Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||M.V. Raman|
|Produced by||A. V. Chettiar|
|Written by||V. S. Venkatasalam|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao
Chittor V. Nagaiah
|Music by||R. Sudarsanam|
|Cinematography||T. Muthu Sami|
|Edited by||K. Shankar|
|10 July 1954|
Sangham (English: Society) is a 1954 Telugu romantic comedy film written by V.S.Venkatasalam and directed by M. V. Raman. The film starred Vyjayanthimala, N. T. Rama Rao, S. Balachander and Anjali Devi in the lead while Chittor V. Nagaiah, V. K. Ramaswamy, K. N. Kamlam, K.R. Chellam and K. Sankarapani as the ensemble cast, was produced by A. V. Chettiar of AVM Productions. The film's score was composed by R. Sudarsanam, edited by K. Shankar and M. V. Raman and was filmed by T. Muthu Sami.
The film's story revolves around two friends played by Vyjayanthimala and Anjali Devi.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Raj
- Vyjayanthimala as Rani
- S. Balachander
- Anjali Devi as Kamini
- Chittor V. Nagaiah
- V. K. Ramaswamy
- K. N. Kamlam
- K.R. Chellam
- K. Sankarapani
- "Bharata Veera Kumarini"
- "Nalugurilo Nannu Nagabatu"
- "Nammaradura Adudanini"
- "Nidurinchedi Bhagavanuni"
- "Pelli Pelli"
- "Sundaranga Maruvagalenu"
The film became hit at box office due to Vyjayanthimala fan craze.
The success of this movie basked the producer A. V. Chettiar to remake it in Hindi as Ladki with Kishore Kumar and Bharat Bhushan for S. Balachander and Gemini Ganesan roles respectively which becomes second highest grossing film of 1953 with verdict hit. The film also made simultaneously in Tamil as Penn with Gemini Ganesan in N. T. Rama Rao's role while S. Balachander reprises his role from the original. Among the cast Vyjayanthimala, Anjali Devi and Chittor V. Nagaiah are the only actors to retain their roles in all three languages.
Character map of Sangham and its remakes
|Sangham (Telugu)||Penn (Tamil)||Ladki (Hindi)|
|Raja (N. T. Rama Rao)||Raja (Gemini Ganesan)||Raja (Bharat Bhushan)|
|Rani (Vyjayanthimala)||Rani (Vyjayanthimala)||Rani Mehra (Vyjayanthimala)|
|Kamini (Anjali Devi)||Kamini (Anjali Devi)||Kamini (Anjali Devi)|
|(S. Balachander)||(S. Balachander)||Kishore (Kishore Kumar)|
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