Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
|Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu|
|Directed by||Kranthi Kumar|
|Produced by||V. Doraswamiraju|
|Written by||Ganesh Patro, Kranthi Kumar|
|Starring||Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Kota Srinivasa Rao
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Cinematography||K. S. Hari|
|Edited by||Sreekar Prasad|
|11 January 1991|
Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu (English: Seetharamaiah's Granddaughter) is a 1991 Telugu Drama film directed by Kranthi Kumar. 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. 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.
|Akkineni Nageshwara Rao||Seetharamaiah|
|Rohini Hattangadi||Janakamma, wife|
|Dasari Narayana Rao||Subbaraju|
|Kota Srinivasa Rao||Veerabhadraiah|
|Murali Mohan||Friend of Srinivasa Murthy|
|Telangana Sakuntala||Wife of Veerabhadraiah|
|Sudhakar||Son of Veerabhadraiah|
All songs are written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy
- Badharagiri Ramayya (Singers: S.P.Balasubramanyam, K. S. Chitra and Chorus)
- Kaliki Chilakala Koliki (Singer: K. S. Chitra)
- Oa Seetha Hallo (Singer: S. P. Balasubramanyam)
- Pusindi Pusindi Punnaga (Singers: S. P. Balasubramanyam, K. S. Chitra)
- Satyanarayana Vratha Slokas (Singer: K. S. Chitra)
- Velugu Rekhalavaru (Singers: K. S. Chithra, Jikki and Chorus)
- Akkineni Nageswara Rao won the Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award
- Filmfare Best Director Award (Telugu) - Kranthi Kumar
- Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - V.Doraswamy Raju
- The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film in 1991.
- Kranthi kumar won Nandi Award for Best Director.
- Meena won the Nandi Award for Best Actress.
- Chitra won the Nandi Award for Best Female Playback Singer.