Kadaladu Vadaladu

Kadaladu Vadaladu (transl. Does not move, does not leave) is a 1969 Indian Telugu-language swashbuckler film, produced by K. Seetharama Swamy and G. Subba Rao and directed by B. Vittalacharya. It stars N. T. Rama Rao and J. Jayalalithaa. The film revolves around the efforts of a prince to prove the innocence of his wrongfully convicted mother. It was released on 9 July 1969 and became a success.

Kadaladu Vadaladu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. Vittalacharya
Produced byK. Seetharama Swamy
G. Subba Rao
Written byVeeturi
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
J. Jayalalithaa
Music byT. V. Raju
CinematographyH. S. Venu
Edited byK. Govinda Swamy
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Combines
Release date
  • 9 July 1969 (1969-07-09)
Running time
161 minutes


Anangapala Maharaju, the king of Avanti, has two wives: Vinutha Devi and Saritha Devi. Vikram is the son of the first wife, Vinutha Devi, who is the future heir. On the occasion of his birthday, someone tries to assassinate him, but he is protected by Chief Commander Veerasena. The attempted assassination was made by Mahamantri Charuvakudu, Deputy Commander Dindimavarma and Bhujangam (Saritha Devi's brother) who are trying to capture the kingdom. Saritha Devi also joins forces with them to make her son Vinoda Varma a king. In that process, they create an illusion to the king's eyes and prove that Vinutha Devi has an illicit relationship with Veerasena. The king orders the death sentence to both of them, but to prove their innocence, Veerasena escapes along with Vinutha Devi and Vikram.

Years roll by, Vikram learns regarding the past. Now he decides to remove the black mark on his mother, so, he reaches the fort, gets the appreciation of the King and joins as his bodyguard. In the fort, he gets the acquaintance with Madhumathi, daughter of Bhujangam and both fall in love. Meanwhile, Kiriti, son of Charuvakudu develops an animosity towards Vikram, so, he makes a plot by killing Vinoda Varma and puts the blame on him. Vikram is stood as a murderer in the court when Vinutha Devi reaches there, the King recognises and blames her as impure. Listening to it, Vikram bursts out making a challenge that he will prove his mother's innocence and escapes along with his mother. There onwards, Vikram chases the baddies like a shadow in different attires of disguise by the name Kadaladu Vadaladu. He teases and puts conflicts between them and brings out the truth. Finally, Vikram eliminates all the baddies and the film ends with the marriage of Vikram and Madhumathi.



After the success of 1967's Chikkadu Dorakadu, its director B. Vittalacharya announced his next film to be Kadaladu Vadaladu, a title he developed in a "jiffy". The film was produced by K. Seetharama Swamy and G. Subba Rao of Sri Lakshmi Narayana Combines, and written by Veeturi. Cinematography was handled by H. S. Venu, and editing by K. Govinda Swamy. Sivaiah was the action choreographer. The film's outdoor scenes were taken at Guindy Reserve Forest in Madras.[1]


The soundtrack was composed by T. V. Raju.[2]

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Yanda Vaana" Veeturi Ghantasala 4:07
2 "Bullamma Sowkyamena" Veeturi Ghantasal, P. Susheela 4:11
3 "Ekkada Vaade Akkada Vaade" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:50
4 "Komma Komma" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:21
5 "O Muddulolike Muddabanthi" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:53
6 "Vaare Vaare" Kosaraju P. Susheela 2:50
7 "Andisthuna Anduko" Daasarathi Krishnamacharyulu P. Susheela 3:43
8 "Katko Katko" C. Narayana Reddy Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:15

Release and receptionEdit

Kadaladu Vadaladu was released on 9 July 1969. The film performed well commercially in urban areas, and much stronger in rural areas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Narasimham, M. L. (3 May 2019). "Kadaladu Vadaladu (1969)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ Raju, T. V. "Kadaladu Vadaladu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 3 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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