Rangula Ratnam

Rangula Ratnam is a Telugu movie directed by B. N. Reddy and released in year 1966, starring Chandra Mohan, Vanisri and Anjali Devi, under the banner of Vauhini pictures. It is a social and political satire involving a middle-class family in the backdrop of politics and elections. The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and golden Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.[1][2] B. N. Reddy introduced many stalwarts like Chandra Mohan, Vanisri, Rekha and Vijaya Nirmala as young artists to the film industry with this movie.

Rangula Ratnam
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. N. Reddy
Produced byB. N. Reddy
Written byPalagummi Padmaraju
D.V. Narasa Raju
StarringChandra Mohan
Varanasi Ram Mohan Rao
Anjali Devi
Rekha (Child Artist)
Music bySaluri Rajeswara Rao
B. Gopalam
CinematographyU. Rajagopal
Edited byM. S. Mani
K. Satyam
Release date
  • 1966 (1966)
Running time
160 minutes


Though his forefathers are land lords, Sundara Ramayya is left with three acres of land. He sells that small bit of land and shifts along with his family to a nearby town in search of lively hood. He starts a small business but eventually can not get on with that as he fails to recollect dues from his customers. His ambition is to make his elder son Surya Chandra Rao (Ram Mohan) as an advocate and worries about his second son Vasu (Chandra Mohan) who is not good at studies. Vasu practices wrestling in the surrounding Sankara Rao Vyamasala and Sankara Rao (Tyaga Raju) encourages Vasu. Sundara Ramayya dies and his wife Sita (Anjali Devi) takes care of the family. Suryam does not understand the financial problems of the family whereas Vasu comes to the rescue of his mother and takes care of sister (Vijaya Nirmala). Suryam finds easy way to get rich and marries the daughter of a rich politician and abandons his family. Vasu believes in common good for society. He falls in love with Sankara Rao's daughter (Vijayaniramla) and performances and who is from another class in society.

Eventually, both brothers find themselves on the opposite sides while competing in the elections. During this struggle, family differences increase and their mother gets injured. The movie ends with the two brothers reconciling their differences.




Many of the songs were successful melodies. They were in four classes, devotional used as prayers in a middle-class family, sad songs amid hardships, romantic songs and patriotic and social songs in the elections background.

All music is composed by Saluri Rajaswara Rao and B. Gopalam.

1."Chepa Rupamuna ... Kurma Rupuvai ... PannagaSayana" (dasavarathams of Lord Vishnu)DaasarathiA. P. Komala and M.L. Vasantha Kumari.2:45
2."Nadireyi Eee jamulo" (prayer to Balaji, Tirumala)DaasarathiGhantasala and S. Janaki3:44
3."Kanarani Devude Kanipinchinade"DaasarathiP. Susheela3:39
4."Vandemataram" (popular Indian patriotic song)Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyayGhantasala1:28
5."Desa Bhaktulam Memandi" (satire on politicians and elections)KosarajuMadhavapeddi Satyam and Pithapuram Nageswara Rao8:59
6."Suprabhatam"  0:48
7."Intera Eee Jeevitam Tirige Rangula Ratnam" (main theme song of the movie)BhujangaRaya SharmaGhantasala3:49
8."Manusu Manasu Kalise Vela Kanuula Dagina Anuragam"C. Narayana ReddyP. B. Srinivas and P. Susheela3:32
9."Koyila Koyani Pilichinadhi" P. Susheela3:31
10."Vennela Reyi Chandamama"KosarajuB. Gopalam and S. Janaki4:17


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