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Poojaphalam (1964)

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Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Madhu), Savitri (Sita), Jamuna (Vasanthi), L. Vijaya Lakshmi (Neela Nagini), Jaggaiah (guest), Gummadi, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, Mikkilineni, Rajasri, Potti Prasad
Dialogues: DV Narasaraju
Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, B. Vasantha, S. Janaki, P. Susheela, Basaveswar
Cinematography: U. Rajagopal
Art: AK Sekhar
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Producer: D. Lakshminarayana Chowdary
Director: BN Reddy
Banner: Sambhu Films
Release Date: 1 January
Trivia: This was based on Munipalle Raju's novel 'Poojari'.
Popular Songs:
1. Ninnaleni andamedo nidura lechenenduko (CNR)
2. Pagale vennela jagame ooyala (CNR)
3. Madanaa manasaayeraa
4. Endudaagi vunnaavo
5. Idi vennela velayanaa (Devulapalli)

Rajaguruvu (1954)

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Cast: Krishna Kumari, SV Ranga Rao, Mukkamala, KR Ramaswamy, Sivaji Ganesan, PK Saraswathi, SD Subba Lakshmi, TP Muthu Lakshmi, Jayasri, Lakshmi, DV Narayana Swamy, TV Radha Krishnan, Kanchi Narasimham, Ganapathi Bhatt, Anil Kumar, Sriram
Original Story: Sandilya
Screenplay: ASA Swamy
Dialogues and Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry
Play-back: Ghantasala, ML Vasantha Kumari, P. Leela, P. Susheela, Shoolamangalam Rajya Lakshmi, A. Ratnamala, VJ Varma
Music: KN Dandayudha Pani Pillai
Cinematography: M. Masthan
Audiography: K. Ramachandran, KR Rama Swamy
Editing: R. Rama Murthy
Art: K. Madhavan
Fights: Stunt Somu
Choreography: KN Dandayudha Pani Pillai
Executive Producer: PV Rama Swamy
Producer: VL Narasu
Director: ASA Swamy
Banner: Narasu Studios
Release Date: 27 August
Popular Songs:
1. Andaala manadesamu, andachandaala manadesamu

Bangaru Papa (1955)

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Cast: SV Ranga Rao (Kotayya), Jaggaiah (Manohar), Rama Sharma (Sekhar),  Krishna Kumari (Papa), Jamuna (Santha), Hemalatha, Ramana Reddy, Vangara, Ramanna Panthulu, Vidyavathi, Turlapati Vijaya Lakshmi, Sivarama Krishnaiah, Kanchana
Story and Dialogues: Palagummi Padmaraju
Screenpaly: BN Reddy, Padmaraju
Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry
Music: Addepalli Rama Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, AM Raja, Madhavapeddi Satyam, P. Susheela, Mallik, Udatha Sarojini
Cinematography: BN Konda Reddy
Editing: Vasu
Art: AK Sekhar
Makeup: Haripada Chandra
Producer and Director: BN Reddy
Banner: Vauhini Productions
Trivia: This film won the Prsident's silver medal from Govt. of India in 1955.
This was the debut film for Padmaraju as a writer.
This was based on George Eliot's novel SILAS MARNER. 
Popular Songs:
1. Tadhimi takadhimi tol bomma
2. Yavvana madhuvanilo vannela poovula uyyala
3. Pandu vennela manasunindaa vennela
4. E koranomulu evi nocheno
5. Bratuku swapnamu kaadu

Tandri (1953)

Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry

Aakali (1952)

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Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry
Music: PS Diwakar
Play-back: Jikki, AM Raja, P. Leela, Revamma
Banner: K and K Productions
Trivia: This was a dubbing version of a Tamil film.

