Kula Gotralu

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Kula Gotralu
Kula Gotralu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by K. Pratyagatma
Produced by A. V. Subba Rao
Written by Acharya Aatreya (dialogues)
Screenplay by K. Pratyagatma
Story by K. Pratyagatma
Starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao
Krishna Kumari
Music by S. Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography A. Vincent
Edited by A. Sanjeevi
Distributed by Navayuga Films
Release date
  • 24 August 1962 (1962-08-24)
Running time
158 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Kula Gotralu (Telugu: కులగోత్రాలు; English: Caste & Clans) is a 1962 Telugu, drama film, produced by A. V. Subba Rao on Prasad Art Pictures banner and directed by K. Pratyagatma. Starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Krishna Kumari in the lead roles and music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu certificate of merit in 1963.[1] The Telugu veteran actor Krishna played a sidekick role in the movie before entering into the industry.


Ravi (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), son of Zamindar Bhushaiah (Gummadi), is studying at Visakhapatnam. He loves his classmate Saroja (Krishna Kumari). Saroja's mother Kanthamma (G. Varalakshmi) is cheated by Chalapati (Mikkilineni). Bhushaiah values sentimental about caste and clan and consequently does not accept Ravi's love for Saroja. So he leaves the house and marries Saroja in a temple. Ravi is posted as a Police Inspector in his own village only. Because of his father, he even not able attend his sister Leela's (Girija) marriage. Due to that, his mother Shanthamma (Nirmalamma) dies of mental illness, which brings about a change in Bhushaiah. After that Ravi has a son, who attracts Bhushaiah to visit him secretly and even gifts him a gold chain. Chalapati attempts to rob the house of Bhushaiah and get caught by Ravi. At the end, Bhushaiah leaves his casteism and invites his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson to his house.




Kula Gotralu
Film score by Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Released 1962
Genre Soundtrack
Length 40:00
Producer Saluri Rajeswara Rao

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. The comic song "Ayyayo Chetilo Dabbulu Poyene" by Madhavapeddi Satyam on playing cards and its sequels was very popular. Music released on Audio Company.[2][3]

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Chelikadu Ninne Rammani Piluvaa C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 5:00
2 Chilipi Kanula Thiyyani Chelikadaa C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala,P Suseela 5:00
3 Ayyayyo Chethilo Dabbulo Poyane Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram 5:00
4 Maama Sathru Bhayankara (Padyalu) Kosaraju Madhavapeddi,Relangi 5:04
5 Nee Nallani Jadalo Poolu Kosaraju Jamuna Rani,Pitapuram 4:56
6 Raave Raave Balaa Kosaraju PB Sreenivas,Jamuna Rani 5:00
7 Ravayya Maa Intiki Kosaraju Ghantasala,P Susheela 6:06
8 Sakhi Sakuntala Rekkalu Dharinchi Sri Sri Ghantasala,P Susheela,Swarnalatha 5:00


It is the first film to be shot at Visakhapatnam.[4] It is subsequently followed by Maro Charitra (1978), Driver Ramudu (1979) and many more.


National Film Awards


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