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Kanna Talli

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Directed by  K. S. Prakash Rao
Cinematography  Gajanan Jagirdar
Initial release  1953
Produced by  K. S. Prakash Rao
Release date  1953
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Starring  G. Varalakshmi R. Nageswara Rao Akkineni Nageswara Rao M. N. Nambiar Mikkilineni Peketi Sivaram
Music by  Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
Director  Kovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao
Screenplay  Aarudhra, Sri Sri, Aatreya, Tapi Dharma Rao
Cast  Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Garikapati Varalakshmi, Rajasulochana, Rajanala Nageswara Rao, M N Nambiar

Kanna Talli or Kannatalli (English title: Mother; Telugu: కన్నతల్లి) is a 1953 Telugu drama film directed and produced by K. S. Prakash Rao. It was dubbed in Tamil with the title Petra Thai (Tamil: பெற்ற தாய்). G. Varalakshmi played the title role of the Mother (Telugu meaning of Talli). This is the debut film for Telugu popular singer P. Suseela and actress Rajasulochana. Kanna Talli was remade as the successful Hindi film Mother India in 1957.

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The plot

Shanta (G. Varalaxmi ) and Chalapathi (R. Nageshwara Rao) have two children, Ramu (ANR) and Shankar (Nambiar). Chalapathi runs away, abandoning the family due to financial problems. Shanta, with the help of Ramu, takes care of the family. Ramu sends his brother to a nearby town for further studies. Ramu sends his dowry money to Shankar for his studies. Shankar spends all the money on fleeting pleasures. Gowri (Vasantha), a village belle, falls in love with him. But Shankar already has a girlfriend. One day when Shanta visits Shankar and that same time he kills his girl friend and runs away. To protect her son, Shanta takes the blame and goes to jail. She asks Ramu to arrange for Shankar to marry Gowri. Shankar repents for his mistakes and reforms.

Cast

  • G. Varalakshmi ... Santha
  • Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ... Ramu
  • R. Nageswara Rao ... Chalapathi
  • M. N. Nambiar ... Sankar
  • Vasantha ... Gowri
  • Mikkilineni
  • K. Sivarao
  • Peketi Sivaram ... Sharma
  • C. Varalakshmi ... Laxmi
  • Koduru Achaiah Chowdary ... Naiduamma
  • Pasumarti Krishnamurthi ... Guest role in the veedhi bhagotham song
  • Rajasulochana ...
  • Crew

  • Director: K. S. Prakash Rao
  • Writers: Arudra, Acharya Athreya, Srirangam Srinivasa Rao, Tapi Dharma Rao
  • Producer: K.S. Prakash Rao
  • Production Company: Prakash Productions
  • Original Music: Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
  • Cinematography: Gajanan Jagirdar
  • Choreographer: Pasumarti Krishnamurthi
  • Playback singers: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, P. Susheela
  • Distributors: Navayuga Pictures
  • Soundtrack

    The music was composed by Pendyala Nageswara Rao. All the tunes for all the songs for both languages are the same.

    Telugu Songs

    Lyrics by .

    Tamil Songs

    Lyrics by .

    Songs

    1Choochava ChoochavaGhantasala
    2Choostarenduku RaarandiUdutha Sarojini1:57
    3Enta ManchidanavoyammaGhantasala3:09

    References

    Kanna Talli Wikipedia


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