Raji Naa Pranam (1954)

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Cast: Sriranjani (Raji), TR Ramachandran (Ramu), Sriram (Dr. Raghunath), SV Ranga Rao, Jr Lakshmi Rajyam, Venkumamba, Surabhi Kamalabai
Dialogues and Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry
Music: Saluri Hanumantha Rao
Choreography: Roy Chowdary
Producer: SS Vasan
Director: KJ Mahadevan
Banner: Gemini Studios
Release Date: 29 January

Naa Illu (1953)

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Cast: Chittooru Nagaiah (Sivaram), TR Rajakumari (Sharada), B. Jayamma, Mudigonda Linga Murthy, Girija, Vidyavathi, Rama Sharma, Chayadevi, Doraswamy, Raju, Kumari, Sudhakar, BV Kutumba Rao Babji, AV Subba Rao, Gopinath
Dialogues: Yadavalli Lakshmi Narayana
Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry
Music: Chittooru Nagaiah, Addepalli Rama Rao
Play-back: Chittooru Nagaiah, ML Vasantha Kumari, MS Rama Rao, Meena Kapoor, Rao Balasaraswathi Devi, Jikki
Cinematography: MA Rahman
Editing: S. Suryam
Choreography: Vempati Satyam
Producer and Director: Chittooru Nagaiah
Banner: Our India Films
Release Date: January
Trivia: There were two Hindi songs in this films rendered by Meena Kapoor.
This was based on the Hollywood film 'The Way of All Flesh'.
Popular Songs:
1. Adigadigo gaganaseema andamaina chandamama
2. Gobbillo gobbillo vachchenammaa sankranthi
3. Nee ille poolavanam nee swaram premadhanam

Srungara Ramudu (1979)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Latha, Sarath Babu, Prabhakara Reddy, Allu Ramalingaiah, Nalinikanth, Jayamalini, Tyagaraju, Ch. Krishna Murthy, Ramamohan, Mada, Kakarala, Pandaribai, Janaki, Ramaprabha
Story: PD Shenoy
Dialogues: DV Narasa Raju
Lyrics: Athreya
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: DV Rajaram
Editing: K. Shankar, R. Krishnan
Art: A. Balu
Choreography: Saleem
Publicity Designs: Varada Reddy
Producer: Rama Murthy
Director: K. Shankar
Banner: Satyatai Productions
Release Date: 22 November
Popular Songs:
1. Nandamuri andagaadaa nenandukunna chandurudaa

Muttaiduva (1979)

Cast: Krishna (Ravi), Jayachitra (Sudha)
Dialogues: Appalacharya
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: Viswanath Rai
Producer: G. Venkataratnam
Director: AC Trilokchander
Banner: Prasanna Lakshmi Pictures
Release Date: 12 October
Popular Songs:
1. Sudha ragasudha anuraga sudha
2. E geeta geesinaa nee roopame

Bhuvaneswari (1979)

Cast: Chandra Mohan, Madhavi
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Satyam
Banner: Jaya Arts

Tayaramma Bangarayya (1979)

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Cast: Chiranjeevi, Ranganath, Sangeetha, Madhavi, Chandra Mohan, Shavukaru Janaki, Satyanarayana, Sangeetha, Sarath Babu, Rajababu, Chayadevi, Allu Ramalingaiah
Story and Screenplay: Kommineni
Dialogues: Jandhyala
Lyrics: Athreya, Veeturi
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: P. Bhaskara Rao
Editing: Anki Reddy
Executive Producer: G. Prithviraj
Co-producers: Thadi Ramakrishna, Thadi Haribabu, Thadi Babji
Producers: Edida Nageswara Rao, Akasam Sriramulu
Director: Kommineni
Banner: Poornodaya Art Creations
Release Date: 12 January
Popular Songs:
1. Aanaadu eenaadu enaadoo aadadaanni
2. My name is bangarayya

Driver Ramudu (1979)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Jayasudha, Satyanarayana, Jayamalini, Sarathi, Mohan Babu, Kanchana, Sridhar, Rojaramani
Dialogues: Jandhyala
Lyrics: Athreya, Arudra, Veturi
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: KS Prakash
Editing: Babu Rao
Art: Kudaravalli Nageswara Rao
Choreography: Salim
Producer: Harikrishna
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Tarakarama Film Unit
Release Date: 2 February
Popular Songs:
1. Gu gu gu gu gudisundi ma ma ma ma manchamundi
2. Emani varninchanu nee kanti velugunu
3. Donga donga dorikaadu
4. Vongamaaku vongamaaku
5. Maavillu topukaada pandisthe

Guppedu Manasu (1979)

