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                                 Srinivas Chimata (01/07/11)

Sarada Akunuri's Choice of the Weekly Songs (11/11/2011)

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 92 Neevu Leka Veena.. Dr. Chakravarthi S Rajeswara Rao Acharya Athreya V_link 1964
 91 Veena Lona.. Teega Lona (happy) Chakravaakam KV Mahadevan Acharya Athreya V_link 1974














Songs from the Previous weeks




11/04/11 (Kamal Hassan Birthday <11/07>)

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 88 Junior.. Itu Atu Kani Idi Katha Kadu MS Viswanathan Acharya Athreya V_link 1979
 87 Sundaramo.. Sumadhuramo Amavasya Chandrudu Ilaya Raja Veturi   1981



10/28/11 (Deepavali Special <10/26>)

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 86 Virisina Ananda Deepavali Kannavarillu Adi Narayana Rao N/A   1978
 85 Vennela Roju.. Deepavali Roju Ramayya Tandri Sathyam N/A   1974



10/21/11 (JV Raghavulu BirthDay Special <10/22>)

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 84 Ee Andaniki Bandham Vesa Okanadu Jeevana Tarangalu JV Raghavulu Acharya Athreya V_link 1973
 83 O.. Jabilee.. (duet) Rangoon Rowdy JV Raghavulu N/A V_link 1979



10/14/11

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 82 Changure.. Bangaru Raja Sree Krishna Pandaveeyam TV Raju C Narayana Reddy V_link 1966
 81 Neevani Nenani Talachitira  Sree Panduranga Mahatyam TV Raju N/A   1957



10/07/11

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 80 Na Manase Oka Tella Kagitam.. Ardhangi T Chalapathi Rao C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1977 and more details later.
 79 Evariki Cheppedi? Eenati Eebandham Enatido S Rajeswara Rao M Balaiah   Released in 1977 and more details later.



09/30/11

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 78 Malle Kanna Challana O Seeta Katha KV Mahadevan C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1974 and more details later.
 77 Taha Thahamani Ame Katha Chakravarthi Veturi   Released in 1977 and more details later.



09/30/11

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 78 Malle Kanna Challana O Seeta Katha KV Mahadevan C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1974 and more details later.
 77 Taha Thahamani Ame Katha Chakravarthi Veturi   Released in 1977 and more details later.



09/23/11

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 76 Virisina Marumalli.. Raitu Bidda Saluri Hanumantha Rao C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1971 and more details later.
 75 Nalo Ninnu Chudu.. Sabhash Satyam Sathyam N/A   Released in 1969 and more details later.



09/16/11 (ANR BirthDay Special <09/20>)

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 74 Niluvuma.. Neelaveni Amarasilpi Jakkanna S Rajeswara Rao Samudrala Raghavacharyal_linkV_link Released in 1964 and directed by BS Ranga. The song was picturized on ANR and B Saroja Devi. ANR plays the title role and Haranadh plays in his son`s role and surpasses his father in the sculpture artwork by finding a fault in a Vinayaka statue sculpted by his father.
 73 Hip Hip Hurray Bhale Rangadu KV Mahadevan N/A   Released in 1969 and directed by Tatineni Rama Rao. The song was picturized on ANR and Vanisree. Vanisree comes from a rich family and ANR from slums. ANR helps Vanisree to come out of the evil clutches of their Deewaan, Gummadi and finally marries her. Nagabhooshanam, Sathyanarayana, Vijaya Lalitha, Dhoolipala, and Padmanabham play other important roles in the movie.



09/09/11 (Chakravarthi BirthDay Special <09/09>)

