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Kanna Talli

Kanna Talli
Directed by K. S. Prakash Rao
Produced by K. S. Prakash Rao
Starring G. Varalakshmi
R. Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
M. N. Nambiar
Peketi Sivaram
Music by Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
Cinematography Gajanan Jagirdar
Release date(s) 1953
Running time 193 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Kanna Talli or Kannatalli (English title: Mother; Telugu: కన్నతల్లి) is a 1953 Telugu Drama film directed and produced by K. S. Prakash Rao.[1] It is simultaneously released in Tamil with title Petrathai. G. Varalakshmi played the title role of the Mother (Telugu meaning of Talli). This is the debut film for Telugu popular singer P. Susheela and actress Rajasulochana. The film later made as Blockbuster Hindi film Mother India in 1957.[2]

The plot

Shanta (G. Varalaxmi ) and Chalapathi (R. Nageshwara Rao) are blessed with two children Ramu (ANR) and Shankar (Nambiar). Chalapathi runs away abandoning the family due to financial problems. Shanta with the help of Ramu takes care of the family. Ramu sends his brother to nearby town for further studies. Ramu sends his dowry money to Shankar for his studies. Shankar spends all the money on bad ways of life. Gowri (Vasantha) a village belle girl falls in love with him. But Shankar is already having a girlfriend. One day when Shanta visits Shankar and that same time he kills his girl friend and runs away. To protect her son Shanta take the blame and goes to jail. She requests Ramu to marry Shankar with Gowri. Shankar repents for his mistakes and turns a good humanbeing.





  • Choochava Choochava (Singer: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao)
  • Choostarenduku Raarandi (Singer: M. Sarojini)
  • Enta Manchidanavoyamma (Singer: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao)
  • Nuvvu Kaavali Nee Navvu Kaavali (Singers: Ghantasala and P. Susheela)
  • Samba Sadashiva Samba Sadashiva (Singers: Madhavapeddi Satyam and group)

1972 film

Kanna Talli is also another film released in 1972 starring Shobhan Babu, Savitri, Chandrakala.


External links

  • Kanna Talli at IMDb.
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