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Bhagya Rekha (1957)

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Synopsis: Lakshmi (Jamuna) is a child orphaned by the death of her parents lives in the house of her uncle. Her aunt (Suryakantham) loves her daughter Kathyayani (Janaki) and neglects and harass Lakshmi. Hence she goes to her grandfather's house. Her grandfather also dies, forcing her to go back to the uncle's house. Once the marriage proposal for Kathyayani turns towards Lakshmi. Taking the blame of her aunt, she left home and reaches Tirupathi to commit suicide. She helps finding a missing girl of rich parents and joins their house. Their son Ravi (NTR) likes Lakshmi and wants to marry her. The marriage is spoiled by her aunt and others. Lakshmi leaves their house. Kathyayani elopes with her lover Relangi and reaches Madras and gets into many problems. Lakshmi saves her. Finally Lakshmi marries Ravi.
Cast: NTR, Jamuna, Shavukaru Janaki, CSR Anjaneyulu, Govindarajula Subba Rao, Relangi, Suryakantham, Ramana Reddy, Padmanabham, Nagabhushanam, Balakrishna, Peketi Sivaram, Allu R…

Sabhash Ramudu (1959)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Devika, Gummadi, Kanta Rao, JV Ramana Murthy
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Sadasivabrahmam
Music: Ghantasala
Producer: Sunderlal Nahta
Director: CS Rao
Banner: Rajasri Pictures
Release Date: 4 September
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 5 enters.
Popular Songs:
1. Jayammu nischayammuraa
2. Reyi minchenoyi raja
3. Oh chandamama
4. Kala kala virisi

Chanakya Chandragupta (1977)

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Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Chanakya), NT Rama Rao (Chandragupta), Sivaji Ganesan (Alexander), Jayaprada, Manjula, S. Varalakshmi, Satyanarayana, Prabhakara Reddy, Rajanala, Rao Gopala Rao, Padmanabham, Rajababu, Mukkamala, Bheema Raju, Potti Prasad, Jagga Rao, Sarathi, Chittibabu, Veerabhadra Rao, KK Sharma, Jayamalini, Jayakumari, Halam, Avanthi
Story and Screenplay: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: P. Susheela, S. Janaki, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jayaram
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Kannappa
Editing: GD Joshi
Art: AK Sekhar
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Costumes: M. Rama Rao
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Producer and Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna Cine Studios
Release Date: 25 August
Trivia: NTR and ANR done this film together after 14 years gap. Last time they acted in 'Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham'.
Actually NTR wanted to do Chanakya role. But he sacrificed it for ANR.
This is first film of ANR in NTR's banner…

Sri Krishnarjuna Yuddham (1963)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Sri Krishna), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Arjuna), B. Saroja Devi (Subhadra), Kantha Rao (Narada), Dhulipala (Gayudu), S. Vara Lakshmi, Gummadi, Chittooru Nagaiah, Mikkilineni (Balarama), Chayadevi (Revathi), Mukkamala, Prabhakara Reddy (Lord Siva), Sri Ranjani, Allu Ramalingaiah, Surabhi Balasaraswathi (Chandrika), Satyanarayana, Chadalavada Kutumba Rao
Dialogues and Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, Swarna Latha, B. Gopalam
Cinematographer: Kamal Ghosh, Ravikanth Nagaich
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Art: Madhavapeddi Gokhale, Thota Venkateswara Rao
Producer and Director: KV Reddy
Banner: Jayanthi Pictures
Release Date: 9 January
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 13 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Aligithiva sakhee priya alaka maanavaa
2. Anni manchi sakunamule
3. Manasu paravasinchene tanuvu pulakarinchene
4. Tapamu phalinchina subhavela
5. Chaladaa ee pooja devee
6. Swamula sevaku velaaye
7. Veyi subhakulu kalugu neeku

Brahmarshi Viswamitra (1991)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Viswamitra), Meenakshi Seshadri (Menaka), Balakrishna (Dushyanta), Mukesh Khanna, Madhumita (Sakuntala)
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Ravindra Jain
Play-back: Jesudas, P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Director: NTR
Banner: Basava Tarakam Medical Trust
Release Date: 19 April
Trivia: NTR done this film with seven years gap as an actor. He was the first chief minister in India, who acted in films.
This was made in Telugu and Hindi simultaneously. Ravindra Jain was the music director for both versions and
lyricist for the Hindi version also.
This film failed at the box-office. NTR made a hindi version also, but it didn't see the world.
Popular Songs:
1. Jayahe Viswamitra maharshee (CNR)
2. Priyaa cheliyaa piliche mounamaa (CNR)
3. Endaro bulipinchinaa marulentagaa (CNR)

Teerpu (1975)

Cast: Savitri, NTR, Prabhakara Reddy
Music: Chakravarthi
Director: U. Visweswara Rao
Banner: Viswasanthi Pictures
Release Date: 2 October
Trivia: NTR done a guest role in this film.
State Govt. revoked entartainment tax to this film.
This film was screened in abroad also.

