Pelli Pustakam (1991 film)

Pelli Pustakam (transl.The Marriage Book) is a 1991 Telugu-language romantic comedy film, produced by Mullapudi Venkata Ramana under the Sri Seetarama Films banner and directed by Bapu. It stars Rajendra Prasad, Divyavani and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film won three Nandi Awards, and was premiered in Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival of India.[1][2] This movie has a resemblance to the 1955 classic movie Missamma.[3]

Pelli Pustakam
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Theateral release poster
Directed byBapu
Screenplay byMullapudi Venkata Ramana
Story byRaavi Kondala Rao
Produced byMullapudi Venkata Ramana
StarringRajendra Prasad
CinematographyP. R. K. Raju
Edited byAnil Malnad
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
Sri Seetarama Films
Release date
  • 1 April 1991 (1991-04-01)
Running time
144 mins


K. Krishna Murthy / KK works as an art director in Mumbai and his new wife Satyabhama / Bhama works as a stenographer in Kerala for a low salary. To solve their financial problems, they seek a job in a big company and pretend to be unmarried as their boss Sridhar Rao would give the job only to one member of the family. So the couple lies that they are unmarried and join the company. Sridhar Rao's only daughter Vasundhara / Vasu starts liking KK and moves close with him, which makes Bhama jealous and suspect her husband's character. Parallelly, Sridhar Rao's brother-in-law Giri flirts with Bhama and tries to trap her. This leads to destruction and disturbances in KK and Bhama's marriage. The rest of the story is about how the couple overcomes all these problems and makes everyone realize the greatness of marriage.



Pelli Pustakam
Film score by
LabelAKASH Audio
ProducerK. V. Mahadevan
K. V. Mahadevan chronology
Assembly Rowdy
Pelli Pustakam
Rowdy Gaari Pellam

Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Lyrics were written by Arudra, except for the traditional Carnatic compositions Krishnam Kalaya Sakhi and Jagadanandakaraka, by Sri Narayana Teertha and Tyagaraja respectively. Music released on AKASH Audio Company.[4]

1."Srirastu Subhamastu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela3:58
2."Ammakutti Ammakutti"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela4:06
3."Krishnam Kalayasakhi"S. P. Sailaja, Rajeshwari3:34
4."Sarikotta Cheera"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:50
5."Aayi Aayi Srirangasayi"P. Susheela4:06
6."Papapapapapa Pappu Dappalam"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja4:39
7."Jagadanandakaaraka"Vani Jayaram3:20
Total length:32:10


Nandi Awards[5]


  1. ^ ICFFI
  2. ^ Pelli Pustakam (1991) | South Mp3 (Old to New) – Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Songs, News & More
  3. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (16 October 2014). "Blast from the past: Missamma (1955) - The Hindu". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Pelli Pustakam (Songs)". Raaga.
  5. ^ "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)

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