19 February
Trivia: Jamuna and Peketi were pairing for this film.
This was based on Marathi film 'Lakhachi Goshta' (1952), directed by Raja Paranjape.
Popular Songs:
1. Naa priya kuteera vaatika

Chandirani (1953)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Kishore), Bhanumathi (Chandirani and Champarani), SV Ranga Rao (Prachandudu), CSR Anjaneyulu, Relangi (Mukund), Amarnath (Veerasimha), Hemalatha, Vidyavathi, R. Nageswara Rao, Doraswamy
Story: Bhanumathi
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: CR Subbaraman and MS Vishwanathan
Playback: Ghantasala, Bhanumathi
Cinematography: PN Selvaraj
Producer: PS Ramakrishna Rao
Director: Bhanumathi
Banner: Bharani Studios
Release Date: 28 August
Trivia: This was the first Indian talkie film directed by a woman.
It was simultaneously produced and released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages by Bharani studios. Bhanumathi, NTR and SVR were acted in these three films.
Subbaraman died at the middle of this project, while MS Viswanathan given tunes for remaining songs.
Popular Songs:
1. Kila kilaa navvulaa kurise le vennela
2. Evaraalakinturu naa mora
3. Ee roju bhale roju ide prema
4. O taarakaa navvulela nanugani

Pichchi Pullayya (1953)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Shavukaru Janaki, Gummadi, Ramana Reddy, Amaranath, Mahankali Venkayya, Chayadevi, Hemalatha, Atluri Pundarikakshayya
Story and Screenplay: Tatineni Prakasha Rao
Dialogues and Lyrics: Anisetty Subba Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, MS Rama Rao, Rao Balasaraswathi, AP Komala, P. Nageswara Rao, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pundarikakshayya
Music: TV Raju
Cinematography: MA Rahman
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy, D. Venugopala Swamy
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: Tatineni Prakasha Rao
Banner: National Art Theatres
Release Date: 17 July
Trivia: This's the first film for NAT, which was NTR's home banner.

Ammalakkalu (1953)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Padmini, Amaranath, Relangi, Dr. Sivarama Krishnayya, BR Panthulu, Atluri Pundarikakshaiah, Lalitha, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Suryakantham, Rushyendramani, Angamuthu
Story: Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
Lyrics: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Music: CR Subbaraman
Cinematography: Adi M. Irani
Art: Thota Venkateswara Rao
Producer: Chttiyar, MS Nayak
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: Krishna Pictures
Release Date: 12 March
Box-office: Hit
Trivia: It had a 50-day run in 9 centres.

Palletooru (1952)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Chandram), Savitri (Suguna), SV Ranga Rao (Ganapathi), TG Kamala Devi, Nagabhushanam (Kondaiah), Suryakantham, Perumallu, Mikkilineni, Ramana Reddy, Chadalawada, Seshamamba, Padmavathi, Baby Krishnaveni, Koduri Atchaiah, Vasundhara
Story and Dialogues: Vasireddy Bhaskara Rao and Sunkara Satyanarayana
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Vemulapalli Srikrishna, Vasireddy, Sunkara
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala
Cinematography: Ajoy Kar
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Producer: P. Sivaramaiah
Director: Tatineni Prakasha Rao
Banner: People's Art Productions
Trivia: This was debut film for director Tatineni Prakasha Rao.
Popular Songs:
1. Cheyyetti jaikottu thelugoda
2. Polaalananni halaaladunni
3. Vachchinadoyi sankranthi
4. Aa manasulona aa choopulona

Malliswari (1951)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Nagaraju), Bhanumathi (Malliswari), Nyapathi Raghava Rao (Allasani Peddana), Srivatsa (Srikrishna Devaraya), Kumari (Tirumala Devi), Doraswamy (Narappa), Rushyendramani (Nagamma), Surabhi Kamalabai, Vangara Venkata Subbayya (Hanumanthappa), TG Kamala Devi, Baby Mallika, Master Venkata Ramana, Venkumamba (Govindamma), TD Vasantha, Vasundhara or Kanchana, Moparru Dasu (Silpachari), C. Nageswara Rao (Poojari)
Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry, Purandara Dasu
Playback: Ghantasala, Chittooru Nagaiah, Vinjamuri Lakshmi, Bhanumathi, Anasuya, TG Kamala Devi
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: BN Konda Reddy
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Art: AK Sekhar
Director: BN Reddy
Banner: Vauhini Studios
Release Date: 20 December
Box-office: Hit
Trivia: It has been screened in the Asian Film Festival held in China.
It was debut film for Devulapalli Krishna Sastry as a lyricist.
It was screened in Beijing International Film Festival and released in China with Chinese sub ti…

Pillalu Thechchina Challani Rajyam (1960)

Cast: Sivaji Ganesan, MV Rajamma, Kanchana, Rajanala, BR Panthulu, Mikkilineni, Ramana Reddy, Balakrishna, Susheela, Lakshmi, Baby Lakshmi, Baby Suma, Baby Vimala, Saraswathamma, AV Subba Rao, Master Gopi, Master Venkatesam, Satyam, DR Reddy, MS Rao, Srinivasn, Mani Ayyar, Karuppaiah, Anjaneyulu, Lakshmaiah Chowdary
Story: Dada Mirasi
Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya, Kosaraju
Playback: PB Srinivas, S. Govindarajan, P. Susheela, Jikki, S. Janaki, Jamuna Rani, K. Rani, Komala, Rajeswari, Padma
Music: TG Lingappa
Cinematography: WR Subba Rao
Editing: R. Devarajan
Art: Warthurkar
Fights: Toothukudi S. Arunachalam
Choreography: B. Jayaram, Madhavan
Makeup: Haribabu
Publicity Designs: GH Rao
Producer and Director: BR Panthulu
Banner: Padmini Pictures
Release Date: 1 July

Indrajit (1961)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Indrajit), Anjali Devi (Sulochana), SV Ranga Rao (Ravana), Sandhya, Kantha Rao (Srirama), Rajasri, Ramakrishna, Chalam, Ramana Reddy, Mohana, Kamala Kumari, Mikkilineni, Boddapati, Chittooru Nagaiah (guest), Rajanala (guest)
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Screen-play: DV Narasa Raju
Music: TV Raju
Cinematography: C. Nageswara Rao
Art: BS Krishna Rao
Producers: S. Rajinikanth, DV Subba Rao, Kancharla Madhava Rao
Director: Rajinikanth
Banner: Srikanth Productions
Release Date: May 5
Box-office: Flop
Trivia: This movie also known as 'Sati Sulochana'.
NTR starred 'Indrajit' and 'Pendli Pilupu' released same day (5 May 1961) and had a 100-day run in Rajahmundry.

Jalsa Rayudu (1960)

Cast: Jaggaiah, Jamuna, Kannamba, Gummadi, Hema Latha, Ramana Reddy, Mukkamala, Jyothi, Muktha, Jagga Rao
Dialogues: Kondepudi
Lyrics: Arudra
Music: Master Venu
Art: Suranna
Producer: P. Gangadhara Rao
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Banner: Hyderabad Movies
Release Date: 9 September
Trivia: This is based on the Hindi film 'Jalsaj'.

Samajam (1960)

Cast: Jaggaiah, Rajasulochana, Girija, Relangi, Nagaiah, Gummadi, CSR Anjaneyulu, Pekiti Sivaram, R. Nageswara Rao, Aadoni Lakshmi, L. Vijayalakshmi
Director: Addala Narayana Rao
Banner: Thirumala Pictures
Release Date: 10 June