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Pelli Pustakam

1990 151’ col Telugu d Bapu pc Sri Sitarama Chitra p/sc/dial Mullapudi Venkataramana st Ravi Kondala Rao lyr Arudra c R.K. Raju m K.V. Mahadevan lp Rajendra Prasad, Divya Vani, Sindhuja, Gummadi Venkateshwara Rao, Jhansi, Sudhakar, Ravi Kondala Rao, ‘Sakshi’ Ranga Rao, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam

Inverting the plot of the famous Vijaya studios’ hit Missamma (1955), a young couple, Krishna Murthy (Prasad) and Satyabhama (Vani), have to pretend to be unmarried in order to get jobs. The story revolves around the couple trying to maintain their secret, because their employer (Gummadi) believes that only one person from a family should be working. Finally, the boss has a change of heart and relaxes the rule when their secret is revealed. A parallel narrative, more directly quoting Missamma, also features a second couple, Sindhuja, daughter of the boss, and Sudhakar, pretending to be married. The film introduced Divya Vani, and saw Bapu working with noted humourist Mullapudi Venkataramana (cf. Muthyala Muggu, 1975) after a long gap.