Bhagya Rekha

Bhagya Rekha (transl.Fortunes) is a 1957 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by Ponnaluri Brothers under the Ponnaluri Brothers Pvt. Ltd. banner and directed by B. N. Reddy. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna and music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao.[1] The film was dubbed into Tamil as Veettukku Vandha Varalakshmi (1958).[2]

Bhagya Rekha
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. N. Reddy
Screenplay byB. N. Reddy
Palagummi Padmaraju
Story byPalagummi Padmaraju
Produced byPonnaluri Brothers
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
CinematographyB. N. Konda Reddy
Edited byVasu
Music byPendyala Nageshwara Rao
Ponnaluri Brothers Pvt Ltd
Release date
  • 20 February 1957 (1957-02-20)
Running time
146 mins


The film begins with a wise girl Lakshmi who lost her parents in childhood and is reared by her paternal uncle Narayana Rao. Jagadamba her shrew aunt, subject her to punishment. Narayana Rao couple has two children Kotaiah a soft-hearted who dotes on Lakshmi and Kathyayani a pampered naughty. Narayana Rao predicts that Lakshmi is going to get a rich alliance as per her horoscope. Meanwhile, Kotaiah quits and joins the army. Years roll by, and Jagadamba arranges a match for Katyayani, but they select Lakshmi when she is expelled. During that plight, she reaches Tirumala where she rescues a baby of a wealthy couple Nagabhushnam & Seetamma, and they shelter her when Lakshmi acquires the credence. Following, their son Ravi falls for her, and the elders also accept it. Anyhow, it begrudges Nagabhushnam's brother-in-law Jaganadham as he aspires to knit his daughter Parvati with Ravi. So, he ploys by bribing Jagadamba & her sly brother Sambaiah and forges Lakshmi's espousal in childhood which makes her exit. Besides, Kathyayani elopes with her beloved Pullaiah with the money. Parallelly, Kotaiah returns and divulges the ruse when Ravi collapses. Pulliah & Katyayani waste the amount when Lakshmi aids them to back up. Knowing the whereabouts of Lakshmi via them Kotaiah retrieves her. By that time, Ravi is terminally ill whom Lakshmi recoups with her idolization. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Ravi & Lakshmi.



Bhagya Rekha
Soundtrack album by
Released1957 (1957)
ProducerPendyala Nageswara Rao

Music composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. The devotional song Neevundeda Kondapai is very popular.[citation needed]All the tunes for all the songs for both languages are the same with slight changes in playback singers.

Lyrics by Devulapalli, Kosaraju and Eramaakula Aadisesha Reddy. Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Malik, Mohanraj, P. Susheela, Jikki, P. S. Vaidehi & T. Satyavathi.

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Manasaa Thelusaa" Devulapall Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:05
2 "Andala Rajevaduraa" Kosaraju Malik, Mohanraj, Vaidehi 3:56
3 "Thirumala Mandhira" Devulapalli Kandula Mallikarjuna Rao 3:14
4 "Kanne Entho Sundari" Devulapalli Jikki 4:01
5 "Neevunde" Devulapalli P. Susheela 3:14
6 "Nee Sigge Singarame" Devulapalli A. M. Rajah 2:47
7 "Naa Mora Vina Raadaa" Devulapalli P. Susheela 2:54
8 "Manasooge" Devulapalli A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 3:40
9 "Kanniti Kadililo" Devulapalli A. M. Rajah, P. Susheela 3:56
10 "Lokam Gammathuraa" Eramaakula Aadisesha Reddy Madhavapeddi Satyam, Satyavathi 3:38
11 "Ek Buddi Aathanaa" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam, Satyavathi 2:41
12 "Kaaru Chikanti" Devulapalli P. Susheela 2:57

Veettukku Vandha Varalakshmi (Tamil) Songs

Lyrics by Kuyilan and C. A. Lakshmanadass. Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Malik, P. Susheela, Jikki and P. S. Vaidhehi.

No. Song Singer/s Lyricist Duration (m:ss)
1 Madhavapeddi Satyam 02:05
2 Ennasai Raaja Evandaa Jikki & Mallik 03:56
3 Thirupathi Meviya Sundhara Mallik C. A. Lakshmanadass 03:14
4 Jikki 04:01
5 En Ullam Than Sondhame P. Susheela Kuyilan 03:14
6 En Ullam.... O Radhiye Singaarame A. M. Rajah Pallavi by Kuyilan
From Ninaitthaaye onwards by C. A. Lakshmanadass
7 En Ullam Than Sondhame P. Susheela Kuyilan 02:54
8 Manathode Radhi A. M. Rajah & P. Susheela Kuyilan 05:00
9 Kanneerum.... Innaale Nannaal Andro A. M. Rajah & P. Susheela 03:56
10 Indha Logam Thamasudaa Madhavapeddi Satyam & P. S. Vaidhehi 03:38
11 Ek Buddi Aathanaa Madhavapeddi Satyam & P. S. Vaidhehi 02:41
12 Annai Nee Thanthai Nee P. Susheela 02:57



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  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 17 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  3. ^ "5th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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