Tatamma Kala (1974)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Bhanumathi, Master Balakrishna, Master Harikrishna, Kanchana, Vijaya Lalitha, Subha, Roja Ramani, Mamatha, Lakshmi Kanthamma, Raja Babu, Ramana Reddy, MP Prasad, Kasinatha Tata, Mada, Bheemaraju, Balakrishna (Anji), Chalapathi Rao, Sarathi
Story and Screenplay: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju
Play-back: P. Susheela, Ghantasala, Bhanumathi, Madhavapeddi Satyam, SP Balasubrahmanyam, LR Eshwari, Kovela Shantha
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: J. Satyanarayana
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: Gokhale
Fights: Sambasiva Rao, Lanka Venkateswara Rao
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Publicity Designs: Gangadhar
Executive Producer: M. Janardana Rao
Producer: Nandamuri Harikrishna
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna Cine Studios
Release Date: 30 August
Trivia: NTR got Best Story Writer award in Nandi Awards.
This is Balakrishna's debut movie.
After release of this film, NTR himself stalled the screeings and done re-shoot for some pa…

Devudu Chesina Manushulu (1973)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna, Jayalalitha, Vijaya Nirmala, Jaggaiah, Kantha Rao (negative role), Kanchana, SV Ranga Rao, S. Varalakshmi, Satyanarayana, Rao Gopala Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah, Jagga Rao, Sakshi Ranga Rao, G. Nirmala, KV Chalam
Story: G. Hanumantha Rao
Screen-play: V. Ramachandra Rao
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharathi, Appalacharya
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Arudra, Dasarathi
Music: Ramesh Naidu
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Art: Thota Venkateswara Rao, K. Ramalingam
Producer: G. Hanumantha Rao
Director: V. Ramachandra Rao
Banner: Padmalaya Studios
Release Date: 9 August
Box-office: Super hit
Trivia: This is Krishna's 90 film.
The film celebrated Silver Jubilee and ran for more than 175 days in two centers, Vijayawada and Nellore.
It had a 100-day run in 28 centers equaled to another NTR's film 'Lava Kusa'.
It collected Rs. 14.65 lakhs in just one week, which was a industry record.
It is remade as 'Takkar' in Hindi in 1980.
Popular Songs:
1. Devudu chesina manushullaaraa
2. Dora v…

Badi Panthulu (1972)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, Baby Sridevi, Jaggaiah, Ramakrishna, Rajababu, Ramaprabha, Vijalalalitha, Krishnam Raju, Nagabhushanam, Suryakantham, Jayanthi, T. Padmini, Allu Ramalingaiah, Mikkilineni, Ravi Kondala Rao
Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Lyrics: Athreya, Arudra, Dasarathi, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: KS Prasad
Editing: V. Anki Reddy
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy, Heeralal
Producer: P. Perraju
Director: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
Banner: Triveni Productions
Release Date: 23 November
Trivia: NTR got Film Fare Best Actor award (Telugu).
(Baby) Sridevi done the role of NTR's grand daughter.
It had a 100-day run in 3 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Bharatha maathaku jejelu
2. Pillalamu badi pillalamu
3. Boochadamma boochadu
4. Mee nagumomu naa kanulaara
5. Ninna monna reku vippina letha mogga

Sri Krishna Satya (1971)

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Cast: NTR, Jayalalitha (Rukmini), Jamuna (Satyabhama), Kantha Rao (Narada), Chittooru Nagaiah (Dhrutarashtra), SV Ranga Rao, S. Varalakshmi, Gummadi
Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Marcus Bartley
Editing: Joshi
Art: Gokhale
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: KV Reddy
Banner: RK Brothers
Release Date: 24 December
Trivia: NTR done three roles.. Srikrishna, Rama and Ravana.
This film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
This was KV Reddy's last film as a director.
This was the first complete colour film of NTR's home production.
Actually NTR was supposed do direction of this film. When KV Reddy requested NTR for financial help for his children's education, then NTR asked him to take up the direction of this movie and given advance immediately.
It had a 100-day run in 7 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Kalaganti kalaganti (Janaki)
2. Alukamanave (Ghantasala and Janaki)
3. Priya priya madhuram …

