Mugguru Maratilu

Mugguru Maratilu is a 1946 Telugu-language historical drama film produced and directed by Ghantasala Balaramayya under the Pratibha Productions banner. It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, C. H. Narayana Rao, Bezawada Rajaratnam and Kannamba , with music composed by Ogirala Ramachandra Rao. The film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office and established Akkineni Nageswara Rao in the Telugu film industry.

Mugguru Maratilu
Mugguru Maratilu.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGhantasala Balaramayya
Written byBalijepalli Lakshmikantham
(story / dialogues)
Produced byGhantasala Balaramayya
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
C. H. Narayana Rao
G. Narayana Rao
Bezawada Rajaratnam
T. G. Kamala Devi
CinematographyP. Sridhar
Edited byG. D. Joshi
Music byOgirala Ramachandra Rao
Pratibha Productions
Distributed byPoorna films
Release date
  • 1 June 1946 (1946-06-01)
Running time
128 minutes


Badegao is ruled by the Maratha ruler Siddhoji. Since he had no children, he brings up his elder brother's three sons – Somoji, Subandhi, and Firoji like his own sons. All the respects due to the King and his consort are performed first to them. At this, Siddhoji's wife Rukkubai who is jealous of the boys, sows seeds of hatred against them in her husband's mind. She plans to spoil the marriage of Firoji with Raghubai. Siddhoji banishes the three princes from Badegao and sends them to rule Pathikonda. Rukkubai plots with Diwanji to kill the three princes by inviting them to the palace to discuss the marriage proposal. However, Raghubai helps them escape. At the same time, Siddhoji declares war on Pathikonda and his army burned the fort. Somoji's wife Anthumbai escapes with her son Tule Rao. Siddhoji chases her. In the sword fight that ensues, Anthumbai emerges victorious. Since Pathikonda is out of bounds for her, she takes shelter at Gollapalle. Somoji and his brothers also reach there. They possess the hereditary riches after Firoji valiantly undertakes a journey to please their deity Yellamma. The news reaches Rukkubai and she employs the dreaded Mari to eliminate the brothers and they succeed in killing Somoji and capturing Subandhi. Anthumbai provokes the people to revolt against Siddhoji and she leads the war. In an unexpected turn of events, Firoji becomes the king of a neighboring country and he too invades Badegao with a huge army. Siddhoji is killed in the war. Rukkubai repents for her act. Firoji marries Raghubai.




Mugguru Maratilu
Film score by
ProducerOgirala Ramachandra Rao

Music composed by Ogirala Ramachandra Rao. Lyrics were written by Tapi Dharma Rao. Music released on Audio Company.[1]

1."Teerukada Naa Aasa"Kannamba2:31
2."Apanaa Tanamana"Kasturi Siva Rao1:34
3."Chal Chalo Vayyari"T. G. Kamala Devi, Akkineni1:34
4."Deva Premamaya"Kasturi Siva Rao1:55
5."Eeroje"T. G. Kamala Devi2:03
6."Jeevanamu Yamuna Jeevanam"T. G. Kamala Devi2:54
7."Marulu Neepaigontira"T. G. Kamala Devi3:08
8."Raalipotivaa Malathi"T. G. Kamala Devi1:58
9."Raatamu Vadakumaa"T. G. Kamala Devi2:47
10."Yellammaa Talleeki"Prayaga Narasimha Sastry Chorus2:33
11."Jai Jai Bhairava"Kannamba, Akkineni, Kamala Devi1:54
12."Kanuna Maani Thana" (Burrakatha)Prayaga Narasimha Sastry6:11

Box officeEdit

  • The film ran for 100 days in four centers; Vijayawada, Guntur, Rajahmundry and Nellore in Andhra Pradesh.[2]


  1. ^ Mugguru Maratilu songs in Ghantasala Galamrutamu
  2. ^ "Cycle Stand - Akkineni Nageswara Rao's 100 days film list". Archived from the original on 26 December 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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