Bomma Borusa

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Bomma Borusa
Bomma Borusa.jpg
Official poster
Directed byK. Balachander
Produced byAvichi Meiyappa Chettiar
Written byK. Balachander
StarringChandra Mohan
S. Varalakshmi
Vennirade Nirmala
Allu Rama Lingaiah
Rama Prabha
Raja Babu
Music byR. Goverdhanam
Distributed byA. V. M. Productions
Release date
27 August 1971

Bomma Borusa (Telugu: బొమ్మా బొరుసా) (English title Heads or Tails?) is a 1971 Indian Telugu language Comedy / Drama film directed by Padma Shri awardee K. Balachander. It is a remake of the Tamil film Poova Thalaiya, directed by K. Balachander himself.[1] The film stars Chandra Mohan, S. Varalakshmi, Chalam, Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Allu Ramalingaiah, Mukkamala, Raja Babu and Ramaprabha.[2] It was produced by Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar and distributed by AVM Productions. The film music was composed by R. Goverdhanam and lyrics were written by Kosaraju Raghavaiah. [3] [4]


It is an old classical family drama. Sundaram (Ramakrishna) is a rich businessman and he has an younger brother Sekhar (Chandra Mohan), a college going guy who loves his brother so much. Sundaram's mother-in-law Parvatham (S. Varalakshmi) who cares for his assets, shows her dominating character on Sekhar and Sundaram. She bets with Sekhar that she would separate him from his brother and puts some conditions that he should not tell his brother about the bet to prove his strength. Parvatham's second son-in-law (Chalam) identifies that his mother-in-law has moved to Sundaram's house. Soon the second son-in-law comes to the house and places a bet with Parvatham that she only should reveal that he is the son-in-law of her. Since then, both of them start proving their capacity to win the bet. The film revolves around who wins the bet and how it brings about a change in Parvathamma's beliefs.


Actor Character
Chandra Mohan Shekhar
S. Varalakshmi Parvatamma
Chalam Ranga
Rama Krishna Sundaram
Vennirade Nirmala Rekha
Allu Ramalingaiah Chidambaram Shetty
Mukkamala General Bussy
Raja Babu Appula Appa Rao
Ramaprabha Ammaji
Vijaya Nirmala


  1. Vesukunta Chempalu Vesukunta (male)
  2. Vesukunta Chempalu Vesukunta (female)
  3. Bomma Borusa Pandem Veyyi Needo Naado Paicheyi
  4. Vallu Jhillan Tunnadi
  5. Sarile Pove Vagaladi

Soundtrack for this Telugu film was composed by R. Goverdhanam and lyrics were written by Kosaraju Raghavaiah. [3] [4]


  1. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willeman, Paul (1999). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (2nd ed.). Routledge. pp. 51, 235. ISBN 1-57958-146-3.
  2. ^ "Bomma Borusa". Bharat Movies. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b "All Songs of Kosaraju Raghavaiah Chowdary". Chinmata Music. Retrieved 23 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Chandra Mohan's Best Songs – 70's". Chinmata Music. Retrieved 23 December 2008.

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