Nilamma tries to control the family. Venkaiah does not change. Kistaiah stands between them. There is bitterness in the family. In course of time Nilamma conceives. One day, they find Nilamma in acute pain. The father refuses to call a midwife and Nilamma dies. They decide to conduct funeral rites to Nilamma. They go begging around the village and gather some money and decide to spend it on drinks.
Cast: AR Krishna, Pradeep Kumar, G. Narayana Rao, MV Vasudeva Rao, Mamata Shankar, Bhadra Reddy
Story: Munshi Premchand
Screenplay: Mohit Chattopadhyaya
Music: Vijaya Raghava Rao
Cinematography: KK Mahajan
Editing: Gangadhar Naskar
Art: B. Kalyan
Producer: Pattabhi Rami Reddy
Director: Mrinal Sen
Release Date: 7 December
Trivia: It is based on the story 'Kafan' by Munshi Premchand.
This film won Nandi Award for Third Best Feature Film for 1977 from Government of Andhra Pradesh.
It received Silver Lotus from President of India.