Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||K. Viswanath|
|Produced by||M. Balaiah|
Modukuri Johnson (dialogues)
|Screenplay by||K. Viswanath|
|Story by||M. Balaiah|
|Based on||Crime and Punishment|
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
|Music by||Saluri Rajeswara Rao|
|Edited by||S. P. S. Veerappa|
Neramu Siksha (English: Crime and Punishment) is a 1973 Indian Telugu-language drama film written and produced by M. Balaiah with adapted screenplay and direction by K. Viswanath. The film is an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment (1866). The film received positive reviews from critics. The film was remade in Tamil as Needhikku Thalaivanangu and in Hindi as Shikshaa.
Krishna is the son of a rich business couple (Kanta Rao and Pandari Bai). Bharathi is also a daughter of another rich man (Rao Gopal Rao). Krishna has grown up without knowing or facing any problems and gets a new car. While driving in competition with his friend Satyam (Satyanarayana), he accidentally kills Balaiah's brother and blinds Balaiah. Somehow this incident comes to the knowledge of Kanta Rao and he confronts Krishna and throws him out of house. Krishna then ends up as one of the servants at Rao Gopal Rao's home. He also gets to know Balaiah and his family. He realizes the intensity of his mistake and vows to make Balaiah and his family's life better. Balaiah on the other hand, vows to kill the person responsible for his brother's death and his blindness. Knowing about his fate in the hands of Balaiah, Krishna keeps helping them. Finally, Balaiah learns about Krishna and forgives him.
- Krishna as Vijay/Vinay/Devudaiah/Picchaiah
- Bharathi as Sujatha
- M. Balaiah as Chinnaiah
- Kaikala Satyanarayana as Satya Murthy
- Kanta Rao Rajasekharam
- Rao Gopal Rao as Narayana Rao
- Mada as Pujari
- Dr. Sivaramakrishnaiah as Doctor
- Arja Janardhana Rao
- Krishna Kumari as Janakamma
- Pandari Bai as Shantamma
- P. R. Varalakshmi as Prabha
- Pushpa Kumari as Kantham
- Master Visweswara Rao as Budugu
- Screenplay and Direction: K. Vishwanath
- Producers: Alaparti Suryanarayana and Mannava Venkata Rao
- Story: M. Balaiah
- Dialogues: Samudrala Ramanujacharya and Modukuri Johnson
- Production Company: Amrutha Films
- Director of Photography: G. V. R. Yoganand and B. Ramachandraiah
- Film Editing: S. P. S. Veerappa
- Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy and Vempati Satyam
- Lyrics: Devulapalli Krishnasastri, Samudrala Ramanujacharya, C. Narayana Reddy, Kosaraju, Dasaradhi, P. Ganapati Sastry
- Original Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
- Assistant Composer: Puhalendi
- Playback Singers: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, G. Anand, S. Janaki and P. Susheela
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