|Directed by Tatineni Rama Rao|
Screenplay by Tatineni Rama Rao
Based on Bratuku Theruvu (1953)
|Produced by A. V. Subba Rao|
Story by L. V. Prasad
|Written by Acharya Aatreya (dialogues)|
Bharya Biddalu (English: Wife & Children) is a 1972 Telugu, drama film, produced by A. V. Subba Rao on Prasad Art Productions banner and directed by Tatineni Rama Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jayalalithaa in the lead roles and music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The film is remake of Telugu Movie Bratuku Theruvu (1953), starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri which was remade in Tamil as Bale Raman (1956) later remade as Hindi movie Jeene Ki Raah (1969) with Jeetendra, Tanuja after its success, the same was again remade as Bharya Biddalu and later in Tamil Movie as Naan Yen Pirandhen with M.G.R, Kanchana in the pivotal roles.
After completing his studies Mohan (Akkineni Nageshwara Rao) comes back to his village, where he has an extended family his wife Susheela (Krishna Kumari), 5-year-old daughter, mother Jayamma (Hemalatha) 3 sisters & 2 brothers. Mohan comes to know they have the lot of debts which they have made for his studies. Desperate to earn money to support his family, Mohan becomes entangled in a web of deceit when he tells a lie that he isn't married in order to obtain a secretarial job in the city with the wealthy Raja Rao (Gummadi). Raja Rao has a daughter Radha (Jayalalitha) with a heart problem. In the beginning, of the film she uses a wheelchair, but Mohan has more than a mild therapeutic effect on her. She is soon up and running - running after him. Meanwhile, back in the village, the money he has been sending home is being filched by his greedy sister Kanaka Durga (Suryakantham). Soon Mohan's mother, wife and a flock of children come looking for him and Mohan finds himself leading a double life in an increasingly desperate effort to avoid all parties learning the truth.
Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. The song Aakulu Pokalu is a blockbuster. Lyrics were written by Acharya Aatreya. Music released on Audio Company.