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 and directed by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Savitri and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film is a remake of the Tamil-language film Padikkadha Medhai (1960)  which itself was a remake of 1953 Bengali-language film Jog Biyog  based on the novel of same name by Ashapoorna Devi.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||P. S. Ramakrishna Rao|
|Produced by||Y. Rama Krishna Prasad|
C. V. R. Prasad
|Written by||Samudrala Jr (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||P. S. Ramakrishna Rao|
|Story by||Asha Poorna Devi|
|Based on||Padikkadha Medhai (1960)|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Cinematography||K. S. Prasad|
|Edited by||B. Harinarayana|
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.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Ranga
- Savitri as Lakshmi
- S. V. Ranga Rao as Rao Bahadoor Chandra Shekaram
- Relangi as Kotaiah
- Haranath as Madhu
- Padmanabham as Raghu
- Raja Babu as Mohan
- Dr. Sivaramakrishnaiah as Retired Army officer Damodaram
- A. V. Subba Rao as Raja Rao
- Vallam Narasimha Rao as Prasad
- Edida Nageswara Rao as Sridhar
- Kannamba as Parvathi
- Suryakantham as Mangalamba
- Girija as Geeta
- Surabhi Balasaraswathi as Anjamma
- Sarada as Janaki
- Meena Kumari as Lalitha
- Mohana as Kamala
- Art: V. Suranna
- Choreography: Vempati
- Stills: M. Veerabhadra Rao
- Dialogues: Samudrala Jr.
- Lyrics: Samudrala Sr., C. Narayana Reddy, Sri Sri, Kosaraju
- Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jamuna Rani, P. B. Srinivas
- Music: K. V. Mahadevan
- Story: Asha Poorna Devi
- Editing: B. Harinarayana
- Cinematography: K. S. Prasad
- Producer: Y. Rama Krishna Prasad, C. V. R. Prasad
- Screenplay — Director: P. S. Ramakrishna Rao
- Banner: Saradhi Studios
- Release Date: 14 December 1962
|Film score by|
|Producer||K. 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|
|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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