Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu

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Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu.jpg
Directed by Kranthi Kumar
Produced by V. Doraswamiraju
Written by Ganesh Patro, Kranthi Kumar
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Rohini Hattangadi
Tanikella Bharani
Kota Srinivasa Rao
Murali Mohan
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography K. S. Hari
Edited by Sreekar Prasad
VMC Pictures
Release dates
11 January 1991
Running time
131 min.
Country India
Language Telugu

Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu (English: Seetharamaiah's Granddaughter) is a 1991 Telugu Drama film directed by Kranthi Kumar.[1] Akkineni Nageswara Rao played the role of Seetharamaiah, and Meena played his granddaughter Seeta.The film was show cased among the Indian panorama section, at the 1991 International Film Festival of India.[2] The film was made under the banner VMC Productions.The film won 3 Filmfare Awards & 4 Nandi Awards.

It is remade in Hindi language as Udhaar Ki Zindagi in 1994. Kajol played the title role. The movie was also remade into Kannada Belli Modagalu directed by K V Raju in 1993 which was a blockbuster hit. Malashri played the grand daughter role with Doddanna as grandfather and Ramesh Aravind as the heroine's cousin and love interest.


The plot revolves around an Indian family with close family relationships shot in a village near Godavari river. Seetharamaiah (ANR) is a landlord in Sitarampuram village. His wife Janakamma (Rohini) and son Srinivas Murthy (Raja). There is differences between the father and son regarding his marriage. Unable to deceive Sumathi, Raja marries her and left the village. After a gap of 25 long years, his daughter Seeta (Meena) arrives in the village to attend to marriage function. Though Sitaramayya did not like his son, he used to like his granddaughter, but could not express openly. Janakamma used to openly express her love. Son-in-law of the family (Bharani) wanted to marry her and Veerabhadraiah (Kota) wanted his son(Sudhakar) to marry her. Meanwhile friend of Srinivas Murthy (Muralimohan) comes to the village to reveal that their son and daughter-in-law died in a road accident in America but because of the circumstances he will not be able to do so. How the death of a family member was kept as secret and resulting fine nuances in family relationships are shown very decently in the film.


Actor/Actress Character
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao Seetharamaiah
Meena Seeta, granddaughter
Rohini Hattangadi Janakamma, wife
Tanikella Bharani Son-in-law
Dasari Narayana Rao Subbaraju
Kota Srinivasa Rao Veerabhadraiah
Murali Mohan Friend of Srinivasa Murthy
Raja Srinivasa Murthy
Telangana Sakuntala Wife of Veerabhadraiah
Sudhakar Son of Veerabhadraiah


All songs are written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy


Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards


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