Matti Manushulu

Matti Manushulu (transl.‚ÄČThe Mud People) is a 1990 Indian Telugu-language drama film written and directed by B. Narsing Rao starring Archana.[1] The film won the Best Feature Film in Telugu at the 38th National Film Awards, "For portraying the stark reality of pain which has been underlined with the warm hues of life" as cited by the Jury.[2]

Matti Manushulu
Directed byB. Narsing Rao
Produced byK. Mukherjee
Veda Kumar
Written byB. Narsing Rao
Screenplay byB. Narsing Rao
Story byB. Narsing Rao
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyApurba Kishore Bir
Release date
Running time
1hr 27 min


The film explores the lives of laborers and construction workers of Urban India.

International honorsEdit

The film won Diploma of Merit award at the 17th Moscow International Film Festival in 1991.[3] The film was subsequently screened at the 1990 International Film Festival of India.[4]


  1. ^ "Award-winning B. Narasinga Rao brings quality to Telugu cinema". India Today. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. ^ "38th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Telugu creative genius Narsingh Rao's films regale Delhi". 21 December 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  4. ^ "1990 IFFI" (PDF). Retrieved 20 August 2016.