WriterAcharya Atreya, Mullapudi Venkata Ramana Release date1964 SongsMukku Meeda Kopam Nee Mukhaniki Andam Similar moviesAkkineni Nageswara Rao and Savitri appear in Mooga Manasulu and Manchi Manasulu
Mooga Manasulu (English: Mute Hearts) is a 1964 Telugu drama thriller produced by C. Sundaram on Babu Movies banner and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Jamuna in the lead roles and music composed K. V. Mahadevan. The film based on the concept of reincarnation first of its kind. The film was remade in Hindi as Milan (1967) and in Tamil as Praptham (1971).
The plot of the film is based on the concept of Reincarnation and a beautiful love story. Newly married couple Gopi (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) and Radha (Savitri) are on Honeymoon and traveling in a boat in River Godavari. Gopi cries to the boatman to stop the boat as there were dangerous Whirlpools ahead. On reaching the shores, Gopi takes Radha to an old building. The boatman tells them that it belonged to a Zamindar and takes them to the Samadhis, which reportedly belong to that of one Gopi and Radha. They, then, find an old lady lighting Deepam light at the Samadhis. Gopi recognizes that she is none other than Gowri from his earlier birth. Gowri too recognized him as Gopi and breaths her last in his hands. The main story is narrated as the flashback by Gopi to Radha.
Gopi, an orphan lives on River Godavari and carries passengers by boat. Radha is the daughter of a Zamindar (Gummadi). She goes to College on the other side of the river. Gopi carries her daily, purely likes her and used to give her Chrysanthemum flower daily. Gowri is a shepherd girl who loves Gopi intensely.
Radha's maternal uncle Rajendra (Nagabhushanam). His selfish plans result in the marriage of Radha with Ramaraju (Padmanabham). As fate otherwise directs, Ramaraju dies and Radha becomes a widow and comes back to the village. Gopi is deeply disturbed by the unfortunate incident and tries to console Radha. Their affection is misunderstood by Gowri and villagers put an illegal relation between them spread by Rajendra. Knowing this Gopi leaves the village and Radha follow in search of him. Rajendra follows them to kill, and Gowri sacrifices her virginity to save them. Both Radha and Gopi die due to the Whirlpools in the river.
After narrating the story, the newly wedded couple makes cremation of Gowri besides the Samadhis of Radha and Gopi.
Akkineni Nageswara Rao as Gopinath
Savitri as Radha
Jamuna as Gowri
Nagabhushanam as Rajendra
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao as Zamindar
Padmanabham as Rambabu
Allu Ramalingaiah as Appanna
Suryakantham as Ramadevi
Art: G. V. Subba Rao
Choreography: Heeralal, P. S. Gopala Krishna
Story - Dialogues: Mullapudi Venkata Ramana, Acharya Atreya
Lyrics: Acharya Atreya, Dasaradhi, Kosaraju
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, Jamuna Rani
Music: K. V. Mahadevan
Associate Director: K. Viswanath
Editing: T. Krishna
Cinematography: P. L. Roy
Producer: C. Sundaram
Screenplay - Director: Adurthi Subba Rao
Banner: Babu Movies
Release Date: 31st January 1964
Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. All songs are evergreen blockbusters. Music released on Audio Company.
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - Certificate of Merit