Devudu Chesina Manushulu
Devudu Chesina Manushulu (transl. God-made humans) is a 1973 Indian Telugu-language action-drama film directed by V. Ramachandra Rao, produced by G. Hanumantha Rao under the Padmalaya Studios banner and presented by Krishna. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna, Jayalalitha, Vijaya Nirmala with music composed by Ramesh Naidu. The film was remade in Hindi as Takkar under the same banner. The film was a commercial success.
|Devudu Chesina Manushulu|
|Directed by||V. Ramachandra Rao|
|Produced by||G. Hanumantha Rao|
|Written by||Tripuraneni Maharadhi (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||V. Ramachandra Rao|
|Story by||G. Hanumantha Rao|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao|
|Music by||Ramesh Naidu|
|Cinematography||V. S. R. Swamy|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Gopala Rao|
(equivalent to ₹36 crores in 2020)
The story is about a Zamindar Dasaradharamaiah (S. V. Ranga Rao); his eldest son Ramakrishna (N. T. Rama Rao) gets lost in childhood due to the wickedness of his stepmother and her brother, who attempt to kill him. After that, he becomes a smuggler as Ramu, who later changes to a good man and in an accidental way, comes to his estate but couldn't reveal his identity as his past haunts him. While on the other hand, Dasaradharamaiah's second son Gopi (Krishna) & daughter Geeta (Kanchana) lead carefree and level-headed lives. Meanwhile, a smuggler assumes the identity of an honest man Hari Prasad (Jaggayya), who looks like him, in order to evade the police. Finally, Ramu gets the smugglers and his gang arrested, brings change in his brother and sister's behaviour and joins his family, they live happily ever after.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Ramakrishna / Ramu
- Krishna as Gopi
- Jayalalitha as Sujatha
- Vijaya Nirmala as Vijaya
- S. V. Ranga Rao as Dasaradharamaiah
- Jaggaiah as Hari Prasad & Smuggler (dual role)
- Kanchana as Geeta
- Kanta Rao as Suresh
- Satyanarayana as Ranganna
- Rao Gopal Rao as Ramanamma's husband
- Allu Ramalingaiah as Lingam
- Sakshi Ranga Rao as Papa Rao
- K. V. Chalam as Gopi's friend
- Jamuna as Special appearance
- Manjula as Special appearance
- S. Varalakshmi as Varalakshmi
- Mamatha as Subbi
- Nirmalamma as Ramanamma
|Devudu Chesina Manushulu|
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|Ramesh Naidu chronology|
|S. No||Song title||Lyricist||Singers||Length|
|1||"Devudu Chesina Manushullara"||Sri Sri||Ghantasala||4:58|
|2||"Tholisaari Ninnu"||Dasaradhi||SP Balu||3:44|
|3||"Doravayasu Chinnadi"||Dasaradhi||SP Balu, P. Susheela||3:00|
|4||"Vinnaaraa Alanaati Venuganam"||Aarudhra||Ghantasala, P. Susheela||3:41|
|5||"Masaka Masaka Cheekatilo"||Aarudhra||L. R. Eswari||3:17|
|6||"Nee Daggarayedo Vundi"||Aarudhra||L. R. Eswari||3:20|
|7||"Devudu Chesina Manushullara"-2||Sri Sri||Ghantasala, SP Balu||4:11|
Giddaluri Gopal Rao, writing for Zamin Ryot on 24 August 1973, gave a mixed review for the film. Although he praised the production and cinematography, Rao criticised the film for its unreal scenes and poorly written characters.
The film was commercially successful and ran for more than 175 days in two centers, Vijayawada and Nellore. The song "Masaka Masaka Cheekatilo" sung by L. R. Eswari and pictured on actress Kanchana became popular.
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