Aastiparulu (transl. Wealthy People) is a 1966 Telugu-language drama film, produced by V. B. Rajendra Prasad under the Jagapathi Art Productions and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jayalalitha and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film was remade in Tamil as En Thambi and in Hindi as Bhai Ho To Aisa. The storyline was also an inspiration for the 2008 Telugu movie King (2008) starring Nagarjuna Akkineni.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byV. Madhusudhan Rao
Produced byV. B. Rajendra Prasad
Written byAcharya Atreya (dialogues)
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyC. Nageswara Rao
Edited byA. Sanjeevi
Jagapathi Art Productions
Release date
  • 18 November 1966 (1966-11-18)
Running time
152 mins


Zamindar Janardhan Rao (Gummad) a paterfamilias, holds high esteem in society. He lives along with his wife Kaasulamma (Suryakantam), two sons Krishna (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), Bhaskar/ Bachi (Jaggayya) and an infant daughter Ammulu (Baby Padmini). The elder one Krishna is altruistic, amiable and devoted to his family, whereas younger Bachi is a vagabond and malicious. As Krishna is the step-son Kasulamma, Bachi always shows resentment. Krishna falls for her maternal aunt Rajyalakshmi's (G. Varalakshmi) daughter Radha (Jayalalitha). Meanwhile, Bachi's misdeeds increase day by day, Janardhan Rao cuts his allowance, so, one night he tries to make a theft when his father obstructs his way and collapses with a heart attack. Before dying, he entrusts the entire authority on the property to Krishna and secretly reveals regarding a hidden treasure of their family hierarchy. Here, homicidal Bachi plots and intrigues against Krishna to drown him in the river and show it as an accident. Knowing it, Ammulu becomes terminally ill due to angst on Krishna. Meanwhile, Rajayalakshmi decides to hand over the property to Bachi and also to couple up Radha with him, but her son Prasad (Relangi) wants to prevent the injustice. At that juncture, fortuitously, he spots a person Seenu, a drama artist, who resembles Krishna, Prasad seeks his help, trains him well and he infiltrates as Krishna. But Bachi is not ready to accept it, so, he makes various attempts to falsify Seenu but breaks down. At present, Rajyalakshmi begins wedding arrangements of Krishna and Radha when perturbed Prasad divulges the reality. Thereupon, as a flabbergast, Seenu affirms himself as Krishna who has escaped from death and entered in disguise to reform his brother which no one believes and he is thrown out. During that plight, Krishna remembers regarding the hidden treasure through which he bring out the veracity. Bachi follows and again tries to slaughter him. In the combat, Krishna rescues Baachi against harm. At last, Baachi repents and pleads pardon from Krishna. Finally, the movie ends as a happy note with the marriage of Krishna and Radha.




Film score by
ProducerK. V. Mahadevan
K. V. Mahadevan chronology
Doctor Anand

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The song Soggade Chinni Nayana is a blockbuster which has kept as a title to Akkineni Nagarjuna movie 2016. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Andariki Teliyanidi" Acharya Atreya Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:42
2 "Chali Chali Chali" Acharya Atreya Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:21
3 "Soggade Chinni Nayana" Kosaraju P. Susheela 3:01
4 "Chitti Ammalu Chinni Nannalu" Acharya Atreya Ghantasala 3:24
5 "Erra Errani Buggaladana" Acharya Atreya Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:27
6 "Magavadivale Egaresukupo" Acharya Atreya P. Susheela 3:49
7 "Midisi Padaku" Kosaraju Ghantasala 3:19



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