Undamma Bottu Pedata

Undamma Bottu Pedata (transl. Wait a Few Moments More)[1] is a 1968 Telugu-language Indian drama film directed by K. Viswanath and produced by Adurthi Subba Rao who also wrote the screenplay. A remake of the Marathi film Thamb Laxmi Kunku Lavte (1968), it stars Krishna and Jamuna. The film revolves around the efforts taken by Lakshmi (Jamuna) to maintain prosperity in her husband's (Krishna) house. Undamma Bottu Pedata was released on 28 September 1968, and became an average success.

Undamma Bottu Pedata
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Directed byK. Viswanath
Produced byAdurthi Subba Rao
Screenplay byAdurthi Subba Rao
Based onThamb Laxmi Kunku Lavte
by Mahadevshastri Joshi
Music byK. V. Mahadevan
CinematographyK. S. Ramakrishna
Edited byKotagiri Gopala Rao
Babu Movies
Release date
  • 28 September 1968 (1968-September-28)
Running time
156 minutes[1]



Adurthi Subba Rao bought the Telugu remake rights of the Marathi film Thamb Laxmi Kunku Lavte (1968). While writing the screenplay of the remake, titled Undamma Bottu Pedata, he retained the essence of the original's story with its climax, but made many other changes such as introducing new characters, mainly to suit the interests of Telugu-speaking audiences. Subba Rao also intended to direct the film and produce it under his banner Babu Movies, but the success of his Hindi directorial venture Milan (1967) led to him receiving more directorial offers from Bollywood producers; after accepting to direct Man Ka Meet (1969) for Sunil Dutt's Ajanta Arts, he entrusted his protege K. Viswanath with directing Undamma Bottu Pedata. Mahadevshastri Joshi, the writer of Thamb Laxmi Kunku Lavte, was erroneously credited in the remake's title card as Madhav Shastri Joshi. The dialogues were written by N. R. Nandi, cinematography was handled by K. S. Ramakrishna and editing by Kotagiri Gopala Rao.[2]


The soundtrack was composed by K. V. Mahadevan, with lyrics written by Devulapalli Krishnasastri.[3]

1."Srisailam Mallanna Sirasonchena Chenantha Gangamma Vaana"P. Susheela, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, Chorus 
2."Ravamma Mahalakshmi Ravamma"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela, Chorus 
3."Yendhukee Sandhegaali Sandhegaali Theli Murali"P. Susheela 
4."Chukkalatho Cheppalani"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 
5."Adugaduguna Gudi Undhi"P. Susheela 
6."Chalule Nidhurapo"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 
7."Pathala Gangamma Rarara"P. Susheela, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, Chorus 

Release and receptionEdit

Undamma Bottu Pedata was released on 28 September 1968. The film was an average success, having completed only a 62-day run in Vijaywada.[2]


  1. ^ a b Cowie, Peter (1977). World Filmography. 2. Tantivy Press. p. 285. ISBN 0-498-01569-6.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Narasimham, M. L. (22 March 2019). "Undamma Bottu Pedataa (1968)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 24 February 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Undamma Bottu Pedatha (1968)-Song_Booklet". Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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