Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Tatineni Rama Rao|
|Produced by||S. Venkataratnam|
|Written by||D. V. Narasa Raju
|Screenplay by||Tatineni Rama Rao|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao
|Edited by||A. Sanjeevi|
Sree Pallavi Films
Yamagola is a 1977 Telugu fantasy comedy film, produced by S. Venkataratnam on Sree Pallavi Films banner and directed by Tatineni Rama Rao. Starring N. T. Rama Rao Jayaprada in lead roles and music composed by Chakravarthy. The film is remade as Hindi Movie Lok Parlok (1979) by the same banner and director. The film recorded as a Blockbuster at the box office.
Satyam (N.T. Rama Rao) is a youth leader and Panchayati Board President. He interferes with the ex-President of the board, Rudrayya (Rao Gopala Rao) from executing his corrupt practices. Satyam and Rudrayya's daughter, Savithri (Jayapradha) are in love and plan to get married. So Rudrayya gets Satyam killed with the help of a professional killer (Prabhakar Reddy). Satyam immediately goes to heaven. He angers the King of Heaven, Indra (Kanta Rao) while Indra is enjoying the dance by Rambha, Urvasi and Menaka. An angered Indra sends Satyam straight to hell headed by Yama (Satyanarayana) and ably assisted by Chitragupta (Allu Ramalingaiah). In hell, Satyam influences the soldiers of death, Yama's army using communist theories and rights of labor, and turns them against their leader-Yama, and Hell shuts down. Yama sends him back to Earth. Yama and Chitragupta visits Earth on a holiday trip and experiences the funny aspects of Humans. Satyam changes his name and teaches Rudrayya a lesson.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Satyam
- Jayapradha as Savithri
- Rao Gopal Rao as Rudrayya
- Satyanarayana as Yama Dharma Raju
- Allu Ramalingaiah as Chitraguptudu
- Prabhakar Reddy as Ramana Murthy/Rama Sastry
- Kanta Rao as Indra
- P. J. Sharma as Police Inspector
- Chalapathi Rao as Satyam's friend
- K. V. Chalam as Peeraiah
- Potti Prasad as Dentist
- Suryakantham as Seethamma
- Manju Bhargavi as Menaka
- Jhansi as Wife of Rudrayya
- Jayamalini as item number
- Nirmalamma as Shanthamma
- Art: S. Krishna Rao
- Choreography: Srinu
- Fights: Madhavan
- Story - Dialogues: D. V. Narasa Raju
- Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Sri Sri
- Playback: SP Balu, P. Susheela
- Music : Chakravarthy
- Editing: A. Sanjeevi
- Cinematography - Producer: S.Venkataratnam
- Screenplay - Direction: Tatineni Rama Rao
- Banner : Sri Pallavi Films
- Release Date : 21st October 1977
|Film score by Chakravarthy|
Music composed by Chakravarthy. All songs are evergreen blockbusters. Music released by SAREGAMA Audio Company.
|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|
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The film celebrated Silver Jubilee at 6 centres and ran for 40 weeks in Hyderabad and Vijayawada.This film became a cult classic with lot of remakes made with a similar theme later on by many directors like S V Krishna Reddy 'Yamaleela' and Chiranjeevi's Yamudiki Mogudu.. It is the fourth Telugu film to collect Rs. 2 crore at Box Office at that time.
- C. Pullaiah adapted a similar movie based on Bengali novel to make Devanthakudu in 1960, with N.T. Rama Rao as the protagonist and S. V. Ranga Rao playing Lord Yama.
- The film was remade into Hindi with Jeetendra as Lok Parlok in 1979, with Jayaprada reprising her role in the remake.
- In Tamil version film Yamanukku Yaman, Shivaji Ganesan played the roles of both Satyam and Lord Yama.