Kodalu Diddina Kapuram (1970)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Vanisri, Savitri, Jaggaiah, Relangi, Nagabhushanam, Padmanabham, Satyanarayana, Ramana Reddy, Tyagaraju, Ravi Kondala Rao, Chalam, Ramakrishna, Sarathi, Ganesh, Nagaiah, Vijaya Lalitha, Sandhya Rani, Suryakantham, Santha Kumari, Madhuri, Tara, Rajeswari
Screen-play: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Play-back: Ghantasala,P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Madhavapeddi, Pithapuram, Raghavan, S. Janaki, LR Eeswari
Cinematography: J. Satyanarayana
Editing: GD Joshi
Audiography: V. Sivaram
Art: Krishna Rao
Stunts: Sambasiva Rao
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Makeup: Peetambaram
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: NTR Estate Production Unit
Release Date: 21 October
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 13 centers including Bangalore and biggest hit of the year. The film celebrated Silver Jubilee and ran more than 175 days in Vijayawada.
The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film in 1970.
This was NTR's 200 film.
P…

Varakatnam (1969)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Savitri, Chandrakala, Rajanala, Nagabhushanam, Satyanarayana, Mikkilineni, Suryakantham, Relangi, Padmanabham, Prabhakara Reddy, Allu Ramalingaiah, Ravi Kondala Rao, Hemalatha, Perumallu
Story and Screenplay: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: Maddipatla Suri, Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jikki, Jamuna Rani, Tilakam, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pitapuram Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Fights: Sambasiva Rao, AR Swaminathan
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna and NAT Combines
Release Date: 10 January
Trivia: This film got Best Regional Film in Telugu language in national awards.
Popular Songs:
1. Idenaa mana sampradaayamidenaa (Ghantasala)
2. Evaru chesina kharma (Madhavapeddi Satyam)
3. Mallepoola panditlona
4. Sai sai jodedla bandi (Ghantasala)
5. Maradalaa maradalaa tammuni …

Ummadi Kutumbam (1967)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Savitri, Krishna Kumari, Vanisri, Suryakantham, Relangi, L. Vijaya Lakshmi, Satyanarayana, Prabhakara Reddy, Mukkamala, Rajababu, Allu Ramalingaiah
Lyrics: Samudrala Jr., Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: D. Yoganand
Banner: Ramakrishna and NAT Combines
Release Date: 20 April
Trivia: NTR was seen in Yama get-up first time on the screen in 'Sati Savitri' drama in this film.
This film had a 100-day run in 17 centers and biggest hit of the year.
This film celebrated Silver Jubilee and ran for 197 days at Durga Kala Mandir, Vijayawada.
The film was selected for screening at Moscow Film Festival.
Popular Songs:
1. Devathaye digivachchi manushullo kalisina katha
2. Kutumbam ummadi kutumbam
3. Hello my dear chalo
4. Chethiki chikkave pitta nuvvu
5. Sathi savitri drama

Srikrishna Pandaveeyam (1966)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Srikrishna and Duryodhana), KR Vijaya (Rukmini), S. Varalakshmi (Kunthi), Uday Kumar (Bheema), Gummadi, Rajanala (Sisupala), Satyanarayana (Rukmi), Mukkamala, Dhulipala (Sakuni), Haranath (Abhimanyu), Chittooru Nagaiah, Sobhan Babu, Kantha Rao (Narada)
Screenplay: NT Rama Rao
Dialogues: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Lyrics: Kosaraju, Samudrala, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: TV Raju
Play-back: Ghantasala, PB Srinivas, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pitapuram Nageswara Rao, P. Susheela, Jikki, Leela, LR Eshwari
Cinamatography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: Govind Dinakar Joshi
Art: TVS Sharma
Fights: Sambasiva Rao, AS Swaminathan
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer: N. Trivikrama Rao
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Ramakrishna and NAT Combines
Release Date: 13 January
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 9 centers.
NTR done dual role as Srikrishna and Duryodhana.
Actress Bharathi introduced with this film in a cameo role as a dancer in the song 'swagatham suswagatham'.
Popular Songs:
1. Changure bangaru …

Ramudu Bheemudu (1964)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ramudu and Bheemudu), Jamuna (Leela), L. Vijayalakshmi (Santhi), Rajanala (Panakala Rao), Relangi, Santha Kumari (Susheela), SV Ranga Rao (Ranganatham), Girija, Mikkilineni, Ramana Reddy, Suryakantham, Rushyendramani, Hemalatha
Story and Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Kosaraju, Arudra and C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Annayya
Editing: Marthand
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Choreography: Chinni-Sampath
Producer: D. Ramanaidu
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Banner: Suresh Productions
Release Date: 21 May
Synopsis: Ramudu-Bheemudu is a story of two twin brothers, separated in their childhood, groomed in two different families of two different social strata and by a quirk of fate, they interchange their places. The resulting situations create so much confusion and comedy that we enjoy the film thoroughly.
Ramudu (Ramarao) is an innocent young man in the guardianship of his uncle Panakala Rao (Rajanala), who is both crooked and wicked. The uncle is ready t…

