Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. Pratyagatma|
|Produced by||A. V. Subba Rao|
|Written by||Acharya Aatreya (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||K. Pratyagatma|
|Story by||K. Pratyagatma|
|Starring||Akkineni Nageshwara Rao|
|Music by||S. Rajeswara Rao|
|Edited by||A. Sanjeevi|
|Distributed by||Navayuga Films|
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. 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.
- Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Ravi
- Krishna Kumari as Saroja
- Gummadi as Bhushaiah
- Relangi as Sadanandam
- Ramana Reddy as Ramanayya
- Padmanabham as J. J. Rao / Jasthi Joga Rao
- Allu Ramalingaiah as Peeramma
- RajaBabu as Ravi's friend
- Mikkilineni as Chalapati
- Krishna as Brideroom in marriage
- Suryakantam as Jagadamba
- G. Varalakshmi as Kanthamma
- Girija as Leela
- Sandhya as Anasuya
- Nirmalamma as Shanthamma
- Art: G. V. Subba Rao
- Choreography: Heeralal
- Dialogues: Acharya Aatreya
- Lyrics: Dasaradhi, C. Narayana Reddy Sri Sri, Kosaraju
- Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Swarnalatha, P. B. Srinivas, Madhavapeddi Satyam,
- Assistant Director: Tatineni Rama Rao
- Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
- Editing: A. Sanjeevi
- Cinematography: A. Vincent
- Producer: A. V. Subba Rao
- Story - Screenplay - Director: K. Pratyagatma
- Banner: Prasad Art Productions
- Release Date: 27 August 1962
|Film score by|
|Producer||Saluri Rajeswara Rao|
|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|
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