|Directed by||Muthyala Subbaiah|
|Screenplay by||Pokuri Babu Rao |
|Story by||M. V. S. Haranatha Rao|
|Produced by||Pokuri Venkateswara Rao|
|Edited by||Gautham Raju|
Erra Mandaram (transl. Red Hibiscus) is a 1991 Telugu film, produced by Pokuri Venkateswara Rao under the Eetharam Films banner and directed by Muthyala Subbaiah. It stars Rajendra Prasad, Yamuna and music composed by Chakravarthy. The entire movie was shot in a remote village. The film was remade in Oriya as Udandi Sita starring Aparijita Mohanty, in Tamil as Puthiya Parasakthi starring Selva and Suganya and in Kannada as Balarama (2002) starring Rockline Venkatesh. The film won four Nandi Awards.
Ramudu (Rajendra Prasad) plays an uneducated and innocent person working in a theatre. Arundhati (Yamuna) loves Ramudu and marries him. Due to reservation system provided by the Government for the post of Panchayat President, Ramudu has elected as the President of Gram panchayat by the village people under the head of a landlord, Jagganna Dora (Devaraj). Jagganna Dora later reveals his intention of selecting Ramudu as president as he is innocent and can be made a puppet in his hands. Ramudu wants to reform his village but is left helpless as he lacks courage. Later one day, he feels ashamed of himself for being so powerless and unable to stop the crimes committed by Dora. He revolts, which results in his arrest with false accusations and is killed by Dora's men after he returns from the police station. The police take Dora's side and close the case, reporting that the person killed was someone other than Ramudu. Finally, Dora is then murdered by Arundhati and her son, both of whom allege the murder was committed by Ramudu, who is still said to be alive by the police. The movie ends with Arundhati and her son walking free.
- Rajendra Prasad as Ramudu
- Yamuna as Arundhati
- Devaraj as Jagganna Dora
- P. L. Narayana as Babai, Retired Army Soldier
- Sakshi Ranga Rao as Poojari
- Narra Venkateswara Rao as Posukolu
- Jayalalita as Kotamma
- Sailaja as Jagganna Dora's wife
|Film score by|
Music composed by Chakravarthy. Music released on Cauvery Audio Company.
|S. No||Song Title||lyrics||Singers||length|
|1||"Yendi Bullemma"||Jaladi||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chitra||4:22|
|2||"Kadu Kadu Antava"||Adrusta Deepak||Vandemataram Srinivas||4:21|
|3||"Yalo Yalo Ooyala"||Jaladi||Raja, Chitra||5:10|
|4||"Randayyo Jejelu"||Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja||4:43|
- Best Feature Film - Gold - P. Venkateswara Rao
- Best Actor - Rajendra Prasad
- Best Villain - Devaraj
- Best Lyricist - Jaladi Raja Rao
- "Yerra Mandaram (Overview)". IMDb.
- "నంది అవార్డు విజేతల పరంపర (1964–2008)" [A series of Nandi Award Winners (1964–2008)] (PDF). Information & Public Relations of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 August 2020.(in Telugu)