Aadi Dampatulu

Aadi Dampatulu (transl. Beginning Couple) is a 1986 Telugu-language drama film, produced by Nitin D. Kapoor under the JSK Combines banner and directed by Dasari Narayana Rao.[3] It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jayasudha and music composed by Satyam. The film is a remake of the Hindi movie Ghar Dwaar (1985).[4]

Aadi Dampatulu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byDasari Narayana Rao
Screenplay byDasari Narayana Rao
Story byKeshav Rathod
Bhishetty Lakshmana Rao
Based onGhar Dwaar (1985)
Produced byNitin D. Kapoor
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
CinematographyB. Krishnam Raju
Edited byP. S. Selvaraj
Music bySatyam
JSK Combines[1]
Release date
  • 20 June 1986 (1986-06-20)
Running time
147 Mins


The film begins with Shankar Rao (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) & Parvathi (Jayasudha) are the ideal couple, Shankar Rao has two brothers Mohan (Chandra Mohan) & Sagar (Naresh), and a sister Kamala (Poornima) to raise them the couple decides not to have children of their own. Shankar Rao wants his brothers should be well educated, so, he works hard day & night for their development. Looking at it, the younger one Sagar feigns illness and makes Mohan an engineer. Eventually, Mohan loves and marries Uma (Tulasi) daughter of a multi-millionaire Sulochana Devi (Raja Sulochana). Soon after, vainglory Uma, hostiles with the family members and swears to exact avenge by destroying their happiness. It works on each family member by separating them and spoiling the relationship. Right now, Uma departs to her mother's house along with Mohan where he is humiliated, so, he leaves the place and reaches Dubai to earn money. Sagar also leaves the house because of insults made by Uma. On the other side, Shankar Rao has to sacrifice his job and house to perform Kamala's marriage with her love interest Bujji (Tilak). Parallelly, society criticizes Uma when she realizes her mistake and moves for Mohan. On the way, she has been attacked by goons when Sagar rescues her. At the same time, Mohan returns, and all of them go in search of Shankar Rao & Parvathi. By that time, the couple is terminally-ill. In the climax, both die together showing they are immortal.




Aadi Dampatulu
Film score by
LabelSEA Records
ProducerChellapilla Satyam
Chellapilla Satyam chronology
Aadi Dampatulu
Jeevana Ragam

Soundtrack composed by Chellapilla Satyam was released through SEA Records music label.[2]

Track list[2]
1."Kadalinigani Vadivadiganu"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryK. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 
2."Saagincharaa Maavaa"AppalacharyaMadhavapeddi Ramesh, Manjula4:01
3."Satya Harischandra"Gurram Jashuva, Kondaveeti Venkatakavi, Dasari Narayana RaoS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Jayasudha9:58
4."Ennaallu Inkennellu"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:47
5."Chelli Anu Pilupu"Dasari Narayana RaoS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, G. Anand4:25
6."Egiregiri Vasthondi"Dasari Narayana RaoS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jayaram4:35
Total length:40:02


  1. ^ "Aadi Dampatulu (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Aadhidampathulu". indiancine.ma. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Aadi Dampatulu (Cast & Crew)". Know Your Films.
  4. ^ "Aadi Dampatulu (Review)". Spicy Onion.

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