Bratuku Teruvu

Bratuku Teruvu (transl. Livelihood) is a 1953 Telugu-language drama film, produced by Kovelamudi Bhaskar Rao under the Bhaskar Productions banner and directed by P. S. Ramakrishna Rao. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Savitri and music composed by Ghantasala.[1] The film was also dubbed in Tamil as Bale Raman (1956), remade in Hindi as Jeene Ki Raah (1969)[2] and later in Tamil as Naan Yen Pirandhen (1972).[3] The film is the debut of famous lyricist Samadrala Jr. in the film industry.

Bratuku Teruvu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Written bySamudrala Jr
(story / dialogues)
Produced byKovelamudi Bhaskar Rao
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
CinematographyKamal Ghosh
Edited byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao
Music byC. R. Subbaraman
Bhaskar Productions
Release date
  • 6 February 1953 (1953-02-06)


Mohan Rao (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is an unemployed graduate who suffers from poverty & debts and he is the only person to nourish his huge family. So, he reaches the town in search of a job but could not succeed. Desperate, Mohan understands the reality, so, he changes his attire and starts a new life. Once he gets acquainted with a Zamindar Balasaheb (S. V. Ranga Rao) who appreciates his intelligence and offers him a job provided he should be alone. Mohan joins in the job lying as a single to feed his family. After completion of studies, Balasaheb's daughter Meena (Savitri) returns home and starts loving Mohan. Now the situation becomes delicate, Mohan is in a dichotomy and not able to reveal the truth. On the double, in the village, Mohan's sister Kotamma (Suryakantham) steals the money sent by him. Learning it, their mother leaves the house along with Mohan's family and reaches the town in search of Mohan. Accidentally, Mohan meets them and keeps them separately. Eventually, Mohan's house in the village is occasioned by debtors. So, Kotamma & her husband Lokabhi Ramaiah (Relangi) also reach the town and takes shelter at Bhushaiah's house, the friend of Balasaheb. Mohan spots and brings them back. At present, Mohan leads a double life and makes a daring effort to avoid all parties knowing the truth. Meanwhile, Balasaheb makes Meena's marriage proposal with Mohan by luring him with a lot of money to which Mohan gets attracted. He decides to conceive his family so that everyone can live happily. The rest of the story is about what happens?



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Music composed by Ghantasala. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Sr. The song Andame Aanandam is an evergreen blockbuster.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Andame Aanandam" Ghantasala 3:10
2 "Daarithennu Kaanagada" Jikki 2:12
3 "Inthe Prapanchamanna" A. M. Rajah 2:25
4 "Vachenamma Vachenne" Udutha Sarojini 2:44
5 "Chalo Chalo Yenkanna" A. M. Rajah 2:25
6 "Raadooyi Kanaraadooyi" P. Leela, A. P. Komala 2:41
7 "Yedomattu Mandu Jalli" P. Leela 3:06
8 "Andame Aanandam" Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:35

Bale Raman (Tamil) SongsEdit

The music was composed by T. A. Kalyanam. Lyrics were by Kanaga Surabhi. Playback singers are Ghantasala, A. M. Rajah, P. Seenivasan, P. Leela, Jikki, A. P. Komala & Udutha Sarojini.

All the tunes for all the songs for both languages are the same. The song Engume Aanandham Aanandhame Jeevanin Magarandham is still very popular.

S. No. Song Title Singers Length
1 "Engume Aanandham" Ghantasala 03:10
2 "Thaaye Ninnarul Thaal" Jikki 02:12
3 "Pattadhaarigal Vaazhvidhu" A. M. Rajah 02:25
4 "Vanthaachammaa Vandhaachu" Udutha Sarojini 02:44
5 "Chalo Chalo Chenkannaa" P. Seenivasan 02:00
6 "Kaanene Innum Kaanene" P. Leela & A. P. Komala 02:41
7 "Sokku Podi Potta" P' Leela 03:06
8 "Engume Aanandham" P. Leela 03:35
9 "Thaamadham En Endru" P. Leela 00:53


  1. ^ Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp: 73-4.
  2. ^ "Best Tanuja Movies". Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ Guy, Randor (26 March 2016). "Naan Yean Pirandhen (1972)". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 December 2020.

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