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Movie title : Rechukka
Rating: 2.0
Release Date : 1956
Cast: Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Kannaiah / Yuvaraju), Sivaji Ganesh, Devika, MG Ramachandran, Muttu Raman, Anjali Devi (Nana, daughter of Veeranna), Mukkamala Krishna Murthy (King), Prameela (Devika), Akkineni Nageshwara Rao (Guest actor), Nagabhushanam, Peketi Sivaram
CBFC Movie Rating : U
Music : Ashwathama
Camera : P L Roy
Editor : G D Joshi
Dialouges : Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry

Screenplay :Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
Lyrics: Malladi Ramakrishna Sastry
Presenter : Prathiba Studios
Direction : P Pullaiah
Producer : Ghantasala Krishnamurthy

Plot / Movie Story / Movie Review

The story is set in a kingdom. The chief minister wants his daughter to marry the King's only son, the future prince. The King refused the idea, and the angry minister captures and arrests the King and runs the Kingdom. A loyal countryman Veeranna (Nagabhushanam) takes the Prince and leaves him in the forest away from the evil minister's hands, but gets captured himself. The Prince, grows up as the forest chief's adopted son Kannayya (N.T. Rama Rao). Veeranna's daughter is Nana (Anjali Devi). Both of them grows up as thieves. The old King escapes finally and stays at Nana's house. Nana steals the Princess Lalita Devi's (Devika) necklace and Kannayya returns it to her. The princess falls in love with him. Nana also falls for the Kannayya too. He gets to know his true identity, defeats his enemies and gets back his Kingdom.

Movie Facts

  • The story was inspired by The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) starring Tony Curtis.
  • The film remade into Tamil by Kalyanaraman entitled Naattiya Thara.


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