Bhoomi Kosam

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Bhoomi Kosam was a Telugu film directed by K. B. Tilak[1] in 1974. It is one of the earliest films to portray far left politics in the Telugu language.[2]


The film is about a village's liberation, where the people want to be free from the tyranny of Zamindari. One of Zamindar's sons leads the revolt. The film represents of the efforts of left-wing political parties. The film was dedicated to the memory of Tilak's brother Ramanarasimha Rao who was 'encountered' in 1972.[clarification needed]


The cast included Ashok Kumar, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Kongara Jaggaiah, Jamuna, Prabhakar Reddy and Chalam. It was Jaya Prada's début. She was given this screen name for this film as suggested by M.Prabhakar Reddy.


The film features lyrics and script by Srirangam Srinivasa Rao (Sri Sri) who was a prominent intellectual and poet of Andhra Pradesh and K.G Satyamurthy (Shivasagar) who was the founder of the People's War Group.


  1. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen (1999). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 978-1-57958-146-6. 
  2. ^ S.V.Srinivas, Politics as Performance: A Social History of the Telugu Cinema (Permanent Black, 2013).