America Ammayi

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America Ammayi
America Ammayi.jpg
Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao
Produced by'Navata' Krishnam Raju
Written byGollapudi Maruti Rao (dialogues)
Story byA. P. Nagarajan
StarringSreedhar Surapaneni
Anne Chaymotty
Ranganath
Deepa
Sridhar
Pandari Bai
Music byG. K. Venkatesh
CinematographyBalu Mahendra
Edited bySubbaiya
Release date
19 November 1976
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

America Ammayi is a 1976 Telugu film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. The cross over film was based on the story of Telugu cultural importance in comparison to the western culture. French dancer Anne Chaymotty, known under her stage name Devayani, acted in the main role.[1] She was learning Kuchipudi dance from Vempati Chinna Satyam. G. K. Venkatesh provided the music score.[2][3] The film was a remake of Tamil film Melnaattu Marumagal.

Plot[edit]

Sridhar is an Indian youth staying in America. He marries an American woman Debora and brings her to India. His parents refuse to accept her into their house. Debora learns the Indian culture including language, dance and singing and impresses them. They finally accepts her as their daughter-in-law.

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • "Aame Thoti Matundi" (Lyrics: Mailavarapu Gopi; Singer: S. P. Balasubramanyam)
  • "Ananda Tandavamade Shivudu" (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singer: P. Susheela)
  • "Jilibili Siggula" (Singers: S. P. Balasubramanyam and Vani Jairam)
  • "Oka Venuvu Vinipinchenu Anuraga Geethika" (Lyrics: Mailavarapu Gopi; Singer: G. Anand)
  • "Paadana Tenugu Paata Paravasamai Nee Eduta Mee Paata" (Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishnasastri; Singer: P. Susheela)
  • "Tell Me, Tell Me, Tell Me" (Lyrics: Arudra; Singers: S. P. Balasubramanyam and S. Janaki)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interview - Devayani : India's French Cultural Ambassador by Mateen Khan". narthaki.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Articles: Movie Retrospect: Retro: America Ammaayi (1976)". telugucinema.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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