Inti Guttu (1958 film)

Inti Guttu (transl. Family Secret) is a 1958 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by Akella Sastry and directed by Vedantam Raghavayya. It stars N. T. Rama Rao and Savitri, with music composed by M. S. Prakash. It is a partly based on the Hindi film Munimji (1955).[1]

Inti Guttu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byVedantam Raghavayya
Screenplay byVedantam Raghavayya
Story byVempati Sadasivabrahmam
Produced byAkella Sastry
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
CinematographyC. Nageswara Rao
Edited byP. V. Narayana
Music byM. S. Prakash
Sangeetha Films
Release date
  • 7 November 1958 (1958-11-07)
Running time
140 minutes


Zamindar Tirumala Rao's (Gummadi) wife Mahalakshmamma (Pushpavalli) and his sister Nancharamma (Suryakantham) deliver male children on the same day. To give their son a better life, Nancharamma & her husband Seshachalam (Mahankali Venkaiah) swap the infants. After that, due to Nancharamma's ploy, Mahalakshmamma seeks asylum in an ashram. Now Seshachalam decides to get rid of Tirumala Rao's child, so he leaves him in the same ashram whom Mahalakshamma raises without knowing the truth. Years roll by, and Prabhakar (R. Nageswara Rao) Nancharamma's original son becomes a huge burglar and commits robberies along with his moll Rita (Rajasulochana). Gopal (N. T. Rama Rao) Tirumala Rao's son becomes a police officer and is specially appointed to look out for the robber's gang. In the beginning, he suspects Nancharamma's daughter Sobha (Savitri), so he joins as a driver in their house and falls in love with her. Under the impression that Prabhakar is his son, Tirumala Rao plans to perform his marriage with Sobha. At last, Nancharamma reveals the truth when Prabhakar attacks her and drags Sobha to his den to steal her jewelry. After a feisty fight, Gopal brings the culprits to book. Finally, Tirumala Rao & Mahalakshmamma reunite and the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Gopal & Sobha.



Inti Guttu is a remake of the Hindi film Munimji (1955), but differs in many respects: the hero disguises himself as an aged driver, unlike the original where he disguises as an accountant. An original creation to Inti Guttu was the patriarch's sister, who was not present in the Hindi version. In Munimji, the woman whom the patriarch secretly married swaps her newly born son with his deceased wife's child, but in Inti Guttu, the sister's husband interchanges the children.[1]


Inti Guttu
Film score by
M. S. Prakash
ProducerM. S. Prakash

Music composed by M. S. Prakash. Lyrics were written by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry.[2]

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Maa Chinni Papayi" P. Leela 3:26
2 "Nyayam Idena" Ghantasala 3:16
3 "Balu Vannela Chinnela" Jikki 3:21
4 "Mandu Kaani Mandu" Pithapuram 2:55
5 "Aaduvari Matalaku" A. M. Rajah 2:49
6 "Raaju Neevoy" Jikki 3:21
7 "Chakkani Vaada" Jikki 1:46
8 "Nee Leela Lanni" Jikki 3:12
9 "Manasaina Vaada" Pithapuram, Jikki 3:30
10 "Oho Varala Bala" Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:30
11 "Saranu Saranu" P. Leela 3:20
12 "Brathuku Nee Kosame" Jikki 3:11
13 "Arachethilo" P. B. Srinivas 3:01


  1. ^ a b Narasimham, M. L. (16 July 2015). "Intiguttu (1958)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 March 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Inti Guttu". Gaana. Archived from the original on 26 August 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2021.

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