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| May 4, 1989|
M.V.S. Harnatha Rao, K. Vishwanath (screenplay), K. Vishwanath (story)
Sutradharulu (English: Beginners) is a 1989 Telugu language classical film, produced by Sudhakar, Karunakar on Sudarshan Cine Enterprises banner and directed by K. Viswanath. Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Bhanuchander, Satyanarayana, K. R. Vijaya, Sujatha, Ramya Krishna in the lead roles. The music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan. This film is based on a story against violence shown in a rural background. This message is shown in a short graphic format as an introduction to the film.
Hanumathu dasu (Akkineni Nageshwara Rao) and his brother-in-law Rangadasu (Murali Mohan) belong to a Haridasa family. Neelakhantam (Kaikala Satyanarayana) is a cruel landlord in their village. Neelakhantam molests Bhagavathar Yashodamma (K. R. Vijaya), a local woman of the village. After coming to know of the incident, her husband wants her out of the village. She leaves the village along with Thirumaladasu (Bhanuchander) son of Hanumathu Dasu with intention of giving him a good education.
After 20 years, Tirumaladasu returns to the village as a collector. At first, he pretends that he is supporting Neelakhantam, but he reveals his plan when Neelakhantam tries to acquire the government land. He takes bribes from different landlords and uses it to acquire the land by the villagers. Neelakhantam plans to destroy the village with the help of some goons. But Tirumaladasu stops him by using his powers. The villagers now realized what happened and unite to kill Neelakhantam. But Hanumaddasu pacifies them by telling that violence cannot solve their problem. Finally, Neelakhantam realizes his mistake and sheds all his weapons to become a good man.Akkineni Nageshwara Rao as Hanumathdasu
Bhanuchander as Tirumaladasu
Satyanarayana as Nilakanthaiah
K. R. Vijaya as Yashodamma
Sujatha as Devamma
Ramya Krishna as Seethalu
Murali Mohan as Rangadasu
Ashok Kumar as Acharyulu
Sakshi Ranga Rao
Kota Sankar Rao
Gokina Rama Rao
Srilakshmi as Panchashari
Art: Arun D. Ghorgavkar
Choreography: K. V. Satyanarayana
Lyrics: C. Narayana Reddy, Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Madugula Nagaphani Sharma
Playback: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, Chitra, S. P. Sailaja
Dialogues: M.V.S. Harnatha Rao
Music: K. V. Mahadevan
Editor: G. G. Krishna Rao
Cinematography: Madhu Ambat
Producers: Karunakar, Sudhakar
Story - Screenplay - Director: K. Vishwanath
Banner: Sudarshan Cine Enterprises
Release Date: 4 May 1989
Music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. Music released on ADITYA Music Company.The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu.
The film won Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.
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