Amayakuralu (English: Innocent Girl) is a 1971 Telugu drama film, produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao under the Annapurna Pictures banner[2] and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao.[3] It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Kanchana, Sharada in the lead roles[4] and music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao.[5] The film was originally titled as Pavitra Jeevitham, but later it was changed to Amaayakuraalu.[6]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byV. Madhusudhan Rao
Produced byD. Madhusudhana Rao
Written byPinisetty Srirama Murthy
(story / dialogues)
Screenplay byV. Madhusudhan Rao
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Music bySaluri Rajeswara Rao
CinematographyP. S. Selvaraj
Edited byM. S. Mani
Release date
  • 3 June 1971 (1971-06-03)
Running time
151 mins


The film begins, Shekar (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) & his wife Shobha (Kanchana) plans to espouse their daughter Jyothi (Padmini) with her love interest Bhaskar (Chandra Mohan). During the time of engagement, Bhaskar's mother (Radha Kumari) finds out that Jyothi is not their own and also accuses her original mother as a slut when Shekar revolts and starts narrating the past. Shekar has grown & brought up by his maternal uncle Bhushaiah (Gummadi) along with his cousin Radha (Sarada). Bhushaiah wants to couple, but his shrew wife Kanthamma (Suryakantham) opposes as Shekar is needy on them. Thereafter, Shekar gets an appointment in a factory owned by a millionaire Ananda Rao (Nagabhushanam) and his daughter Shobha loves him. Meanwhile, Bhushaiah looks a rich alliance to Radha with a guy Mohan (Ramana Murthy), circumstances make them come closer before marriage and Radha becomes pregnant. During that time, Bhushaiah bankrupts, so, Mohan deceives Radha and leaves abroad. At that moment, Shekar arrives, to protect Radha's honor, he decides to marry her and informs Shobha. Soon, she reaches the venue and questions Shekar the reason behind his betrayal. Radha overhears the conversation and leaves the house, requesting Shekar to marry Shobha when Bhushaiah dies out of heart attack. After that, Shekar & Shobha get married and start living happily.

Eventually, Radha is safeguarded by a truck driver Ranganna (Bhanu Prakash) where she gives birth to a baby girl. Later Ranganna joins at Ananda Rao through him Shekar knows whereabouts of Radha, when he reaches there, Radha slays out a goon who tried to molest her and sentenced for 5 years. Now Shekar takes the baby to his house without revealing her identity and the couple rears the baby as their own by the name Jyothi. Years roll by, Radha releases when the truth comes forward which leads to misunderstands & disputes between Shekar & Shobha even Ananda Rao denounces Shekar. At the same time, Mohan returns, unexpectedly, he is the son of Ananda Rao's friend Chakradharam (Venkateswara Rao) who listens to their quarrel and ploys to get rid of Shekar to possess Shobha & her property. So, he poses himself as a reformed person and shows his contrition to Radha, requests to marry him and takes her out and tries to slaughter. Learning it, Shekar along with Ananda Rao & Shobha rushes, where they spot the wickedness of Mohan, so, they get him arrested when Radha dies announcing the virtue of Shekar. At present, the groom's parents realize their mistake and believe Radha's chastity. Surprisingly, Mohan also comes out who is currently working as the groom's driver and admits his guilt. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Bhakar & Jyothi.




Film score by
ProducerSaluri Rajeswara Rao
Saluri Rajeswara Rao chronology
Pavithra Bandham
Bangaru Thalli

Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. Music released on Audio Company.[7]

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Hello Saru" Aarudhra Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:29
2 "Konte Pilla" Dasaradhi Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:47
3 "Nee Choopulu" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu, Vasantha 3:51
4 "Chinnari Padi Bomma" Dasaradhi P. Susheela 3:55
5 "Paadeda Ninamame" Dasaradhi P. Susheela 3:28
6 "Sannajaji Puvvulu" Dasaradhi Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:28
7 "Oo Deva Anandaraya" Kosaraju SP Balu 2:51
8 "Chirunavvula" Kosaraju P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari 3:58
9 "Chilakalanti Chinadana" Kosaraju Pithapuram, Vasantha 3:25



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  2. ^ "Amaayakuraalu (Banner)". Filmiclub.
  3. ^ "Amaayakuraalu (Direction)". Know Your Films.
  4. ^ "Amaayakuraalu (Cast & Crew)".
  5. ^ "Amaayakuraalu (Review)". Spicy Onion.
  6. ^ "Amaayakuraalu (Title Change)". Cinema Cinema Cinema.
  7. ^ "Amaayakuraalu (Songs)". Cineradham.