Rangula Ratnam

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Rangula Ratnam
Directed by B. N. Reddy
Produced by B. N. Reddy
Written by Palagummi Padmaraju
D.V. Narasa Raju
Starring Chandra Mohan
Varanasi Ram Mohan Rao
Vanisri
Anjali Devi
Rekha (Child Artist)
Music by Saluri Rajeswara Rao
B. Gopalam
Cinematography U. Rajagopal
Edited by M. S. Mani
K. Satyam
Release date
1966
Running time
2:40:39
Country India
Language Telugu

Rangula Ratnam is a Telugu movie directed by B. N. Reddy, starring Chandra Mohan, Vanisri and Anjali Devi, under the banner of Vahini pictures. It is a social and political satire involving a middle-class family in the backdrop of politics and elections. The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and golden Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.[1][2] B. N. Reddy introduced many stalwarts like Chandra Mohan, Vanisri, Rekha and Vijaya Nirmala as young artists to the film industry with this movie.

Plot[edit]

A family of two brothers and a sister along with their parents move to a town. Elder brother (Suryam - Ram Mohan) finds easy way to get rich and marries the daughter of a rich politician and abandons his family. After their father expires, tragedy hits the family. The younger brother Vasu (Chandra Mohan) sticks with the family to take care of his mother (Anjali Devi) and sister (Vijaya Nirmala).

Chandra Mohan supports his family and also believes in common good for society. He falls in love with a co-artist who performs with him in stage dramas and performances and who is from another class in society.

Eventually, both brothers find themselves on the opposite sides while competing in the elections. During this struggle, family differences increase and their mother gets injured. The movie ends with the two brothers reconciling their differences.

Crew[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Anjali Devi - mother Seetha
  • Krishna Murthi - father Sundarramayya
  • Varanasi Ram Mohan Rao - elder brother Suryam
  • Chandra Mohan - younger brother Vasu
  • Vanisri - wife of Vasu, jimmi
  • Sukanya - wife of Suryam, Vanaja
  • Vijaya Nirmala - sister Jaya
  • Ramana Reddy - municipal chairman Appalasamy
  • Pushpavalli - wife of Appalasamy
  • Thyagaraju
  • Baby Bhanurekha (Rekha) - Tyagaraju's daughter (daughter of Puspavalli in real life)
  • Baby Radha
  • Kakarala
  • Radhakumari
  • Vijayasree
  • Aadilakhshmi
  • Neeraja
  • Prameelarani
  • Padma
  • Sivaram
  • Kakarala
  • Nagaraja Rao
  • Hanumayya
  • Krishna Reddy
  • P. J. Sarma
  • Vangara
  • Ramachandra Rao
  • Boddapati
  • Koteswara Rao
  • Sivarama krishnayya,
  • Kolla Satyam
  • Vallam Narasimha Rao
  • Master Acharya
  • Master Sanjeevi
  • Master Ramakrishna
  • Vadlamani

Soundtrack[edit]

Many of the songs were successful melodies. They were in four classes, devotional used as prayers in a middle-class family, sad songs amid hardships, romantic songs and patriotic and social songs in the elections background.

All music composed by Saluri Rajaswara Rao and B. Gopalam.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Chepa Rupamuna ... Kurma Rupuvai ... PannagaSayana" (dasavarathams of Lord Vishnu)DaasarathiA. P. Komala and M.L. Vasantha Kumari.2:45
2."Nadireyi Eee jamulo" (prayer to Balaji, Tirumala)DaasarathiGhantasala and S. Janaki3:44
3."Kanarani Devude Kanipinchinade"DaasarathiP. Susheela3:39
4."Vandemataram" (popular Indian patriotic song)Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyayGhantasala1:28
5."Desa Bhaktulam Memandi" (satire on politicians and elections)KosarajuMadhavapeddi Satyam and Pithapuram Nageswara Rao8:59
6."Suprabhatam"  0:48
7."Intera Eee Jeevitam Tirige Rangula Ratnam" (main theme song of the movie)BhujangaRaya SharmaGhantasala3:49
8."Manusu Manasu Kalise Vela Kanuula Dagina Anuragam"C. Narayana ReddyP. B. Srinivas and P. Susheela3:32
9."Koyila Koyani Pilichinadhi" P. Susheela3:31
10."Vennela Reyi Chandamama - written by and sung by"KosarajuB. Gopalam and S. Janaki4:17

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