Dharma Daata

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Dharma Daata
Dharmadata.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by A. Sanjeevi
Produced by Tammareddy Krishnamurthy
Written by Pinisetty (dialogues)
Screenplay by Tammareddy Krishnamurthy
Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
Story by Balamurugan
Based on Enga Oor Raja (1968)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Kanchana
Music by T. Chalapathi Rao
Cinematography S. Venkataratnam
Edited by Balu
Production
company
Ravindra Art Pictures[1]
Release date
  • 7 May 1970 (1970-05-07)
Running time
189 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Dharma Daata (Telugu: ధర్మదాత) is a 1970 Telugu, drama film, produced by Tammareddy Krishna Murthy on Ravindra Art Pictures banner[2] and directed by A. Sanjeevi.[3] Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Kanchana in the lead roles and music composed by T. Chalapathi Rao.[4] The film is a remake of Tamil Movie Enga Oor Raja (1968) Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha in pivtal roles.[5] The film recorded as Super Hit at the box office.[6]

Plot[edit]

Raja Raghupathi Rao (Sr.ANR) is a generous Zamindar of Sripuram. He is the person who never says no to any one who asks for a charity. He is blessed with wife Susheela (Sowkar Janaki), sister Laxmi (Jhansi). He falls into debts after getting his sister, Laxmi, married to Raju, son of Zamindar Bhujangam Rao (Nagabhushanam). Raghupathi mortgages his home 'Srinilayam' to give dowry for his sister and is bankrupt. Raghupathi Rao's wife Susheela dies after delivering a baby girl. After the death of his wife, he takes his two sons, Shekar (Jr.ANR) and Chakravarthy (Padmanabham) and daughter Jaya (Anitha), and leaves the village for the city. They all work hard and make some money. After that, Laxmi tries to get close to her brother's family, as it is her husband's last wish. Laxmi's daughter Padma (Kanchana) gets friendly with Shekar. Meanwhile, Bhujangam Rao tries to keep Srinilayam all for himself, but Shekar puts a stop to his evil designs. Finally, Shekar and Padma get married, while Jaya marries Padma's brother Ishwar. Finally, Raja Raghupathi Rao gets his property along with the help of his sons and teaches the lesson to Bhujangam Rao.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Dharma Daata
Film score by T. Chalapathi Rao
Released 1970
Genre Soundtrack
Length 34:08
Producer T. Chalapathi Rao

Music composed by T. Chalapathi Rao. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Hello Engineer C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala 4:41
2 Chinnaari Bullemma C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:48
3 Om Parameswari C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala,P. Susheela 4:24
4 Evarivi Neevevarivo C. Narayana Reddy Jayadev,P. Susheela 3:43
5 Jo Laali Jo Laali C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala 3:59
6 Yevvarikosam Yeruntaru Kosaraju Ghantasala 4:06
7 O Naana Nee Manase Venna C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, Jayadev, P. Susheela 5:01
8 O Dharma Daata C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala 4:26

Boxoffice[edit]

The film ran for 100 days in 12 centers in Andhra Pradesh.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dharma Daata (Overview)". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Dharma Daata (Banner)". Filmiclub. 
  3. ^ "Dharma Daata (Direction)". Know Your Films. 
  4. ^ "Dharma Daata (Cast & Crew)". gomolo.com. 
  5. ^ "Dharma Daata (Remake)". Spicy Onion. 
  6. ^ "Dharma Daata (Review)". Bharat Movies. 

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