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Buddhimanthudu

1969 187’ b&w Telugu d/sc Bapu pc Chitrakalpana Films p N.S. Murthy st/dial Mullapudi Venkatramana lyr Arudra, Kosaraju, Dasarathi, C. Narayana Reddy c Venkatarathnam m K.V. Mahadevan lp A. Nageshwara Rao, Nagabhushanam, Krishnamraju, ‘Sakshi’ Rangarao, Vijayanirmala, Sandhyarani, Suryakantam, Shantakumari, Shobhan Babu, Gummadi Venkateshwara Rao, Allu Ramalingaiah

Bapu’s rationalist critique of religion. Madhavacharya (Nageshwara Rao), a temple priest, goes into mystic trances when he encounters the god Krishna. Consequently, he is both believed to have magic powers and ridiculed for his mystic mumbo-jumbo. His brother (Nageshwara Rao again, in a double role), a rationalist, argues that it is not temples but schools that will lead to progress. There is also a love story subplot between the rationalist brother and the virtuous village belle (Vijayanirmala).

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