Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu

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Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu
Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu.jpg
Directed by L. V. Prasad
Produced by Alur Chakrapani
Jagannadham
M. S. Chalapathi Rao
B. Nagi Reddy
Written by Alur Chakrapani
L. V. Prasad
Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
Starring N.T. Rama Rao
Savitri
Jamuna
Kongara Jaggayya
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah
Girija
S. V. Ranga Rao
Ramana Reddy
Suryakantham
Music by Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography Marcus Bartley
Edited by G. Kalyanasundaram
K. Radhakrishna
Production
company
Vijaya Productions
Distributed by Vijaya Productions
Release dates 14 January 1959
Running time 176 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu is a 1959 Telugu film directed by L. V. Prasad. "Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu" is a well-known proverb in Telugu language forewarning about the ill-effects of debt (Appu means debt). This message is presented as a comedy melodrama. This film has some excellent songs penned by Pingali Nagendra Rao. The film is remake of Tamil language film Kadan Vaangi Kalyanam.

The plot[edit]

Rao Bahadur Ramadasu (CSR) borrows from all and sundry, and spends relentlessly. Zamindar Diwan Bahadur Mukunda Rao (S.V.Ranga Rao) is an innocent simpleton, and a good man. He is on the quest for the perfect match for his granddaughter Manjari (Savitri). Ramadasu wants his London-returned son, Dr. Raghu (Jaggaiah) to marry Manjari and take all of Mukunda Rao's assets.

Raghu is married to Leela (Jamuna), who is pretending to be a maid-servant and works in Raghu's home. Manjari is in love with Raja (NT Rama Rao), Leela's brother, who reciprocates and is jailed for being a revolutionary and a part of the independence struggle. Raja's released from jail, and to set the affairs straight and teach Ramadasu a lesson, he pretends to be Bonkulamarri Raja, a big-time Zamindar and stays in Mukunda Rao's home, who now wants Raja to marry Manjari. Raghu gets involved in the drama without anyone's invite or knowledge, thus producing situational humor by posing as a prospective groom for Manjari and flirting with his maid/wife much to his father's horror. Confusion and comedy follow, while in the end Ramadasu learns his lesson and all the pairs are united.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character
N. T. Rama Rao (Telugu)
Gemini Ganesan (Tamil)
Raja Rao
Kongara Jaggaiah (Telugu)
T. R. Ramachandran (Tamil)
Raghu
K. Savithri Manjari
Relangi Venkataramaiah (Telugu)
K. A. Thangavelu (Tamil)
Bhajagovindam
C. S. R. Anjaneyulu (Telugu)
T. S. Balaiah (Tamil)
Rao Bahadur Ramadasu
Jamuna Ramanarao Leela, sister of Raja Rao
S. V. Ranga Rao Diwan Bahadur Mukunda Rao
Mukkamala Rao Bahadur Ramadasu's Father
R. Nageswara Rao Ram Singh
Ramana Reddy Ramalingaiah
Suryakantham Rajaratnam
Girija(Telugu)
E. V. Saroja (Tamil)
Usha
Kasturi Siva Rao Takku
Allu Ramalingaiah Chidambaram Setty
Chadalavada Kutumba Rao Chenchaiah

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Telugu Songs The music was composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao and lyrics of all songs were penned by Pingali Nagendra Rao.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Anandam Paramanandam"   Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and P. Leela  
2. "Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu"   Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao  
3. "Cheyi Cheyi Kaluparave"   A. M. Rajah and P. Leela  
4. "Echatinundi Veecheno"   Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and P. Leela  
5. "Joharu Gaikonara Deva"   P. Leela  
6. "Kalamkaani Kalamlo"   P. Leela and P. Susheela  
7. "Kaseeki Poyanu Ramahari"   Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and Swarnalatha  
8. "Moogavaina Emile Nagumome"   A. M. Rajah  
9. "Oh Panchavannela Chilaka"   Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and Swarnalatha  
10. "Rama Rama Saranam"   P. Leela  
11. "Sundarangulanu Choosina Velana"   P. Leela, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and A. M. Rajah  


Tamil Songs The music was composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao and lyrics of all songs were penned by .

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Anandam Paramanandam"   A. M. Rajah and P. Leela  
2. "Kadan Vaangi Kalyanam"   Seerkazhi Govindarajan  
3. "Kaiyum Kaiyum Kalanthidava"   A. M. Rajah and P. Leela  
4. "Engirundhu Veesudho"   A. M. Rajah and P. Leela  
5. "Rama Rama Saranam"   P. Leela  
6. "Kalamkaani Kalamlo"   P. Leela and P. Susheela  
7. "Kasikku Ponene Ramahari"   S. C. Krishnan and A. G. Rathnamala  
8. "Podhum Undhan Jaalame"   A. M. Rajah  
9. "Oh Panchavannela Chilaka"   S. C. Krishnan and A. G. Rathnamala  
10. "Rama Rama Saranam"   P. Leela  
11. "Sundarangiyin"   P. Leela, Seerkazhi Govindarajan and A. M. Rajah  

2008 film[edit]

Appu Chesi Pappu Koodu was remade in 2008 directed by Relangi Narasimha Rao and starring Rajendra Prasad and Madhumitha in lead roles.[1]

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