Cast: Sujatha, Sarath Babu, Saritha, Narayana Rao, JV Ramana Murthy, Hanumanthu, SV Venkatram, Kakinada Syamala, Baby Latha
Story: Sheriff
Screenplay: K. Balachander
Additional Screenplay: Ananthu
Dialogues: Ganesh Patro
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Play-back: Mangalampalli Bala Muralikrishna, Vani Jayaram, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Cinematography: BS Loknath
Editing: NR Kittu
Art: A. Rama Swamy
Costumes: Ponnu Swamy
Makeup: R. Sundara Murthy
Executive Producers: Ramudu, R. Ganesh
Producers: PR Govinda Rajan, J. Doraswamy
Director: K. Balachander
Banner: Kalakendra Movies
Popular Songs:
1. Nenaa.. paadanaa paata meeraa.. annadee maata
2. Nuvvenaa sampange puvvuna nuvvenaa
3. Mouname nee bhaasha o mooga manasaa

Korikale Gurralaite (1979)

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Cast: Chandra Mohan, Murali Mohan, Phataphat Jayalakshmi, Prabha, Kantha Rao, Nirmala, KV Chalam, Ramaprabha, Mohan Babu, Jayamalini, Rajababu
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Satyam
Producer: G. Jagadish Chandra Prasad
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Banner: Sri Lalitha Enterprises
Release Date: 12 January
Popular Songs:
1. Korikale gurraalaithe oohalake rekkalu vasthe

Kukka Katuku Cheppu Debba (1979)

Cast: Narayana Rao, Chiranjeevi, Madhavi, Rallapalli, PL Narayana, Hemasundar, Vankayala Satyanarayana
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Director: Eeranki Sharma
Banner: Gopikrishna International
Release Date: 1 March

Erra Gulabeelu (1979)

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Ilayaraja
Play-back: S. Janaki, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Director: Bharathi Raja
Banner: KSR Creations
Popular Songs:
1. Ee erra gulabee virisinadee tolisaaree nanukoree
2. Edalo toli valape viraham jata kalise

Idi Katha Kadu (1979)

Cast: Chiranjeevi, Jayasudha, Kamal Haasan, Saritha, Sarath Babu, JV Ramana Murthy, Ramaprabha
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Cinematography: Lok Singh
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki
Director: K. Balachander
Banner: Aandal Productions
Release Date: 29 June
Trivia: It is a remake of Balachander's earlier Tamil hit 'Avargal' (1977), which also won a national award. Kamal Haasan starred in both languages.
Popular Songs:
1. Sarigamalu galagalalu priyude samgeethamu
2. Gaali kadupuledu kadali kantuledu
3. Itu atu kaani hridayam toti endukuraa

Andamaina Anubhavam (1979)

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Jayaprada, Jayasudha
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, LR Eswari, Vani Jayaram
Producer: R. Venkatraman
Director: K. Balachander
Banner: Premalaya
Popular Songs:
1. Kurraalloy kurraallu verrekki vunnollu
2. Andamaina lokamundi anubhavinchu praayamundi
3. Nuvve nuvvammaa navvula puvvammaa
4. Hello nestam baagunnaavaa hello nestam gurtunnaanaa

Andaman Ammayi (1979)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vanisri, Chandra Mohan, Allu Ramalingaiah
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Venus Combines
Release Date: 15 June

Simha Garjana (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Latha, Giribabu, Kanta Rao, Mohan Babu, Sarath Babu, Anjali Devi
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Chakravarthi
Producer: PM Venkateswara Rao
Director: Kommineni Seshagiri Rao
Banner: Jayabheri International
Release Date: 26 August

Sati Savitri (1978)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Krishnam Raju, Vanisri, Jamuna, Rajababu, Ramaprabha, Kantha Rao (Narada)
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Ghantasala, Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Producer: A. Shankar Reddy
Director: BA Subba Rao
Banner: Lalitha Sivajyothi Cine Studios
Release Date: 4 January

Ramakrishnulu (1978)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jayaprada, Jayasudha, Jaggaiah, Satyanarayana, Anjali Devi, Mohan Babu, Pushpalatha, Sarath Babu, Dhulipala, Allu Ramalingaiah, Raja Babu, Kanta Rao, Mukkamala, KV Chalam, Chalapathi Rao, Master Saikumar
Story: VC Guhanathan
Lyrics: Athreya
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Ramakrishna, P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Editing: A. Sanjeevi
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Fights: Madhavan
Choreography: Heeralal
Presenter: Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Producer and Director: VB Rajendra Prasad
Banner: Jagapathi Art Pictures
Release Date: 8 June
Popular Songs:
1. Duppatlo dooraaka dooramemundee
2. Jhai jhai mantunte gooba guy guy guy mantaadi

