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Chanakya Chandragupta (1977)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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