Thodi Kodallu

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Thodi Kodallu
Thodi Kodallu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao
Written by Acharya Atreya (dialogues)
Screenplay by Adurthi Subba Rao
D. Madhusudhana Rao
Acharya Atreya
Story by Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
Based on Nishkruti (novel)
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Music by Master Venu
Cinematography P. S. Selvaraj
Edited by Adurthi Subba Rao
Release date
  • 11 January 1957 (1957-01-11)
Running time
182 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Thodi Kodallu (English: Co-Sisters) is a 1957 Telugu drama film, produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao under Annapurna Pictures and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri in the lead roles and music composed by Master Venu. The film is based on Sharat Chandra Chatterjee's Bengali novel Nishkruti which was simultaneously remade as Tamil Movie Engal Veettu Mahalakshmi (1957); both the movies are made simultaneously by same banner & director and some of the scenes & artists are same in both versions. The film won the Certificate of merit for Best Feature Film in Telugu.


The movie revolves around a Joint family with its many problems and advantages and explicitly show how some people take advantage of the situation to create confusion. But Unity is Strength is the principle motivating factor. Kutumba Rao (SV Rangarao) and his wife Kamala (Kannamba) played the role of the eldest members of the family. Satyam (ANR) and his wife, Suseela (Savitri), imposes strict rules on the family and takes care of the well-being of everybody in it. Ramanayya's wife, Anasuya (Suryakantham) grows jealous of Suseela. Her distant relative Vaikuntam (Jaggaiah) starts spreading his evil influence over the family. Satyam fights for the family and brings about the evil-doings of Vaikuntam to the notice of Kutumba Rao. The family reunites to live together at the end.




Thodi Kodallu
Film score by Master Venu
Released 1957
Genre Soundtrack
Length 35:58
Producer Master Venu

Music composed by Master Venu. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 Kaarulo Shikarukelle Ghantasala Acharya Atreya 3:39
2 Kalakaalam Ee Kalata P. Susheela Tapi Dharma Rao 3:32
3 Nee Shoku Choodakunda Madhavapeddi Satyam, Jikki Kosaraju 3:05
4 Shreerastu Shubhamastu P. Susheela Acharya Atreya 2:53
5 Gaalipatam Gaalipatam Kosaraju Ghantasala,P. Suhseela 4:04
6 Town Pakkakelloddura Kosaraju Ghantasala, Jikki 4:48
7 Aadutu Paadutu Kosaraju Ghantasala,P. Suhseela 4:22
8 Bhale Maavayya Sri Sri Jikki 2:45
9 Naluguru Kalisi Sri Sri Ghantasala 3:26
10 Ententa Dooram Acharya Atreya P. Susheela 3:24




  1. ^ "5th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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