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Director  Kotayya Pratyagatma
Language  Telugu
7/10 IMDb

Country  India
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Release date  1962

Kula Gotralu (Telugu: కులగోత్రాలు; English: Caste & Clans) is a 1962 Telugu, drama film, produced by A. V. Subba Rao on Prasad Art Pictures banner and directed by K. Pratyagatma. Starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Krishna Kumari in the lead roles and music composed by S. Rajeswara Rao. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu certificate of merit in 1963. The Telugu veteran actor Krishna played a sidekick role in the movie before entering into the industry.



Ravi (Akkineni Nageswara Rao), son of Zamindar Bhushaiah (Gummadi), is studying at Visakhapatnam. He loves his classmate Saroja (Krishna Kumari). Saroja's mother Kanthamma (G. Varalakshmi) is cheated by Chalapati (Mikkilineni). Bhushaiah values sentimental about caste and clan and consequently does not accept Ravi's love for Saroja. So he leaves the house and marries Saroja in a temple. Ravi is posted as a Police Inspector in his own village only. Because of his father, he even not able attend his sister Leela's (Girija) marriage. Due to that, his mother Shanthamma (Nirmalamma) dies of mental illness, which brings about a change in Bhushaiah. After that Ravi has a son, who attracts Bhushaiah to visit him secretly and even gifts him a gold chain. Chalapati attempts to rob the house of Bhushaiah and get caught by Ravi. At the end, Bhushaiah leaves his casteism and invites his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson to his house.


  • Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Ravi
  • Krishna Kumari as Saroja
  • Gummadi as Bhushaiah
  • Relangi as Sadanandam
  • Ramana Reddy as Ramanayya
  • Padmanabham as J. J. Rao / Jasthi Joga Rao
  • Allu Ramalingaiah as Peeramma
  • RajaBabu as Ravi's friend
  • Mikkilineni as Chalapati
  • Krishna as Brideroom in marriage
  • Suryakantam as Jagadamba
  • G. Varalakshmi as Kanthamma
  • Girija as Leela
  • Sandhya as Anasuya
  • Nirmalamma as Shanthamma
  • Crew

  • Art: G.V.Subba Rao
  • Choreography: Heeralal
  • Dialogues: Acharya Aatreya
  • Lyrics: Dasaradhi, C. Narayana Reddy Sri Sri, Kosaraju
  • Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Swarnalatha, P. B. Srinivas, Madhavapeddi Satyam,
  • Assistant Director: Tatineni Rama Rao
  • Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
  • Editing: A. Sanjeevi
  • Cinematography: A. Vincent
  • Producer: A. V. Subba Rao
  • Story - Screenplay - Director: K. Pratyagatma
  • Banner: Prasad Art Productions
  • Release Date: 27 August 1962
  • Soundtrack

    Music composed by Saluri Rajeswara Rao. The comic song "Ayyayo Chetilo Dabbulu Poyene" by Madhavapeddi Satyam on playing cards and its sequels was very popular. Music released on Audio Company.


    It is the first film to be shot at Visakhapatnam. It is subsequently followed by Maro Charitra (1978), Driver Ramudu (1979) and many more.


    National Film Awards
  • 1962: Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film in Telugu
  • References

    Kula Gotralu Wikipedia
    Kula Gotralu IMDb Kula Gotralu