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Padaharella Vayasu (1978)

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Cast: Sridevi, Chandra Mohan, Mohan Babu, Nirmalamma
Story: Bharathi Raja
Dialogues: Jandhyala
Music: Chakravarthi
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
Producer: Midde Rama Rao
Director: K. Raghavendra Rao
Trivia: This was remake of Bharathi Raja's Tamil hit '16 Vayathinile', starred by Sridevi, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.
Popular Songs:
1. Sirimallepoovaa sirimallepoovaa
2. Puvvulaanti malli pushpinchenammaa
3. Vayasantaa mudupugatti vasantaale aadukundaam
4. Kattu kathalu cheppi nenu navviste
5. Panta chelo paala kanki navvindi

Patnavasam (1978)

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Cast: Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala, Sripriya, Nagabhushanam, Satyanarayana, Rajababu, Ramaprabha, Giribabu, Kanta Rao, Krishna Kumari, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Kakarala, JV Ramana Murthy (guest), Tyagaraju, Chalapathi Rao, Modukuri Satyam, Jayamalini, Anitha, Radha Kumari, K. Vijaya
Story and Dialogues: Rajasri
Lyrics: Rajasri, Kosaraju, Jaladi
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jayaram, Ramana
Music: JV Raghavulu
Cinematography: Pushpala Gipi Krishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Choreography: Srinivas
Art: K. Ramalingeswara Rao
Fights: Raghavulu
Sound Editing: V. Jagadish
Make-up: C. Madhava Rao
Costumes: VS Gandhi
Executive Producer: G. Adi Seshagiri Rao
Producer: G. Hanumantha Rao
Director: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy
Banner: Padmalaya Pictures
Release Date: 3 February

Pantulamma (1978)

Cast: Lakshmi, Ranganath, Deepa
Lyrics: Veturi
Music: Rajan-Nagendra
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao
Trivia: This film won three Nandi awards. Lakshmi got Best Actress award, Rajan-Nagendra got Best Music Director award and Veturi won Best Lyricist award.
Popular Songs:
1. Maanasa veena madhu geetam
2. Manaserigina vaadu
3. Pandaganti yennelantha chanduroodaa
4. Sirimalle neeve sirimalle neeve
5. Edaarilo koyilaa

Dongala Veta (1978)

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Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada, Satyanarayana, Prabhakara Reddy, Mohan Babu, Jaggaiah, Pandaribai, Allu Ramalingaiah
Dialogues: Bhamidipati Radha Krishna
Lyrics: Dasarathi, Arudra, C. Narayana Reddy
Music: Satyam
Cinematography: Pushpala Gopi Krishna
Editing: NS Prakasam, D. Venkataratnam
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Presenter: Doondy
Producers: P. Babji, G. Sambasiva Rao
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Trimurthi Productions
Release Date: 14 July
Popular Songs:
1. Vellaayammaa padahaaru
2. Naa kanule nee kanulai

Dongala Dopidi (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Sripriya, Murali Mohan, Prabha, Mohan Babu, Rajababu, Ramaprabha, Giribabu, Sridhar, Tyagaraju, JV Ramana Murthy, KV Chalam, Kakarala
Story: Adurthi Narasimha Murthy
Dialogues: Bhamidipati Radha Krishna
Lyrics: Sri Sri, C. Narayana Reddy, Jaladi, Veturi
Music: Satyam
Cinematography: Pushpala Gopikrishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Art: Kondapaneni Ramalingeswara Rao
Stunts: Raghavulu
Producers: G. Sambasiva Rao, P. Babji
Director: M. Mallikarjuna Rao
Banner: Trimurthi Productions
Release Date: 12 May
Popular Songs:
1. Bulbul pitta ninnu bootlo petta
2. Tappatle mogaayi taalaale regaayi

Devudunnadu Jagratta (1978)

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Cast: Devika, Ranganath, Prabhakara Reddy, Kantha Rao, Giri Babu, Bhima Raju, Suchitra, Jayamalini
Dialogues and Lyrics: Arudra
Playback: P. Susheela
Music: Ramesh Naidu
Cinematography: SS Lal
Editing: P. Venkateswara Rao
Art: Ranga Rao
Choreography: Srinu
Presenter: Murali Krishna Movies
Producer: MK Radha
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Murali Krishna Movies
Popular Songs:
1. Egiregiri padutondi naa sogasu

Toofan Mail (1978)

Director: KS Rami Reddy

Talle Challani Daivam (1978)

Cast: G. Varalakshmi, Murali Mohan
Director: MS Gopinath
Banner: Raja Rajeswari Chitra Combines

Doo Doo Basavanna (1978)