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 72 Manasu Oka Mandaram (female) Prema Tarangalu Chakravarthi Acharya Athreya   Released in 1980 and directed by SP Chittibabu (If I am not mistaken, he is a brother/cousin of SP Kodandapani). The song was picturized on pre-teen characters of Krishnam Raju and Sujatha. The movie is a remake of Amitab starrer, "Muqaddar Ka Sikandar" with Krishnam Raju, Sujatha, Chiranjeevi, Jayasudha and Sathyanarayana in the roles of Amitab, Rakhee, Vinod Khanna, Rekha and Amjad Khan respectively. The orginal hindi song in the same context is "O Saathire.. tere bina bhi kya jeena" and Dasari used this tune for his Rangoon Rowdy movie (even before this movie was released).
 71 Mallepula Maraniki Amara Jeevi Chakravarthi Veturi   Released in 1983 and directed by Jandhyala. The song was picturized on ANR and Jayaprada. This is the only one movie in the combination of ANR and Jandhyala and also the first movie in the combination of Jandhyala and Chakravarthi. Jandhyala always preferred melodious music directors (Ramesh Naidu and Rajan-Nagendra) for his earlier movies and was hesitant to work with a mass music director like Chakravarthi, but the Chakravarthi proved Jandhyala wrong with a melodious song like this one and later they went on doing a few more movies (such as bAbAyi-abbAyi, puttaDi bomma, chanTabbAyi etc) together. This song was, in fact, done for a Prasad Arts Movie, which got shelved later. Veturi had taken just 12 minutes to write this song and Chakravarthi came up with the tune after the song was written. The story line goes like this - ANR and Sumalatha love each other. Before they get married, Sumalatha commits suicide and her elder sister believes ANR is the culprit and wants to take revenge on him by prentending love with him. Once ANR`s family is ready for the wedding, Jayaprada reveals that she doesn`t love ANR and just wants to take revenge on him. Later she realizes that Narasimha Raju is responsible for Sumalatha`s suicide. Later Sarath Babu and Jayaprada get married to each other. Sarath Babu misunderstands the closeness between ANR and Jayaprada and starts harassing her. When Sarath Babu loses his eye-sight in an accident, ANR donates his eyes to him and lets every one know his sacrifical love towards Jayaprada and her well-being and thus becomes an "amara jeevi". This movie disappointed every one financially.



09/02/11

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 70 Okatai Podama Uhala Vahinilo Astulu-antastulu SP Kodandapani Arudral_link  Released in 1969 and directed by V Ramachandra Rao. The song was picturized on Krishna and Vanisri. I have not watched this movie and I am not aware of the story line.
 69 Alakalu Teerina Kannulu.. Ma Nanna Nirdoshi Pendyala Nageswara Rao C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1970 and directed by KV Nanda Rao. The song was picturized on Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala. Baby Sridevi acted as Krishna`s daughter in this movie. I have not watched this movie and I am not aware of the story line.



08/26/11 (Arudra BirthDay Special <08/31>)

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 68 Chintapuvvu Erupu.. Chilaka Mukku Erupu Inti Gouravam SP Kodandapani Arudra   Released in 1970 and directed by Bapu. The song was picturized on Sobhan Babu and Aruna. This song is inspired from a duet in a Jitendra starrer, Jigri Dost (originally composed by Lakshmikant-Payarelal). You can listen to this Hindi song from http://www.ChimataaMusic.net/playcmd.php?plist=5501.
 67 Evaru Leni Chota.. Idigo Chinna Mata Manchi Kutumbam SP Kodandapani Arudra V_link Released in 1968 and directed by V Madhusudana Rao. The song was picturized on Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala. ANR, Shavukar Janaki, Kanchana, Chalam etc play the other important roles in this fmaily drama.



08/19/11 (Chiru BirthDay Special <08/22>)

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 66 Lalita Priyakamalam Rudra Veena Ilaya Raja N/Al_linkV_link Released in 1988, produced by Naga Babu and directed by K Balachandar. The song was picturized on Chiru and Sobhana. Probably this is the only duet that Yesudaas sang for Chiru. Though the movie was a commercial failure, it fetched a national award (Nargis Dutt Award).
 65 Aura Ammaku Chella.. Apadbhadhavudu MM Keeravani Sirivennela V_link Released in 1992, produced by Edida Nageswara Rao and directed by K Viswanath. The song was picturized on Chiru and Meenakshi Seshadri. This movie fetched a state nandi award for Chiru. This is the third (after SubhalEkha and swayamkRshi) and last movie in the combination of Viswanath-Chiru.



08/12/11 (Independence Day Special <08/15>)

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 64 Padavoyi Bharateeyuda.. Velugu Needalu Pendyala Nageswara Rao Sri Sri V_link Released in 1961, produced by Dukkipati Madhusudana Rao and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. The song was picturized on ANR, Raja Sulochanda (appears as a guest only in this song) and chorus. Savitri is the heroine in the film and SVR, Jaggayya, Suryakantham, Girija, Relangi etc play other important roles in this family drama.
 63 Nenu.. Na Desam Nenu-na Desam Sathyam Anki Sri   Released in 1974 and picturized on Rama Krishna and Chandra Kala. Rama Krishna plays double roles (good and evil) and the movie has a patriotic theme.