Yuga Purushudu (1978)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao, Jayaprada, Fatafat Jayalakshmi, Rao Gopala Rao, Satyanarayana, Prabhakara Reddy, Rajababu, Allu Ramalingaiah, Chandra Mohan, Madhavi, Pushpalatha, Rajanala, Dhulipala, Eswara Rao
Dialogues: Jandhyala
Lyrics: Athreya, Veturi
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: S. Venkataratnam
Editing: Sanjeevi
Art: GV Subba Rao
Producer: C. Aswinidutt
Director: K. Bapaiah
Banner: Vyjayanthi Movies
Release Date: 14 July
Popular Songs:
1. Gaali mallindi neepaina gola cestundi naalona
2. Bobbarlanka chinnadi kobbarilaaga vunnadi
3. Okka raatri vachchiporaa veyi raatrula vennelistaa

Maro Charitra (1978)

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Saritha, Madhavi, Sarath Babu, JV Ramana Murthy, PL Narayana, Jaya Vijaya, SK Misro
Dialogues: Ganesh Pathro
Screenplay: Balachander
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, LR Eeswari, Kamal Haasan, Ramola, S. Janaki, Vani Jayaram
Cinematography: BS Lokanathan
Editing: NR Kittu
Producer: Rama Ayangannal
Director: K. Balachander
Banner: Andaal Productions
Release Date: 2 May
Box-office: Blockbuster
Trivia: This was picturised completely in Visakhapatnam and showed the beauty of Visakha beach, Bheemunipatnam, Gajuwaka and surroundings.
In 1981, this film was remade in Hindi titling 'Ek Dusje Ke Liye' produced by LV Prasad with Kamal Haasan (debut film in Hindi) and Rati Agnihotri as lead artistes. It created box-office waves all over India.
Kamal dubbed his voice in Telugu and Hindi.
Popular Songs:
1. E teega puvvuno e komma tetino
2. Bale bale magaadivoy - bangaaru naa saamivoy
3. Kalasi vunte kaladu sukhamu
4. Padahaarellakoo n…

Pottelu Punnamma (1978)

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Cast: Murali Mohan, Sripriya, Mohan Babu, Jayamalini, Nagesh, Rajanala, Rao Gopala Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Producer: Sandow Chinnappa Devar
Director: R. Tyagarajan
Banner: Devar Films
Popular Songs:
1. Ee daaham teerinde punnammaa

Nalaga Endaro (1978)

Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Director: Eeranki Sharma
Banner: PKR Productions

Chilipi Krishnudu (1978)

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Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vanisri, Satyanarayana, Prabhakara Reddy, Allu Ramalingaiah, Raja Babu, KV Chalam, Seetharam, KK Sharma, Ch. Krishna Murthy, Chitti Babu, Master Ramu, Master Saikumar, Santha Kumari, Phataphat Jayalakshmi, Subha, Ramaprabha, Mohini, Radha Kumari, Padmini, Baby Varalakshmi, Baby Rohini, Gummadi (guest), Rao Gopala Rao (guest), Suryakantham (guest)
Story: VC Guhanathan
Dialogues: Athreya
Comedy Dialogues: Appalacharya
Lyrics: Athreya, Veturi
Playback: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: A. Venkat
Editing: KA Marthand
Stunts: Madhavan, Raju
Art: GV Subba Rao
Choreography: Heeralal
Costumes: M. Krishna Rao
Producer: D. Ramanaidu
Director: Boyina Subba Rao
Banner: Suresh Productions
Release Date: 11 January
Popular Songs:
1. Cheeralettukellaadaa chinni krishnudoo
2. Ellostaanoy maava mallostaanoy

Kedi No.1 (1978)

Cast: NTR, Jayasudha
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Producer: K. Devi Varaprasad
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Devi Film Productions
Release Date: 15 December
Popular Songs:
1. Yes! Nene number one - kedeelanu kanipette rowdy number one

Allari Bullodu (1978)

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Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada, Anjali Devi, Gummadi, Rajababu
Lyrics: Athreya, Veturi
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Chakravarthi
Music: Chakravarthi
Presenter: A. Lakshmi Kumar
Producer: A. Gopalakrishna
Director: GC Sekhar
Banner: Maruthi Combines
Release Date: 23 February
Popular Songs:
1. Chukkala thotalo ekkadunnaavo?

