Chitti Tammudu

Chitti Tammudu is a 1962 Telugu drama film directed by K. B. Tilak.

Chitti Tammudu
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Directed byK. B. Tilak
Written byKondepudi Laxminarayana (story and dialogues)
Arudra (Lyrics)
Produced byJetti Chandrasekhara Reddy
Mungamuri Brothers
StarringMaster Venkata Ramana
Kanta Rao
CinematographyLaxman Gore
Edited byC.H. Venkateswara Rao
Music byPendyala Nageswara Rao
Distributed byPoorna Pictures
Release date

The film is based on the 1838 English novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

The plotEdit

The story is about the problems faced by children in orphanages, irregularities by the management and the related consequences.

Ramu (Jaggayya) and Subhadra (Devika) love one other. Ramu urgently leaves to Kashmir, and returns home to find that his beloved Subhadra is pregnant, and that her father had died of that insult. She delivers a boy in a mission hospital and dies. The boy is admitted to an orphanage and named Chiranjeevi. Hostel warden Tayaramma (Suryakantam) feeds the orphans with insufficient food and they are starving.

Ramu has an elder sister Seetha (Sandhya) and younger brother Srihari (Kanta Rao). Seetha is wife of a lawyer (Ramana Reddy). Ramu dies of chronic cough and mental agony, leaving the property in charge of his brother-in-law.


Kanta Rao Srihari, younger brother of Ramu
Master Venkata Ramana Chiranjeevi, son of Ramu
Suryakantham Tayaramma, Hostel warden
Jaggayya Ramu
Devika Subhadra, wife of Ramu
Rajanala Kaleswara Rao
C. S. R. Anjaneyulu Ansari
Ramana Reddy Lawyer
Sandhya Seeta, wife of Lawyer
K. V. S. Sharma
Chadalavada Kutumba Rao


There are about 7 songs in the film.[1]

  • "Adagali Adagali Adigedevaro Telali" (Singers: P. Susheela, S. Janaki and group)
  • "Ayyo Rama Ayyo Rama Lamba Rasta" (Singers: Madhavapeddi Satyam and Swarnalatha)
  • "Dikkuleni Vaariki Devude Dikku" (Singer: P. Susheela)
  • "Maya Bazar Lokam Samiranga" (Singer: P. Susheela)
  • "Merupu Merisindoyi Mava" (Singer: P. Susheela)
  • "Neevu Nenu Jabili Muvvuramu Unnamuga" (Singers: P. Susheela and Ghantasala; Cast: Devika and Jaggayya)
  • "Yesko Naa Raja" (Singers: P. Susheela and Maddali)


  1. ^ "Lyrical details of Chitti Tammudu film at Ghantasala Galamrutamu". Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011.