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Vadina (1955 film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by M. V. Raman
Produced by A. V. Meiyappan
Written by Toleti Venkata Reddy (dialogues)
Screenplay by Javar Seetharaman
Story by Javar Seetharaman
Based on Chella Pillai (1955)
Starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao
Music by R. Sudarshanam
Cinematography T. Muttu Swamy
Yusaif Mulji
Edited by M. V. Raman
S. Surya
Release date
  • 9 September 1955 (1955-09-09)
Country India
Language Telugu

Vadina (English: Sister-in-Law; Telugu: వదిన) is a 1955 Telugu drama film, produced by A. V. Meiyappan under AVM Productions banner and directed by M. V. Raman. Starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Savitri in the lead roles and music was jointly composed by R. Sudarshanam & Ashwatthama. The film was a remake of Tamil movie Chella Pillai (1955).


Raghu (Akkineni Nageshwara Rao) is brought up by his brother Narasaiah (B. R. Panthulu) and his sister-in-law Shantamma (Kannamba). Shantamma covers for all mischievous deeds of Raghu, even petty crimes, without bothering to correct him. Soon, he grows into an irresponsible young man addicted to Gambling. He meets young women Lalitha (Savitri), who dreams of becoming a movie star. He promises to introduce her to movies. Meanwhile, the family decides to get him married to a modest young woman Chitti [Pandari Bai) in the hope that he would become better human being. Raghu leaves home along with Lalitha to make a movie. Needing money for the productions, he commits a thieving the shop where his brother Narasaiah work resulting in the kind man losing his job. Raghu gets involved in the printing of fakes notes and when his brothers seek for help he gives him the counterfeit currency, resulting in getting the arrest of his of his brother. Rest of the story is how Raghu realizes his mistake and protects his brother.




Film score by R. Sudarshana
Released 1955
Genre Soundtrack
Length 37:13
Producer R. Sudarshana

Music composed by R. Sudarshana, Ashwatthama. Lyrics were written by Toleti Venkata Reddy. Music released on Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Singers length
1 Anandam Indegaladitu Choodandi Madhavapeddi Satyam, P. Susheela 3:22
2 Yenchi Choodara Yochinci Choodara Ghantasala 3:17
3 O Tingu Rangaru P. Susheela 3:11
4 Jagame Sukha Samyogama A. M. Rajah 3:34
5 Jojo Jojo Laali Madhavapeddi Satyam,P. Susheela 3:41
6 Desamlo Velige Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:55
7 Navvite Navaratnalu Ghantasala 3:18
8 Nadakalo Tippuloddanta Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:58
9 Nede Eenade Valareda P. Susheela 3:22
10 Pillalato Illu Nimparandi P. Susheela 3:12
11 Veyyaloyi Topi Veyyaloyi Madhavapeddi Satyam 3:23


  • The film ran for 100 days in Vijayawada.[1]


  1. ^ "Cycle Stand - Akkineni Nageswara Rao's 100 days film list". Retrieved 2012-07-04. 

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