Aapta Mitrulu

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Aapta Mitrulu
Aapta Mitrulu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKadaru Nagabhushanam
Produced byKadaru Nagabhushanam
Written bySamudrala Jr (dialogues)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Krishna Kumari
Kanta Rao
Music byGhantasala
CinematographyLakshman Gore
Edited byS. K. Gopal
Production
company
Sri Raja Rajeswari Film Company[1]
Release date
  • 29 May 1963 (1963-05-29)
[2]
Running time
143 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Aapta Mitrulu (English: Close Friends) is a 1963 Telugu drama film, produced and directed by Kadaru Nagabhushanam under the Sri Raja Rajeswari Film Company banner.[3][4] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna Kumari, Kanta Rao in the lead roles[5] and music composed by Ghantasala.[6][7]

Plot[edit]

Prakash (N. T. Rama Rao) & Shekar (Kanta Rao) are childhood friends. Shekar belongs to a rich family whereas Prakash works as his employee. Prakash's sister Vimala (Krishna Kumari) is in love Shekar but Shekar’s mother Kamalamma (Kannamba), wants to make a rich alliance to her son. Once Shekar sends Prakash to Bangalore on an official trip where he gets acquainted with a beautiful girl Kokila (Rajasulochana), daughter of a millionaire, Kameswara Rao (Relangi) and both fall in love. Unknowingly, Kamalamma makes Shekar's marriage proposal with Kokila when she learns regarding the love affair of Kokila & Prakash. Angered, Kamalamma develops grudge in Shekar's mind against Prakash. Meanwhile, in a business deal, Shekar quarrels with a broker and unfortunately, the broker dies. Here Prakash indicts himself on assurance Shekar to marry Vimala. After that, Prakash is sentenced for 6 years and Shekar marries Vimala secretly, but his crooked Shekar deceives her after getting pregnant. Distressed, Vimala tries to commit suicide, but she is rescued by an old man, Ramayya (Perumallu) and gives birth to a baby boy. Time passes, Prakash releases when Shekar misinforms him regarding the elopement of Vimala and desperate, Prakash leaves the city. Ahead, Vimala activates herself as a music teacher, once a millionaire Dhanakoti (Mikkilineni), tries to molest her when Prakash saves her. At that time, he discovers the reality of Shekar. Parallelly, Shekar finds out Vimala & the child are alive, so, he ploys to kidnap them when Prakash comes to their rescue. Furious Prakash seeks to slay Shekar and Vimala obstructs his way when Shekar realizes his mistake. At last, Kamalamma also says remorses Prakash and Vimala. Finally, the movie ends with the marriage of Prakash & Kokila and Shekar surrendering himself to Police.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Art: M. Venkateswara Rao
  • Choreography: Pasumarthi
  • Stills: Satyam
  • Fights: Sambasiva Rao
  • Dialogues - Lyrics: Samudrala Jr
  • Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, P. Leela, Vasantha, Swarnalatha, A. P. Komala, Sarojani
  • Music: Ghantasala
  • Editing: S. K. Gopal
  • Cinematography: Lakshman Gore
  • Producer - Director: Kadaru Nagabhushanam
  • Banner: Sri Raja Rajeswari Film Company
  • Release Date: 29 May 1963

Soundtrack[edit]

Aapta Mitrulu
Film score by
Released1963
GenreSoundtrack
Length20:38
ProducerGhantasala

Music composed by Ghantasala. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Jr. Music released by Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Dayarada Naameeda" P. Leela 2:16
2 "Rathi Manmadha" P. Leela, A. P. Komala 5:09
3 "Raave Cheli Ee Vela" Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:48
4 "Chilipi Chirunavvu" P. Susheela 2:00
5 "Ea Lokamu Maha Mosamu" Ghantasala 3:15
6 "Ramananu Brovara" P. Leela, Swarnalatha, Sarojini 4:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Release Date)". Spicy Onion.
  3. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Banner)". Chitr.com.
  4. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Direction)". Filmiclub.
  5. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Cast & Crew)". gomolo.com.
  6. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Preview)". Know Your Films.
  7. ^ "Aapta Mitrulu (Review)". The Cine Bay.