Nippulanti Manishi

Nippulanti Manishi (transl. Fire-like Man) is a 1974 Telugu language action film, produced by Y. V. Rao under the Ravi Chitra Films banner and directed by S. D. Lal. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Latha in the lead roles and music composed by Satyam. The film is a remake of the blockbuster Hindi film Zanjeer (1973). The film was recorded as a Super Hit at the box office.[1][2]

Nippulanti Manishi
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byS. D. Lal
Produced byY. V. Rao
Written byGollapudi (dialogues)
Screenplay bySalim-Javed
Story bySaleem-Javed
Based onZanjeer (1973)
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
Music bySatyam
CinematographyS. S. Lal
Edited byK. Balu
Ravi Chitra Films
Release date
25 October 1974
Running time
161 mins
Box office₹75 lakhs(equivalent to ₹20 crores in 2019)


The film begins on Pratap (Tyagaraju) acquitting from jail, for the offense of marketing duplicate drugs. During an Inspector (Kanta Rao) sues him to reform which he deaf ears. Once reaching home he repents, realizing that his daughter died with the same medicine. So, at post-conflict, he decides to quit the profession. Being cognizant of it, his chieftain Jagadish Chandra Prasad (Prabhakar Reddy) slaughters him & his wife. Witnessing it, their son Vijay avenges and the single lead which arouses him is the homicide’s horse chain to the wrist. Years roll by, Vijay (N. T. Rama Rao) becomes an honest & valiant police officer, an intimidating to criminals. At present, he receives several complaints regarding a notorious criminal Sher Khan (Satyanarayana). Nevertheless, a generous & warm person. Before long, brawl erupts between them in which Sher Khan is defeated, then he turns his way of living and becomes trustworthy of Vijay. Parallelly, an unknown person David (Relangi) consistently passkeys Vijay regarding the racketeering of Jagadish Chandra Prasad. There onwards, Vijay hinders him, when to thwart he bids to bribe Vijay but fails. Heretofore, in a chase, a lorry perpetrates an accident leaving several children dead which is spotted by a street performer Lakshmi (Latha) who identifies the culprit. So, she is stroked by blackguards when Vijay rescues, shelters her and slowly they fall in love. Eventually, Jagadish Chandra Prasad indicts Vijay in a false allegation and sentences him for 6 months. Soon after the release, Vijay is vengeful against him when Lakshmi deters it. Meanwhile, Vijay again takes a call from David who affirms his root cause, that his 3 sons are died because of hooch made by these gangs. Right now, he conglomerated all the pieces of evidence against them. Here, distressed Vijay steps back, torn between his desire and promise when Lakshmi upholds her vow. At last, Vijay accompanies Sher Khan, destroys the entire gang and also recognizes Jagadish Chandra Prasad as the butcher of his parents by the chain to his wrist. Finally, Vijay stamps him out and acquires his position.




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Film score by
Satyam chronology
Gundelu Theesina Monagadu
Nippulanti Manishi

Music composed by Satyam. Music released by SAREGAMA Audio Company. The song "Snehame Naa Jeevitam" about real Friendship is one of the memorable songs, which was tuned similarly to the Hindi song Yari Hai Imaan Mera.

S.No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Kattiki Sana" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 4:20
2 "Welcome Swagatam" Aarudra L. R. Eswari 3:52
3 "Orabbi Orabbi" Aarudra SP Balu, P. Susheela 3:29
4 "Yedo Anukunnanu" C. Narayana Reddy P. Susheela 3:34
5 "Snehame Naa Jeevitam" C. Narayana Reddy SP Balu 6:13


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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