08/05/11

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 62 Oka Pulabanam Tagilindi Madilo.. Atma Gouravam S Rajeswara Rao Dasaradhi V_link Released in 1966, produced by Dukkipati Madhusudana Rao and directed by Kasinadhuni Viswanadh. The song was picturized on ANR and Kanchana. K Viswanadh debuted as the film director with this movie (and he worked as an associate director in some of the Adurthi Subba Rao`s movies).
 61 Nuvvante Nakenduko Inta Idi Antastulu KV Mahadevan Acharya Athreya V_link Released in 1965, produced by Veeramachaneni Babu Rajendra Prasad and directed by Veeramachaneni Madhusudana Rao. The song was picturized on ANR and Krishna Kumari. Bhanumathi plays as a step-sister to ANR in this movie.



07/29/11

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 60 Idemi Lahiri.. Idemi Garadi Eedu-jodu Pendyala Nageswara Rao Arudra V_link Released in 1963 and produced/directed by KB Tilak. The song was picturized on Jaggayya and Jamuna. The story goes like this - when Jaggayya and Jamuna are kids, their parents promise to each other that Jaggayya and Jamuna would get married once they become adults. After Jamuna`s family financial situation goes bad, Jaggayya`mom changes her mind and denies their marriage. In addition, Suryakantham spreads rumors that Jamuna is married to an elderly person, Gummadi. Finally, every thing goes right and both Jaggayya and Jamuna unite and get married. It is a surprise to know that Jaggayya acted as a solo hero in more than 100 moview. There is a satire on him in the film industry - if Jaggayya acts a second hero, he eats up (meaning dominates) the main hero (like ANR etc).. but if he acts as a solo hero, he eats up the producer (meaning flop movies).
 59 Mallelu Kurisina Challani Velalo Adugu Jadalu Master Venu N/A V_link Released in 1966 and directed by Tapee Chanakya. The song was picturized on NTR and Jamuna. I have not watched this movie and hence not aware of the movie story details.



07/22/11

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 58 Poruginti Doragariki Devadasu Ramesh Naidu Arudra   Released in 1974, produced by Krishna and directed by Vijaya Nirmala. The song was picturized on Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala. This movie is the remake of the old dEvadaasu movie/ Albeit the movie is a commerical failure, Ramesh Naidu`s music is best remembered and the noted film critic, VAK Ranga Rao complimented that the songs in movie (in particular the lyric department) are on par with the evergreen old devadaasu movie songs.
 57 Nee Kolakalla Ku Neerajanalu.. Hema Hemeelu Ramesh Naidu Veturi   Released in 1979 and directed by Vijaya Nirmala. The song was picturized on Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala. ANR and Zareena Wahab are one pair and Krishna and Vijaya Nirmala are another pair in the movie. ANR plays double roles (one as a don, "Red Lion" and another as an innocent villager.. as expected, one dies and another is forced to act as the first one) and he entertains the audiences with some action sequences. This movie reminds me the funny nick names for ANR and Sathyanarayana (Red Lion and Black Cat) and I dont recall if Krishna has any nick name in the movie.



07/15/11

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 56 Hello Nestam..bagunnava? Andamaina Anubhavam MS Viswanathan Acharya Athreya V_link Released in 1979 and directed by K Bala Chandar. The song was picturized by Kamal Hassan and Jaya Prada. The movie mainly revolves around the lead pair, Kamal Hassan and Jaya Prada and most of the film was shot in Singapur.
 55 Sarigamalu..galagalu Idi Katha Kadu MS Viswanathan Acharya Athreya V_link Released in 1979 and directed by K Balachandar. Picturized on Sarath Babu and Jaya Sudha. It is a remake of a Tamil movie, Avargal. While Kamal played the hero role in both versions, Rajani Kanth and Chiru played the role of sadistic, ex-husband of the heroine in Tamil and Telugu respectively. Kamal plays as a ventroloquist, who is diffident in nature. Jaya Sudha plays as a strong-willed single mom.



