Peddamanushulu (transl. Respectable persons) is a 1954 Indian Telugu-language film directed by K. V. Reddy. The film is themed on corruption, and portrays corruption among so called Respectable persons of the society. The film has a cult status. Become a trend setter for many films with similar theme. It is a National Award winning film.
|Directed by||K. V. Reddy|
|Written by||K.V. Reddy, D. V. Narasa Raju, D.B.G. Tilak|
|Produced by||K.V. Reddy|
|Starring||Jandhyala Gaurinatha Sastri|
|Cinematography||B. N. Konda Reddy|
|Edited by||M. S. Mani|
|Music by||Ogirala Ramchandra Rao|
Addepalli Rama Rao
|March 11, 1954|
- Jandhyala Gaurinatha Sastry as Dharma Rao
- Mudigonda Lingamurthy as Ramadasu
- Relangi as 'Tikka' Sankaraiah
- Vangara as Siddhanti
- Chadalavada as Avataram
- A. V. Subbarao as Nagoji
- Ramachandra Kasyapa as Prabhakar
- Sriranjani Jr. as Padma
- C. Hemalatha as Seetamma
- Seshamamba as Ganga Bai
- Rama Rao Venkata Vajjhala (1940-2021) as the young boy who comes late for lunch and keeps saying "Oooooooh" to Ganga Bai the new orphanage in-charge.
Lyrics were penned by Vutukuri Satyanarayana Rao, Kosaraju Raghavaiah and N. Raghava Rao. While Ghantasala, P. Leela, Jikki, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao, Madhavapeddi Satyam and Varma were playback singers.