Kalasi Unte Kaladu Sukham (1961)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Kishtayya), Savitri (Radha), SV Ranga Rao (Sundara Ramayya), Relangi (Rangoon Raja), Suryakantham (Sowbhagyam), Haranath (Raghu), Girija (Janaki), Perumallu (Pattabhi Ramayya), Hemalatha (Ramanamma)
Dialogues: Athreya
Music: Master Venu
Producers: CVR Prasad, Y. Ramakrishna Prasad
Director: Tapi Chanakya
Banner: Sri Sarathi Studios
Release Date: 8 September
Trivia: It was the remake of Tamil hit film 'Bagapirivinai', starred by Sivaji Ganeshan and B. Saroja Devi. This was first remake film of NTR from other language.
NTR portrayed as a physically handicapped person.
It had a 100-day run in 4 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Muddabanthi poolubetti mogali rekulu jadanu chutti
2. Naa varaala tandri

Kadeddulu Ekaram Nela (1960)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Shavukaru Janaki, Relangi, Ramana Reddy
Producer: Ponnaluru Vasanthakumar Reddy
Director: Jampana
Banner: Ponnaluru Brothers (P) Ltd.
Release Date: 6 October
Trivia: This film had only one day run.

Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam (1960)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Srinivasa), Savitri (Padmavathi), S. Varalakshmi (Lakshmi Devi), Gummadi (Bhrugu Maharshi), Chittooru Nagaiah (Bavaji), Santha Kumari (Vakulamala), Suri Babu (Narada), Shavukaru Janaki (Erukala saani), AV Subba Rao (Brahma), Sandhya (Saraswathi), Rushyendramani (Dharani Devi), Ghantasala, Rajanala, Relangi, Athreya (Akasa Raju), Ramana Reddy (Sarabha), Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Lanka Satyam, Vempati Peda Satyam (Siva), R. Nageswara Rao, Balakrishna, Vangara
Dialogues: Athreya
Lyrics: Athreya, Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry, Arudra and Narasa Reddy
Playback: Ghantasala, S. Varalakshmi, P. Susheela, Santha Kumari, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, P. Suri Babu
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: PL Roy
Editing: KA Sriramulu
Art: SVS Rama Rao
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Padmasri Pictures
Release Date: 9 January
Trivia: It released with 20 prints and had a 100-day run in 16 centers. It created new collection records at the box-office. It celebrated silver jubilee in Hyderabad and Vi…

Bhookailas (1958)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (Ravana), Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Narada), SV Ranga Rao (Mayasura), Jamuna (Mandodari), Nagabhushanam (Lord Siva), B. Saroja Devi (Parvathi), Hemalatha (Kaikeyi), Mahankali Venkaiah (Kumbhakarna), Vijaya Nirmala, Helen, Kamala Lakshman
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: R. Sudarshanam, R. Govardhanam
Play-back: Ghantasala, ML Vasantha Kumari, P. Susheela, TS Bhagavathi, AP Komala
Cinematography: Madhav Bulbule
Editing: K. Narayanan and K. Shankar
Art: A. Balu
Producer: AV Meiyappan
Director: K. Shankar
Banner: AVM Productions
Release Date: 20 March
Trivia: This was made in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada simultaneously. NTR done the Ravana role first time.
Initially, with this story a movie was made in Tamil in 1938 by Sundaram Sound Service and a movie made in Telugu in 1940 by Saraswathi Cine Films.
Popular Songs:
1. Deva deva dhavalachala mandira
2. Narayana hari namo namo
3. Neela kandhara deva
4. Ramuni avatharam raghukula somuni avatharam
5. Sundaraanga andukor…

Vinayaka Chavithi (1957)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Jamuna, Gummadi, R. Nageswara Rao, Rajanala, A. Prakasha Rao, Krishna Kumari, Suryakala, Satyadevi
Lyrics: Samudrala
Music: Ghantasala
Playback: Ghantasala
Cinematography: S. Nageswara Rao
Editing: NS Prakash
Art: SVS Rama Rao
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Producer: K. Gopala Rao
Director: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Banner: Ashwaraj Films
Release Date: 22 August
Trivia: This was debut film for Samudrala Raghavacharya as a director.
Popular Songs:
1. Dinakaraa subhakaraa
2. Vaataapi ganapatim bhajeham
3. Ninnu nera nammitiraa

Srimad Virataparvam (1979)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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…