|Directed by||Adurthi Subba Rao|
|Written by||Acharya Atreya and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana|
|Starring||Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||P. L. Roy|
|Edited by||T.Krishna, BA|
Mooga Manasulu or Moogamanasulu is a 1964 Telugu Drama film directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. The film based on the concept of reincarnation. It is ever lasting musical hit film; all the songs are heard even today. They are combined effort of Atreya, K. V. Mahadevan, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, P. Susheela and others. It is remade in Hindi as Milan starring Sunil Dutt, Nutan and Jamuna. It was remade in Tamil entitled Praptham is directed by Mahanati Savitri.
The plot of the film is based on the concept of Reincarnation and a beautiful love story. Newly married couple Gopinath (Akkineni) and Radha (Savitri) are on Honeymoon and traveling in a boat in River Godavari. Gopinath cries to the boatman to stop the boat as there were dangerous Whirlpools ahead. On reachibg the shores, Gopinath takes Radha to an old building. The boatman tells them that it belonged to a Zamindar and takes them to the Samadhis, which reportedly belong to that of one Gopi and Radha. They, then, find an old lady lighting deepam at the Samadhis. Gopinath recognises that she is none other than Gowri from his earlier birth. Gowri too recognised him as Gopi and breaths her last in his hands. The main story is narrated as flashback by Gopinath to Radha.
Gopi, an orphan lives on River Godavari and carries passengers by boat. Radha is the daughter of a Zamindar (:andlord). She goes to College on the other side of River. Gopi carries her daily, purely likes her and used to give her Cresanthemum flower daily. Gowri is a shepherd girl loves Gopi intensely.
Radha's uncle (wife of Zamindar Suryakantham's brother) is Rajendra (Nagabhushanam). His selfish plans results in marriage of Radha with Ramaraju. As fate otherwise directs, Ramaraju dies and Radha becomes widow and comes back to the village. Gopi is deeply disturbed by the unfortunate incident and tries to console Radha. Their affection is misunderstood by Gowri and villagers put an illegal relation between them spread by Rajendra. Knowing this Gopi leaves the village and Radha follows in search of him. Rajendra follows them to kill and Gowri sacrifices her virginity to save them. Both Radha and Gopi dies due to Whirlpools in the River.
After narrating the story, the newly wed couple cremate Gowri besides the Samadhis of Radha and Gopi.
|Akkineni Nageswara Rao||Gopinath and Gopi|
|Gummadi Venkateswara Rao||Zamindar|
|B. Padmanabham||Radha's Husband|
|Suryakantham||Wife of Zamindar|
- Director: Adurthi Subba Rao
- Assistant Director: K. Viswanath
- Production Company: Babu Movies
- Writers: Acharya Atreya and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
- Original Music: K. V. Mahadevan
- Assistant Composer: Puhalendi
- Cinematography: P. L. Roy
- Editing: T.Krishna, BA
- Choreographers: B. Hiralal and P. S. Gopala Krishna
- Art Direction: G. V. Subba Rao
- Playback Singers: Jamuna Rani, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, P. Susheela
There are nine songs in the film, all of them are of high musical standards.
- "Eenaati Ee Bandhamenatido Enadu Penavesi Mudiveseno" (Lyricist: Aathreya; Singers: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and P. Susheela; Cast: Akkineni and Savitri)
- "Godaari Gattundhi Gattu Meeda Settundi" (Lyricist: Dasarathi; Singer: P. Susheela; Cast: Jamuna)
- "Gowaramma Nee Mogudevaramma Evaramma Vaadevaramma" (Lyricist: Kosaraju Raghavaiah; Singers: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and P. Susheela; Cast: Akkineni and Jamuna)
- "Maanu Maakunu Gaanu Raayi Rappanu Kaane Kaanu Maamoolu Manishini Nenu" (Lyricist: Aathreya; Singer: P Susheela)
- "Muddabanthi Poovulo Moogakalla Oosulu" (Lyricist: Aathreya; Singers: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao; Cast: Akkineni)
- "Mukku Meeda Kopam Nee Mukhaniki Andam" (Lyricist: Aathreya; Singer: Jamuna Rani; Cast: Akkineni and Jamuna)
- "Naa Paata Nee Nota Palakala Silaka" (Lyricist: Aathreya; Singers: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao and P. Susheela; Cast: Akkineni and Savitri)
- "Paadutha Teeyaga Challaga Pasipaapala Nidarapo Talliga" (Lyricist: Aathreya; Singer: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao; Cast: Akkineni and Savitri)
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Certificate of Merit
- Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) (1964)
- Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp:. 199-202.
- Mooga Manasulu songs at Ghantasala Galamrutamu.