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Akbar Saleem Anarkali (1978)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Akbar), Jamuna, Balakrishna (Saleem), Deepa (Anarkali), Gummadi
Dialogues and Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: C. Ramachandra
Play-back: Mohd. Rafi, P. Susheela
Director: NT Rama Rao
Banner: Tarakarama Films Unit
Release Date: 15 March
Trivia: NT Rama Rao has been inspired so much of Prithviraj Kapur's role as Akbar in 'Moghal-E-Ajam' and want to do that role. So he made this movie.
After 'Ekaveera', C. Narayana Reddy had written dialogues for this movie.
The songs in this movie got instant hit but while the movie flopped at box-office. Critics opines that NTR's dailogue diction like Prithviraj Kapur, miscasting of Saleem and Anarkali roles and dialogues of C. Narayana Reddy are the reasons behind the box-office result.
Popular Songs:
1. Taaralentagaa meriseno chenduruni kosam (CNR)
2. Taane meli musugu teesee oka javvani (CNR)
2. Sipayee o sipayee neekai enta enta vechi (CNR)

Gorantha Deepam (1978)

Cast: Vanisri, Sridhar, Mohan Babu, Rao Gopala Rao, Suryakantham, Allu Ramalingaiha, Halam
Story: Ghandikota Brahmaji Rao
Dialogues: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Lyrics: Arudra, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam, PB Srinivas
Producer: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Director: Bapu
Banner: Chitra Kalpana
Trivia: Vanisri done her role without make-up.
This was based on the novel 'Oka Deepam Veligindi' by Ghandikota Brahmaji Rao on the name of Nerella Ramalakshmi, his elder daughter.
Popular Songs:
1. Gorantha deepam kondantha velugu (CNR)
2. Kannulemo bedirenu aa kaatukemo chedirenu (CNR)
3. Raayinainaa kaakapotini rama paadamu sokagaa (Arudra)

Sivaranjani (1978)

Cast: Jayasudha, Hari Prasad, Mohan Babu
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Ramesh Naidu
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Banner: Taraka Prabhu Films
Popular Songs:
1. Abhinava taaravo naa abhimaana taaravo (CNR)

Mahakavi Kshetrayya (1976)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Manjula, Swapna Sundari, Anjali Devi, Prabha, Jayasudha, Radha Kumari, Pushpa Kumari, Hemalatha, Raja Babu, Prabhakara Reddy, Ravi Kondala Rao, Dhulipala, Kantha Rao, PS Sharma, Malladi, Balakrishna
Dialogues: Arudra
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Dasarathi
Music: P. Adi Narayana Rao
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Ramakrishna
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Art: AK Sekhar
Producer: P. Adi Narayana Rao
Directors: Adurthi Subba Rao and CS Rao
Banner: Anjali Pictures Combines
Popular Songs:
1. Meluko kaviraaja melukovayyaa (CNR)
2. Ento chakkani vannekaade (CNR)

Maa Bangarakka (1977)

Cast: Sridevi (Bangarakka), Murali Mohan
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: P. Susheela, Ramakrishna
Producer: Y. Sunil Chowdary
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Banner: Ravi Shankar Pictures
Popular Songs:
1. Aakoopachchani kommala naduma (CNR)

Padavoyi Bharateeyuda (1976)

Cast: Kanta Rao, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Tyaga Raju, Sridevi, Easwara Rao
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Popular Songs: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Producers: Vadde Ramesh, DB Narayana
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Popular Songs:
1. Bala bharathi nuduta chimmina raktham (CNR)

Neram Naadi Kaadu Akalidi (1976)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Manjula, Prabha
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Satyam
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Producer: YV Rao
Director: SD Lal
Banner: Ravi Chitra Films
Release Date: 22 July
Trivia: This is based on the Hindi hit movie 'Roti', the Rajesh Khanna starrer.
It had a 100-day run in 5 centers.
Popular Songs:
1. Manchini samaadhi chestaaraa (CNR)
2. Chekumuki ravva chinaboyindi Oyammaa (CNR)

Sneham (1977)

Cast: Master Saikumar, Rao Gopala Rao, Mukkamala, Allu Ramalingaiah, Sakshi Ranga Rao
Dialogues: MVL
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: Ishan Arya
Producer: Ch. Seetharama Raju
Director: Bapu
Banner: Sagara Chitra
Trivia: This is a remake of Hindi hit film 'Dosti'.
Popular Songs:
1. Palle melukundi repalle melukundi (CNR)
2. Neevunte vere kanulenduku (CNR)

Vichitra Jeevitham (1978)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vanisri
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Chakravarthi
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Director: V. Madhusudana Rao
Banner: Sri Umalakshmi Combines
Trivia: This is remake of Hindi hit film 'Daag', starred by Rajesh Khanna.
Popular Songs:
1. Innaalla ee mooga baadha (CNR)