Angadi Bomma (1978)

Cast: Anjali Devi, Narasima Raju, Narayana Rao, Seema
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Satyam
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Santhisri Pictures
Popular Songs:
1. Nidura poraa babu nidura poraa

Savasagallu (1977)

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Cast: Krishna, Jayachitra, Prabha, Gummadi, Giribabu, Satyanarayana, Allu Ramalingaiah, Nagesh, Ramaprabha, Girija, Radha Kumari, Mamatha, Kalpana Rai, Kalpana, Vani, Ravi Kondala Rao, PJ Sharma, KK Sharma, Balakrishna, Veerabhadra Rao, GN Swamy, Ravikumar, Busam Nageswara Rao, Seetharam, Gopala Krishna, Jaya Rao
Story: Balamurugan
Dialogues: Modukuri Johnson
Comedy Dialogues: Appalacharya
Lyrics: Athreya, Kosaraju, Appalacharya
Playback: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Madhavapeddi, Pithapuram, Kovela Santha, Raghavulu
Music: JV Raghavulu
Cinematography: Venkat
Editing: KA Marthand
Art: GV Subba Rao
Fights: Madhavan, Raju
Choreography: Heeralal
Makeup: Potharaju
Costumes: M. Krishna Rao
Publicity Designs: Eshwar
Producer: D. Ramanaidu
Director: Boyina Subba Rao
Banner: Vijaya Suresh Combines
Release Date: 16 February
Trivia: This is debut movie for Boyina Subba Rao as a director.
Popular Songs:
1. Aanandamaanandamaayene andaala bommaku siggaayene
2. Kuchchillu jeeraadu kokagatti aa kongulona doravayas…

Swarganiki Nichchenalu (1977)

Cast: Ramakrishna, Jayachitra, Chandra Mohan, Prabha, S. Varalakshmi, Nirmala, Pushpa Kumari, Baby Sumathi, Ramamalini
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Producers: Ramachandran, Panchu Arunachalam
Director: N. Gopalakrishna
Banner: Filmalaya Combines

Raja Ramesh (1977)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vanisri, Kanchana
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Suguna Films
Release Date: 20 July
Popular Songs:
1. Vaayinchu aadi taalam meppinchu neti melam
2. Ento rasikudu devudu enni puvvulenni rangulenni sogasulichchadu

Moratodu (1977)

Cast: Satyanarayana, Jayasudha, Nagesh (guest), Allu Ramalingaiah, Rao Gopala Rao, Prabhakara Reddy, Mohan Babu, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Subha, Radha Kumari, Pushpa Kumari, Girija, Sai Kumari, Baby Rohini
Story: Nagesh
Screenplay: Subbu Armugam
Dialogues: Modukuri Johnson
Lyrics: Athreya, C. Narayana Reddy, Appalacharya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Play-back: P. Susheela, Vani Jayaram, SP Balasubrahmanyam, LR Eeswari
Cinematography: Venkat
Editing: KA Marthand
Stunts: Madhavan
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Choreography: Heeralal, Sundaram
Presenter: D. Ramanaidu
Producer: D. Suresh Babu
Director: Nagesh
Banner: Suresh Enterprises
Trivia: This is first Telugu movie for actor Nagesh as a director.
Popular Songs:
1. Ee pillanagrovi velayenta? (CNR)
2. Mallee neeve janmiste (CNR)

Bhale Alludu (1977)

Cast: Krishnam Raju,Mohan Babu, Sarada, Padmapriya
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: JV Raghavulu
Director: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
Banner: Prapoorna Movies
Popular Songs:
1. Premiste emavutundi oo pellavutundi