07/08/11

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 54 Bugga Gillagane Saripoyinda? Muhurtabalam KV Mahadevan C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1969 and details soon.
 53 Chusina Chupe Chudanee.. Pasi Hrudayalu GK Venkatesh C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1973 and details soon.



07/01/11

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 52 O Nindu Chandamama Bangaru Timmaraju SP Kodandapani Arudra   Released in 1964 and details soon.
 51 Palavanka Seemalo Pala Manasuslu Sathyam N/A   Released in 1968 and details soon.



06/24/11

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 50 Dora Nimma Pandu Laga.. Chikkadu-dorakadu TV Raju C Narayana Reddy   1967
 49 Ledu Ledani Enduku Neelo.. Kanchukota KV Mahadevan Acharya Athreya V_link 1967



06/17/11

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 48 Vela Chuda Vennelaye Natakala Rayudu GK Venkatesh Acharya Athreya V_link 1969
 47 Vinipinchani Ragale Chaduvukunna Ammayilu S Rajeswara Rao Dasaradhi V_link 1963



06/10/11 (SP Balu Birth Day Special <06/04>)

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 46 Mounam Ganam Madhuram Mayuri SP Balu Veturi   Released in 1984 and more details soon.
 45 Kallallo Kanakambaram Uranta Sankranti SP Balu N/A   Released in 1983 and more details soon.



06/03/11 (Krishna Birth Day Special <05/31>)

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 44 Kalalu Kane Kammani Chinnari Takkari Donga-chakkani Chukka Sathyam Dasaradhi   Released in 1969 and more details soon.
 43 Sirimalle Sogasu... Jabilli Velugu Puttinillu-mettinillu Sathyam Dasaradhi V_link Released in 1973 and more details soon.



05/27/11 (NTR Birth Day Speical <05/28>)

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 42 Telisindile.. Telisindile Ramudu-bheemudu Pendyala Nageswara Rao C Narayana Reddyl_linkV_link Released in 1964, produced by D Rama Naidu and directed by Taapee Chanakya. The song was picturized on NTR and Jamuna. NTR plays duel roles and it is D Rama Naidu`s official debut movie. SVR, L Vijaya Lakshmi, Rajanala etc play other important roles. This movie was later remade in to Hindi by Vijaya banner as "Ram Aur Shyam" with Dileep Kumar and Waheeda Rehman in the roles of NTR and Jamuna. This movie is one of my all-time favorite movies.
 41 Pillana Grovi Pilupu Sree Krishna Vijayam Pendyala Nageswara Rao C Narayana Reddy V_link Released in 1971, produced by MS Reddy and directed by Kamalakara Kameswara Rao. The song was picturized on NTR and Jayalalitha. NTR, SVR and Jayalalitha play the lead roles. Hema Malini appears as a dancer in a solo song in this movie.



05/20/11 (June 4th Dallas Trinity Show - Ilaya Raja Special)

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 40 Ee Chaitra Veena Preminchu-pelladu Ilaya Raja Veturi V_link Released in 1985, produced by Ramoji Rao and directed by Vamsi. The song was picturized on Rajendra Prasad and Bhanupriya. Initially, Ramoji Rao suggested the director to rope in either Sathyam or SP Balu as the music director, but Vamsi was successful in convincing the producer to bring in Ilaya Raja.
 39 Avesamanta Alapane  Alapana Ilaya Raja N/A V_link Released in 1986, directed by Vamsi. The song was picturized on Mohan. The movie was a commercial failute in spite of the awesome songs composed by Ilaya Raja.



05/13/11 (June 4th Dallas Trinity Show - KV Mahadevan Special)

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 38 Na Hrudayapu Kovelalo Iddaru Ammayilu KV Mahadevan Dasaradhi V_link Released in 1970 and directed by S.R. Puttana Kanagal. The song was picturized on ANR. Vanisri plays duals roles with ANR (main hero) and Sobhan Babu (in a guest role) in Kannada remade fmaily drama. Maama recycled his original Tamil tune for this song. Initially, Ghantasala was supposed to sing this song. After Ghantasala listened to the track sung by Balu, Ghantasala assured the movie makers that Balu had done a good job and insisted on keeping the same song in the movie.
 37 Kodekaru Chinnavada Mundadugu KV Mahadevan Acharya Athreya   Released in 1958 and produced by the actor, Jaggayya and directed by V Madhusdana Rao. The song was picturized on Jaggayya and Shavukaar Jaanaki. This was the first film based on the Salt Satyagraha movement. This was the first film to be given the Government subsidy and also the first Telugu film to be screened in Soviet Russia.



