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Sangham 1954 AVM.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by M. V. Raman
Produced by M. Murugan
M. Saravanan
M. Kumaran
Written by Tholeti (dialogues)
Screenplay by M. V. Raman
Story by V. S. Venkatachalam
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
Anjali Devi
Music by R. Sudarsanam
Cinematography T. Muthu Swamy
Edited by M. V. Raman
K. Shankar
Release date
  • 10 July 1954 (1954-07-10)
Running time
175 mins
Country India
Language Telugu

Sangham (English:Society) is a 1954 Telugu drama film, produced by M. Murugan, M. Saravanan, M. Kumaran on AVM Productions banner and directed by M. V. Raman. Starring N. T. Rama Rao, Vyjayanthimala, Anjali Devi in the lead roles and music composed by R. Sudarsanam.


The story is a tale of two friends Rani (Vyjayanthimala) & Kamini (Anjali Devi). Rani is a feminist to the core. Kamini’s father Ramanatham (Chittoor V. Nagaiah), a man of progressive views, had married a woman from another caste and so finds it difficult to get a groom for his daughter. One day, Rani & Kamini have an altercation with medicos Raja (N. T. Rama Rao) & Chandram (S. Balachander). Raja is attracted by Kamini’s simplicity and beauty, while Chandram falls for Rani. Raja’s father Seetharamanjaneya Das (S. V. Ranga Rao) wants his son to marry the girl of his choice, but the mother Abbayamma (Rushyendramani) counters her husband’s views. Raja marries Kamini without informing his parents. Due to a plot hatched by Yeka Kannaiah (Ramana Reddy), who has an eye on Kamini, Raja misunderstands her and, in a fit of anger, agrees to marry the girl of his father’s choice. And this girl is none other than Rani, who, not knowing that Kamini had married Raja, agrees to marry him. Just then Chandram steps in and the story ends on a happy note with Raja realizing his folly, a changed Seetharamanjaneya Das accepting Kamini as his daughter-in-law and Rani marrying Chandram.



  • Art: H. Shanta Ram
  • Choreography: K. N. Dandayudhapaani Pille
  • Stills: P. K. Natarajan
  • Dialogues - Lyrics: Tholeti
  • Playback: P. Susheela, Raghunath Panigrahi, T. S. Bagavathi, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram
  • Music: R. Sudarsanam
  • Story: Venkatachalam
  • Editing: M. V. Raman, K. Shankar
  • Cinematography: T. Muthu Swamy
  • Producer: M. Murugan, M. Saravanan, M. Kumaran
  • Screenplay - Director: M. V. Raman
  • Banner: AVM Productions
  • Release Date: 10th July 1954


Film score by R. Sudarsanam
Released 1954
Genre Soundtrack
Length 49:50
Label EMI Columbia
Producer R. Sudarsanam

Music composed by R. Sundaram. Lyrics were written by Tholeti. Music released by EMI Columbia Audio Company.

S.No Song Title Singers length
1 Bharata Veera P. Susheela 2:38
2 Aadadante Aluseladela Raghunath Panigrahi 2:02
3 Jaathi Bedam Samasipoda Chittor V. Nagaiah 2:16
4 Sundaranga P. Susheela 4:14
5 Nidurinchedi Madhavapeddi Satyam 3:53
6 Karavalamani P. Susheela 8:22
7 Ilalo Sati Leni P. Susheela 7:12
8 Pelli Pelli Pithapuram 3:03
9 Nalugurilo T. S. Bagavathi 4:22
10 Dimikita Dimikita Madhavapeddi Satyam 4:30
11 Kohi Kohi Mani Kakula P. Susheela 3:53
12 Aasale Adiasalai P. Susheela 3:25

Box office

The film became hit at the box office due to Vyjayanthimala fan craze.


The success of this movie basked the producer A. V. Chettiar to remake it in Hindi as Ladki with Kishore Kumar and Bharat Bhushan for S. Balachander and Gemini Ganesan roles respectively which becomes second highest grossing film of 1953 with verdict hit.[1] The film also made simultaneously in Tamil as Penn with Gemini Ganesan in N. T. Rama Rao's role while S. Balachander reprises his role from the original.[2] Among the cast Vyjayanthimala, Anjali Devi, and Chittor V. Nagaiah are the only actors to retain their roles in all three languages.

Character map of Sangham and its remakes

Sangham (Telugu) Penn (Tamil) Ladki (Hindi)
Raja (N. T. Rama Rao) Raja (Gemini Ganesan) Raja (Bharat Bhushan)
Rani (Vyjayanthimala) Rani (Vyjayanthimala) Rani Mehra (Vyjayanthimala)
Kamini (Anjali Devi) Kamini (Anjali Devi) Kamini (Anjali Devi)
(S. Balachander) (S. Balachander) Kishore (Kishore Kumar)


  1. ^ "Box Office 1953". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar ki (2006-02-26). "Finger on people's pulse". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 

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