Maa Daivam (1976)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Jayachitra
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Director: SS Balan
Banner: Udayam Productions
Release Date: 17 September
Popular Songs:
1. Challani chirugaalee ninnoka sangathi adagaali (CNR)

Bangaru Manishi (1976)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, Lakshmi, Prabhakara Reddy, Rao Gopala Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah, Sridhar, Sarath Babu, Ramaprabha, Pandari Bai, Nirmala, KV Chalam
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: KV Mahadevan
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Producer: P. Perraju
Director: A. Bheem Singh
Banner: Triveni Productions
Release Date: 28 August
Trivia: Bheem Singh was popular with the Tamil hit films like 'Pashamalar' and 'Padikkadamedai'.
Popular Songs:
1. Nindu kunda tonakane tonakadu (CNR)
2. Ekkadikelutoondi desam emaipotoondi (CNR)

Aradhana (1976)

Cast: NT Rama Rao (Gopi), Vanisri (Radha), Jaggaiah, Gummadi, Vijaya Lalitha, Suryakala, Parvathi, KV Chalam, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Mada
Dialogues: Gollapudi Maruthi Rao
Lyrics: Dasarathi, C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: Mohd. Rafi, S. Janaki
Music: Saluri Hanumantha Rao
Cinematography: J. Satyanarayana
Producer: Atluri Pundarikakshaiah
Director: BV Prasad
Banner: Sri Bhaskara Chitra
Release Date: 12 March
Trivia: It had a 100-day run in 14 centers and biggest hit of the year.
Mohd. Rafi rendered all songs for NTR.
NTR played as Majnu in a 'geetha roopakam', writthen by C. Narayana Reddy, in this movie.
Popular Songs:
1. Naa madi ninnu pilichindi gaanamai (CNR)
2. Gadasari bullodaa (Dasarathi)
3. Nede telisindi eenade telisindi (CNR)

Seetha Kalyanam (1976)

Cast: Ravi (Srirama), Jayaprada (Sita), Satyanarayana (Ravana), Dhulipala (Vasishta), Ranadhir (Siva), Ashok Kumar (Bhageeratha), Vani, Bheemaraju (Bali), Baby Varalakshmi (Vamana)
Story and Dialogues: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Lyrics: Arudra, C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Ramakrishna, Vasantha, PB Srinivas
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: KS Prasad
Art: Kudaravalli Nageswara Rao
Producer: Pinjala Ananda Rao
Director: Bapu
Banner: Ananda Lakshmi Art Movies
Popular Songs:
1. Gagana gangane jagathiki dinchaga (CNR)
2. Mahavishnu gaathalu madhura sudhaa dhaaralu (CNR)
3. Dookindi dookindi ganga udrekaathirekaantharanga (CNR)

Toorpu Padamara (1976)

Cast: Srividya, Narasimha Raju, Kaikala Satyanarayana, Madhavi (debut), Mohan Babu, Nagesh, Kommineni Seshagiri Rao, Manju Bhargavi
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Kovela Shantha
Music: Ramesh Naidu
Associate Directors: Kodi Ramakrishna, Relangi Narasimha Rao
Producer: K. Raghava
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Banner: Pratap Art Productions
Trivia: This is a remake of the Tamil hit film 'Apoorva Ragamgal', by K. Balachander.
Srividya was a classical dancer and daughter of ML Vasantha Kumari, the great singer.
Popular Songs:
1. Sivaranjanee navaraaginee vininanthane (CNR)
2. Swaramulu edainaa raagaalenno (CNR)
3. Toorpu padamara edureduru (CNR)

Anuragalu (1975)

Cast: Sridevi
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Satyam
Play-back: S. Janaki
Producer: M. Gopala Krishna Reddy
Director: KS Rami Reddy
Trivia: Sridevi, the heroine, done a blind girl role.
Popular Songs:
1. E thodoo ledu naa kevvaru leru (CNR)

Santhanam Sowbhagyam (1975)

Cast: Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala (dual role), Satyanarayana, Chandra Mohan, Mikkilineni, Allu Ramalingaiah, Chayadevi, Aparna, Venkanna Babu, Pandaribai, Anitha
Dialogues: Appalacharya, Madan Mohan
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Shankar
Play-back: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Cinematography: Lakshman Gore
Editing: Veerappa
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Presenter: K. Venkatarama Reddy
Producer: Kesana Jayaram
Director: DS Prakasha Rao
Banner: Raviraj Combines
Release Date: 24 October
Trivia: Shankar was introduced as a music director with the movie 'Amayakudu'.
Popular Songs:
1. Chelee nee todugaa nenundagaa (CNR)