Cast: Chalam, Deepa
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju
Music: Satyam
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Director: BV Prasad
Popular Songs:
1. Navvindi yegu chukka aadaali chamma chekka
2. Mutyaala konalona ratnaala raama silaka

Jaganmohini (1978)

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Cast: Narasimha Raju, Prabha, Jayamalini, Dhulipala, Sarathi, Vijayala Lakshmi, Savitri, Attili Lakshmi, Mukkamala, Balakrishna (Anji), Jayachandran, Anitha
Music: Vijaya Krishna Murthy
Producer and Director: B. Vittalacharya
Banner: Vittal Productions

Cheppindi Chesta (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Jayachitra
Director: MS Gopinath
Release Date: 21 September

Chillara Kottu Chittemma (1978)

Cast: Jayachitra, Murali Mohan, Satyanarayana, Nirmalamma
Dialogues: Dasari Narayana Rao
Music: Ramesh Naidu
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Banner: Lakshmi Jyothi Films
Popular Songs:
1. Choodu pinnamma paadu pillodu

Chiranjeevi Rambabu (1978)

Cast: Ranganath, Manjula, Rohini
Music: JV Raghavulu
Playback: P. Susheela
Producer: Koganti Visweswara Rao
Director: Tatineni Prakasha Rao

Chal Mohana Ranga (1978)

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Cast: Krishna, Deepa, Mohan Babu, Phataphat Jayalakshmi, Gummadi, Shavukaru Janaki, Prabhakara Reddy, Tyagaraju, Jayamalini
Story and Screenplay: B. Bhaskara Rao
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Jaladi Raja Rao
Music: B. Shankar
Producer: P. Trinatha Rao
Director: B. Bhaskara Rao
Banner: Phani Movies
Release Date: 29 June
Popular Songs: 
1. Ghallu ghalluna kaali gajjelu (Jaladi)
2. Ennaallee talapulu kalala melukolupulu (CNR)

Chali Cheemalu (1978)

Cast: Nutan Prasad, Narayana Rao, Rallapalli
Dialogues: Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao
Lyrics: Rallapalli
Director: Devadas Kanakala
Trivia: This film won Golden Nandi for Best Feature Film from AP Govt.
This is debut movie for Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, elder in Paruchuri Brothers, as writer.

Gammattu Gudhacharulu (1978)

Cast: Ranganath, Rajababu, Jayamalini, Mukkuraju
Lyrics: Veturi
Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

Khaidi No. 77 (1978)

Cast: Murali Mohan, Deepa, Eeswara Rao
Lyrics: Veturi
Playback: Vani Jayaram

Kumara Raja (1978)

Cast: Krishna (triple role), Jayaprada, Latha, Jayanthi, Satyanarayana, Mohan Babu, Nagabhushanam, Rajababu, Pushpa Kumari, Giribabu, Saroja, Manaimala, Allu Ramalingaiah, Jagga Rao, Bheema Raju
Dialogues: Jandhyala
Lyrics: Veturi
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Ramakrishna, P. Susheela
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: VSR Swamy
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Fights: Madhavan
Art: S. Krishna Rao
Costumes: M. Krishna
Makeup: Kolli Bujjibabu
Publicity Designs: Eshwar
Producers: Satyanarayana, Suryanarayana
Director: P. Sambasiva Rao
Banner: Satya Chitra
Release Date: 6 October
Popular Songs:
1. Aagaali aagaali ee gaali joru
2. Aggini nenu sudigaalini nenu
3. Ee jeevitam vasantam
4. Anuraga devatha neeve
5. Seetakoka chilukalu swathi vaana chinukulu
6. Vichchukunnaa guchchukunnaa

Kaliyuga Stree (1978)

Cast: Jayasudha

Karunamayudu (1978)

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Cast: Vijayachander (Jesus Chirst), Jaggaiah, Chandra Mohan, Sridhar, Rao Gopala Rao, Venniradai Nirmala, Rajasulochana, Halam, Surekha (Mary), Siva Kumar (Joseph), K. Jayanand (Saitan), Master Ajay Babu, Tyagaraju, Giri Babu, Kommineni Seshagiri Rao, Mada, Padmanabham, Dhulipala, Mukkamala, Mikkilineni, Ch. Krishna Murthy, Kakarala, Sutti Veerabhadra Rao, K. Vijaya, Vijaya Gowri, Anitha, Jagga Rao, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Ananda Mohan, Arja Janardana Rao, Dham, Chidathala Appa Rao, Raja Babu (guest), Rajanala (guest), Madala Ranga Rao (guest)
Story: Cristopher Coelho
Dialogues: Modukuri Johnson
Lyrics: Modukuri Johnson, Sri Sri, C. Narayana Reddy, Gopi, Vijaya Ratnam
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Vani Jayaram, Ramakrishna, PB Srinivas, LR Anjali, Anand, Wilson
Music: Joseph Krishna and B. Gopalam
Cinematography: KS Prasad
Special Effects: Ravikanth Nagaich
Editing: Paul Dorai Singh, B. Lenin
Art: S. Dileep Singh
Stunts: Madhavan
Audiography: Samanna
Choreography: Chinni - Sampath, Rasu…

