Niluvu Dopidi

Niluvu Dopidi (transl. Complete offer) is a 1968 Indian Telugu-language comedy-drama film, produced by U. Visweswara Rao and directed by C. S. Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Krishna, Devika, Jayalalita in the lead roles and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film was released on 25 January 1968 and became a commercial success.

Niluvu Dopidi
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byC. S. Rao
Produced byU. Visweswara Rao
Screenplay byTripuraneni Maharadhi
Story byU. Visweswara Rao
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Krishna
Devika
Jayalalita
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyG. K. Ramu
Edited byR. Hanumantha Rao
Production
company
Manjula Cine Syndicate
Release date
  • 25 January 1968 (1968-01-25)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

Jagapathi Rayalu, the zamindar of the village Rangapuram, has two sons – Ramu and Krishna. Before dying, he entrusts their responsibility to his sisters Chukamma (a virago) and Sheshamma (a guiltless). Here, the avaricious Chukkamma ploys with her distant relative Bhushanam to eliminate the heirs for the property. Fortunately, the boys are rescued by Chukkamma's wise husband Venkataramaiah and they land at an orphanage. Years roll by, Ramu turns into a mechanic whereas Krishna is a sophomore. Being incognizant they fall for daughters of Sheshamma and Chukkamma: Janaki and Radha respectively.

At Rangapuram, Chukkamma reaps their benefits. Parallelly, Bhushanam emerges as the president of the village who aspires to knit his son Raju with Radha. Thereupon, Bhushanam learns the love affair Krishna and Radha. So, he thumps Krishna when enraged Ramu revolts on Bhushanam, but pauses after viewing the photograph of the orphanage founder i.e Jagapathi Rayalu. Soon after, their guardian Swamiji reveals actuality. Right now, Ramu and Krishna reach Rangapuram in disguise, ceases Bhushanam and teach a lesson to Chukkamma. The film ends with the marriages of Ramu with Janaki, and Krishna with Radha.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

After the success of the folklore film Kanchu Kota (1967), its producer U. Visweswara Rao and director C. S. Rao decided to make their next venture a contemporary film under the same banner Manjula Cine Syndicate. Kanchu Kota's lead actors N. T. Rama Rao and Devika were retained for the new film, titled Niluvu Dopidi. Visweswara Rao wrote the story which Tripuraneni Maharadhi, the film's screenwriter, read and noticed was strongly influenced by Gundamma Katha (1962). Maharadhi felt Visweswara Rao's story was outdated, so he reworked it to its final form. Visweswara Rao's initial choice for the second male lead was Sobhan Babu, but later chose Krishna at the insistence of Maharadhi, who felt he would match Rama Rao's "jubilance". J. Jayalalithaa was cast as the second female lead, paired alongside Krishna. Kanta Rao, who appeared in Kanchu Kota, was dismayed upon realising there was no role for him in Niluvu Dopidi and insisted on an appearance; he was offered to act as a minister and willingly accepted. The cinematography was handled by G. K. Ramu and the art direction by S. Krishna Rao,[1] while editing was handled by R. Hanumantha Rao.[2] The song "Aadapillalante Hoi Hoi", choreographed by Thangappa, was shot at the Madras-based Golden Studios in September 1967.[1]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack was composed by K. V. Mahadevan.[3]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Lokam Idhi Lokam"Daasarathi KrishnamacharyuluP. Susheela5:18
2."Aadapillalante Hoi Hoi"C. Narayana ReddyP. Susheela3:58
3."Chukkamma Athayyaro Bul Bul Bul"U. Visweswara RaoGhantasala4:30
4."Ayyalara O Ammalara"Kosaraju RaghavaiahNazaar, Vallam Narasimham6:21
5."Nee Bandaram Paina Pataaram"AarudhraPithapuram Nageswara Rao, L. R. Eswari3:45
6."Nene Dhanalakshmini"Sri SriGhantasala, L. R. Eswari, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, Madhavapeddi Satyam7:24
7."Jeevulenubadhinalgu Lakshala Chaavu Puttuka lIkkada"Kosaraju RaghavaiahMadhavapeddi Satyam2:44
8."Ayyindhi Ayyindhi Anukunnadi"Acharya AatreyaGhantasala, P. Susheela3:42

Release and receptionEdit

Niluvu Dopidi was released on 25 January 1968 and became a commercial success.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Narasimham, M. L. (11 January 2019). "Niluvu Dopidi (1968)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Niluvu Dopidi". Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ Niluvu Dopidi (songbook) (in Telugu). Manjula Cine Syndicate. 1968.

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