Aatmiyulu (transl. Beloved) is a 1969 Telugu-language drama film, produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao under the Saradhi Studios banner and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao.[2] It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Vanisree and music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao.[3] The film was remade in Tamil as Pennin Vaazhkai (1981) starring Sudhakar

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Directed byV. Madhusudhan Rao
Produced byD. Madhusudhana Rao
Written byPinisetty Srirama Murthy (dialogues)
Screenplay byD. Madhusudhana Rao
Story byYaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Music bySaluri Rajeswara Rao
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byM. S. Mani
Distributed byNavayuga Films
Release date
  • 17 July 1969 (1969-07-17)
Running time
173 mins


The film begins in a village where Veerayya a trustworthy servant, sacrifices his life while guarding his owner Jagannadham, a rich landlord against harm. Now Jagannadham makes arrangements for the maintenance of Veerayya's family and leaves to the city on the advice of his elder brother Barrister Raja Rao. Veerayya has a son Suryam, daughter Seetha and their mother also died giving birth to a baby girl. Here Veerayya's sly sister Mahankaali sell the baby to a childless couple Chidambaram and Nancharamma and they rear her by the name Saroja. Mahankaali also snatches the amount given by Jagannadham, educates her son Chittibabu and treats Suryam & Seeta as slaves. Anguished Suryam & Seeta reach the city and start working in a hotel. Years roll by, Suryam, by hard work studies, becomes a meritorious student, tops the university and also takes care of Seeta. At present, Jagannatham is a rich businessman his son Chandram is a dullard who goes into clutches of a vicious person Sadanandam. Even Mahankaali's son Chittibabu and Saroja split-up sister of Suryam are his friends. Saroja always conceits herself to live an elite lifestyle by marrying a wealthy man. Chittibabu deeply loves her, so, poses himself as a rich person and extravagant the money earned by his mother. Meanwhile, Jagannadham recognizes Suryam & Seetha and shifts them to his house where Jaya, the daughter of Raja Rao loves Suryam.

Having been impressed to Seeta's noble and humble character Jagannadham decides to perform her marriage with Chandram. On the other side, Chandram reveals the real face of Chittibabu and turns Saroja's love towards him. But Jagannadham forcibly performs his marriage with Seeta which Raja Rao dislikes and also opposes the love of Suryam & Jaya. Right now, Suryam leaves to Police training and Seeta becomes pregnant. Parallelly, Sadanandam has an evil eye on Saroja creates notoriety against her in society. At that time, unfortunately, Seeta goes into miscarriage when Saroja, working as a nurse arrives to serve her. There, Chandram explains the circumstances to marry Seeta. Listening to it, distressed Seeta blames Saroja when she also loses her job. Annoyed Chandram decides to marry Saroja for which Seeta also agrees. By the time, Suryam returns as a Police officer, learns the rift and moves to caution Saroja. At that point in time, he realizes her as his own sister. Knowing it, Saroja jubilates but rejects to reveal her identity. Now Suryam wants to perform Saroja's marriage with Chittibabu to which Mahankaali disagrees. Moreover, Sadanandam and Chandram builds many obstructions which leads various controversies and misunderstandings but Suryam gamely faces it. At last, the entire truth comes forward even Raja Rao appreciates Suryam's honesty. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriages of Suryam and Jaya and Chittibabu and Saroja.




Film score by
ProducerSaluri Rajeswara Rao
Saluri Rajeswara Rao chronology
Aadarsa Kutumbam
Jai Jawan

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. Music released on Audio Company.[4]

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Annayya Kalale Pandenu" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:13
2 "Kallalo Pelli Pandiri" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:41
3 "Madilo Veenalu Mroge" Dasaradhi P. Susheela 3:13
4 "Ammababu Nammaradu" Kosaraju Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:08
5 "Chilipi Navvula" Dasarathi SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:49
6 "Eerojullo Paduchuvaru Gadusuvaru" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:13
7 "Swagatam Oho Chilipi" Aarudhra P. Susheela 3:15
8 "O Chamanti Emite" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:46
9 "Empillo Tattara" Kosaraju Pithapuram 3:05




  1. ^ "Aatmiyulu (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Aatmiyulu (Production)". Filmiclub.
  3. ^ "Aatmiyulu (Cast & Crew)". gomolo.com.
  4. ^ "Aatmiyulu (Songs)". Cineradham.

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