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Dharmadata (ధర్మదాత) 1970

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BannerRavindhra Art Pictures
ProducerThammareddy Krishna Murthy
Music DirectorT.Chalapati Rao
CinematographyS Venkata Ratnam
Film Editingk.Balu
Art DirectorG.V.Subba Rao
Camera OperatorS.Venkataratnam
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersGhantasala, P.Susheela, Kanchana, Jayadev
CharacterActor / Actress
Zamindar Raghupati and ShekarA.Nageswara Rao
Zamindar BhujangamK.B.Nagabhushanam
Chakravarthy Padmanabham
Iswara Rao
Wife of Zamindar Raghupati Sowcar Janaki
Allu Ramalingayya
Sakshi Ranga Rao
Raghupathi (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 (Shaukar Janaki), sister Laxmi (Jhansi). He falls into debts after getting his sister, Laxmi, married to Raju, son of Zamindar Bhujangam (Nagabhushanam). Raghupathi mortgages his home 'Srinilayam' to give dowry for his sister and is bankrupt. Raja wife 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 gets friendly with Shekar. Meanwhile, Bhujangam 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. How Raja's gets his property along with the help of his sons and teaches the lesson to Bhujangam is the rest of the story.
Release Date8-May-1970
Akkineni Nageswara Rao won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Telugu) for his versatile duel role in 197.
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