Properly-executed display tales on brother-sister bonding had been at all times an important hit with the viewers proper from the N T Ramarao period (Rakthasambandham,1962) to his namesake grandson’s occasions (Rakhi 2006). Nearly each standard lead actor from A. Nageswara Rao (Bangaru Gajulu, 1968) to Chiranjeevi (Hitler, 1997), Mahesh Babu (Arjun, 2004), Pawan Kalyan (Annavaram, 2006) and Rajasekhar (Gorintaku, 2008) performed the adoring elder brother and received the viewers hearts with their delicate portrayals. In brief, the sibling sentiment has turn into a part of a hit method in modern Telugu celluloid themes. And the newest instance was the Naga Sourya starrer, Aswathama.
When veteran actor Mannava Balaiah ventured into movie manufacturing by launching Amritha Movies, he selected to observe this sibling sentiment method for his maiden manufacturing. Curiously, Balaiah has written a brief novel titled Nalupu – Thelupu on the theme, throughout his scholar days which was revealed within the fortnightly journal ‘Tufan’ introduced out by Lakshmi Narayana from Madras. Balaiah added just a few characters and scenes to the novel and gave it to Okay.Viswanath to jot down the screenplay and direct the film with the title, Chelleli Kapuram.
Ramu’s (performed by Sobhan Babu) life revolves round writing poetry and his sister Sita (Manimala). Ramu’s paternal uncle (Rao Gopala Rao) chides him for neglecting to carry out Sita’s marriage. So as to elevate cash for her wedding ceremony, Ramu goes to the town to promote his poetry to publishers however meets with no success. He meets his childhood pal Sri Ram (Nagabhushanam). The worldly sensible Sri Ram markets Ramu’s poetry to a writer (Chaya Devi) who underneath the impression that they’re his works, publishes them in Sri Ram’s identify. As an alternative of getting upset, Ramu expresses happiness that his writings are lastly in print and are lauded. Ramu performs the wedding of his sister with Sri Ram. Throughout their keep in a lodge, Sri Ram suspects Sita of infidelity resulting in her angst.
In the meantime, a diehard fan of ‘Sri Ram’s poetry (really written by Ramu), Radha (Vanisri), a school scholar from Vizag, frequently writes letters to him and even vows to marry him. Whereas replying to her letters, Ramu too falls in love along with her. Radha meets Sri Ram underneath the impression that he’s the actual writer. Nevertheless, she quickly discovers that Ramu is the actual poet. The reality is established. Sri Ram realises his folly and unites with Sita. Ramu marries Radha.
Solid and crew
Okay. Viswanath’s forte was the power to extract a delicate show of feelings from his actors, even in extremely charged scenes. Not a single body in such sequences went overboard, talking volumes for the sound engineer-turned rising filmmaker’s proficiency. He was ably supported by the dialogue author Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, cinematographer S.S. Lal and editor Veerappa.
It was the time when Sobhan Babu was experimenting along with his on display roles. After enjoying the outdated man in Tahsildar Gari Ammayi, he took up the deglamorised character of the dark-skinned Ramu in Chelleli Kapuram. He got here up trumps along with his delicate however efficient portrayal because the passionate poet who stays incognito and because the doting brother.
Although a bit little bit of destructive shades had been added to his character in direction of the second half of the film, by and huge Nagabhushanam in a constructive function as Sri Ram, scores. Manimala as Shoban Babu’s sister, Vanisri as his fan-turned-love curiosity performed their characters properly.
Nirmala acted because the hero’s aunt and Allu Ramalingaiah and Chaya Devi because the ebook publishers. Sathyanarayana performed Raghavaiah, the moneylender who unwittingly was the trigger for Sita’s plight. Chandramohan makes a cameo look in a stage drama as Lord Krishna. Sandhyarani and Okay.V. Chalam crammed within the mild banter.
Okay.V. Mahadevan’s music compositions made a big contribution for the movie’s success. Although all of the songs from the album had been successful, the chartbusters amongst them had been ‘Charana kinkinulu ghallu ghallumana’ and ‘Kanula mundu neevunte kavitha pongi paaradaa’ written by C. Narayana Reddy and rendered by P. Susheela and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam.
The primary day’s shoot on Sobhan Babu was held at Arasu Studios situated within the Madras Movie Institute advanced. Sobhan Babu’s private make-up man Akula Apparao first examined the darkish make-up on journalist turned actor Echuri Chalapathi Rao and solely then did the make-up on Sobhan Babu.
Manimala debuted in a small function within the ANR starrer, Kulagothralu (1962) and the subsequent 12 months in Tamil with the MGR starrer, Periya Idathu Penn and performed the heroine in Trendy Theatres, Vallavanukku Vallavan. A well-liked actress in Tamil, Manimala performed Suhasini’s mom in Okay. Balachander’s 1985 traditional Sindhubhairavi. She had additionally acted in Malayalam and Kannada films apart from just a few Telugu movies. Manimala was an achieved classical dancer and toured United Kingdom. Manimala married veteran Tamil comedy actor ‘Venniradai’ Murthy.
Quickly after working for Chelleli Kapuram, the movie’s manufacturing controller Kesana Jayaram turned producer and made Marapurani Thalli (1972) with which D.S. Prakasa Rao debuted as a director. D.S. began his profession in movies as an apprentice underneath Vittalacharya after which labored as an assistant director for such names as – P. Pullaiah, V. Madhusudana Rao and Bapu. Previous to getting into movies, D.S. Prakasa Rao ran a elaborate store in Ponnur in Guntur District.
Produced by B. Krishnaswamy and A. Suryanarayana with M. Balaiah because the presenter, Chelleli Kapuram hit the screens on November 27, 1971 and met with field workplace success.