Kanna Talli

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Kanna Talli
Kanna Talli.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by K. S. Prakash Rao
Produced by K. S. Prakash Rao
Written by Sunkara Satyanarayana
Vasireddy
Sri Sri
Arudra
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
G. Varalakshmi
Music by Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
Cinematography Jagirdar
Edited by A.V.S.Subba Rao
Production
company
Prakash Studios
Distributed by Navayuga Pictures
Release date
  • 16 April 1953 (1953-04-16)
Running time
193 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu
Tamil

Kanna Talli (English: Own Mother) is a 1953 Telugu drama film, produced & directed by K. S. Prakash Rao on Prakash Studios banner.[1] Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, G. Varalakshmi in the lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageshwara Rao. G. Varalakshmi played the title role of the movie as mother. The film is the first debut of Telugu popular singer P. Suseela and actress Rajasulochana into film industry. Kanna Talli was remade as the successful Hindi film Mother India (1957).[2]

The film was simultaneously released in Tamil as Petra Thai. Dialogues were penned by S. A. Subbaraman.[3]

Plot[edit]

Shanta (G. Varalaxmi ) and Chalapathi (R. Nageshwara Rao) have two children, Ramu (ANR) and Shankar (Nambiar). Chalapathi runs away, abandoning the family due to financial problems. Shanta, with the help of Ramu, takes care of the family. Ramu sends his brother to a nearby town for further studies. Ramu sends his dowry money to Shankar for his studies. Shankar spends all the money on fleeting pleasures. Gowri (Vasantha), a village belle, falls in love with him. But Shankar already has a girlfriend. One day when Shanta visits Shankar and that same time he kills his girlfriend and runs away. To protect her son, Shanta takes the blame and goes to jail. She asks Ramu to arrange for Shankar to marry Gowri. Shankar repents for his mistakes and reforms.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kanna Talli
Film score by Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
Released 1953
Genre Soundtrack
Length 29:40
Producer Pendyala Nageshwara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageshwara Rao. Music released on Audio Company.

Telugu songs
S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Sri Rama Ramanudunu (Burrakatha) Sri Sri, Arudra Ghantasala 5:38
2 Swatantra Bhanudu Sunkara Satyanarayana,Vasireddy Sarojini 3:22
3 Saaramuleni Samsaram Sri Sri,Arudra Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:09
4 Choostarenduku Raarandi Tapi Dharma Rao Ghantasala 3:37
5 Yenduku Pilichevu Sri Sri,Arudra A. M. Rajah, P.Susheela 2:57
6 Enta Manchidanavoyamma Sri Sri,Arudra Ghantasala 3:09
7 Choochava Choochava Acharya Atreya Udutha Sarojini 3:01
8 Nuvvu Kaavali Tapi Dharma Rao Ghantasala P. Susheela 2:46
9 Ede Ede Vilaasam Sri Sri,Arudra A. M. Rajah,K. Rani 3:01
Tamil Songs

Lyrics were penned by M. S. Subramaniam. Playback singers are N. Lalitha, M. S. Sarojini, Ghantasala, A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela and K. Rani. The song Yaedukku Azhaithai is the first song in Tamil film sung by P. Susheela.[4]

No. Song Singer/s Duration (m:ss)
1 Penmani Nalla Kanmani N. Lalitha & group
2 Swathanthra Aadhavan Udhithaane Udutha Sarojini
3 Vaarungaiyaa Nalla Porulidhu
4 Saaram Illaadha Samsaaram Thanile Ghantasala & group
5 Yaedhukku Azhathaai Yaedhukku A. M. Rajah & P. Susheela 03:26
6 Maamayil Pol Aadi K. Rani
7 Paarthaayaa Parivudane Ghantasala
8 Nilaavile Oyyaaram A. M. Rajah & K. Rani 02:54
9 Enna Nalla Thaai Neeyamma Ghantasala

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.telugucinema.com/c/publish/movieretrospect/1953_Kanna_talli_printer.php
  2. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp: 82-3.
  3. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 19 November 2017. 
  4. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039). First edition December 2014. p. 56. 

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