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|Directed by||Vedantam Raghavaiah|
|Produced by||V. L. Narasu|
|Written by||Vempati Sadasivabrahmam (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Vedantam Raghavaiah|
|Story by||Gyan Mukherjee|
|Starring||Akkineni Nageswara Rao
|Music by||S. Rajeswara Rao|
|Edited by||R. Raja Gopal|
Bhale Ramudu (Telugu: భలే రాముడు) is a 1956 Telugu drama film, produced by V. L. Narasu on Narasu Studios banner and directed by Vedantam Raghavaiah. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri in the lead roles and music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao. The film was simultaneously made as Tamil movie Prema Pasam, starring Gemini Ganesan, Savitri in pivotal roles. The film recorded as Super Hit at the box office. The film has received the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu.
Zamindar Narayana Rao (Jandhyala) has two daughters Roopa and Tara. He taught them to dance. Ramu is the son of Gumasta Nagabhushanam, working in the Zamindari. Ramu gives a flower to Roopa. While receiving the flower, she fell down from the building and become handicapped. Zamindar is very angry and shoots Ramu with a revolver. Injured Ramu jumps into a river. The Zamindar is guilty of his criminal action, goes into hiding and handed over his proper and guardianship to the Gumasta (CSR).
After many years, Ramu returns to the city on the name of Krishna. During this period, the Nagabhushanam gradually takes over the Zamindari and leaves Roopa and Tara to poverty. Krishna becomes the friend of Appanna (Relangi). Roopa gives shelter to Krishna and their relation turns into love. He helps for the treatment of her physical disability, money steeled from the Zamindari. Nagabhushanam's second son Gopi (Chalam) loves Tara. Krishna arranges to marry them. Knowing that Krishna is a thief, Roopa becomes broken-hearted. To catch Narayana Rao, the present Nagabhushanam arranges dance demonstration of Roopa Devi (Saroja). Police come into action and finds out that Krishna and Ramu are one and the same on the basis of a tattoo on his arm. Finally, Rama Krishna and Roopa get married.
- Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Rama Krishna
- Savitri as Roopa
- Relangi as Appanna
- C.S.R as Nagabhushanam
- Gummadi as Inspector
- Chalam as Gopal
- Peketi Sivaram as Manager
- Dr. Sivaramakrishnaiah as Doctor
- Jandhyala Gaurinatha Sastry as Zamindar Narayana Babu
- M.S.Raghavan as Ramadasu
- Gadiraju Keshava Rao as Bansilal Seth
- Girija as Taara
- E. V. Saroja as dancer in the song 'Nanyamaina'
- Hemalata as Parvathi
- Seeta as Bangari
- Art: Ch.E.Prasad Rao
- Choreography: Pasumarthi
- Dialogues - Lyrics: Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
- Playback: Ghantasala, Jikki, P. B. Srinivas, P. Leela, K. Rani
- Music: S. Rajeswara Rao
- Story: Gyan Mukherjee
- Editing: R. Raja Gopal
- Cinematography: M. Masthan
- Producer: V. L. Narasu
- Screenplay - Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah
- Banner: Narasu Studios
- Release Date: 6th April 1956
|Film score by S. Rajeswara Rao|
|Producer||S. Rajeswara Rao|
|S. Rajeswara Rao chronology|
|1||Bangaru Bomma||P. B. Srinivas, Jikki||2:54|
|2||Bharatha Veera||P. Leela||3:17|
|3||Bhayamela O Manasa||P. B. Srinivas||3:25|
|4||Endunnavo Madhavaa||Jikki, K. Rani||4:40|
|5||Gopaladeva Kaapada Raava||P. B. Srinivas, P. Leela||3:51|
|6||Intintanu Deepavali||P. Leela||5:16|
|7||Kala Maayamayena||P. Leela||3:10|
|10||Oho Meghamala||Ghantasala, P. Leela||3:03|
|11||Oho Meghamala-II||P. Leela||4:02|
|12||Yemito Idhi Yemito||Ghantasala, P. Leela||4:43|
- The film released for second time on 12 December 1956. This time film ran for more than 100 days in 16 centers in Andhra Pradesh, and celebrated 100 days function in Vijayawada on 14 March 1957.
- Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2005, pp. 125-6.
- "Prema Pasam (1956)". IMDb.
- The Times of India directory and year book including who's who. Times of India Press. 1984
- "భలే రాముడు - 1956".
- "Cycle Stand - Akkineni Nageswara Rao's 100 days film list".