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Directed byK. Viswanath
Produced bySudhakar, Karunakar
Written byM. V. S. Haranatha Rao (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Viswanath
Story byK. Viswanath
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Ramya Krishna
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyMadhu Ambat
Edited byG. G. Krishna Rao
Sudarshan Cine Enterprises
Release date
  • 4 May 1989 (1989-05-04)
Running time
155 mins

Sutradharulu (English: Actors and actresses) is a 1989 Telugu language classical film, produced by Sudhakar and Karunakar under the Sudarshan Cine Enterprises banner and directed by K. Viswanath. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Bhanuchander, Ramya Krishna in the lead roles and music is composed by K. V. Mahadevan. This film is based on a story against violence shown in a rural background. This message is shown in a short graphic format as an introduction to the film.


Hanumanth Dasu (Akkineni Nageshwara Rao) and his brother-in-law Rangadasu (Murali Mohan) belong to a Haridasa family. Rangadasu has a daughter Seethalu ( Ramya Krishna). Neelakhantam (Satyanarayana) is a cruel landlord in their village. Neelakhantam rapes a brahmin woman Bhagavathar Yashodamma (K. R. Vijaya), a local of the village married to a priest. After this, the brahmin couple separate on religious grounds and Yashodamma leaves the village along with Thirumaladasu (Bhanuchander), son of Hanumathu Dasu with intention of giving him a good education. Seethalu aspires to marry TirumlaDasu while growing up. Meanwhile he gets his master degree in Arts and tries to become a district collector in the Indian administrative service which is a profession recommended by Yashodamma. Seetha maha lakhsmi (Seethalu) is uneducated but has knowledge of Hindu vedic religion and its practices. After 20 years, Tirumaladasu returns to the village as a collector. At first, he pretends that he is supporting Neelakhantam, but he reveals his plan when Neelakhantam tries to acquire the government land. He takes bribes from different landlords and uses it to acquire the land by the villagers.Seethalu unaware of this plan, begins to dislike Tirumaladasu and asks a brahmin priest to marry her. Together, they elope for marrying on a evening and return back after the priest says TirmualaDasu was going through a bad phase and will become good again. TirmulaDasu makes amends with Seethalu and Seethalu's family explains the events which occurred. Neelakhantam plans to destroy the village with the help of other landlords. But Tirumaladasu stops him by using his powers. On the other side, the villagers unite to kill Neelakhantam. But Hanumath Dasu pacifies them by telling that violence is not the solution to resolve a problem. Finally, Neelakhantam also realizes his mistake and sheds all his weapons to become a good man. Yashodamma reunites with her husband.The main theme of the film is that egregious persons are not evil but their nature is and if any punishment is to be given to such a person, it is wiser to destroy evil nature in that person than killing him or her.




Film score by
LabelAditya Music
ProducerK. V. Mahadevan
K. V. Mahadevan chronology
Muddula Mavayya
Muddula Menalludu

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.

1."Maharaja Rajasri"Sirivennela Sitarama SastrySP Balu, Mano2:51
2."Lalelo Lillelelo"C. Narayana ReddySP Balu, S. P. Sailaja4:01
3."Kolichinanduku Ninnu Kodandarama"C. Narayana ReddySP Balu, SP Sailaja5:09
4."Jolajolamma"C. Narayana ReddySP Sailaja4:57
5."Kalalenduku Kathalenduku"Sirivennela Sitarama SastrySP Balu, SP Sailaja2:34
6."Yedhukulavadaku"C. Narayana ReddySP Balu1:57
7."Yopam Pushpam Veda"Sirivennela Sitarama SastrySP Balu, SP Sailaja2:51
8."Srirasthu Subhamasthu"Maadugala Nagaphani SharmaP.Susheela & V.Kalyani5:28
Total length:29:48


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