Ramudu Bheemudu

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Ramudu Bheemudu
Ramudu Bheemudu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTapi Chanakya
Produced byD. Rama Naidu
Written byD. V. Narasa Raju
(story / dialogues)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Jamuna
L. Vijayalakshmi
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
CinematographyAnnayya
Edited byK. A. Marthand
Production
company
Release date
21 May 1964
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Box office2 Lakhs

Ramudu Bheemudu is a 1964 Indian Telugu-language comedy film, produced by D. Ramanaidu under the Suresh Productions banner and directed by Tapi Chanakya. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna, L. Vijayalakshmi in the lead roles and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The film was very successful at the box office.[1]

The film was the debut of D. Rama Naidu's Suresh Productions banner into the film industry and it is N. T. Rama Rao's first dual role movie.[2] Satyanarayana was Body double for N. T. Rama Rao in climax scenes.[2] The film is considered a trendsetting blockbuster and became a benchmark for later films with similar storyline.[3] It was remade into Tamil as Enga Veettu Pillai (1965), into Hindi as Ram Aur Shyam (1967), into Malayalam as Ajayanum Vijayanum (1976) and into Kannada as Mojugara Sogasugara (1995), into Turkish as Kalbimdeki Yabancı (1968) and Ali Cengiz Oyunu (1971) and into Persian as Gol Pari Joon (1974).

Plot[edit]

Ramudu (N. T. Rama Rao) is an innocent rich young man who has been in the guardianship of his uncle Panakala Rao (Rajanala) since his childhood. This uncle of his is both crooked and wicked and simply wants to usurp Ramudu's property, and is just waiting for an appropriate opportunity. Ramudu is made to attend to all the domestic chores and is often beaten by his uncle at the slightest opportunity and is generally treated like a slave even though he is the sole heir to large amounts of money and property. His uncle is just a guardian of Ramudu's property...and since his uncle wants to usurp Ramudu's property...the uncle raises Ramudu as a coward and puts fear in the heart of Ramudu. One day Ramudu thinks he has had enough of this torture and runs away from home.

Bheemudu (again N. T. Rama Rao) is a villager who is interested in loafing around and staging plays, which his mother strongly disapproves of. After he comes back home from one such stage play, he is taken to task by his mother. In order to escape the wrath of his mother, Bheemudu also flees his home and lands in the nearby city.

Both of them enter the same hotel and unexpectedly exchange their respective places. Thus Ramudu goes to the other's village, enters the house of Bheemudu, is taken care of lovingly by Bheemudu's mom and falls in love with the village girl Santhi (L. Vijayalakshmi); On the other hand, Bheemudu [the villager], takes the place of the rich Ramudu in the later's bungalow and falls in love with the cultured and city-bred Leela (Jamuna). Bheemudu, who is in the place of Ramudu, now understands that he has to bring Ramudu's uncle Panakala Rao to his senses so that the property that really belongs to Ramudu, should be restored to Ramudu. Ramudu, now in the role of Bheemudu, starts enjoying the love and affection of the new family members. However, Panakala Rao comes to know of this change of places and attempts to take advantage of this situation. At the end, Ramudu and Bheemudu turn out to be twins who got separated during the Godavari Pushkarams. All ends well in the film with Ramudu marrying Santhi and Bheemudu marrying Leela.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ramudu Bheemudu
Film score by
Released1964
GenreSoundtrack
Length31:45
LabelSAREGAMA Audio
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao
Pendyala Nageswara Rao chronology
Paruvu Prathishta
(1963)
Ramudu Bheemudu
(1964)
Sabhash Suri
(1964)

Music was composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. All songs are evergreen blockbusters. Music released on SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Undile Manchi Kalam" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:59
2 "Saradaa Saradaa Cigarette" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, Jamuna Rani 3:36
3 "Telisindile Telisindile" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:37
4 "Thaguna Idi Mama" Kosaraju Ghantasala, Madhavapeddi Satyam 3:54
5 "Ade Ade" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:18
6 "Desammu Maarindoy" Kosaraju Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:28
7 "Po Mama Pommikan" Kosaraju Ghantasala 3:26
8 "Thaluku Thaluku" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:27

Remakes[edit]

Year Film Language Ref
1965 Enga Veettu Pillai Tamil
1967 Ram Aur Shyam Hindi
1976 Ajayanum Vijayanum Malayalam
1996 Mojugara Sogasugara Kannada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legendary film producer D Rama Naidu passes away". Daily News and Analysis. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b ఆచారం, షణ్ముఖాచారి. "ఎన్టీఆర్‌ తొలి ద్విపాత్రాభినయ చిత్రం 'రాముడు-భీముడు'". Sitara. Archived from the original on 6 September 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  3. ^ Krishnamoorthy, Suresh (21 May 2014). "Fifty years of a trendsetting blockbuster Ramudu Bheemudu". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 September 2020.

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