Peddamanushulu

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Peddamanushulu
Directed byKadri Venkata Reddy
Written byD. V. Narasa Raju
StarringJandhyala Gaurinatha Sastri
Mudigonda Lingamurthy
Hemalatha
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah
Sriranjani
A.V.Subba Rao
Chadalavada Kutumba Rao
Ramachandra Kasyapa
Vangara
Music byAddepalli Rama Rao
Ogirala Ramchandra Rao
CinematographyB. N. Konda Reddy
Edited byM. S. Mani
Production
company
Release date
1954
Running time
191 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Peddamanushulu or Pedda Manushulu is a 1954 Telugu film directed by Kadiri Venkata Reddy.[1] The film is themed on corruption, and portrays all "Peddamanushulu" (influential people) as corrupt.

Plot[edit]

The main characters in the film are in the public service, most of them in corrupt, negative roles, and there are many villains instead of one main villain. Dharma Rao (Gowrinatha Sastry) is the Chairman of the municipality. The municipal contractor, a local businessman, and his associates make up the rest of the corrupt cast. They use their influence for their own personal ends in secret. The municipal counsellor, however, Ramadasu (Lingamurthy), who is also a newspaper editor, is honest and uncorrupted. What happens to all these characters makes up the plot of the movie. It is loosely based on the play titled "the pillars of Society" written by Henrik Ibsen.

Soundtrack[edit]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nostalgia-Peddamanushulu at Cinegoer.
  2. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 23 August 2011.

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