Devatha (1982 film)

Devatha (English: Goddess) is a 1982 Telugu film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, starring Sobhan Babu, Sridevi, Jaya Prada and Mohan Babu. The film is about two sisters and their love triangle with a man. K. Raghavendra Rao remade it in Hindi as Tohfa (1984), with both Sridevi and Jaya Prada reprising their roles. It was also remade in Tamil as Deiva Piravi (1985) starring Mohan, Urvashi and Radhika.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Raghavendra Rao
Produced byD. Rama Naidu
StarringSobhan Babu
Jaya Prada
Mohan Babu
Music byK. Chakravarthy
Release date
  • 4 September 1982 (1982-09-04)
Box office₹1.7 crores

The story drew inspiration from the 1959 Tamil film Kalyana Parisu, directed by C. V. Sridhar, who also directed its Hindi remake, Nazrana, (1961) starring Raj Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala and the 1960 Telugu movie Pelli Kanuka.[1][2]



K. Chakravarthy composed the film's music. The song "Yelluvachi Godaramma" was remixed for the movie Gaddalakonda Ganesh as "Elluvochi Godaramma".[3]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Yeluvachhi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 5:05
"Cheera Kattindhi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:00
"Kudikannu Kotagane" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:24
"Challagali Cheppindhi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, S. P. Sailaja 4:31
"Yendavana" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:41


  1. ^ Jha, Lata (16 January 2017). "Ten times south Indian filmmakers remade their own films in Hindi". Mint. Archived from the original on 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ National Film Archive of India [@NFAIOfficial] (15 March 2018). "#ThrowbackThursday: #GeminiGanesan and #Vijayakumari in #KalyanaParisu. This popular #Tamil #melodrama spawned many remakes, including Pelli Kanuka in #Telugu starring #ANR, #Nazrana in #Hindi starring #RajKapoor – #Vyjayanthimala, & #Tohfa starring #Jeetendra – #Sridevi. #TBT" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Sridevi's song to be remixed for Varun Tej, Pooja Hegde's 'Valmiki'? - Times of India".

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