Kalimilemulu (English: Wealthy - Poverty) is a 1962 Telugu drama film, produced by P. Gangadhar Rao under the Nava Sakthi Films banner[2] and directed by Gutta Ramineedu.[3] It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Krishna Kumari in the lead roles and music composed by Aswattama.[4]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byGutta Ramineedu
Produced byP. Gangadhar Rao
Written byTripuraneni Gopichand (dialogues)
Screenplay byGutha Ramineedu
Story byG. D. Madgulkar
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Krishna Kumari
Music byAswattama
CinematographyM. K. Raju
Edited byM. S. Mani
Nava Sakthi Films[1]
Distributed byVani Films
Release date
  • 21 June 1962 (1962-06-21)


Ramaiah (Gummadi) a potter, leads a happy family life with his wife Manikyamba (G. Varalakshmi), a child and younger brother Raju (Akkineni Nageswara Rao). Once Ramaiah gives security to his brother-in-law Subbaiah (C.S.R) for the loan he has taken from Shavukar Narasaiah (Dhulipala) a devious & materialistic person. Meanwhile, Raju loves Vimala (Krishna Kumari), daughter of Subbaiah and the elders fixes their alliance. After that, Raju leaves to the city for higher studies. On the other side, Subbaiah opens an oil business and earns well when Narasaiah also joins him. Here evil-minded Narasaiah exploits Subbaiah and makes him as treacherous towards Ramaiah by which he loses his property. At the same time, Raju returns who gives moral support to his brother and they start a cottage industry. But Naraiah again intrigues, claiming that his debt is not yet cleared and handovers cottage industry which leads to Ramaiah death. Later, Subbaiah moves with the marriage proposal of Raju & Vimala, on a condition that Raju has to stay along with them to which Manikyamba agrees but Raju refuses. Parallelly, Narasaiah makes his son Raja Shekharam (Prabhakar Reddy) as the factory manager, who treats workers as slaves. So, fed up workers leave the factory. Raju gathers them and starts a new industry with the support of Govt. Now Subbaiah decides to make Vimala's marriage with Raja Shekaram. During that time, Narasaiah ploys to destroy Raju's factory which Vimala overhears immediately rushes to Manikyamba and all of them reach the factory. At last, they protect the factory, the baddies are punished and Subbaiah also realizes his mistake. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Raju & Vimala.



  • Art: A. K. Shekar
  • Choreography:
  • Story: G. D. Madgulkar
  • Dialogues: Tripuraneni Gopichand
  • Lyrics: Sri Sri, Arudra, Kosaraju, Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
  • Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jikki, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Vasantha
  • Music: Aswattama
  • Editing: M. S. Mani
  • Cinematography: M. K. Raju
  • Producer: P. Gangadhar Rao
  • Screenplay — Director: Gutta Ramineedu
  • Banner: Nava Sakthi Films
  • Release Date: 21 June 1962


Film score by

Music composed by Aswattama. Lyrics were written by Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Ayyare Chuda Chakkani" Jikki 3:24
2 "Chilipi Chilukamma" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:18
3 "Galilo Tele Poolalo" Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:14
4 "Kommala Meeda" P. Susheela 3:19
5 "Nosata Vrasina" P. Susheela 2:55
6 "Kalaloni Galimeda" P. Susheela 2:54
7 "Cheyyaku Dubara" Madhavapeddi Satyam, Vasantha 2:34


  1. ^ "Kalimilemulu (Overview)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Kalimilemulu (Producer)". Filmiclub.
  3. ^ "Kalimilemulu (Direction)". Know Your Films.
  4. ^ "Kalimilemulu (Cast & Crew)". gomolo.com.