|Directed by||P. Pullaiah|
|Produced by||P. Pullaiah|
|Written by||Acharya Atreya|
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
|Music by||B. Narasimha Rao
Ardhangi or Ardhaangi (Swayamsiddha Katha) (Telugu: అర్ధాంగి) is a 1955 Telugu film.
It is based on Maddipatla Suri's Telugu translation of Bengali novel Swayamsidda written by Manilal Banerjee. The film was remade in Tamil as Pennin Perumai and in Hindi twice as Bahurani in 1963 and as Jyoti in 1981.The Bengali novel Swayamsiddha was remade into a 1975 Bengali movie of same name. The story of Swayamsiddha was also similar to the Kannada novel Mallammana Pavaada by B. Puttaswamayya which was adapted into 1969 movie titled Mallammana Pavaada for which screenplay was written by the director of this movie P. Pullaiah based on this movie. The Kannada novel Mallammana Pavaada also inspired the 1987 Tamil movie Enga Chinna Rasa which went on to be remade in Telugu as Abbaigaru , in Hindi as Beta , in Kannada as Annayya and in Oriya as Santan (1998).
The film has received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu.
Padma (Savitri) is forced to marry a mentally retarded man Raghu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) whom she eventually nurses back to health while teaching a lesson to her scheming mother-in-law (Santha Kumari) and brother-in-law Nagendra Rao (Kongara Jaggayya).
- Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ... Raghu (Raghavendra Rao)
- Savitri ... Padma
- Gummadi Venkateswara Rao ... Zamindar
- Santha Kumari ... Gummadi Wife
- Kongara Jaggaiah ... Nagu (Nagendra Rao)
- Relangi Venkataramaiah
- Chadalavada Kutumba Rao
- Dr. Shivaramakrishnaiah
- Dr. Kamaraju
- Doraiswamy ... Savitri Father
- Surabhi Balasaraswathi ... Aayamma
- B. Narasimha Rao
- Director and Producer : P. Pullaiah
- Production Company : Ragini Films
- Writer : Acharya Atreya
- Cinematography : Madhav Bulbule
- Choreography : Vempati China Satyam
- Music : B. Narasimha Rao and M. Venu
- Art Direction - K Subba Rao
- Playback singers : Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, P. Leela, Jikki, Akula Narasimha Rao
- Intiki Deepam Illale
- Radhanu Rammannadu
- Raka Raka Vachchavu
- Vadduraa Kannayya Ee Poddu Ilu Vadali Povadduraa
The film ran for more than 100 days in 5 centres in Andhra Pradesh.
- 1955 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Certificate of Merit
The story line has been inspiration for various movies and has had various remakes in Indian film industry.
|1955||Ardhangi||Telugu||P. Pullaiah||Santha Kumari||Akkineni Nageswara Rao||Savitri|
|1956||Pennin Perumai||Tamil||P. Pullaiah||Santha Kumari||Sivaji Ganesan||Savitri|
|1963||Bahurani||Hindi||T. Prakash Rao||Lalita Pawar||Guru Dutt||Mala Sinha|
|1969||Mallammana Pavaada||Kannada||Puttanna Kanagal||Advani Lakshmi Devi||Rajkumar||B Sarojadevi|
|1975||Swayamsiddha||Bengali||Sushil Mukherjee||Ranjit Mallick||Mithu Mukherjee|
|1981||Jyothi||Hindi||Pramod Chakravorty||Shashikala||Jeetendra||Hema Malini|
|1987||Enga Chinna Rasa||Tamil||K. Bhagyaraj||C. R. Saraswathy||K. Bhagyaraj||Radha|
|1992||Beta||Hindi||Indra Kumar||Aruna Irani||Anil Kapoor||Madhuri Dixit|
|1993||Abbaigaru||Telugu||E. V. V. Satyanarayana||Jayachitra||Venkatesh||Meena|
|1993||Annayya||Kannada||D. Rajendra Babu||Aruna Irani||V. Ravichandran||Madhoo|
|1998||Santan||Oriya||Snigdha Mohanty||Siddhanta Mahapatra||Rachana Banerjee|