05/06/11 (Acharya Athreya's Jayanthi Speical <05/07>)

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 36 Eenade Edo Ayyindi Prema Ilaya Raja Acharya Athreya V_link Released in 1989, produced by Suresh banner and directed by Suresh Krishna (probably his debut movie in Telugu). The song was picturized on Venkatesh and Revathi. I guess this is the last movie for the great lyricist, Acharya Aathreya. Though it was released in 1989, Venkatesh got the best actor (Nandi) award for the year 1988..
 35 Sumam Prati Sumam Sumam.. Maharshi Ilaya Raja Acharya Athreyal_linkV_link Released on December 30th, 1987, produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and directed by Vamsi Kompella. The song was picturized on Raghava Gogineni and Santhi Priya (also used to be called Nishanthi in the beginning of her career). The movie was a big fiasco, as the audiences did not like the weird subject. Vamsi could not boost up the career of Santhi Priya like the way he did for her older sister, Bhanu Priya. Krishna Bhagawan appears in a role of an understanding husband (of the heroine). Though Raghava was rejected as a Telugu hero, he got the tag, "Maharshi Raghava" starting with this movie..



04/29/11 (SriSri's Vardhanti Speical <04/30>)

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 34 Evvari Kosam Ee Mandahasam Nartanasala Susarla Dakshina Murthy Sri Sri   Released in 1963. More details later.
 33 Padavela Radhika.. Iddaru Mitrulu S Rajeswara Rao Sri Sri V_link Released in 1961. More details later.



04/22/11 (S Janaki's BirthDay Speical <04/23>

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 32 Mansa Tulli Padake Sreevariki Premalekha Ramesh Naidu Veturi V_link Released in 1984. More details later.
 31 Akasam.. Enatido Nireekshana Ilaya Raja Acharya Athreyal_linkV_link Released in 1986. More details later.



04/15/11

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 30 Mata Chalada? Anta Mana Manchike Sathyam N/A   Released in 1972. More details later.
 29 Matalakandani Bhavalu.. Neeti-nijayiti S Rajeswara Rao C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1972. More details later.



04/08/11 ((Sujatha passed away on <04/06>)

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 28 Apurupa Roopasi Neevu.. Guru Sishyulu KV Mahadevan Acharya Athreya   Released in 1981, produced by Chalasani Aswani Dutt and directed by Kovelamudi Bapayya. The song was picturized on ANR and Sujatha. Krishna and Sridevi are another couple and Nagabhushanam, Anjali Devi, Sathyanarayana etc are in the supporting roles.
 27 Pilicharu Mavaru Innallaku.. Pandanti Jeevitam Chakravarthi Veturi   Released in 1981 and directed by Tatineni Rama Rao. The song was picturized on Sobhan Babu and Sujatha. Sobhan plays duels roles (father and son) with Sujatha and Vijayasanthi in this movie. Ego problems arise between Sobhan Babu and Sujatha and they stay seperated after having a son and finally they unite together.



04/01/11 ((Nuthan Prasad passed away on <03/30>)

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 26 Hari Katha Intinti Ramayanam Rajan-Nagendra MVL & Kompella Sivaram   Released in 1979, produced by Navatha Krishnam Raju and directed by Parvathaneni Sambasiva Rao (who is best remembered as the director of Krishna movie, "kUmAra rAjA"). The song was picturized on Nuthan Prasad. Ranganadh, Prabha and Chandra Mohan, Jayasudha are in the lead paid roles, while Nuthan Prasad and Ramaprabha are in the supporting pair roles. Half of the story-line is similar to the ANR starrer, Alu magalu (with the mis-understandings between a doctor husband and a housewife).
 25 Kotta Devudandee.. Rajadhi Raju KV Mahadevan Veturi   Released in 1980 and directed by Bapu. The song was picturized on Nuthan Prasad (in the Satan role).



