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Bandipotu Dongalu (1969)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Krishna), Jamuna (Indira), Gummadi (Doctor), Rukmini (Yashoda), Nagabhushanam (Varaham), Jaggaiah, SV Ranga Rao, Kanchana, Suryakantham, Raja Babu, KV Chalam, Mukkamala, Prabhakara Reddy, Tyagaraju, Anand Mohan, Rajasulochana, Jayanthi, Ramaprabha, Usha Kumari
Story and Screenplay: KS Prakasha Rao
Dialogues: NR Nandi
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Sri Sri, Dasarathi, Arudra
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Raghavulu
Cinematography: S. Venkata Ratnam
Editing: KA Marthand
Art: S. Krishna Rao, Suranna
Choreography: Chinni - Sampath, KS Reddy, Thangappa
Costumes: Narayana Murthy
Presenter: ASR Anjaneyulu
Producers: J. Subba Rao, G. Rajendra Prasad
Director: KS Prakasha Rao
Banner: Madhavi Pictures
Popular Songs:
1. Vinnanule priyaa kanugonnaanule priyaa
2. Aadu doraa vetaadu doraa memanthaa neeku thodu doraa (Sri Sri)

Anuragam (1963)

Cast: Haranath (Hari), Vasanthi (Chitti), Chalam, Girija, Gummadi(Raghu), G. Varalakshmi (Janaki), Nagaiah (Bhujangam), Bhanumathi (Durga), Shavukaru Janaki (Sarada), Relangi (Papa Rao), Ramana Reddy (Mukundam), Suryakantham
Dialogues: Athreya
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Athreya, Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry, Kosaraju
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Playback: Bhanumathi
Cinematography: C. Nageswara Rao
Editing: MSN Murthy
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Producers: P. Hanumantha Rao, D. Suryanarayana
Director: Gutta Ramineedu
Banner: Anurupa Pictures
Release Date: 14 June
Box-office: Flop
Trivia: D. Ramanaidu, the wellknown producer, entered into the film world with this movie as a financial partner. He invested Rs. 20,000, which was a big amount at that time. But his name didn't appeared in the titles.
It was made in Vahini Studio, Chennai.
Popular Songs:
1. Pade pade kannulive bedarunenduku (CNR)
2. Premaa pichchee okate (Athreya)
3. Khushee khusheegaa naato raave
4. Sannajaji teeveloy sampangi poovuloy
5. P…

Kula Gotralu (1962)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Ravi), Krishna Kumari (Saroja), Gummadi (Bhushayya), G. Varalakshmi, Relangi, Ramana Reddy, Padmanabham, Girija, Suryakantham, Sandhya, Mikkilineni
Story: Pratyagatma
Dialogues: Athreya
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Kosarasu
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: Vincent
Editing: Sanjeevi
Art: GV Subba Rao
Producer: AV Subba Rao
Director: Pratyagatma
Banner: Prasad Art Pictures
Release Date: 24 August
Trivia: It received President's appreciation certificate.
This was first time, C. Narayana Reddy had been written lyrics for an ANR's movie.
Popular Songs:
1. Chelikaadu ninne rammani piluva (CNR)
2. Chilipi kanula teeyani chelikaadaa (CNR)
3. Ayyayyo chetilo dabbulu poyene (Kosaraju)

Amarasilpi Jakkanna (1964)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Jakkanna), B. Saroja Devi (Manjari), Chittooru Nagaiah (Mallanna), Haranath (Dankanna), Udaya Kumar, Dhulipala, Relangi, Girija, Suryakantham, Pushpavalli
Dialogues: Samudrala
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Dasarathi, Samudrala
Play-back: Ghantasala
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: BS Ranga
Producer, Director: BS Ranga
Banner: Vikram Studios
Release Date: 27 March
Trivia: This was made in Telugu and Kannada simultaneously. Kalyan Kumar portrayed the Jakkanna role in the Kannada version 'Amarasilpi Jakkanachari'.
Nagaiah, ANR and Haranath played as father (Mallanna), son (Jakkanna) and grandson (Dakkanna) respectively.
Popular Songs:
1. Ee nallani raalalo E kannulu daageno (CNR)
2. Nagumomu choopinchavaa gopaalaa (CNR)
3. Andaala bommato aataadavaa (Dasarathi)
4. Niluvumaa niluvumaa neelaveni (Samudrala)

Katti Kanta Rao (2010)

Cast: Naresh, Kamna Jethmalani, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Chalapathi Rao, Ali, Venumadhav, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Rao Ramesh, LB Sriram, MS Narayana, Jeeva, Kondavalasa, Krishna Bhagawan, Raghu Babu, Srinivasa Reddy
Story and Dialogues: Prasad Varma
Lyrics: Ramajogaiah Sastry
Music: Mallikarjun
Cinematography: A. Vijaya Kumar
Editing: Gowtham Raju
Producers: Eedpuganti Purnachandra Rao, Eedpuganti Subrahmanyeswara Rao, Eedara Srinivas, Eedara Ravi Kumar
Director: EVV Satyanarayana
Banner: Big B Productions
Trivia: This is singer Mallikarjun's debut movie as a music director.
Release Date: 10 December
Trivia: This is EVV's last directorial film. He expired suddenly due to cardiac arrest on 21 January, 2011.