Kannavarillu (1978)

Music: Adi Narayana Rao
Popular Songs:
1. Gadasari ammayi nadumoka sannayi
2. Virisina aananda deepavali

Katakatala Rudrayya (1978)

Cast: Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha, Jayachitra, Jamuna, Prabhakara Reddy, Ramakrishna, JV Ramana Murthy, Rao Gopala Rao, Satyanarayana
Screenplay and Dialogues: Dasari Narayana Rao
Lyrics: Veturi
Music: JV Raghavulu
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki
Producer: Vadde Ramesh
Director: Dasari Narayana Rao
Popular Songs:
1. Paalakanki meedundi
2. Madhura nagarilo

Oka Oori Katha (1978)

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Synopsis: Venkaiah (Vasudeva Rao) and his son Kistaiah (Narayana Rao) lives in a village. Venkaiah lives in a queer world of his own. They have learnt to conquer hunger and are mentally strong. They consider the poor farmers are fools to work for the rich and suffer. Kistaiah wants to marry Nilamma (Mamata Shankar). The father does not like the marriage. Kistaiah refused and married Nilamma.
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
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Agent Gopi (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada, Kanta Rao, Prabhakara Reddy, Jayamalini
Music: Satyam
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Presenter: Sunderlal Nahta
Producer: Srikanth Nahta
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Srikanth Pictures
Release Date: 14 April
Popular Songs:
1. Chitapataa chinukulu
2. O hamsa bhale raamachilakaa
3. Unna soku daachukodu

Annadammula Saval (1978)

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Cast: Krishna, Rajinikanth, Jayachitra, Chandrakala, Anjali Devi, Chalam, Master Ramesh Babu, Halam, Jayamalini, Allu Ramalingaiah, Tyagaraju, Mikkilineni, Bheemaraju, Prabhakar, Swathi
Story: Sundaram
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharathi
Lyrics: Veturi, Dasarathi, C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju
Music: Satyam
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Ramesh
Cinematography: SS Lal
Cameraman: MGR Mani
Editing: P. Venkateswara Rao
Make-up: Veerraaju, Madhava Rao, Murthy
Stunts: Babu
Art: Krishna Murthy
Choreography: Chinni Samapath
Costumes: Krishna Rao
Stills: M. Satyam
Executive Producer: K. Suryanarayana
Producers: GD Prasada Rao, Parvataneni Sashi Bhushan
Director: KSR Das
Banner: Sri Sarathi Studios
Release Date: 3 March
Trivia: It was a remake of Kannada hit film 'Sahodara Saval' (1977), starred by Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth also directed by KSR Das.
Popular Songs:
1. Naa kosame neevunnadi
2. O pilla chali chaligaa undaa
3. Nee roopame naa madilona

Anugraham (1978)

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Cast: Anant Nag (Parasuram), Vanisri (Anasuya), Rao Gopala Rao (Bhairava Murthy), Smita Patil (Parvati), Vasu (Venu), Satyadev Dubey (Ramanayya), AR Krishna, Sulabh Deshpande (Kanthamma)
Story: CT Khanolkar
Screenplay: Girish Karnad, Govind Nihlani, Arudra
Dialogues and Lyrics: Arudra
Playback: P. Susheela, SP Balasubrahmanyam
Music: Vanraj Bhatia
Cinematography: Govind Nihlani
Editing: Bhanudas Diwakar
Art: Neera Benegal, Smitha Patel
Publicity Designs: Gangadhar
Co-producers: U. Varada Reddy, V. Mallikarjuna Reddy
Producer: K. Venkata Rami Reddy
Director: Shyam Benegal
Banner: Raviraj International
Release Date: 16 June
Trivia: This was based on CT Khanolkar's Marathi novel 'Kondura'.
This was simultaneously shot in Telugu and Hindi. The cast in both films was similar except Rao Gopala Rao. In Hindi, the role Bhairava Murthy played by Amrish Puri.
This is the only Telugu film of Shyam Benegal as a director.