03/25/11

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 24 Chelee Nee Korika.. Gulabi Malika Suguna Sundari Katha SP Kodandapani C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1970 and directed by HS Venu. The song was picturized on Kantha Rao and Devika. Ramakrishna and Vijaya Lalitha play other important roles in this folklore movie.
 23 Chinnari Na Rani Ramuni Minchina Ramudu T Chalapathi Rao N/A V_link Released in 1975 and directed by MS Gopinath. The song was picturized on NTR and Sri Vidya. NTR plays dual roles and Vanisri is another heroine in this movie.



03/18/11 (SobhanBabu's Vardhanthi <03/20> Special)

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 22 Mata Chuste Mamidallam Raja Chakravarthi Arudra   Released in 1976 and directed by K Raghavendra Rao. The song was picturized on Sobhan Babu and Jaya Sudha. The movie was a remake of Amitab starrer, Majboor. Sobhan Babu suffers from a brain disease and he knows that it would be deadly some day. He wants to get his sister married off before he dies. He takes a sacrifial decision of Kantha Rao`s murder-charge with a condition that he would in return get the dowry money (for his sister`s wedding) from the actual killer. He then gets a death sentence in the court and before he is hanged to death, he has to get operated for his brain tumor and unexpectedly he survives the operation and becomes normal. Now he escapes from the jail to prove that he is not the real murderer. A street rowdy, Sathynarayana comes to his rescue in identifying the real villain (Rao Goapala Rao), who is none other than the younger brother of the murdered person.
 21 Mundu Venaka Vetagallu.. Bangaru Chellelu KV Mahadevan Veturi V_link Released in 1979, produced by Thota Trivikrama Rao and directed by Veeramachaneni Madhusudhana Rao. The song was picturized on Sobhan Babu and Jayasudha. A specialty of this movie is that Sridevi plays as a sister to Sobhan Babu.



03/11/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: Veda and V Kumar)

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 20 Ma Vullo Oka Paduchundi Ave Kallu Veda Kosaraju Raghavaiah Chowdary V_link Released in 1967, produced by AVM Studios and directed by AC Trilok Chandar. The song was picturized on Krishna, Kanchana, Padmanadham, Githanjali and Chorus. Probably this is the first color movie with a full-fledged suspense theme. All family members are murdered one by one in Kanchana`s family and Krishna (her lover and a CID officer) finally traces down the killer. It seems that this movie was simultaneously made in both Telugu and Tamil versions. As far as I know the music director, Veda worked for two more movies, nEnU manishinE (again Krishna`s movie) and Ame evaru? (a remake of Woh Kaun Thi movie).
 19 Pata Aginda.. Oka Seat Govinda Collector Janaki V Kumar C Narayana Reddy V_link Released in 1972 and produced by SS Balan. This hilarious song was picturized on Nagabhushanam, Jaggayya, Jamuna, Jayanthi, Rama Prabha etc. This movie is a remake one of Amitabh`s early movies, Sanjog (with Jaggayya, Jamuna, Jayanthi and Nagabhushanam in the original roles of Amitabh, Mala Sinha, Aruna Irani and Mehmood respectively). Jaggayya plays a helpless former lover (to Jamuna) and a husband (to Janathi) roles and Nagabhushanam appears in a mean blackmailer role.



03/04/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: Master Venu and T Chalapathi Rao)

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 18 Enduko.. Siggenduko Siri Sampadalu Master Venu Acharya Athreya   Released in 1962 and produced/directed by Pasupuleti Pullaiah. The song was picturized by ANR and Savithri. I have not watched this movie and hence not aware of the movie details.
 17 Niluvave Valu Kanula Dana Illarikam T Chalapathi Rao Kosaraju Raghavaiah Chowdaryl_link  Released in 1959, produced by Prasad Arts (Anumolu Subba Rao) and directed by Tatineni Prakasa Rao. The song was picturized on ANR and Jamuna. T Chalapathi Rao got a first break with this movie.



