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.[1] The film was remade in Hindi as Takkar under the same banner.[2] The film was a commercial success.[3]

Devudu Chesina Manushulu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byV. Ramachandra Rao
Produced byG. Hanumantha Rao
Krishna (presents)
Written byTripuraneni Maharadhi (dialogues)
Screenplay byV. Ramachandra Rao
Story byG. Hanumantha Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Vijaya Nirmala
Music byRamesh Naidu
CinematographyV. S. R. Swamy
Edited byKotagiri Gopala Rao
Release date
  • 9 August 1973 (1973-08-09)
Running time
177 minutes
Budget₹1 crore
(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.



Devudu Chesina Manushulu
Film score by
ProducerRamesh Naidu
Ramesh Naidu chronology
Ganga Manga
Devudu Chesina Manushulu

Music composed by Ramesh Naidu.[4]

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


Critical receptionEdit

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.[5]

Box officeEdit

The film was commercially successful and ran for more than 175 days in two centers, Vijayawada and Nellore.[3] The song "Masaka Masaka Cheekatilo" sung by L. R. Eswari and pictured on actress Kanchana became popular.[6]


  1. ^ Pecheti, Prakash (19 May 2019). "A tribute to 'Manyam Veerudu'". Telangana Today. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ Rao, Gayatri (2 January 2017). "Murti Ganesh ki – Kishore/Mahendra – R D Burman – Sanjeev/Jeetendra | Takkar (1980)". LemonWire. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Box office records and collections". Cinegoer. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Devudu Chesina Manusulu (1973)-Song_Booklet". Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  5. ^ Giddaluri, Gopal Rao (24 August 1973). "చిత్ర సమీక్ష దేవుడు చేసిన మనుషులు" [Film review: Devudu Chesina Manushulu] (PDF). Zamin Ryot (in Telugu). Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  6. ^ "చిత్ర జగత్" [Film world] (PDF). Zamin Ryot (in Telugu). 14 August 1973. Retrieved 10 August 2020.

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