Anukunnadi Sadhista (1978)

Cast: Narasima Raju, Lata
Lyrics: Mailavarapu Gopi
Music: Ramesh Naidu
Director: P. Chandrasekhara Reddy

Atanikante Ghanudu (1978)

Cast: Krishna, Jayaprada, Satyanarayana, Rao Gopala Rao, Giribabu, Shavukaru Janaki, Jayamalini, Allu Ramalingaiah, Chakravarthi, PJ Sharma, Potti Prasad
Story and Dialogues: Satyanand
Screenplay: GC Sekhar
Music: Chakravarthi
Cinematography: Pushpala Gopi Krishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Choreography: Tara
Stunts: Raghavulu
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Producer: Adusumilli Lakshmi Kumar
Director: GC Sekhar
Banner: Maruthi Productions
Popular Songs:
1. Gutti vankaya koora
2. Cheli hrudayamlo toli pranayamlo

Adavi Manushulu (1978)

Cast: Prabhakar, Leela
Music: Satyam
Producer: Pinjala Subba Rao
Director: GI Murthy
Banner: PSR Pictures

Seetharama Vanavasam (1977)

Cast: Jayaprada, Ravi, Satyanarayana, Gummadi, B. Saroja Devi, Anjali Devi, Vijaya Lalitha, Prasad Babu, Rajesh Babu, Nagaraju, Bheema Raju, PJ Sharma, Malladi, Master Murali, Balakrishna, Azad Pahilwan, Dhanasri, Halam, Jhansi, Suryakantham, Lakshmi, Sunitha, Sridhar (guest), Mikkilineni (guest), Jamuna (guest), Pandaribai (guest)
Dialogues: Chillara Bhavanarayana Rao
Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishna Sastry, C. Narayana Reddy, Arudra, Kosaraju, Veturi, Chillara Bhavanarayana Rao
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Ramakrishna, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Vasantha
Music: KV Mahadevan
Cinematography: KS Prasad
Choreography: Vempati Satyam, Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy, Ranadhir
Costumes: P. Venkata Rao
Publicity Designs: Venkateswara
Producer: Pinjala Subba Rao
Director: Kamalakara Kameswara Rao
Banner: PSR Pictures
Release Date: 31 March

Seethamma Santhanam (1977)

Cast: Chalam, Jayasudha, Pandaribai
Director: KS Rami Reddy

Seeta Geeta Datithe (1977)

Director: CV Sridhar

Samsaramlo Sarigamalu (1977)

Cast: Chandra Mohan, Prabha, Rajababu, Ramaprabha
Lyrics: Kosaraju
Music: Shankar Ganesh
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Director: MS Kota Reddy

Vastade Maa Baava (1977)

Cast: Murali Mohan, Roja Ramani, Kantha Rao, Ravi Kondala Rao, Radha Kumari, Girija Rani
Dialogues: Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
Music: Ghantasala Vijay Kumar
Cinematography: PS Prakash
Editing: K. Dasarathi
Producer and Director: T. Gopala Krishna
Banner: TGK Films

Lakshmi Nirdoshi (1977)

Director: CV Sridhar

Rambha Urvasi Menaka (1977)

Cast: Narasimha Raju, Murali Mohan, Roja Ramani
Music: Chakravarthi
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Producer: Maganti Ravindranath Chowdary
Director: P. Sambasiva Rao

Manushulu Chesina Dongalu (1977)

Cast: Krishna, Manjula, Krishnam Raju, Sangeetha, Mohan Babu, Tyagaraju, Sakshi Ranga Rao, Master Ramesh Babu, Mada, Chidatala Appa Rao
Story: Salim-Javed
Dialogues: Tripuraneni Maharathi
Lyrics: Arudra
Music: Satyam
Cinematography: Pushpala Gipikrishna
Editing: Kotagiri Gopala Rao
Art: Kondapaneni Ramalingeswara Rao
Stunts: Raghavulu
Director: M. Mallikarjuna Rao
Release Date: 19 October
Popular Songs:
1. Aanandam abbaayidaite (Arudra)
2. Manasenduko o mosagaadaa (Arudra)
3. Telusaa naa madilo unnaavani

Mahanubhavudu (1977)

Cast: Krishnam Raju, Jayasudha, Rajababu, Jayamalini
Director: K. Hemambaradhara Rao

Manassakshi (1977)

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Cast: Krishna, Bharathi, Jaggaiah, Shavukar Janaki, Allu Ramalingaiah, Nagesh, Kantha Rao, Jyothi Lakshmi
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy
Playback: SP Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela
Music: JV Raghavulu
Cinematography: Pushpala Gopikrishna
Editing: Anki Reddy
Art: Rajendra Kumar
Associate Producer: Kolisetty Siva Prasad
Presenter: G. Babu Rao
Producer: Amara Rama Subba Rao
Director: P. Sambasiva Rao
Banner: Seeta Ramanjaneya Movies
Release Date: 2 December

Manavadi Kosam (1977)

Cast: Bhanumathi, Sridhar, Rojaramani, Pandaribai
Lyrics: Sri Sri
Producer and Director: Bhanumathi
Banner: Bharani Pictures