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Srimad Virataparvam (1979)

Cast: NTR (5 roles), Vanisri (Sairandhri), Balakrishna, Bhavani, Pushpa Latha, Mada
Music: Susarla Dakshina Murthy
Director: NTR
Banner: Ramakrishna Cine Studios
Release Date: 28 May
Notes: NTR donned five roles as Srikrishna, Arjuna, Bruhannala, Duryodhana and Keechaka in this film.

Charanadasi (1956)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, Savitri, SV Ranga Rao, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, Kannamba, Shavukar Janaki, Suryakantham, Dr. GV Subba Rao, Kutumba Rao, Perumallu, Bapineedu, Jagga Rao, Hemalatha, Leela Rani, Kamala Lakshman, Ragini
Story, Screenplay and Dialogues: Vempati Sadasiva Brahmam
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya, Sadasiva Brahmam, Kosaraju, BVN Acharya
Playback: Ghantasala, Mallikarjuna Rao, Madhavapeddi Satyam, P. Nageswara Rao, P. Leela, Jikki, P. Susheela, Rani, Swarnalatha
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: NM Shankar
Art: TVS Sharma
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: A. Sankar Reddy
Director: Tatineni Prakasha Rao
Banner: Lalitha Films
Release Date: 20 December
Trivia: This film based on Rabindranath Tagore's novel 'The Wreck'.
NTR seen in Srirama get-up first time on the silver screen with this film.

Daana Veera Soora Karna (1977)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi, Sarada, Prabha, Satyanarayana, Gummadi, Harikrishna, Rajanala, Prabhakara Reddy, Kanchana, Deepa, S. Varalakshmi, Mukkamala, Chalapathi Rao, Rajasri, Dhulipala, Mikkilineni, PJ Sarma, Jayabhaskar
Dialogues: Kondaveeti Venkata Kavi
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Anand, P. Susheela, S. Janaki
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna Cine Studios
Release Date: 14 January
Trivia: NTR played three roles.. Srikrishna, Duryodhana and Karna. NTR's sons Harikrishna played the role Arjuna, and Balakrishna seen as his son Abhimanyu.
The film was completed in 43 working days which was record, given that each of the three characters of NTR took at least three hours to put the makeup and two hours to remove it. NTR never used to see the rushes before the release, and thus they edited the film within days, without seeing the rushes.
This is the first film shot in Ramakrishna Cine Studios in Hyderabad that was s…

Rahasyam (1967)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, B. Saroja Devi, Krishna Kumari, Kantha Rao, SV Ranga Rao, Gummadi, Relangi, Chittooru Nagaiah, Rajanala, Anjali Devi (guest), Jayanthi (guest), Ramana Reddy, G. Varalakshmi, Suryakantham, Girija, Geethanjali, Ch. Narayana Rao, Mudigonda Linga Murthy, Lanka Satyam, Haranath (guest)
Dialogues: Sadasiva Brahmam
Lyrics: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry, Samudrala, C. Narayana Reddy, Arudra, Sadasiva Brhmam
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Leela
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: Venu
Art: TVS Sharma
Fights: Syamsundar
Choreography: Heeralal, Vempati Satyam
Producer: Allareddy Sankar Reddy
Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Banner: Lalitha Sivajyothi Pictures
Budget: Rs. 30 lakhs
Release Date: 10 December
Trivia: Initially Sankar Reddy, the producer, planned to make this film with NTR as lead actor in 1963 under Adurthi Subbarao's direction. In this process he done songs recording on 23 August, 1963. First two slokas were recorded sung by Ghantasala and Madhavapeddi Sa…

Simha Baludu (1978)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Vanisri, Satyanarayana, Rao Gopala Rao, Mohan Babu, Anjali Devi, Tyagaraju, Mada, Sarathi, Ramaprabha, Jayamalini, Pallavi, Halam, Kakarala, PJ Sharma, Anand Mohan, Jagga Rao, Ramadasu, Bheema Raju, Jaggu, Bude Khan, Azad Pahilwan, Chidathala Appa Rao, Potti Veeraiah, Master Ramu, Master Varalakshmi
Story and Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Screenplay: K. Raghavendra Rao
Lyrics: Veturi
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, LR Eshwari, MS Viswanathan
Music: MS Viswanathan
Cinematography: Kannappa
Editing: KA Marthand
Art: Bhaskara Raju
Fights: Madhavan
Choreography: Saleem
Executive Producers: D. Balarama Raju, R. Vijayarama Raju
Presenter: DVN Raju
Producer: D. Sriranga Raju
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Tirupathi Productions
Budget: Rs. 42 lakhs
Release Date: 11 August
Popular Songs:
1. Sannajaajuloi mallepuvvuloi
Notes: This's last folklore film for NTR. The producers constructed an erena set before the Mysore Maharaja Palace. 250 workers from Madras worked 3 months foro …

Yamagola (1977)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Satyam), Jayaprada (Savitri), Satyanarayana (Yama), Rao Gopala Rao (Rudrayya), Allu Ramalingaiah (Chitragupta), Kanta Rao, Niramalamma (Santhamma), PJ Sarma (Inspector), Suryakantham, Manju Bharagavi (Rambha), Tatineni Rajeswari (Urvashi), Madhumathi (Menaka), Prabhakara Reddy, Jayamalini, Chayadevi, KV Chalam
Story and Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Lyrics: Sri Sri, C. Narayana Reddy, Veeturi, Veturi
Music: Chakravarthi
Editing: Sanjeevi
Art: SV Krishna Rao
Producer and Cinematographer: S. Venkata Ratnam
Director: Tatineni Rama Rao
Banner: Sri Pallavi Films
Release Date: 21 October
Trivia: This film had a 100-run in 29 centres and a 175-run in 6 centres - Vijayawada, Bhimavaram, Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. This year (1977) NTR's three films - Danaveerasura Karna, Adavi Ramudu and Yamagola - were celebrated silver jubilee. It run 40 weeks in Hyderabad and Vijayawada. It run 100 days in late run at Srikakulam and Tanuku.
Actually Venkata Ratnam, the produ…