|Subject||Freedom, democracy, liberation, equality|
|Literary movement||Telangana Rebellion|
Suddala Hanmanthu's poetry inspired the people of the Telangana to participate in the Communist-led peasant struggle against the oppressive rule of feudal lords and the Nizam. This struggle was famous in Indian history as the Telangana Rebellion. His themes were freedom from the bonded labour known as Vetti Chakiri, democracy, liberation, equality and communism.
His Telugu folk song, Palletoori Pillagada, mobilised the people of his region. It was included in the movie, Maa Bhoomi. The movie Rajanna,starring Nagarjuna is inspired by Sri Suddala Hanumanthu's life.
Suddala Hanmanthu was married to Janakamma and his son Suddala Ashok Teja is a contemporary lyricist.  He earned fame for his Telugu songs and was awarded the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in the year 2003. They also had other two sons and a daughter. Famous telugu actor Uttej is his grand son, son of his daughter.
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