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Genre  Drama
Country  India
Director  Akkineni Sanjeevi
Music director  T. Chalapathi Rao
Language  Telugu
Dharma Daata movie poster

Release date  1970
Featured songs  evvarikOsaM evaDunnaaDu poMDiraa poMDi
Screenplay  Tammareddy Krishna Murthy, Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
Cast  Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Zamindar Raghupati), Kanchana (Padma), Nagabhushanam (Zamindar Bhujangam), Basavaraju Venkata Padmanabha Rao (Chakravarthy), Allu Rama Lingaiah
Similar movies  Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Basavaraju Venkata Padmanabha Rao appear in Dharma Daata and Bangaru Gaajulu

Dharma Daata (Telugu: ధర్మదాత) is a 1970 Telugu, drama film, produced by Tammareddy Krishna Murthy on Ravindra Art Pictures banner and directed by A. Sanjeevi. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Kanchana in the lead roles and music composed by T. Chalapathi Rao. The film is a remake of Tamil Movie Enga Oor Raja (1968) Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha in pivtal roles. The film recorded as Super Hit at the box office.


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Raja Raghupathi Rao (Sr.ANR) is a generous Zamindar of Sripuram. He is the person who never says no to any one who asks for a charity. He is blessed with wife Susheela (Sowkar Janaki), sister Laxmi (Jhansi). He falls into debts after getting his sister, Laxmi, married to Raju, son of Zamindar Bhujangam Rao (Nagabhushanam). Raghupathi mortgages his home 'Srinilayam' to give dowry for his sister and is bankrupt. Raghupathi Rao's wife Susheela dies after delivering a baby girl. After the death of his wife, he takes his two sons, Shekar (Jr.ANR) and Chakravarthy (Padmanabham) and daughter Jaya (Anitha), and leaves the village for the city. They all work hard and make some money. After that, Laxmi tries to get close to her brother's family, as it is her husband's last wish. Laxmi's daughter Padma (Kanchana) gets friendly with Shekar. Meanwhile, Bhujangam Rao tries to keep Srinilayam all for himself, but Shekar puts a stop to his evil designs. Finally, Shekar and Padma get married, while Jaya marries Padma's brother Ishwar. Finally, Raja Raghupathi Rao gets his property along with the help of his sons and teaches the lesson to Bhujangam Rao.


  • Akkineni Nageshwara Rao as Raja Raghupati Rao & Shekar (Duelrole)
  • Kanchana as Padma
  • Nagabhushanam as Zamindar Bhujangam Rao
  • Relangi as Madhava Rao
  • Padmanabham as Chakravarthy
  • Allu Ramalingaiah as Yedukondalu
  • Sakshi Ranga Rao as Bhaja Govindam
  • A.V.Subba Rao as Satyam
  • Venkateswara Rao as Seth Dayaram
  • Eeswara Rao as Ishwar
  • Sowcar Janaki as Susheela
  • Suryakantham as Vijayapur Rani
  • Geethanjali as Vijayapur Yuvarani
  • Anita as Jaya
  • Jhansi as Lakshmi
  • Crew

  • Art: G. V. Subba Rao
  • Choreography: Tangappa, K. S. Reddy
  • Fights: Raghavulu
  • Dialogues: Pinisetty
  • Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju
  • Playback:Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jayadev
  • Music: T. Chalapathi Rao
  • Story: Balamurugan
  • Screenplay: Tammareddy Krishnamurthy, Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani
  • Editing: Balu
  • Cinematography: S. Venkataratnam
  • Producer: Tammareddy Krishnamurthy
  • Director: A. Sanjeevi
  • Banner: Ravindra Art Pictures
  • Release Date: 7th May 1970
  • Soundtrack

    Music composed by T. Chalapathi Rao. Music released on Audio Company.


    The film ran for 100 days in 12 centers in Andhra Pradesh.


  • Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu) - TammaReddy Krishnamurthy (1970).
  • References

    Dharma Daata Wikipedia
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