|Directed by||Sundaram Balachander|
|Produced by||Ghantasala Krishnamurthy|
|Written by||Sunkara Satyanarayana|
|Music by||Master Venu|
Edi Nijam (English title: What is Truth?) is a 1956 Telugu language film directed by Vainik and film personality Sundaram Balachander and produced by Ghantasala Krishnamurthy of Pratibha Films. The films starring Nagabhushanam of Rakta Kanneeru fame. The story is loosely based on the Italian film Puzitor. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Edhu Nijam (1956).
Kotaiah (Nagabhushanam) is a labourer in a small village. He affectionately marries Raami (Janaki) and is living happily. The village Munasabu (Gummadi) is a cutthroat and cheat. He is closely assisted by Naatu Vaidyudu (Ramana Reddy) and Poojari (Vangara). Tirupati (Joga Rao), friend of Kotaiah is a very angry man and used to criticize Munasabu openly. Munasabu tries to get Rami into his control by different ways. Tirupati opposes him. Munasabu cunningly kills him in a forest and blames the crime on Kotaiah. This results in Kotaiah going to jail. Returning from jail, Kotaiah knows the Truth (Nijam) and attacks Munasabu. Police arrest him while he is hiding in the forest.
|Actor / Actress||Character|
|Gummadi Venkateswara Rao||Munusabu|
|Ramana Reddy||Naatu Vaidyudu|
|Vangara Venkata Subbaiah||Poojari|
|Peketi Sivaram||Guest role|
- "Beedala Rodana Vinava Nirupedala Vedana Kanava" (Singer: Jikki Krishnaveni)
- "Edi Nijam Manavudaa Edi Nijam" (Singers: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, Madhavapeddi Satyam and group)
- "Guttonkai Kooroyi Baava" (Singer: Jikki Krishnaveni)
- "Nedu Naamanasu Uyyalaloogene" (Singer: Jikki Krishnaveni)
- National Film Awards
- 1956 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Certificate of Merit
- Edi Nijam in Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006; pp: 134-5.
- Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers.
- "4th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
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