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Kula Gotralu
Kula Gotralu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Pratyagatma
Produced byA. V. Subba Rao
Written byAcharya Aatreya (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Pratyagatma
Story byK. Pratyagatma
StarringAkkineni Nageshwara Rao
Krishna Kumari
Music byS. Rajeswara Rao
CinematographyA. Vincent
Edited byA. Sanjeevi
Distributed byNavayuga Films
Release date
  • 24 August 1962 (1962-08-24)
Running time
158 mins

Kula Gotralu (Telugu: కులగోత్రాలు; English: Caste & Clans) is a 1962 Telugu drama film, produced by A. V. Subba Rao under the Prasad Art Pictures banner and directed by K. Pratyagatma. It stars Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Krishna Kumari in the lead roles and music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu certificate of merit in 1963.[1] The Telugu veteran actor Krishna played a sidekick role in the movie before entering into the industry.


Ravi (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), son of Zamindar Bhushaiah (Gummadi), is studying at Visakhapatnam. He loves his classmate Saroja (Krishna Kumari). Saroja's mother Kanthamma (G. Varalakshmi) is cheated by Chalapati (Mikkilineni). Bhushaiah values are traditional about caste and clan and consequently does not accept Ravi's love for Saroja. So he leaves the house and marries Saroja in a temple. Ravi is posted as a Police Inspector in his own village only. Because of his father, he even not able attend his sister Leela's (Girija) marriage. Due to that, his mother Shanthamma (Nirmalamma) dies of mental illness, which brings about a change in Bhushaiah. After that Ravi has a son, who attracts Bhushaiah to visit him secretly and even gifts him a gold chain. Chalapati attempts to rob the house of Bhushaiah and gets caught by Ravi. At the end, Bhushaiah leaves his casteism and invites his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson to his house.




Kula Gotralu
Film score by
ProducerSaluri Rajeswara Rao

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. The comic song "Ayyayo Chetilo Dabbulu Poyene" by Madhavapeddi Satyam on playing cards and its sequels was very popular. Music released on Audio Company.[2][3]

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Chelikadu Ninne Rammani Piluvaa" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 5:00
2 "Chilipi Kanula Thiyyani Chelikadaa" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P Suseela 5:00
3 "Ayyayyo Chethilo Dabbulo Poyane" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram 5:00
4 "Maama Sathru Bhayankara" (Padyalu) Kosaraju Madhavapeddi, Relangi 5:04
5 "Nee Nallani Jadalo Poolu" Kosaraju Jamuna Rani, Pitapuram 4:56
6 "Raave Raave Balaa" Kosaraju P. B. Sreenivas, Jamuna Rani 5:00
7 "Ravayya Maa Intiki" Kosaraju Ghantasala, P Susheela 6:06
8 "Sakhi Sakuntala Rekkalu Dharinchi" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P Susheela, Swarnalatha 5:00


It is the first film to be shot at Visakhapatnam.[4] It is subsequently followed by Maro Charitra (1978), Driver Ramudu (1979) and many more.


National Film Awards


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