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Legacy of NTR's Films in the Early 1950s


Telugu cinema has a rich history filled with iconic films and unforgettable performances. Among the luminaries that have graced the silver screen, one name stands out with unparalleled reverence – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, fondly known as NTR. His journey in the world of cinema is not just a tale of success but a saga of dedication, talent, and timeless artistry that continues to inspire generations.

One of NTR's earliest cinematic ventures was in the 1949 film Mana Desam, directed by L.V. Prasad. Released on November 24th, this film marked the beginning of a prolific career that would redefine Telugu cinema. Despite being a newcomer, NTR's powerful portrayal in Mana Desam garnered widespread acclaim, setting the stage for what was to come.

  1. Malliswari

    • NTR in Malliswari
    • Release Date: December 20, 1951
    • Cast: NTR, Bhanumathi
    • Director: B. Narasimha Reddy
    • Producer: B. Narasimha Reddy
    • Music Director: S. Rajeswara Rao
  2. Pathala Bhairavi

    • NTR in Pathala Bhairavi
    • Release Date: March 15, 1951
    • Cast: NTR, SVR, Malathi
    • Director: K. Venkata Reddy
    • Producer: Nagi Reddy, Chakrapani
    • Music Director: Ghantasala
  3. Maaya Rambha

    • NTR in Maaya Rambha
    • Release Date: 1950
    • Cast: NTR, Varalakshmi, Anjali Devi
    • Director: T.P. Sundarama
    • Producer: T.P. Sundaram
    • Music Director: O. Ramachandra Rao
  4. Samsaram

    • NTR in Samsaram
    • Release Date: December 29, 1950
    • Cast: NTR, ANR, Lakshmi Rajyam
    • Director: L.V. Prasad
    • Producer: Krishna, Ranganath Das
    • Music Director: S. Dakshinamurthy
  5. Palletoori Pilla

    • NTR in Palletoori Pilla
    • Release Date: April 27, 1950
    • Cast: NTR, Anjali Devi
    • Director: B.A. Subba Rao
    • Producer: B.A. Subba Rao
    • Music Director: P. Adinarayana Rao
  6. Shavukaru

    • NTR in Shavukaru
    • Release Date: April 7, 1950
    • Cast: NTR, Janaki
    • Director: L.V. Prasad
    • Producer: A. Chakrapani, B. Nagi Reddy
    • Music Director: Ghantasala
  7. Mana Desam

    • NTR in Mana Desam
    • Release Date: November 24, 1949
    • Cast: NTR, Krishnaveni, Narayana Rao
    • Director: L.V. Prasad
    • Producer: Krishnavein, Mirzapuram Raja
    • Music Director: Ghantasala
  8. Palletooru
  • NTR starred in Palletooru
  • Release Date: 1952
  • Cast: NTR, Savitri
  • Directed by: T. Prakasha Rao
  • Produced by: P. Sivaramaiah
  • Music by: Ghantasala

9. Daasi

  • NTR featured in Daasi
  • Release Date: November 26, 1952
  • Cast: NTR, Lakshmi Rajyam
  • Directed by: C. V. Ranganatha Das
  • Produced by: C. Lakshmi Rajyam
  • Music by: Dakshinamurthy, Subbaraman

10. Pelli Chesi Choodu

  • NTR starred in Pelli Chesi Choodu
  • Release Date: February 19, 1952
  • Cast: NTR, Varalakshmi
  • Directed by: L.V. Prasad
  • Produced by: B. Nagi Reddy, A. Chakrapani
  • Music by: Ghantasala


NTR's contributions to the industry extended beyond acting. In 1978, he founded the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a political party that aimed to champion the interests of the Telugu-speaking people. His foray into politics marked a significant chapter in his life, where he continued to serve the public with the same dedication and passion that he brought to his acting career. Even today, NTR's legacy continues to inspire and resonate with audiences. His films are not just entertainment but cultural landmarks that reflect the ethos and values of Telugu cinema. From his iconic dialogues to his mesmerizing performances, NTR remains an eternal symbol of excellence and artistry.

As we celebrate the timeless contributions of Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, we are reminded of his immortal words: "Mana telugu talliki muddu bidda" (Our Telugu land has a sweet son). Indeed, NTR will always be remembered as the sweet son of Telugu cinema, whose brilliance continues to illuminate the silver screen and our hearts.