Bharya Bhartalu

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Bharya Bhartalu
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Theatrical release Poster
Directed byK. Pratyagatma
Produced byA. V. Subba Rao
Written bySri Sri
Pitcheswara Rao (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Pratyagatma
Story byDr. K. Tripura Sundari
StarringAkkineni Nageshwara Rao
Krishna Kumari
Music byS. Rajeswara Rao
CinematographyC. Nageswara Rao
Edited byA. Sanjeevi
Distributed byNavayuga Films
Release date
  • 31 March 1961 (1961-03-31)
Running time
159 mins

Bharya Bhartalu (Telugu: భార్యాభర్తలు; English: Wife & Husband ) is a 1961 Telugu drama film, produced by A. V. Subba Rao under the Prasad Art Pictures banner and directed by K. Pratyagatma.[1] It stars Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Krishna Kumari in the lead roles and music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao. The film was adapted from the Tamil novel Pennmanam by Lakshmi Tripurasundari.[2] It was remade in Tamil as Iruvar Ullam (1963) by L. V. Prasad, starring Sivaji Ganesan, B.Saroja Devi and Hindi as Hamrahi (1963) by T. Prakash Rao starring Rajendra Kumar, Jamuna in pivotal roles.[3]


Anand (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), son of a Public Prosecutor Dharma Rao (Gummadi) leads an exorbitant and Casanova-like lifestyle. Sharada (Krishna Kumari) is a beautiful school teacher daughter of a lawyer's clerk Sivakamaiah (Ramana Reddy). Anand likes her, but she refuses his affection. She is compelled to get married to him by her parents. She initially dislikes him, but subsequently, starts loving him after he changes himself into a righteous human being, out of affection towards Sharada. As things are getting better between them, Anand's ex-girlfriend the playgirl Hemalatha (Girija) reappears and tries to blackmail him. She invites him to her house. While returning from her house, Anjaneyulu (Padmanabham) whom Hemalatha ‘married on paper,’ kills her for cheating on him. Anand is implicated in the murder. Lawyer Ramanandam (Relangi), elder brother defends him. To elicit the truth from Anjaneyulu, Ramanandam, Sarada and Sivakamaiah's father-in-law Kutumbaiah (Chadalavada) enact a ‘mask’ drama. Anjaneyulu confesses to the crime. Anand is absolved. Finally, the wife & husband reunite happily.




Bharya Bhartalu
Film score by
ProducerS. Rajeswara Rao

Music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Jooruga Hoosharuga" Sri Sri Ghantasala 4:09
2 "O Sukumara" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:57
3 "Madhuram Madhuram" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:29
4 "Emani Padedano Eevela" Sri Sri P. Susheela 2:53
5 "Ranga Rangeli" Arudra P. Susheela 2:52
6 "Choosi Choosi Kallu" Kosaraju Ghantasala, Jikki 3:04
7 "Kanakamma" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, Swarnalata 2:57


The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu in 1962 at 9th National Film Awards.[4]


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