Nindu Dampathulu

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Nindu Dampathulu
Nindu Dampathulu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Viswanath
Produced byM. Jagannatha Rao
Written bySamudrala Jr (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Viswanath
Story byK. Viswanath
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Vijaya Nirmala
Music byT. V. Raju
Vijaya Krishna Murthy
CinematographyS. S. Lal
Edited byB. Gopal Rao
S.V.S. Films[1]
Release date
  • 4 February 1971 (1971-02-04)
Running time
189 mins

Nindu Dampathulu (English: The Complete Couple) is a 1971 Telugu drama film, produced by M. Jagannatha Rao under the S.V.S. Films banner[2] and directed by K. Viswanath.[3] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Savitri, Vijaya Nirmala in the lead roles and music jointly composed by T. V. Raju & Vijaya Krishna Murthy.[4] A few of the scenes in the film are replicated in Swayamkrushi (1987), which was also directed by K. Viswanath.[5]


Ramu (N. T. Rama Rao) a young & energetic guy, runs a pan shop in a town, nevertheless, a high intellect though uneducated even scholarly people take his advice. In his opposite, a beautiful girl Subbulu (Vijaya Nirmala) who loves him, runs tea stall and lives along with her mother Rajamma (Rukmini). Everyone in the colony likes Ramu, except a local goon Gangulu (Satyanarayana). Ramu brought up his cousin Vani (Lakshmi), educated her and wants to marry. But Vani does not have such intention, she loves her classmate Ravi (Chandra Mohan), son of a Zamindar, Janaki Ramayya (Mikkilineni). Janaki Ramayya has two sons, the elder one Raghu (M. Balaiah) is first wife's, a well-disciplined person, whereas Ravi, is second wife Kanaka Durga's (Chaya Devi) son, a spendthrift, due to the pampering of his shrewd mother. Parallelly, Subbulu's paternal uncle Kodanla Rao (Gummadi) leaves in the city, whose life ambition is to make his daughter Sridevi (Savitri) an advocate, for which he struggles hard. Once Ramu visits the city to meet Vani and spots Kodanla Rao had met with an accident and helps him to reach home where he gets acquainted with Sridevi. Meanwhile, observing Ravi's behavior, Janaki Ramayya keeps his half share on his progeny, which hurts Kanaka Durga. At the same time, Kondala Rao arrives taking marriage proposal of Sridevi with Raghu when he speaks down on well-read women, angered Kondala Rao revolts against him. Kanaka Durga exploits the situation, murderers Raghu using Gangulu who looks after their farms and puts the blame on Kondala Rao. Sridevi argues as defense counsel, wins the case when overwhelmed, Kondala Rao dies out of heart attack. Now Sridevi becomes alone when she finds a letter written by Rajamma and learns their relation, reaches Subbulu. By the time Rajamma also dies, both sisters start living together. But Sridevi does not reveal that she is educated and too loves Ramu. In the meantime, Vani completes her studies and returns when Ramu senses her love affair. So, he sacrifices his love and performs their marriage. Later, on the advice of the village priest (Dhulipalla), Ramu marries Sridevi. After the marriage, he realizes Sridevi as an advocate and makes her a good practitioner. Eventually, Vani behaves arrogantly in her in-laws' house when disputes arise between the couple and she leaves the house. Vani reaches Ramu where Sridevi makes her realize the mistake. Simultaneously, a quarrel arises between Janaki Ramayya & Ravi regarding the property, the same night, Gangulu steals Janaki Ramaiah's locker and kills him in which Ravi is accused. Sridevi takes up the case, Ramu uses his intelligence and catches the real culprit Gangulu, in that process, Subbulu sacrifices her life while protecting Ramu. At last, Gangulu is sentenced and Ravi is acquitted. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note.




Nindu Dampathulu
Film score by
T. V. Raju
Vijaya Krishna Murthy
ProducerT. V. Raju
Vijaya Krishna Murthy

Music composed by T. V. Raju and Vijaya Krishna Murthy. Lyrics were written by C. Narayana Reddy. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "O Shakunthala" SP Balasubrahmanyam, B. Vasantha 5:50
2 "Malle Poolu" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:29
3 "Kotha Pelli Koothurani" L.R.Eswari 3:51
4 "Gayde O Gayde" SP Balu 3:35
5 "Ounantaadu" P. Susheela 3:46
6 "Neeti Chaatuna" LR Eswari 3:33
7 "Anaganagaa Okavooru" SP Balu, P. Leela, Vasantha 3:54


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  2. ^ "Nindu Dampathulu (Banner)".
  3. ^ "Nindu Dampathulu (Direction)". Filmiclub.
  4. ^ "Nindu Dampathulu (Cast & Crew)".
  5. ^ "Nindu Dampathulu (Review)". Bharat Movies.