Manchi Manasulu

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Manchi Manasulu
Manchi Manasulu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Adurthi Subba Rao
Produced by C. Sundaram
Written by Acharya Aatreya (dialogues)
Screenplay by Adurthi Subba Rao
Acharya Aatreya
Story by K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Based on Kumudham (1961)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography P. L. Roy
Edited by T. Krishna
Babu Films
Distributed by Sri Films
Release date
  • 11 April 1962 (1962-04-11)
Running time
163 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Manchi Manasulu (English: Good Hearts) is a 1962 Telugu drama film produced by C. Sundaram on Babu Movies banner and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri in the lead roles and music composed K. V. Mahadevan. The film is was a remake of Tamil film Kumudham (1961).


Venu (ANR) is a very poor student and seeks to come out of hostel unable bear the expenses and shift to a lawyer Anand Rao (S.V. Rangarao)'s outhouse who gives it for free of cost. Venu has a brother who is a blacksmith and funds his studies and his daughter in their village. The lawyer's wife doesn't agree to give their room to bachelors and so lawyer insists that he says that he is married. The lawyer has a daughter Shanthi (Savitri) who falls in love with Venu. Her parents agree for their marriage. Venu completes his B.A. degree and goes to his village. His brother dies of ill-health and asks him to take care of his daughter Jaya. Jaya loves a man named Kumar (Nagabhushanam) who is very deceptive, and has a blind sister Radha (Janaki). When Venu asks Kumars' parents to get Jaya married to their son, they agree on one condition that Venu should marry their daughter. So Venu and Shanthi sacrifice their love. Venu is guilty of dumping her and doesn't like his wife. One day Shanthi comes and mitigates the situation. Janaki's brother and his wife create nuisence. Janaki becomes pregnant. To keep her away from all these problems, he takes his wife to Hampi Vijayanagar on Shanthi's advice. There Kumar who cheats a lady and kills her on a mountain. Hearing her screaming, Venu arrives there and sees the culprit and gets caught to police to save Kumar's life for the sake of his brother's daughter. Shanthi who is now a lawyer takes up his case and proves that he is innocent in the court and unveils the culprit with the help of strong evidence brought by Jaya, he becomes remorseful. The story ends with Venu and his wife lead a happy life.




Manchi Manasulu
Film score by K. V. Mahadevan
Released 1962
Genre Soundtrack
Length 27:59
Producer K. V. Mahadevan

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Yemandoi Srivaaru Arudra P. Susheela 3:51
2 Nannu Vadhali Neevu Polevule Dasaradhi Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:17
3 Mama Maama Mama Kosaraju Ghantasala, Jamuna Rani 3:55
4 Oho Oho Paavurama Atreya S. Janaki 3:38
5 Silalapai Silpaalu Chekkinaru Atreya Ghantasala 5:08
6 Thyaagam Idhiyena Sri Sri P. Susheela 3:33
7 Yentha Takkari Vaadu Kosaraju Jamuna Rani 3:37

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