Tulasi Dalam

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Tulasi Dalam (Telugu: తులసిదళం, English : Basil Leaf) is a Telugu thriller novel written by Yandamuri Veerendranath.[1] It was published in Andhra Jyothi in 1980 as a serial and got tremendous popularity with youth.[2] It was published many times and very successful. About 40,000 copies have been sold during that period. It is strongly criticized by Muppala Ranganayakamma as misguiding the readers.[3]

It was filmed in both Telugu and Kannada languages starring Sarath Babu.


Tulasi is a 10 year-old child of a rich man Sridhar and Sharada. Anita is her sister. Sridhar saves the daughter of his boss Robert. As a gratitude, he presents Rs. 10 lakhs in the name of Tulasi. If she dies before the age of 10 years, the money goes to Sri Krishna Saranalayam. She was witch-crafted by some enemies of her father for getting the money. Kadra has applied "Kashmora" on her, as a result she becomes serious sick. She is expected to be killed by its effects in 21 days time. The story is about the attempts by four persons (father and mother, Abrakadabra and Ismail) to save her from death..

Telugu film[edit]

Tulasidalam was made into a film with name "kashmora" with the following credits.


Character Actor / Actress
Tulasi Bhanupriya
Sridhar Sarath Babu
Sarada, Sridhar's wife
Kadra, the Tantric Rajendra Prasad (actor)
Anitha, Sarada's sister
Robert, Sridhar's boss
Abrakadabra Nutan Prasad
Professor Jayadev


  • Director - V. Jagannadha Rao
  • Producers - Satyanarayana and Suryanarayana
  • Dialogues - Rajashri.


No. Title Playback Length
1. "Bujji Papa Navvu Mudda Bantipuvvu"   S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja  


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