|Directed by||V. B. Rajendra Prasad|
|Produced by||V. B. Rajendra Prasad|
|Screenplay by||Prayag Raj|
|Story by||J. M. Desai|
|Based on||Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973)|
|Music by||K. V. Mahadevan|
|Edited by||A. Sanjeevi |
A. V. Balu
Jagapathi Art Pictures
|Distributed by||Annapurna Pictures|
|Box office||₹1 crore(equivalent to ₹27 crores in 2019)|
Manchi Manushulu (English: good People) is a 1974 Telugu drama film produced & directed by V. B. Rajendra Prasad under his Jagapathi Art Pictures banner. It stars Sobhan Babu and Manjula in the lead roles, with music composed by K. V. Mahadevan. It is a remake of the Hindi film Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973), which in turn was remade into Tamil language, entitled Uthaman in 1976, starring Sivaji Ganesan.
Radha (Manjula) is a medical student and daughter of a wealthy man, Raghupati Rao (Nagabhushanam). While on a trip to Simla, she meets and falls in love with Gopi (Sobhan Babu); they get intimate with each other. Gopi asks Raghupati Rao for his daughter's hand, but he refuses, on the ground that the hard-up Gopi is not worthy of her. Gopi leaves Radha a note, explaining that her father refused the alliance and that he is heading to meet his mother, who is very sick. Raghupati Rao gets hold of the letter before Radha. He changes the letter with a fake one that says Gopi is going away because Raghupati Rao has refused to provide any monetary compensation.
Years later, Gopi and Radha are fated to meet again. This time, Gopi is accompanied by a handicapped boy, Babu (Master Tito), while Radha is about to get engaged to Dr. Ramesh (Jaggayya). It is revealed that Babu is Gopi and Radha's son. Gopi has come to Dr. Ramesh for Babu's treatment. Radha was pregnant when her father sent Gopi away. She gave birth to a baby, but her father told her that it was stillborn. Gopi took his son and promised Raghupati Rao that he would never tell Radha about the child. Dr. Ramesh treats Babu as Radha tries to hide her past from Dr. Ramesh. Radha learns the truth about Babu's birth and confronts her father, who confesses and asks her forgiveness while Babu is united with his parents.
All music is composed by K. V. Mahadevan.
|1.||"Neevu Leka Nenu Lenu (Happy)"||Athreya||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||4:33|
|2.||"Ninnu Marachipovalani"||Athreya||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:33|
|3.||"Padaku Padaku Ventapadaku"||Athreya||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||6:34|
|4.||"Pellayyindi Prema Vinduku"||Athreya||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||4:37|
|5.||"Vinu Naa Maata Vinnavante"||Arudra||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||4:03|
|6.||"Neevu Leka Nenu Lenu (Sad)"||Athreya||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||3:42|
|7.||"Harilo Ranga Hari"||Athreya||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||5:02|
- The film ran for more than 100 days in ten centers and celebrated a Silver Jubilee in Hyderabad.