Pelli Sandadi (1959 film)

Pelli Sandadi is a 1959 Indian Telugu-language comedy film, produced by Sitaram under the Republic Productions banner[2] and directed by D. Yoganand.[3] It stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, B. Saroja Devi[4] with music composed by Ghantasala.[5]

Pelli Sandadi
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byD. Yoganand
Produced bySitaram
Written byD. Yoganand
Sitaram (dialogues)
Screenplay byD. Yoganand
Story bySamudrala Jr
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Anjali Devi
B. Saroja Devi
Music byGhantasala
CinematographyB. S. Jagirdhar
Edited byD. Yoganand, Sitaram
Republic Productions[1]
Distributed byChamriya Film ditributers
Release date
  • 2 April 1959 (1959-04-02)
Running time
137 minutes


Captain Kota (Gummadi) retired army officer, lives in a village Vimala Puram. He leads a happy life with his two daughters Anuradha (Anjali Devi) & Priyamvada (B. Saroja Devi) and his younger brother Janardhan / Dhan (Ramana Reddy). But a thing that suffers him is Veeraiah (R. Nageswara Rao) a drunkard always blackmails him for money. Once Kota & Dhan arrange a dance performance of their daughters in the town to raise the funds with false names Angla-Pingla. Gurunatham (Chalam) son of Raobahadoor Gangadharam (C.S.R.) visits that dance program and falls in love with younger girl Priyamwada. To rid off, they invite him to tea, by that time, they leave back. Retired Subedar Anjaneyulu (Dr. Sivaramakrishnaiah) friend of Raobahadoor brings the alliance of Kota's daughters to Gurunatham. Without knowing the reality Gurunatham sends his friend Vasu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) to Vimala Puram instead of him. After reaching the village, Vasu falls in love with Anuradha. Unfortunately, he struck up for days together and here Gurunatham is undergoing many troubles. Uma (Surabhi Balasaraswati) daughter of Anjaneyulu learns regarding Vasu & Gurunatham's plan and she tries to help them. After some time, Kota calls Raobahadoor to fix up the match. Knowing this Uma gives telegram to Vasu and also tells Gurunatham that seeing the telegram Vasu will return. So, he goes back home when Vasu is trying to escape he is wounded. Anuradha notices and hides him in her room. After arriving Raobahadoor hears that his son has already left, so, he too moves back and immediately Vasu enters the house.

After reaching home, Raobahadoor receives a telegram from Dhan that Gurunatham is back, confused Raobahadoor again visit Vimala Puram to clarify. Knowing about this, Gurunatham rushes to Vimala Puram till then Vasu cleverly escapes. Raobahadoor & Kota go into an argument regarding Gurunatham's presence and Raobahadoor leaves the place. On the other side, Gurunatham secretly enters into Kota's bungalow, they suspect him a thief and locks in a room but he claims himself as the son of Raobahadoor. Here Kota & Dhan realizes something is fishy, so, to find out the truth Dhan silently settles at Anjaneyulu's house where he falls in love with Uma. Eventually, Priya starts liking Gurunatham arrested in their house. Meanwhile, once Priya observers Veeraiah blackmailing Kota, she lures him and knows the secret behind. Actually, Anuradha is Kota's sister's daughter, who married Veeraiah, struggled with him and before dying she handed over her child to her brother. After that, Anuradha witnesses Priya's closeness with Gurunatham and slaps her. In that anger, she reveals her birth secret when Anuradha becomes distressed. Parallelly, another twist, in fact, Vasu is the son of Kaasipatnam Zamindar (Rajanala) who is living exile for 1 year as their family rule. Now Zamindar gives a paper advertisement in the newspaper telling Vasu to come back, as well as, Raobahadoor also gives paper advertisement regarding Gurunatham. Simultaneously, Dhan catches Vasu and both of them moves to Vimala Puram. On the way, Dhan reads the adds, gives telegrams to both and all of them reach Vimala Puram. At last, all the misunderstandings and confusions are removed. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with marriages of Vasu & Anuradha, Gurunatham & Priyamvada and Dhan & Uma.



  • Art: Ghodgakar
  • Choreography: Vempati
  • Story - Lyrics: Samudrala Jr
  • Playback: Ghantasala, P. Leela, Jikki, R. Balasaraswathi, Rani, Raghavulu
  • Music: Ghantasala
  • Dialogues - Editing: D. Yoganand, Sitaram
  • Cinematography: B. S. Jagirdhar
  • Producer: Sitaram
  • Screenplay - Director: D. Yoganand
  • Banner: Republic Productions
  • Release Date: 2 April 1959


Pelli Sandadi
Film score by

Music composed by Ghantasala. Lyrics were written by Samudrala Jr. Music released on Audio Company.

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Appatiki Ippatiki" P. Leela 3:00
2 "Bito Bito Pellikodaka" Raghavulu, Jikki 2:22
3 "Chamak Chamak" Ghantasala, P. Leela 3:14
4 "Hailelo Naa Raaja" R. Balasaraswathi, Jikki 10:29
5 "Jalle Bomabayi Le" Ghantasala, P. Leela, Jikki 4:12
6 "Nallani Vade" P. Leela, K. Rani 3:14
7 "Rave Naa Premalatha" Ghantasala, R. Balasaraswathi 4:38
8 "Samayamidi Dayera Sarasuda" P. Leela, Jikki 6.02



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  2. ^ "Pelli Sandadi (Banner)". Filmiclub.
  3. ^ "Pelli Sandadi (Direction)". Know Your Films.
  4. ^ "Pelli Sandadi (Cast & Crew)".
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