Bhale Ammayilu

Bhale Ammayilu (transl.Bravo Girls) is a 1957 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by V. L. Narasu and directed by Vedantam Raghavayya. It stars Savitri, Girija, and N. T. Rama Rao. Music was jointly composed by S. Rajeswara Rao and S. Hanumantha Rao. The film was simultaneously made in Tamil as Iru Sagodharigal.[1][2]

Bhale Ammayilu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byVedantam Raghavayya
Screenplay byVedantam Raghavayya
Story byVempati Sadasivabrahmam
Produced byV. L. Narasu
N. T. Rama Rao
CinematographyV. Kumaradevan
Edited byR. Hanumantha Rao
Music byS. Rajeswara Rao
S. Hanumantha Rao
Narasu Studios
Release date
  • 6 September 1957 (1957-09-06)
Running time
179 minutes


Saroja and Girija are the daughters of Jayalakshmamma. Both of them learn music at a person Venkatramayya. After some time, Jayalakshmamma passes away and Saroja takes up a job as a housemaid at a rich man Venkatadri's house and also joins Girija in the college. Venkatadri leads a happy family life with his wife Mangamma, his son Dr. Anand, and a daughter Rekha. In college, Girija goes into the trap of a cheater Seshagiri Rao / Mr. Rao, and neglects her studies. Besides, Anand wants to construct a hospital in his village and serve the poor people. As Mangamma is a shrew and Anand is step-son to her, she looks him down. Parallelly, Saroja and Anand fall in love. Meanwhile, Venkataramayya starts a clothes business along with his Rathamma and wastes all the money on lottery tickets. At last, he settles at his friend Zamindar Subramanyam's house, brother-in-law to Venkatadri.

Once Saroja visits the city, where she notices Girija's closeness with Rao, tries to admonish her when she insults her and asks to get away. Depressed, Saroja reaches back when Mangamma knows about her love affair with Anand and throws her out when Anand also decides to leave the house. But unfortunately, Girija re-enters claiming that she has been cheated on and is pregnant at present. At that moment, Saroja decides to set right her sister's life, leaves for the city and Anand becomes distressed as he could not find her whereabouts of Saroja. In the city, Girija gives birth to a baby boy when Anand reaches Saroja and suspects her fidelity witnessing the child with her and quits the place.

Meanwhile, Venkatramayya wins 2 lakhs of the lottery, meets Saroja and Girija, and recognises Rao as the foster son of his friend Subramanyam. Now he makes a plan and asks Girija to stay at Subramanyam's house with the baby and she does so. On the other side, Venkatramayya and Saroja changes their guise and acts like millionaires and traps Rao. At that point, they detect Rao's marriage is fixed with Rekha, so, Saroja separates them when Rekha recognises Saroja and informs Subramanyam. He blames Saroja, brings back Rao, and makes his marriage arrangements with Rekha. On this spot, Rao goes into shock viewing Girija when she requests him not to do injustice to her and the child. Hearing this, Subramanyam locks Girija, knowing it, Saroja and Venkataramayya rushes to Ramavaram. On the way, they meet with an accident and are admitted to Anand's hospital. Through Venkataramayya Anand learns the truth, he requests a pardon of Saroja and by the time, they reach the venue the marriage is completed. Here, to everyone's surprise, Subramanyam keeps Girija in the place of the bride and makes Rao realise his mistake. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Anand and Saroja.



Music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao and S. Hanumantha Rao.[3]

Song Title Lyrics Singers length
"Gopala Jaagelara" Vempati Sadasivabrahmam M. L. Vasantha Kumari, P. Leela 4:54
"Chaka Chaka Janatha" Kosaraju Jikki 2:56
"Hai Manasu Manasu" Vempati Sadasivabrahmam P. Susheela 3:46
"Oho Bangaru Chilaka" Kosarju Jikki 3:12
"Bombay Guddalu" Kosarju P. B. Srinivas, 4:15
"Andala Roopamu" Vempati Sadasivabrahmam P. Susheela 2:53
"Madhi Uyyalalooge" Vempati Sadasivabrahmam Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:27
"Cheetiki Matiki" Kosarju P. B. Srinivas, Jikki 3:14
"Muddulolike" Vempati Sadasivabrahmam P. Susheela 3:18
"Dagudu Moothalu" Vempati Sadasivabrahmam Jikki 3:48
"Theem Thaam Thirana" Thillana M. L. Vasantha Kumari, T. V. Rathnam 5:17


  1. ^ Venkataraman, Shankar (28 June 2018). "M.L. Vasanthakumar's impeccable style gave us many evergreen hits". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 June 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  2. ^ Sriram, V. (3 July 2018). "When MLV sang for Savitri #MLVasanthakumari90". Madras Heritage and Carnatic Music. Archived from the original on 20 October 2022. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Bhale Ammayilu (1957)-Song_Booklet". Retrieved 20 October 2022.

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