Santhanam (1955)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Ramu), Savitri, Chalam (Babu), Kusuma Kumari, SV Ranga Rao (Rangayya), Jr. Sriranjani (Lakshmi), Amarnath, Mikkilineni (Zamindar), Relangi, Baby Vijaya Lakshmi, Ramana Reddy, Kutumba Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah, Padmanabham, Hemalatha
Dialogues and Lyrics: Anisetty and Pinisetty
Music: Susarla Dakshina Murthy
Play-back: Ghantasala, Lata Mangeshkar, Jikki, Jamuna Rani, Susarla, Kodandapani
Cinematography: Rahman, Prasad and Raja Mani
Editing: PV Manikyam
Art: TVS Sharma
Dance: Venugopal
Producer and Director: CV Ranganatha Das
Banner: Sadhana Films
Release Date: 5 August
Trivia: 'Niduraporaa tammudaa' was the first telugu song rendered by Lata Mangeshkar.
Popular Songs:
1. Nidurapo nidurapora tammuda
2. Challani vennelalo chakkani kanne
3. Santoshamelaa sangeetamelaa
4. Muralee gaanamidenaa
5. Devee sreedevee
6. Kanumoosinaa kanupimche nijamideraa

Bhoomi Kosam (1974)

Cast: Jaggaiah, Jamuna, Jayaprada, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Kakarala
Lyrics: Sri Sri
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Producer and Director: Kollipara Balagangadhara Tilak (KB Tilak)
Trivia: Tilak dedicated this film to his younger brother Kollipara Rama Narasimha Rao, who encountered by the police in Manukota forests in August 1972.
Jayaprada, daughter of Ravanam Sriramulu, a film distributor from Rajahmundry, introduced as Chandramma in this film.
Siva Sagar's famous poem 'chellee chandramma' changed to as a burra katha in this movie.
Popular Songs:
1. Evaro vastharani edo chestharani eduruchoosi mosapokumaa

Emaindi Ee Vela (2010)

Synopsis: Seenu (Varun) is going for his second marriage and he meets Nimisha (Nisha Shah) while Avantika (Nisha Agarwal) is also going for her second marriage and meets Yuva (Shashank). Both of them decide to tell about their past to their prospective life partners. The flashback reveals how Seenu and Avantika meet each other, fall in love, get married against their parents wishes and in no time, get separated as well. Now, the time comes when they are almost about to get married to their new partners. Whether they move on with their life or will their love and the essence of marriage stop them forms the rest of the story.
Cast: Varun Sandesh, Nisha Agarwal, Sashank, Nisha Sha, Vennela Kishore, MS Narayana, Krishna Bhagawan, Jhansi, Pragathi, Madhu Sharma
Story, Screenplay and Dialogues: Sampath Nandi
Music: Chakri
Cinematography: Bujji
Editing: Mutyana Nani
Art: DY Satyanarayana
Executive Producer: MS Kumar
Presenter: Arimilli Ramakrishna
Producer: Kesanapalli Radha Mohan
Director: Sampath Na…

Baava (2010)

Synopsis: Set on the backdrop of Venkatapuram in the Godavari district, Veera Bbu (Siddharth) is the darling son of Sitaram Prasad (Rajendra Prasad). He is a complete brat and causes trouble in the village along with his group of friends. He chances upon Varalakshmi (Pranitha), whose father (Ahuthi Prasad) is a man of high status and talks to only such people. However, love blossoms between Veera Babu and Varalakshmi as they go a long way back. On the other hand, Sitaram Prasad has got a strong link with Varalakshmi’s family but stays away from them. What is that link? Does Veera Babu succeed in his love story? All this forms the rest of the story.
Cast: Siddharth, Pranitha, Rajendra Prasad, Pavitra Lokesh, Ahuthi Prasad, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani, Samrat, Sindhu Tolani, Ali, Kasi Viswanath, Bharath, Surekha Vani, Vinaya Prasad, Raghu Babu, Joginaidu, Prabhas Venu
Story and Screenplay: Rambabu
Dialogues: Veera Pothana
Lyrics: Bhaskarabhatla Ravi Kumar, Ananth Sriram, Kandikonda, Van…

Mahesh Khaleja (2010)

