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Theatrical release poster
Directed byTatineni Rama Rao
Produced byS. Venkataratnam
Written byD. V. Narasa Raju
(story/ dialogues)
Screenplay byTatineni Rama Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Music byChakravarthy
CinematographyS. Venkataratnam
Edited byA. Sanjeevi
Sree Pallavi Films
Release date
  • 21 October 1977 (1977-10-21)

Yamagola is a 1977 Telugu language fantasy comedy film, produced by S. Venkataratnam under the Sree Pallavi Films banner and directed by Tatineni Rama Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jaya Prada in the lead roles and music composed by Chakravarthy. The film was remade in Hindi as Lok Parlok (1979) and in Tamil as Yamanukku Yaman (1980).[1]


The film begins in a village, Satyam (N.T. Rama Rao) is a youth leader and village Panchayat President. He has a tough fight with the ex-President Rudrayya (Rao Gopala Rao) for executing corrupt practices. Satyam loves Rudrayya's daughter, Savitri (Jayapradha) and plan to get married. Knowing it, Rudrayya kills Satyam with the help of a professional killer Rama Sastry (Prabhakar Reddy). Satyam reaches heaven where he angers the King of Heaven, Indra (Kanta Rao). An angered Indra sends Satyam straight to hell headed by Yama Dharma Raja (Satyanarayana) and ably assisted by Chitragupta (Allu Ramalingaiah). In hell, Satyam influences the Yama's army using communist theories and rights of labor, and turns them against Yama and hell shuts down. Yama sends Satyam back to Earth. Yama & Chitragupta visit Earth on a holiday trip and experience the funny aspects of humans. Satyam changes his name as Sundaram and teaches Rudrayya a lesson.




Soundtrack album by
Chakravarthy chronology
Maa Iddari Katha
Malle Puvvu

Music composed by Chakravarthy. All songs are evergreen blockbusters. Music released by SAREGAMA Audio Company.

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Olammi Tikka" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:15
2 "Chilaka Kottudu" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:21
3 "Aadave Andala Sura" Veturi Sundararama Murthy SP Balu, P. Susheela 6:00
4 "Gudivada Vellanu" Veeturi P. Susheela 3:06
5 "Samaraaniki Nede" Sri Sri SP Balu 3:12
6 "Vayasu Musuru" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:16


Box office[edit]

The film celebrated a Silver Jubilee at 6 centres and ran for 40 weeks in Hyderabad and Vijayawada. This film became a cult classic with many remakes made with a similar theme later on by many directors like S. V. Krishna Reddy's Yamaleela and Chiranjeevi's Yamudiki Mogudu.[2] It is the fourth Telugu film to collect Rs. 2 crore at Box Office at that time.

Other films[edit]


  1. ^ Naresh Kumar, K. (1995). Indian cinema: ebbs and tides. Har-Anand Publications. p. 98.
  2. ^ http://www.cinegoer.com/ntr175.htm

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