Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu

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Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu (1991 film).jpg
VCD Cover
Directed by Kranthi Kumar
Produced by V. Doraswamiraju
Written by Ganesh Patro (dialogues)
Screenplay by Kranthi Kumar
Story by VMC Unit
Manasa (main story)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Rohini Hattangadi
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography K. S. Hari
Edited by Sreekar Prasad
Release date
  • 11 January 1991 (1991-01-11)
Running time
131 min
Country India
Language Telugu

Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu (English: Seetharamaiah's Granddaughter) is a 1991 Telugu drama film, produced by V. Doraswamiraju on VMC Productions banner and directed by Kranthi Kumar.[1] Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Rohini Hattangadi, Meena in the lead roles and music composed M. M. Keeravani. The film was show cased among the Indian panorama section at the 1991 International Film Festival of India.[2] The film won three South Filmfare Awards and four Nandi Awards. The plot was developed from a Telugu novella, Navvina Kanneelle, written by Manasa.[3]

The film is remade as Malayalam movie Sandhwanam (1991), as Kannada movie Belli Modagalu(1993) and as Hindi movie Udhaar Ki Zindagi (1994).


The plot revolves around an Indian family with close family relationships shot in a village near Godavari river.

Seetharamaiah (ANR) is a landlord in Sitarampuram village. His wife is Janakamma (Rohini) and son is Srinivas Murthy (Raja). There are differences between the father and Son regarding the Son's marriage. Unable to deceive Sumathi (son Srinivas Murthy's love), Srinivas Murthy marries her and leaves the village as Seetharamaiah wanted to convey his unhappiness to his son by not speaking with him.

After a gap of 20 long years, his daughter Seeta (Meena) arrives in the village to attend a marriage function. Though Sitaramayya still carries the pain of his son's denial on the marriage proposed by him, he likes his son a lot, he develops a liking for his grand daughter, but doesn't express openly. Where as Janakamma expresses her love openly.

After seeing the affection and the love she is receiving from her grand parents, and how much her grand parents are looking forward to meet their son (seeta's father Srinivas Murthy), Seeta could not able to convey the message of his father & Mother's death (due to road accident) to Sitaramaiah & Janakamma.

Meanwhile, a friend of Srinivas Murthy (Muralimohan) comes to the village and meets Seetharamaiah, and understanding the reason why Seeta did not reveals their son and daughter-in-law had death, he conveys to Seetharamaiah and Rohini that their son would be coming to their home soon.

After performing Seetharamaiah's Shasthipurthi (Family event on completion of 60 years), Janakamma dies, and Seetharamaiah feels depressed on not having his son attending to his mother's funeral. Out of the pain he asks Seeta to leave the house.

What happens next and how Seeta convey's message of his son's death is the story line.



Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu
Film score by M. M. Keeravani
Released 1991
Genre Soundtrack
Length 18:12
Label SURYA Music
Producer M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani chronology
Dagudumuthala Dampathyam
Seetharamaiah Gari Manavaralu

Music composed by M. M. Keeravani. Lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on SURYA Music Company.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Poosindi Poosindi" SP Balu, K.S. Chithra 4:14
2. "Badharagiri Ramayya" SP Balu,K.S. Chithra 3:07
3. "Kaliki Chilakala Koliki" K.S. Chithra 3:44
4. "Velugu Rekhalavaru" K.S. Chithra, Jikki 4:27
5. "Oa Seetha Hallo" SP Balu 2:40
Total length: 18:12


Filmfare Awards
Nandi Awards


  • VCDs & DVDs on - Sri Ganesh Video Company, Bangalore


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