Aradhana (1962 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao
Produced by V. B. Rajendra Prasad
D. Ranga Rao
Written by Narla Chiranjeevi
Acharya Aatreya (dialogues)
Screenplay by V. Madhusudhan Rao
Based on Sagarika (1956)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Music by Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography C. Nageswara Rao
Edited by N. K. Gopal
Jagapathi Art Productions
Release date
  • 16 February 1962 (1962-02-16)
Running time
150 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Aradhana (English: Devotion; Telugu: ఆరాధన) is a 1962 Telugu romance film produced by V. B. Rajendra Prasad, D. Ranga Rao on Jagapathi Art Productions banner and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri in lead roles and music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. The film is remake of Bengali film Sagarika (1956). The film recorded as Super Hit at the box office.


Dr. Murali Krishna (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) loves Anuradha (Savitri) in college but keeps to himself. Anuradha becomes the victim of her classmate Sarala's (Rajasree) jealousy and trickery and complains about Murali to Principal. The event results in hatred between them and Murali losing scholarship. Murali gets help from his uncle Lingaiah(Ramana Reddy) and goes to London for higher studies. Lingaiah in return plans to give his daughter Lakshmi(Girija) to Murali upon his return. Lingaiah appoints Anuradha as caretaker of innocent Lakshmi. Anuradha comes to know about their plan and sacrifices her love for her cousin Lakshmi. Lakshmi has different plans; She is in love with her cousin Yoganandam (Relangi) and not interested in Murali. She asks Anuradha to write replies to Murali's letters on her behalf. Anuradha goes through a lot of struggle in the process.

Murali loses his eyes in a lab accident. Lingaiah loses interest in the alliance. Anuradha pretends as Lakshmi and nurses Murali, while he is blind. She prepares for his operation with the help of their common friend Sarathi (Jaggaiah) and Principal. She plans to disappear after the eye surgery, but Murali recognizes the difference and insists that he wants the Lakshmi that served him. The movie ends with the reunion of the lovers.




Film score by Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Released 1962
Genre Soundtrack
Length 22:39
Producer Saluri Rajeswara Rao

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. All songs are evergreen blockbusters. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title lyrics Singers length
1 Na Hrudayamlo Nidurinche Cheli Sri Sri Ghantasala 2:27
2 Nee Chelimi Narla Chiranjeevi P. Susheela 3:01
3 Emanta Emanta Kosaraju Pithapuram, Swarnalata 3:29
4 Ohoho Mamayya Arudra Ghantasala, S. Janaki 3:46
5 Adadani Orachupulo Arudra S. Janaki 3:43
6 Vennelaloni Vikasame Sri Sri P. Susheela 3:12
7 Englishlona Marriage Arudra Ghantasala, S. Janaki 2:56


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