Bangaru Bommalu (1977)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Manjula, Anjali Devi, Jaggaiah, Mohan Babu,
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanya, P. Susheela
Producer and Director: VB Rajendra Prasad
Banner: Jagapathi Art Pictures
Release Date: 14 April
Popular Songs:
1. Ayyayyo bangaru baaboo selayerulaagaa galagala
2. Arerare rarare idi pogarubotu potla gittaroy
3. Ne needarinee nuvvaa darinee krishnamma kalipindi

Panchayathi (1977)

Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Banner: Adurthi Arts

Judge Gari Kodalu (1977)

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Cast: Ramakrishna, Jayaprada
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Producer: KS Ramakrishna Rao
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Suryasri Pictures

Chilakamma Cheppindi (1977)

Cast: Rajinikanth, Sangeetha, Sripriya, Narayana Rao
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: MS Viswanathan
Banner: Gopi Krishna International
Trivia: This film won Nandi Award for 1977 in the best film category.
Popular Songs:
1. Chittipotti chepallaaraa selayeti paapallaaraa

Indra Dhanussu (1978)

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Cast: Krishna, Sarada, Sridhar, Kanchana, Gummadi, Giribabu, Padmanabham, Nagesh
Dialogues: Modukuri Johnson
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: P. Bhaskara Rao
Editing: Narasimha Rao
Art: K. Ramalingeswara Rao
Producers: Nannapaneni Sudhakar, T. Subbanaidu
Director: K. Bapayya
Banner: Udaya Lakshmi Art Pictures
Release Date: 14 January
Popular Songs:
1. Idi maikamaa binkamaa ide ide neeku andamaa
2. Premaku maranam ledu daaniki otami lene ledu
3. Edurangula indradhanussu eedu vachchina naa vayasu
4. Nenoka prema pipaasini neevoka aasrama vaasivi

Aatmeeyudu (1977)

Lyrics: Athreya
Music: JV Raghavulu
Banner: Vijaya Madhavi Pictures
Popular Songs:
1. Em soku enta soku innaallu leni soku
2. Allo mallo aakaasamlo challani vennello

Amara Deepam (1977)

Cast: Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha, Murali Mohan, Jayamalini
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Satyam
Executive Producer: Jayakrishna
Presenter: Krishnam Raju
Producer: UV Suryanarayana Raju
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Gopi Krishna Movies
Popular Songs:
1. E raagamo idi e taalamo
2. Inte yee jeevitamu chivariki antaa soonyamu

Secretary (1976)

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Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Rajasekharam), Vanisri (Jayanthi), Jayasudha (Prameela), Chandra Mohan (Sivaram), Ramaprabha (Vasanthi), Raja Babu (Vasu), Kanchana (Rekha Rani), Allu Ramalingaiah, Satyanarayana (Karunakaram), Girija, Suryakantham, Ranganath (Prasad), Gummadi (Dr. Subrahmanyam), Santha Kumari, Suryakala, Krishna Kumari (Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi), Master Ramu, Baby Rohini, Annapurna (Sunanda), Dhulipala, KK Sharma, Rajasri, Radha Kumar, Mamatha, Y. Vijaya, Kalpana Rai, T. Subbarami Reddy
Story: Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
Dialogues and Lyrics: Athreya
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Ramakrishna
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: Vincent
Editing: KA Marthand, Narasimha Rao
Stunts: Madhavan
Art: GV Subba Rao
Choreography: Saleem
Producer: D. Ramanaidu
Director: KS Prakasha Rao
Banner: Suresh Movies
Release Date: 28 April
Popular Songs:
1. Moratodu naa mogudu mojupadi techchaadu
2. Naa pakkana chotunnadi okkarike
3. Manasuleni bratukoka narakam

Maa Iddari Katha (1977)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Manjula

Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Chakravarthi
Director: N. Ramesh
Banner: Adarsa Chitra
Release Date: 23 September

Manushulantha Okkate (1976)

