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Bandipotu (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, EV Saroja, Gummadi, Nagaiah, Rajanala, Relangi, Girija, Meena Kumari, Ramana Reddy, Mikkilineni, Pushpavalli, Vangara
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharathi
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Arudra
Music: Ghantasala
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, P. Leela
Cinematography: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: Prakash
Art: Krishna Rao
Producers: Sunderlal Nahta, Doondy
Director: B. Vittalacharya
Banner: Rajalakshmi Productions
Release Date: 15 August
Trivia: This was the first movie of NTR and Vittalacharya combination.
It had a 100-day run in 5 centers.
The song 'vagala ranivi neeve' rendered by Ghantasala has given inspiration to the Hindi song 'bahaaro phool barsaavo' ('Suraj' - 1968) rendered by Mohd Rafi.
Popular Songs:
1. Oohalu gusa gusalaade (Arudra)
2. Vagala ranivi neeve sogasu kaadanu nene
3. Malliyallo malliyallo malli vastaavo ledo
4. Antaa nee kosam anduke ee vesham

Aapta Mitrulu (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Kannamba, Kanta Rao, Relangi, Rajasulochana, Girija, Mikkilineni, Perumallu, Rushyendramani
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Music: Ghantasala
Producer and Director: Kadaru Nagabhushanam
Banner: Sri Raja Rajeswari Film Company
Release Date: 29 May

Paruvu Pratishta (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Raghu), Anjali Devi (Anjali Devi), Gummadi (Rao Bahaddur), Kannamba, Rajanala, Suryakantham, Girija (Karuna), Chaya Devi, Satyanarayana, Chalam, Relangi, Mikkilineni, Amarnath, Rajababu, Aadoni Lakshmi, Chidathala Appa Rao, Krishna (guest)
Story and Screenplay: Manapuram Appa Rao
Dialogues: Samudrala Ramanujacharya
Lyrics: Arudra, Sri Sri, Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy, Rajasri
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela
Cinematography: Kamal Ghosh
Editing: B. Gopala Rao
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Producer: Jupudi Venkateswara Rao
Director: Manapuram Appa Rao
Banner: Valta Productions
Release Date: 9 May
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in Rajakumari Theatre, Vijayawada.
Popular Songs:
1. Kanulundee choodalenu galamundee paadalenu
2. Aa mabbu teralalona daagundi chandamama

Savathi Koduku (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Shavukaru Janaki, Relangi, Gummadi, Girija, Hemalatha
Story and Screenplay: Y. Ranga Rao
Music: Satyam
Director: Y. Ranga Rao
Banner: Naveena Chitra
Release Date: 22 February
Trivia: This was Satyam's debut film as a music director. But this film was not successful and he didn't get proper recognition through this film. 'Paala Manasulu' (1967) with Haranath and Jamuna in the lead was his first Telugu film that gave him some name as a music director.

Valmiki (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Valmiki), Rajasulochana, Kanta Rao, Leelavathi, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, Rajanala, Padmanabham, Sharada, Meena Kumari
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Ghantasala
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela
Cinematography: MA Rahman
Art: Sekhar
Producer: M. Somasundaram
Director: CS Rao
Banner: Jupiter pictures
Release Date: 9 February

Pempudu Koothuru (1963)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Shavukaru Janaki, Devika, Haranath, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, Hemalatha, Balakrishna, Lanka Satyam, Malathi, Ramadevi, Arunasri
Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju, Anisetty Subba Rao
Music: TG Lingappa
Cinematography: V. Rama Murthy
Producer and Director: BR Panthulu
Banner: Padmini Pictures
Release Date: 6 February

Aatma Bandhuvu (1962)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Savitri, SV Ranga Rao, Kannamba, Padmanabham, Sarada, Girija, Kakarala, Meena Kumari, Mohana, Vallam Narasimha Rao, E. Nageswara Rao, Raja Babu
Lyrics: Kosaraju, C. Narayana Reddy, Athreya, Sri Sri
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: Ghantasala, PB Srinivas, P. Susheela, Jamuna Rani
Director: PS Ramakrishna Rao
Banner: Sri Sarathi Studios
Release Date: 14 December
Trivia: This was a remake of Tamil movie 'Padikkadha Medhai', directed by A. Bhim Singh and starred by Sivaji Ganeshan and SV Ranga Rao.
Popular Songs:
1. Chaduvuraani vadivani digulu chendaku
2. Anaganagaa oka raju anaganagaa oka rani
3. Teeyani oohalu

Raktha Sambandham (1962)

Synopsis: Raju (NTR) and Radha (Savitri) are Siblings and very affectionate to each other. Anand (Kanta Rao) saves Radha from an accident. They startd loving each other. Raju works in a factory. The factory is closed for some reason. He starts his own business and very successful. He plans to marry his sister to a rich man. After knowing that she loves Anand, he insults him. However, later he requests pardon and marries them. Raju also marries. Kanthamma (Suryakantham), aunt of Anand, living with them creates differences between them, resulting their separation. Radha gives birth to a boy. The wife of Raju dies after giving birth to a girl. Raju writes his entire proper in the name of Radha and goes on tour. However, he returns back after finding out that his real peace of mind with his sister. He loses sight on Deepavali day in order save the son of Radha from fire accident. Finally both the siblings unite and die together.
Cast: NT Rama Rao (Raju), Savitri (Radha), Devika, Kanta Rao …

Swarna Manjari (1962)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, Jayanthi, Rajanala, Nagaiah, Kannamba, Padmanabham, Peketi Sivaram, Meena Kumari
Story and Dialogues: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastri
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Adi Narayana Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela
Cinematography: Mahlee Irani, Aadi Irani
Editing: NS Prakasham
Art: Sekhar, Vaali
Choreography: Vempati Satyam, Heeralal
Producer: Adi Narayana Rao
Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Banner: Anjali Pictures
Release Date: 10 August
Trivia: Initially, the film named as 'Suvarna Manjari', later changed it as 'Swarna Manjari'.