02/25/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: Sathyam and Rajan-Nagendra)

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 16 Intati Sogase Eduruga Vunte.. Nindu Manishi Sathyam C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1978 and directed by SD Lal. The song was picturized on Sobhan Babu and Deepa. This movie is a remake of Dharmendra starrer, samAdhi (1973). Sobhan Babu appears in the double roles (father and son) and Jaya Chitra, Deepa and Sathyanarayana play the original roles of Asha Parekh, Jaya Bhaduri and Madan Puri respectivley. In the original movie, Dharmendra plays as a decoit, but here Sobhan Babu plays a hot-blooded, patriotic revolutionary (pre-independece days). He, in an unfortunate situation, is responsible for the death of a kidnapped kid (of a businessman, Gummadi) and then in penance, he leaves his own kid with Gummadi and then surrenders to the police and goes to jail. Though Sobhan Babu excelled in the emotional father role, the movie was a commercial failure as the director could not successfully capture the spirit of the original movie.
 15 Edarilo Koyila Pantulamma Rajan-Nagendra Veturi   Released in 1977, produced by Navatha Krishnam Raju, and directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. The song was picturized on Ranganadh (while singing in a radio station). Ranganadh and Deepa are a happy couple and have a kid. Under some unfortunate circumstances (Deepa is molested by Sarath Babu), Deepa commits suicide and since then Ranganadh gets into a depression state and starts neglecting the well-being of his son. Lakshmi comes into their lives as a teacher (for the kid) and slowly brings Ranganadh out of depression and in the end they both unite. This movie was later dubbed into Malayalam as "Lady Teacher" in 1982. Ranganadh, once in an interview, told that the movie did not help him much, as the movie was a commercial failure inspite of having all excellent melodies.



02/18/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: MS Viswanathan and SP Kodandapani)

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 14 Padaharellaku.. Neelo Nalo Maro Charitra MS Viswanathan Acharya Athreya   Released in 1978.
 13 Ennallo Vechina Udayam Manchi Mitrulu SP Kodandapani C Narayana Reddy V_link Released in 1969.



02/11/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: GK Venkesh and JV Raghavulu)

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 12 Vela Chuda Vennelaye Natakala Rayudu GK Venkatesh Acharya Athreya V_link Released in 1969, produced by the character actor Nagabhooshanam and directed by Akkineni Sanjeevi. The song was picturized on Kanchana and Nagabhooshanam. The movie was based on Hindi movie, Albela and Nagabhooshanam plays the original character of the Hindi comedian, Bhagwan. Adiseshayya (Nagaiah) has two sons and a daughter. His younger son Bujjibabu (Nagabhooshanam) likes acting very much. Because of this, he loses many jobs shown by his father. Finally, they have a big quarrel and Bujjibabu is sent out of home by his father. His mother blesses him to become a big star. He spends horrible life without food and forced to join as a domestic worker in the house of Geetha Devi (Kanchana). She later identifies an ctor in him and gavis him a chance to act in her production company. In spite of some resistance from the manager, Rajasekhar (Padmanabham) and the hero, Prem Kumar (Prabhakar Reddy), Nagabhooshanam grows to a big star. Geetha Devi starts loving Bujjibabu. After becoming a star, he goes home and finds them to be facing many problems. Finally, he solves their problems and marries Geetha Devi.Gollapudi once quoted that the movie would not have been a financial disaster, had a hero like ANR acted in the movie.
 11 Taranginee..o Na Tarangini Tarangini JV Raghavulu C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1983, produced by K Raghava and directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The song comes while the titles roll on at the beginning of the movie. Syamala Gowri plays the title role and Suman and Bhanu Chandar are in the supporting roles. Suman and Syamala Gowri are lovers and get married. After a while, Suman has a severe and that affects his spine and is advised by doctors not to do samsaaram with his wife. Bhanu Chandar (a friend of Suman) comes to know about this issue and starts doing the sexual-harassment to Syamala. Unable to bear the torture, she kills Bhanu Chandar. At the same, time Suman undergoes a spinal operation and becomes normal and the couple starts living happily ever after.



02/04/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: Ghantasala and Adi Narayana Rao)

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 10 Manasu Padindi Sannayi Pata Punyavati Ghantasala C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1967 ancd directed by V.Dadamirasi. The song was picturized on NTR and Krishna Kumari. SVR, Bhanumathi, Sobhan Babu, Haranadh play other supporting roles in this movie.
 9 Hayi Hayiga Amani Sage Suvarna Sundari Adi Narayana Rao Samudrala Raghavacharya   Released in 1957, produced by Adi Narayana Rao and directed by Vedantham Raghavayya. The song was picturized on ANR and Anjali. The whole movie focuses around Anjali Devi, who is a dEva kanya that gets cursed to be a human being for upsetting Devendra. This movie was later remade in to Hindi as well with almost the same Telugu star cast.



