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Thene Manasulu (1965)

Cast: Krishna (Basava Raju), Rammohan (Chitti Babu), Sukanya (Bhanumathi), Sandhya Rani (Sita), Padmanabham, GSR Murthy, Koneswara Rao, KV Chalam, Vani Bala, Pushpa Kumari, Radha Kumari, Chalapathi Rao, Venkateswara Rao, Jayasri
Story: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Screenplay: Adurthi Subba Rao
Dialogues: Athreya and K. Viswanath
Lyrics: Athreya, Dasarathi
Music: KV Mahadevan
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela
Co-director: K. Viswanath
Producer: C. Sundaram
Director: Adurthi Subba Rao
Banner: Babu Movies
Release Date: 31 March
Trivia: This is debut film to Krishna, Rammohan, Sukanya and Sandhya Rani. Everybody expected Rammohan can make a mark in the film world, but later it happened for Krishna, not Rammohan.
Padmanabham had given his voice for Krishna in the teasing song 'mastaru drillu mastaru'.
K. Viswanath, the co-director of this movie, trained the four newcomers in acting.
This was first social movie made in Eastman colour in Telugu.
Popular Songs:
1. Divinunchi bhuviki digivachche (Da…

Sati Anasuya (1957)

Cast: Anjali Devi, Gummadi, NTR (guest), Jamuna
Lyrics: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Music: Ghantasala
Director: KB Nagabhushanam
Banner: Rajasri Productions
Release Date: 27 October

Rowdy Rani (1970)

Cast: Vijaya Lalitha, Rajababu, Vijaya Chander, Jyothi Lakshmi, Prabhakara Reddy, Satyanarayana, Chittoor Nagaiah
Story and Dialogues: Viswa Prasad
Screenplay: Nagarkoyil Padmanabham
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Dasarathi, Veeturi
Music: Satyam
Cinematography: Kannappa
Editing: Balu
Stunts: Madhavan
Art: Chalam
Choreography: KS Reddy
Makeup: Ramakrishna and Narayana
Costumes: Narayana Rao
Producer: Atluri Seshagiri Rao
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Productions
Trivia: This is the first heroine oriented action film in India.
This was remade in Hindi as RANI MERA NAAM by KSR Das and starred by Vijaya Lalitha.

Mosagallaku Mosagadu (1971)

Cast: Krishna (Krishna Prasad), Vijaya Nirmala (Radha), Nagabhushanam (Nakkajittula Naganna), Rao Gopala Rao, Gummadi (Kotwal Komarayya), Kanta Rao, Mukkamala (Pagadala Subbayya), Dhulipala (Daanala Dharmayya), Satyanarayana (Satyam), Prabhakara Reddy, Rajasulochana, Jyothi Lakshmi (Bijili), Sakshi Ranga Rao, Kakarala, Gokina Rama Rao, Tyaga Raju, Ananda Mohan, Ch. Krishna Murthy, S. Varalakshmi, Santha Kumari
Story, Screen-play and Dialogues: Arudra
Lyrics: Arudra, Appalacharya
Music: Adi Narayana Rao
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Choreography: Heeralal and Srinivas
Costumes: Baburao and Venkatrao
Fights: Raghavulu and Madhav
Make-up: Madhava Rao
Art: Thota Venkateswara Rao
Producers: G. Hanumantha Rao and G. Adiseshagiri Rao
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Sri Padmalaya Films
Shooting Locations: Rajasthan Deserts, Bikaneer Forts, River Sutlez, Simla hills, Pak-China border etc.
Trivia: This is the first cow-boy film in India.
Krishna is the first Indian cow-boy in films
This film released in 125 countries a…

Bhale Ammayilu (1957)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Savitri, Jaggaiah, Relangi, CSR Anjaneyulu, Balakrishna, Peketi Sivaram, Dr. Sivarama Krishnaiah, Girija, Suryakala, Chayadevi, Ammaji
Lyrics: Kosaraju, Sadasiva Brahmam
Playback: P. Susheela, Jikki, Ghantasala, PB Srinivas, ML Vasantha Kumari, P. Leela, B. Gopalam
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao and V. Hanumantha Rao
Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Banner: Narasu Studios
Release Date: 6 September

Sankalpam (1957)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Kusuma, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, R. Nageswara Rao, Girija, Rajasulochana, Suryakantham
Dialogues: Pinisetty Srirama Murthy
Lyrics: Anisetty Subba Rao
Playback: P. Leela, Jikki, Rao Balasaraswathi, Dakshina Murthy, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Music: Susarla Dakshina Murthy
Background Score: TS Rangamani
Cinematography: Prasad
Editing: A. Sanjeevi
Art: TVS Sharma
Makeup: Haribabu, Veerraju
Director: CV Ranganatha Das
Banner: Sadhana Films
Release Date: 19 June

Veera Kankanam (1957)

Cast: NTR, Jamuna, Krishna Kumari, Jaggaiah, Gummadi, Girija, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, Peketi Sivaram, Rama Devi, EV Saroja, KVS Sharma, YV Raju
Dialogues and Lyrics: Aruda
Music: Susarla Dakshina Murthy
Choreography: Chopra, VP Balaram
Director: GR Rao
Banner: Modern Theatres
Release Date: 16 May

Bhagya Rekha (1957)

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)

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