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Cast: NT Rama Rao (dual role), Jamuna, Manjula,Satyanarayana, Allu Ramalingaiah, Ramaprabha, Rajasri, Nagesh, Kakarala, Kommineni, Chalapathi Rao
Story: V. Mahesh, RK Dharmaraj
Screenplay and Dialogues: Dasari Narayana Rao
Lyrics: Athreya, C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Cinematography: M. Kannappa
Presenter: Rajendra Kumar
Producers: Duddu Venkateswara Rao, V. Mahesh
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao 
Banner: Aditya Chitra
Release Date: 7 April
Trivia: This was NTR and Dasari first combo movie.
It had a 100-day run in 4 centers.
Initially the producers announced the title as BANGARU PATHAKAM, later they changed it as MANUSHULANTHA OKKATE.
Popular Songs:
1. Anubhavinchu raajaa anubhavinchu raajaa (CNR)
2. Mthyaaloo vastaavaa adigindi istaavaa (Kosaraju)
3. Taataa baagunnaavaa em taataa baagunnaavaa (CNR)

Mana Oori Katha (1976)

Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada
Lyrics: Athreya, N. Gopi
Music: JV Raghavulu
Producer: Ranjith Kumar
Director: K. Hemambaradhara Rao
Banner: RK Art Productions
Release Date: 12 May
Trivia: This film is based on the novel, 'Nallaregadi'.
Popular Songs:
1. Aadinchu aadinchu joruga andaala pappulona gaanuga
2. Maava kooturaa neeto maatunnadi

Paadi Pantalu (1976)

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Cast: Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala, Chandra Mohan, Lata, Jaggiah, Gummadi, Kantha Rao, Nagabhushanam, Prabhakara Reddy, Balaiah, Allu Ramalingaiah, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Mada, Anjali Devi, Suryakantham, Krishna Kumari, Mamatha, Anitha, Ramaprabha
Story: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
Screenplay: G. Hanumantha Rao
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharathi
Lyrics: Sri Sri, Athreya, Modukuri Johnson
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: Pushpala Gopikrishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Executive Producer: U. Suryanarayana Babu
Presenter: Krishna
Producer: G. Adi Seshagiri Rao
Director: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
Banner: Padmalaya Art Pictures
Release Date: 14 January
Popular Songs:
1. Atlataddoy aaratloy muddapappoy moodatloy
2. Irusuleni bandi eeswaruni bandi
3. Mana janmabhoomi bangaaru bhoomi
4. Panichese raitannaa paatubade koolannaa

Naa Pere Bhagawan (1976)

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Cast: Satyanarayana (Dharmayya aka Kotinagalu aka Bhagawan), Ramakrishna, Manjula, Sujatha, Jayamalini, Prabhakara Reddy, Giri Babu, Allu Ramalingaiah, Tyagaraju, Raja Babu, KV Chalam, Girija, Chayadevi, Halam, Aparna, Girija Rani
Lyrics: Athreya, C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: P. Devaraj
Editing: K. Govinda Swamy
Presenter: G. Kamaraju
Producers: Kudaravalli Seetharama Swamy, Gummalla Lakshmana Rao
Director: SD Lal
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Narayana Enterprises
Release Date: 30 April
Trivia: This was based on Hindi film 'Dharma'.
Popular Songs:
1. Medalo cherina chilakmma vaadane marichindoyamma
2. Enta baaguntundi paduchu pillakenta baaguntundi

Jyothi (1976)

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Cast: Jayasudha (Jyothi), Murali Mohan (Ravi), Gummadi (Rajasekharam), Satyanarayana (N. Chakravarthi), Rao Gopala Rao (Dr. Karunakaram), Giribabu (Shankar), Jayalakshmi (Sasirekha), Chayadevi (Durgamma), Master Murali (Dumbu), Krishna Kumari (Vishali), Subha (Yashoda)
Original Story: C. Ananda Ramam
Dialogues: Satyanand
Lyrics: Athreya
Music: Chakravarthi
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki
Cinematography: A. Vincent
Operative Cameraman: KS Prakash
Editing: V. Ankireddy
Art: Thota Hemachandar
Costumes: Krishna
Stills: Syam Kumar
Publicity Designs: Gangadhar
Executive Producer: AV Prasad
Producer: Kranti Kumar
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Sri Annapurna Cine Enterprises
Release Date: 4 June
Trivia: Jayasudha won the Nandi award as Best Actress for her performance in the title role. It is a remake of thi Hindi movie 'Mili' (1975) starring Jaya Badhuri.
Popular Songs:
1. Edu kondalapaina ela velisaavo
2. Sirimalle poovalle navvu chinnaari paapalle navvu
3. Neekoo naakoo p…