Bhagya Rekha

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Bhagya Rekha
Bhagyarekha.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. N. Reddy
Produced byPonnaluri Brothers
Written byPalagummi Padmaraju
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byB. N. Reddy
Palagummi Padmaraju
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Jamuna
Music byPendyala Nageshwara Rao
CinematographyB. N. Konda Reddy
Edited byVasu
Production
company
Ponnaluri Brothers Pvt Ltd
Release date
  • 20 February 1957 (1957-02-20)
Running time
146 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Bhagya Rekha (English: Fortunes; Telugu: భాగ్యరేఖ) is a 1957 Telugu drama film, produced by Ponnaluri Brothers under the Ponnaluri Brothers Pvt. Ltd. banner and directed by B. N. Reddy. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna in the lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[1] The film was dubbed as the Tamil movie Veettukku Vandha Varalakshmi (1958).[2]

Plot[edit]

Lakshmi (Jamuna) after the death of her parents lives in the house of her paternal uncle Narayana Rao (C.S.R). Her aunt Jagadamba (Suryakantam) neglects and harasses Lakshmi. Narayana Rao is an astrologer and predicts Lakshmi's future that she will get married to a very rich person at the age of 18. Narayana Rao has a son Kotaiah (Nagabhushanam) and daughter Kathyayani (Sowcar Janaki). Kotaiah runs away from the house and joins the army. Daughter Katyayani is too pampered and loves Pullaiah (Relangi). When Jagadamba arranges a marriage alliance for Katyayani, they like Lakshmi, then start a big quarrel and Lakshmi leaves the house. She reaches Tirumala hills and wants to commit suicide. But hearing the cry of a baby, she stops her attempt and comes down the hill with the baby. Down the hill, the babies parents, Nagabhushnam (K. V. S. Sarma) and Seetamma (Hemalatha) recognize the baby and take Lakshmi along with them. Their elder son Ravi (N. T. Rama Rao) likes Lakshmi and their parents agree to the marriage. Nagabhushnam’s brother-in-law Jaganadham (Dr. Sivaramakishnaiah) wants to marry his daughter Parvathi to Ravi. So, he plans with Rangaiah (Allu Ramalingaiah) to spoil the marriage. Rangaiah brings Sambaiah (Ramana Reddy) and Jagadamba, who tell Nagabhushnam that Lakshmi is already married. Lakshmi cannot bear the insult, and leaves the house. Meanwhile, Kathyayani elopes with her lover Pullaiah. Kotaiah comes on leave, goes to Nagabhushnam’s house and he says that his sister is not married. Knowing the truth, Ravi becomes sick and mad, Kotiah intensifies his search for Lakshmi. Pulliah spoils the money brought by Katyayani. At the same time, they see Lakshmi and with her help, they reach back home. Through Katyayani and Pulliah, Kotaiah finds Lakshmi and takes her back. When Ravi is on his death bed, he recovers to the prayers of Lakshmi. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Ravi and Lakshmi.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Bhagya Rekha
Soundtrack album by
Released1957 (1957)
GenreSoundtrack
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The devotional song Neevundeda Kondapai is very popular.[citation needed] Music released by Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Manasaa Thelusaa" Devulapalli Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:05
2 "Andala Rajevaduraa" Kosaraju Malik, Mohanraj, Vaidehi 3:56
3 "Thirumala Mandhira" Devulapalli Kandula Mallikarjuna Rao 3:14
4 "Kanne Entho Sundari" Devulapalli Jikki 4:01
5 "Neevunde" Devulapalli P. Susheela 3:14
6 "Nee Sigge Singarame" Devulapalli A. M. Rajah 2:47
7 "Naa Mora Vina Raadaa" Devulapalli P. Susheela 2:54
8 "Manasooge" Devulapalli A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 3:40
9 "Kanniti Kadililo" Devulapalli A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 3:56
10 "Lokam Gammathuraa" Eramaakula Aadisesha Reddy Madhavapeddi Satyam, Satyavathi 3:38
11 "Ek Buddi Aathanaa" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, Satyavathi 2:41
12 "Kaaru Chikanti" Devulapalli P. Susheela 2:57
Tamil
No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
1 kaṇṇīriṉ kaṭaliṉ ūṭē A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 03:24
2 eṉṉācai rājaṉ evaṉṭā Jikki, Mallik 04:34
3 inta lōkam tamācuṭā M. Satyam, Vaidhegi 03:59
4 ēk putti āṭṭaṉā 03:27
5 mataṉōṭē rati A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 05:00
6 kaṇṇīrum .. innāḷē naṉṉāḷ aṉṟō 02:02
10 eṉṉuḷḷam taṉ contamē A. M. Rajah Pallavi by Kuyilan
From niṉnaṭaiyē onwards by Lakshmanadas
03:14
7 P. Nageswara Rao, P. Susheela Kuyilan 03:01
8 P. Susheela 03:16
9 aṉṉai nī tantai nī aruṭkaṭalē 03:26

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (19 March 2015). "Bhagyarekha (1957)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ "5th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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