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Nindu Manasulu (transl. Completed hearts) is a 1967 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by M. Jaganatha Rao under the banner S.V.S. Films and directed by S. D. Lal. The film stars N. T. Rama Rao and Devika, with music composed by T. V. Raju. The film is a remake of 1966 Hindi film Phool Aur Patthar.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||S. D. Lal|
|Produced by||M. Jaganatha Rao|
|Written by||Pinishetty (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||S. D. Lal|
|Story by||S. D. Lal|
|Starring||N. T. Rama Rao|
|Music by||T. V. Raju|
|Cinematography||S. S. Lal|
|Edited by||B. Gopal Rao|
Raju (N. T. Rama Rao) is an honest and courageous person who cannot stand any form of injustice, for which he is frequently sentenced. Seshu (Rajanala), the corrupt owner of Three Aces Club, learns of his bravery and plans to recruit him as a henchman, but Raju refuses. He returns to his colony; a diverse community with people of various mindsets living together. Raju appears frightful to each one of them.
Meanwhile, Seshu steals a diamond necklace with the help of dancer Rosy (L. Vijayalakshmi) and puts the blame on Raju, who is arrested by the police, but requests for a last chance to prove his innocence. Ultimately, he catches Rosy; in that quarrel, Seshu's henchmen Dasu dies and Raju is implicated in it. Now Seshu threatens Raju and forcibly makes him huge robberies burglar. Parallelly, another story runs, Raghupathi (Dhulipala) a drunkard Zamindar who lives along with his daughter Susheela (Devika). Due to Raghupathi's behavior, his father makes his entire property into a trust. Knowing it, Veerabhadrayya (Ramana Reddy), a cunning person along with his wife Durgamma (Chaya Devi) plans to make Susheela's marriage with their son (Allu Ramalingaiah) who is suffering from T.B. Just before marriage, Raghupathi realizes the truth, in that anger, he shoots the groom and he dies. Thereafter, Raghupathi escapes and Susheela is locked in the hands of Veerabhadrayya. At the same time, Seshu sends Raju to steal a diamond necklace at Veerabhadraiah's house, where he spots Shankaram (Ch. Krishna Murthy), the younger son of Veerabhadraiah molesting Susheela, he rescues and takes her to his house. In her acquaintance, Raju totally reforms and both of them start liking each other. Parallelly, Rosy also truly loves Raju, when she smokes out Susheela matter, she immediately rushes and blames her. Eventually, Rangayya (Satyanarayana), a goon in Raju's colony abuses Susheela, listening to it, Raju tries to kill him and Susheela stops him by a slap. Here out of rage, Rangayya tries to set fire to Raju's house, but unfortunately, he only stuck in it. On the request of Susheela, Raju rescues him when everyone in the colony realizes the virtue of Raju & Susheela. Meanwhile, Chanti (Rajababu), the assistant to Raju solves the murder mystery of Dasu, who is alive, by developing intimacy with his sister Chitti (Vanisri). Raju catches Dasu, throws him before Seshu and gives the last warning. An angered Seshu kidnaps Susheela, Raghupathi who hides behind, fortunately, observers it and follows them. Raju also gets information regarding it and he protects Susheela. At that point in time, Seshu tries to kill Raju when Rosy obstructs his way and sacrifices her life. Raghupathi kills Seshu, runs away, both the murders' fall on Raju and he is presented in the court. At last, Raghupathi arrives, admits his crime and surrenders himself. Before leaving, he joins the hands of Raju & Susheela. Both of them reach their colony where everyone gives them a warm welcome. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Raju & Susheela.
- N. T. Rama Rao as Raju
- Devika as Susheela
- Rajanala as Seshu
- Satyanarayana as Rangaiah
- Ramana Reddy as Veerabhadraiah
- Allu Ramalingaiah as TB Patient
- Raja Babu as Chanti
- Dhulipala as Raghupati
- M. Balaiah as Lawyer
- Prabhakar Reddy as Nagulu
- Raavi Kondala Rao
- Ch. Krishna Murthy
- Vanisri as Chitti
- L. Vijayalakshmi as Rosy
- Chaya Devi as Durgamma
|Film score by|
|Producer||T. V. Raju|
Music composed by T. V. Raju. Music released by H.M.V. Audio Company.
|S. No.||Song Title||Lyrics||Singers||length|
|1||"Le Le Lemannadi"||C. Narayana Reddy||L. R. Eswari||4:06|
|2||"Chikkani Chekkili"||C. Narayana Reddy||L. R. Eswari||3:36|
|3||"Ayyayyayyo Adiripotunnanu"||C. Narayana Reddy||L. R. Eswari, A. L. Raghavan||4:39|
|5||"Apada Mokkulavada"||C. Narayana Reddy||P. Susheela||3:40|
|6||"Chitti Chitti"||Kosaraju||Pithapuram, L. R. Eswari||2:56|
- "చిత్ర జ్యోతి: నిండు మనుషులు" [Chitra Jyothi: Nindu Manasulu]. Andhra Jyothi (in Telugu). 18 August 1967. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
- R., J. V. (20 August 1967). "రూపవాణి: నిండు మనుషులు" [Roopavani: Nindu Manasulu]. Andhra Prabha (in Telugu). Retrieved 18 September 2020.
- Dhar, Pooja. "Dharmendra shares why he took his shirt off for a hit scene in 1966's Phool Aur Patthar". Republic World. Retrieved 28 August 2020.