Aadarsa Kutumbam

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Adarsa Kutumbam
Aadarsa Kutumbam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Pratyagatma
Produced byA. V. Subba Rao
Written byAcharya Aatreya (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Pratyagatma
Acharya Aatreya
Story byK. Pratyagatma
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Music bySaluri Rajeswara Rao
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byJ. Krshna Swamy
Distributed byNavayuga Films
Release date
  • 6 June 1969 (1969-06-06)
Running time
175 mins

Adarsa Kutumbam (English: Ideal Family) is a 1969 Telugu drama film, produced by A. V. Subba Rao under the Prasad Art Productions banner and directed by K. Pratyagatma. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jayalalithaa in the lead roles and music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao.[1]


The film deals with a joint family, Raghavendra Rao (Chittor V. Nagaiah), head of the family, his wife Rajyalakshmi (Hemalatha), four sons and a daughter. The elder son Pattabhi (Gummadi) and his wife Janaki (Anjali) look after the house finances, agricultural work and taking good care of guests in an admirable fashion. The second son Prakasam (Nagabhushanam) is simply involved in village politics and wastes time therein, and his wife Jaya (S. Varalakshmi) is a lazy woman who doesn’t contribute anything to the welfare of the family. The third son Pratap (Bheemaraju) is a body builder who is obsessed with diet, fitness, and workouts and is not bothering about his wife Rama (Geethanjali). The youngest one Prasad (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is the only educated person in the family who studies in the town. He falls in love with Saroja (Jayalalithaa) a doctor. The only daughter is Chandra (Anitha), her husband Suryam (Padmanabham), suffers from night blindness. He doesn’t do any work and passes time lazily by living in his in-law's house. To make things worse, his mother Durgamma (Suryakantham) always visits the house and creates rifts in the family. Pattabhi and Janaki’s good will is mistaken as inability and all these people make use of their innocence. Meanwhile, Prasad marries Saroja at this juncture and she enters the family when everybody is in a mess with unnecessary expenditures, arguments, and cheatings. So Prasad and Saroja decide to separate the family and they do so by cheating them. The rest of the story is how they reunite the affections and relations between family members.




Aadarsa Kutumbam
Film score by
ProducerSaluri Rajeswara Rao
Saluri Rajeswara Rao chronology
Bangaaru Panjaram
Aadarsa Kutumbam

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Hello Saru" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:36
2 "Bidiyamela O Cheli" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:02
3 "Cheyi Cheyi" Acharya Aatreya Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:53
4 "Kaligajja Kanlanamma" Acharya Aatreya P. Susheela 3:43
5 "Surya Vamsamu" Kosaraju Ghantasala 4:47
6 "Edukondala Venkateswara" Kosaraju Ghantasala 3:21
7 "Yei Yeira Chostavera" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:53



  1. ^ "Aadarsa Kutumbam (1969) - Telugu Movie | Chitralu.com". Telugu.chitralu.com. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ "17th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 September 2011.

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