01/28/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: KV Mahadevan & Ilaya Raja; Veturi BDay Special <01/29>)

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 8 Nuvvitta.. Nenitta Seetamalakshmi KV Mahadevan Veturi   Realsed in 1978, produced by K Murari and directed by K Viswanadh. The song was picturized on Chandra Mohan and Talluri Rameswari. Murari is such a loyal producer to mAma Mahadevan that he stopped producing movies after Maama retired from the field.
 7 Vayyari Godaramma Preminchu-pelladu Ilaya Raja Veturil_linkV_link Released in 1985, produced by Ramoji Rao and directed by Vamsi. The song was picturized on Rajendra Prasad and Bhanupriya. Initially, Ramoji Rao suggested the director to rope in either Sathyam or SP Balu as the music director, but Vamsi was successful in convincing the producer to bring in Ilaya Raja.



01/21/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: TV Raju & Ramesh Naidu)

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 6 Priyurala.. Siggelane.. Sree Krishna Pandaveeyam TV Raju C Narayana Reddy   Released in 1966 and produced/directed by NTR. The song was picturized on NTR and KR Vijaya. NTR plays Sri Krishna and Duryodhana roles in this super hit movie. The movie starts off with Sakuni sapadham and ends with rAjasUya yAgam. Kannada actor, Udaya Kumar acts as Bheema and Shobhan Babu appears in a cameo of Arjuna.
 5 Vinnara Alanati Venuganam Devudu Chesina Manushulu Ramesh Naidu Arudra V_link Released in 1973, produced by hero Krishna and directed by V Ramachandra Rao. The song was picturized on NTR and Jayalalitha. The movie has other stars/actors such as Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala, SVR, Jaggayya, Kanchana, Kantha Rao, Sathyanarayana etc. Ramesh Naidu came up awesome melodies in this movie.



01/14/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: Chakravarthi & SP Balu)

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 4 Priyatama Lalana.. Sravana Sandhya Chakravarthi Veturi   Released in 1986, produced by D Sivaprasad Reddy and directed by A Kondandarami Reddy. The song was picturized on Sobhan Babu and Vijaya Santhi. Sobhan and Vijaya Santhi are husband and wife. Suhasini is a client of Sobhhan Babu(who is an attorney) and Vijaya Santhi misunderstands them and accuse an illicit relation between them. Finally she realizes her mistake. I vaguely remember that Sravani and Sandhya are the names of Vijaya Santhi and Suhanisini and hence the title name.
 3 Jhum.. Nechheli Nadake Madagaja Gamanam Vivaha Bhojanambu SP Balu Vennelakanti   Released in 1989, produced by Jayakrishna and directed by Jandhyala. The song was picturized on Rajendra Prasad and Aswini. After misunderstands his lover, Rajendra Prasad becomes a woman-hater in this comedy film.



01/07/11 (Music Directors' Book Special: S Rajeswara Rao & Pendyala Nageswara Rao)

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 2 Ragamayee Rave.. Anugaramayi Rave Jaya Bheri Pendyala Nageswara Rao Malladi Ramakrishna Sastri V_link Released in 1959, produced by Vasireddy Narayana Rao and directed by Pasupuleti Pullaiah. The song was picturized on ANR and Anjali Devi. The classic film is based on a V. Shantaram`film,"Lokshahir Ram Joshi" in Marathi and "Matwala Shayar Ram Joshi" in Hindi. The story line is set in the 17th century in the era of the Vijayanagara empire. Kasinatha Sastri (ANR) belongs to a Brahmin family. He lives with his brother (Gummadi) and sister-in-law (Santha Kumari, wife of the director Pullaiah). SVR plays as the king. Manjulavani (Anjali Devi) is part of a nomadic dance troupe and gradually ANR is attracted towards her. Rest of the story is how ANR faces the wrath of his community for his decision of marrying a low cast girl and how eventually makes people realize that all humans are the same.
 1 Na Hrudayamlo Nidurinche Chelee.. Aradhana S Rajeswara Rao Sri Sri V_link Released in 1962, produced by Veeramachaneni Babu Rajendra Prasad and directed by Veeramachaneni Madhusudhana Rao. The song was picturized on ANR and Savitri. This story (with a theme of sacrificial love) was based on a Bengali movie/novel. Interestingly, there are no duets on hero and heroine in the this movie.


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