Pendli Pilupu

Pendli Pilupu (transl. Wedding Invitation) is a 1961 Indian Telugu-language drama film, produced by D. Bhavanarayana and directed by A. V. Seshagiri Rao. It stars N. T. Rama Rao, Devika with music composed by K. Prasada Rao. Pendli Pilupu and Indrajeet released on the same day, both starring Rama Rao.[1]

Pendli Pilupu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byA. V. Seshagiri Rao
Written byAcharya Aatreya-Aarudhra (dialogues)
Produced byD. Bhavanarayana
StarringN. T. Rama Rao
CinematographyBul Bul
Edited byN. S. Prakasam
Music byK. Prasada Rao
DBN Productions
Release date
  • 5 May 1961 (1961-05-05)


The film begins with Anasuyamma moving to Pushkara Snanam a sacred bath at the seashore, with her daughter Radha, and brother's children Raghu & Madhu, where Radha is lost due to Madhu's fault for which Anasuyamma neck outs him. Radha is adopted by a couple, Siva Rao & his wife, and changes her name to Anuradha. Years roll by, and fortunately, Madhu & Anuradha are colleagues and fall in love. Meanwhile, Madhu's brother & sister-in-law die in an accident. So, Madhu returns and starts taking care of his aunt & brother's son. Parallelly, Anasuyamma's Lawyer Ranganatham cheats on a woman Simhachalam in his youth who meets him after a long time, stating that they are having a daughter Bala and asks him to own them. Here Ranganatham's ploy is to create Bala as Anasuyamma's mislaid daughter Radha and keeps his assistant Bhagavanlu as her trainer when they love each other. Besides, Siva Rao has to repay some amount to Anasuyamma; to collect it, Madhu reaches their village where he is surprised to see Anuradha. Anasuyamma too arrives there and starts liking Anuradha. After that, Ranganatham successfully plants Bala in the place of Radha. Now Anasuyamma asks Madhu to marry her, but he refuses, out of anger, Anasuyamma troubles Siva Rao for the debt. Here Anuradha pleads to Anasuyamma to relieve her father when she orders to get rid of Madhu's life. So, Anuradha persuades Madhu to marry Bala. Nityanandam friend of Madhu and cousin of Anuradha, rushes to the marriage seeing the wedding card where he spots a childhood photo of Radha and recognizes her as Anuradha. At the same time, Bhagavanlu also finds out about the cheating of Ranganatham & Simhachalam and starts abusing them, they lock him in a room and go to the venue. But Bhagavanlu breaks out and stops the marriage. Eventually, Nityanandam also arrives with the proof, when Anasuyamma realizes the truth. Finally, Ranganatham & Simhachalam get arrested and the movie ends with the marriages of Madhu & Anuradha and Bhagavanlu & Bala.



Music composed by K. Prasada Rao.[2]

S. No. Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Padave Radhika" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 4:40
2 "Chakkani Vaade" Sri Sri Jikki
3 "Telusuko O Javaraala" Sri Sri P. B. Srinivas 3:09
4 "Yemani Pilavaali" Sri Sri Ghantasala, P. Susheela 3:55
5 "Niganigalaade Chirunavvu" Aarudhra Madhavapeddi Satyam, S. Janaki 3:09
6 "Punnami Vennela" Aarudhra P. Susheela
7 "Idereeyi Kaadoyi" Sri Sri Jikki, S. Janaki
8 "Naaloni Anuraagamanta" Aarudhra Ghantasala 3:25
9 "Marenu Premasudha" Aarudhra P. Susheela


  1. ^ "నటరత్న రెండు చిత్రాలు...మరపురాని చరిత్ర!". NTV (in Telugu). 5 May 2021. Archived from the original on 1 July 2022. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Pendli Pilupu". Gaana. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2022.

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