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Missamma (1955)

Two unemployed college graduates from Madras, Rao and Mary act as if they are a married couple to get a job as school teachers in a small village called Appapuram. The story unfolds into an... See full summary »

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L.V. Prasad
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Cast overview:
Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri ... M. T. Rao
Savitri ... Mary / Mahalakshmi
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao ... A.K. Raju
S.V. Ranga Rao S.V. Ranga Rao ... Gopalam
Relangi Venkatramaiah Relangi Venkatramaiah ... Devayya
Jamuna ... Sita
Rushyendramani Rushyendramani ... Gopalam's wife
Allu Ramalingaiah Allu Ramalingaiah ... Musali Panthulu
Ramana Reddy Ramana Reddy ... David
Balkrishna Balkrishna ... Govind
Doraiswamy Doraiswamy ... Mary Pempudu thandri
Gummadi Gummadi ... Employer (guest role)
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Two unemployed college graduates from Madras, Rao and Mary act as if they are a married couple to get a job as school teachers in a small village called Appapuram. The story unfolds into an extremely hilarious comedy as they try to cover up that Mary is a christian. They are assisted in their drama by Devaiah-a friend and ex-beggar in fooling the family they work for. Written by Chandu Parimi <cparimi@hotmail.com>

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Language:

Telugu

Release Date:

12 January 1955 (India) See more »

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Vijaya Pictures See more »
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Remade as Jhakli Mooth (1957) See more »

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Arguably One of the Greatest Movie
22 September 2002 | by vkghanapathiSee all my reviews

This is one of the greatest movies ever seen. Actress Savitri with her excellent portrayal of Nava Rasa, is simply one of the greatest actresses of all time. Without a single romantic (in current day context) or indecent/ obscene visualisation, all the subtle feelings of Human Sensitivities of Traditional Indian Ladies are picturised by the director. Also , worth mentioning is the fact that the lady was only 18 years old. That is what earned her the Title Maha Nati in the ensuing years. The maturity in acting so naturally by a teenage girl is really marvellous.

NT Rama Rao, His indomitable nuances and style have his stamp of authentic life in a actor. Comedy is the essence of the movie.


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