Poola Rangadu

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This article is about the 1967 film. For the 1989 film, see Poola Rangadu (1989 film). For the 2012 film, see Poola Rangadu (2012 film).
Poola Rangadu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Adurthi Subba Rao
Produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao
Written by Muppala Ranganayakamma (dialogues)
Screenplay by Adurthi Subba Rao
Story by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Based on Beyond This Place
by A.J. Cronin
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Shobhan Babu
Vijaya Nirmala
Music by Saluri Rajeshwara Rao
Cinematography P. S. Selvaraj
Edited by T. Krishna
Distributed by Navayuga Films
Release date
  • 24 November 1967 (1967-11-24)
Running time
165 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Poola Rangadu is a 1967 Telugu, drama film, produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao on Annapurna Pictures banner and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jamuna, Shobhan Babu, Vijaya Nirmala in the lead roles and music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. The film is based on loosely based on A. J. Cronin's Beyond This Place (Novel). The film was remade as Tamil movie En Annan and as Hindi movie Jeet. The film recorded as Super Hit at the box office.[1]


Ranga Rao (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is called 'Poolarangadu', because of his purity of life. His father Veerayya (Chittor V. Nagaiah) is a manager at a mill, and is framed for the murder of one of the partners, Purushotham. He is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit. Rangadu works hard to get his sister Padma (Vijaya Nirmala) educated. She marries a Dr. Prasad (Shobhan Babu), who happens to be Purushotham's son. When he finds out she is Veerayya's daughter, he leaves her. Rangadu is enraged and beats the guy Narasimhulu (Chalam) who informs Prasad. Rangadu is sent to jail. There he meets his father, learns about his innocence and vows to get him out. Once Rangadu is released, he earns the goodwill of the other two partners and finally exposes them. Veerayya is released, Rangadu marries his lover Venkata Lakshmi (Jamuna) and Prasad takes Padma back.




  1. Chigurulu vesina kalalannee (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddi; Singers: P. Susheela and K.B.K. Mohan Raju)
  2. Chillara rallaku mokkutu vunte (Lyrics: Kosaraju Raghavaiah; Singers: Ghantasala and Ch. Nagaiah)
  3. Misamisalade chinadana (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singers: Ghantasala and P. Susheela)
  4. Nee nadumupaina cheyi vesi (Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy; Singers: Ghantasala and P. Susheela)
  5. Neetiki nilabadi nijayiteega (Lyrics: Kosaraju; Singer: Ghantasala)
  6. Neevu raavu nidura raadu (Lyrics: Dasarathi Krishnamacharya; Singer: P. Susheela)


  • The film ran for more than 100 days in 11 centers in Andhra Pradesh.The film was remade in Tamil as En Annan with MGR and became a super hit there also[2]



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