Aatma Bandhuvu

Aatma Bandhuvu (transl. Soul Relative) is a 1962 Telugu-language drama film, produced by Y. Rama Krishna Prasad and C. V. R. Prasad under the Saradhi Studios banner[3] and directed by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao.[4] It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Savitri[5] and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[6] The film is a remake of the Tamil-language film Padikkadha Medhai (1960) [7][8] which itself was a remake of 1953 Bengali-language film Jog Biyog [9] based on the novel of same name by Ashapoorna Devi.[10]

Aatma Bandhuvu
Aatma Bandhuvu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Produced byY. Rama Krishna Prasad
C. V. R. Prasad
Written bySamudrala Jr (dialogues)
Screenplay byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Story byAsha Poorna Devi
Based onPadikkadha Medhai (1960)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyK. S. Prasad
Edited byB. Harinarayana
Release date
  • 14 December 1962 (1962-12-14)
Running time
158 minutes


Rao Bahadur Chandrasekharam (S. V. Ranga Rao) is a successful businessman and has a loving family with compassionate wife, Parvathi (Kannamba), 3 sons; Prasad, Sridhar and Raghu (Vallam Narasimha Rao, Edida Nageswara Rao, Padmanabham), 2 daughters, the widowed Mangalamba (Suryakantham) and Geetha (Girija), 2 daughters-in-law Lalitha, Kamala (Meenakumari, Mohana), and their children. Along with them, they adopt an orphan Ranga (N. T. Rama Rao), an innocent guy who is utterly devoted to the family. Meanwhile, Parvathi promises to make her childhood friend's (Prabhavathi) daughter Lakshmi (Savitri) as her third daughter-in-law, but Raghu refuses it because he is already in love with a girl Janaki (Sarada). To Keep up Parvathi's word, Ranga marries Lakshmi. Everything moves happily, Geetha also gets a rich alliance with Madhu (Haranath), son of Rajarao (A. V. Subbarao Jr.). But suddenly, life takes a U-turn, where Chandrasekharam is bankrupted, Geetha’s marriage is called off. There onwards, his family members' attitudes completely change and they start seeing Rao Bahadur in a low profile. Ranga could not tolerate it and reacts to them, so, they put the blame of theft on him. Seeing this, Chandrasekharam asks Ranga & Lakshmi to leave the house. Ranga gets acquaintance with a person Kotaiah (Relangi) and finds a job in a factory owned by Rajarao. Afterward, broken-hearted Chandrasekharam dies leaving his wife and youngest daughter to be in their children's merciless care. Finally, Ranga, with his simplicity and pure-hardheartedness, proves in the end that love and affection is the greatest wealth.




Aatma Bandhuvu
Film score by
ProducerK. V. Mahadevan

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. All songs are blockbusters. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Anaganaga Oka Raju" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:38
2 "Chaduvurani" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:26
3 "Yevaro Ye Ooro" Samudrala Sr. Ghantasala 4:13
4 "Cheerakatte" Kosaraju Ghantasala 3:19
5 "Theeyani Oohalu" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela, Jamuna Rani 4:15
6 "Maradu Maradu" Kosaraju P. Susheela 4:26
7 "Dhakkenule" Sri Sri P. B. Srinivas, Jamuna Rani 3:06


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  10. ^ ரவிக்குமார், வா (5 August 2016). "திறந்த வெளி திரையரங்கத்தின் முன்னோடி!". The Hindu Tamil. Retrieved 14 August 2019.