Synopsis: Sitarama Raju (Mahesh Babu) is a taxi driver himself, he just descends in a remote village in Rajasthan. His mission is to save the people who are on the verge of annihilation due to mysterious reasons. The population looks towards him for deliverance. At this stage, he meets Subhashini (Anushka) and naturally love develops between the two.
One Siddhappa (Shafi) reaches the village from nowhere to announce to the villagers that their savior has arrived. Before the hero gets to his job for which he has come there, Subashini’s dad (Tannikella Bharani) takes away the girl from the hero, for he wants to deliver her to a baddie GK (Prakash Raj), who wants her to marry his son. Now, Sitarama Raju has two goals before him: to rescue the heroine and to save the village from the threat of annihilation.
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Anushka, Sunil, Prakash Raj, Nasser, Brahmanandam, Ali, Tanikella Bharani, Shafi, Rao Ramesh, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Venumadhav, MS Narayana, Sudha, Sriranjani
Sto…

Vande Mataram (2001)

Cast: Vijaya Shanti, Ambarish, Anand, Brahmaji, Ravi Teja, Harish, Girish Karnad, Ashish Vidyarhi
Story and Dialogues: JK Bharavi
Screenplay: Om Prakash
Music: Deva
Producer: Nara Jayasri Devi
Director: Om Prakash
Budget: Rs. 7 Crores
Release Date: 12 October

Thank You Subba Rao (2001)

Synopsis: Subba Rao (Srihari), an age-barred unemployed graduate, starts a detective agency to make his living. His first assignment is given by GK (Prakash Raj), a millionaire industrialist, to spy on a Dr. Suseela (Abhirami). Dr. Suseela is the fiancée of GK.
Subba Rao does not the like the idea of GK suspecting the character of Dr. Suseela. Subba Rao feels that the marriage should happen when you trust your partner. Subba Rao tells GK that Suseela character is not good. He does it for benefiting Dr. Suseela as she gets rid of a guy who is paranoid about his fiancée. In the meantime, Subba Rao starts dreaming about falling in love with Dr. Suseela.
In the flashback, we come to know that GK and Dr. Suseela are happily married couple. GK does not like Dr. Suseela doing the job. He wants her to sit at home and serve him. Dr. Suseela is very much dedicated to her noble profession of serving patients with her knowledge. Over a period of time, the minor differences between the couple turn…

MLA (1957)

Cast: Jaggaiah (Dasu), Savitri (Nirmala), Gummadi (Damodaram), JV Ramana Murthy, Girija, Ramana Reddy, Suryakala, Perumallu, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Kutumba Rao, Ramakoti, Nagabhushanam, Khurshid
Lyrics: Arudra
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Play-back: Ghantasala, S. Janaki, P. Susheela, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Jikki, AM Raja
Producer and Director: KB Tilak
Banner: Anupama Pictures
Trivia: This was debut film for actor JV Ramana Murthy.
This was first film for singer S. Janaki. Her first song was 'nee aasa adiyaasa lambadolla ramdaasaa'.
Popular Songs:
1. Jaami chettu meedunna jaati rama chiluka
2. Loguttu telusuko baabayya loterigi votesi povayya
3. Idenandi idenandi bhagyanagaram
4. Nee aasa adiyaasa lambaadolla ramdaasa
5. Okasaari kannetti choodu
6. Namo namo baapu
7. Vandanaalu cheyyaali andarikee
8. Maatru desamunaku pareeksha dinamidi

Ala Modalaindi (2011)

Synopsis: Gautham (Nani) is abducted by John Abraham (Ashish Vidyarthi). On the way Gautham is forced to narrate his tale as Gautham talks of stopping a marriage and John too talks of preventing a wedding.Hence, the flashback.
Gautham (Nani) is ready to propose to Simran (Kriti Kharbanda) with a bunch of red roses. But destiny has other plans. Elsewhere, Nithya (Nitya Menen) is playing cricket and hits Gautham with her shot. He is then taken to the hospital in the stretcher. Here there's a twist. Simran falls in love with the doctor treating Nani and they get married in six months. Gautham goes to the wedding but cannot face Simran. When he walks out, he gets drunk and meets a drunk Nithya who actually was in love with the doctor. Later on, Gautham accompanies her everywhere. He realises he's in love with her. But it's not as simple as it seems. She's in love with someone else. The process takes a twisted and curvy route.
Cast: Nani, Nithya Menon, Rohini, Sneha Ullal, K…

Golconda High School (2011)

Synopsis: Sampath (Sumanth) is one of the best cricketers of Golconda High School. However, in a bid to foil his attempts to earn name and fame, his friend Sundar (Raviprakash) plays a trick and get him run out in a match. But Sampath never complains about this and instead resigns as cricket captain. Even after that Sundar continues to propaganda that Sampath resorted to several malpractices and gets him black-listed from cricketing. After a few years, Viswanath (Tanikella Bharani) finds his address and invites him to the school. He tells him to prepare a good cricket team for the school and appoints him as the coach. Sampath refuses to take up the job, but accepts later as he understands that some real estate businessman Kiriti (Subbaraju) is eyeing the high school play ground to construct a multi-storeyed building in the name of a coaching centre. He enlightens not only the students but also their parents the values of the game, and how games and sports would sharpen their academic …