The Indian cinema is celebrating the 100 year completion. Telugu cinema is completing 82 years of its first release of Bhaktha Prahlada(1931). As part of celebrations of Indian Cinema,businessoftollywood.com remembers and recollects the information of The Greats of Early Telugu Cinema
Relangi Venkatramayya was born at Ravulapalem village,Near Tadepalligudem Town, in East Godavari district of A P on 13th of August 1910. He started his professional career as Harikatha Describer. Major breakthrough in his film career was with the film “Vindhya Rani” directed by C. Pulliah released in the year 1948. Then came his movie”Keelu Gurram” an A N R Starrer. In the Film “Maya Bazaar” his action as Uttharakumarudu is simply marvelous especially in the song sequence” pamu Oho Sundari Neevanti Divya Swaroopamu Yendendu Vethikina Ledu Kadha” with Savitri. “Kaseeki poyanu ramahari ganga theerthammu thecchanu ramahari” song sequence of Relangi with actress Girija in the film “Appuchesi Pappu koodu” is a proof of excellance in comedy presentation of Relangi. “Sarada sarada cigarettu idi doral thragu cigarettu…Kampu Kottu ee cigarette deenni kalchakoyi napai vottu”a song sequence of Relangi and Girija in D.Ramanaidu’s first film”Ramudu-Bheemudu”.Superb lyrics penned by Kosaraju were tuned by Pendyala and relangi lived on the celluloid with best comic action. He has acted and produced the film“Samajam” directed by Addala Narayana Rao in the year 1960. Whenever Relangi appeared on screen there used be roars from the crowd in theaters. This is an example of the Popularity and acting ability of this comedian. He played a major comedy role with Ramana Reddy and Girija in Producer V B Rajendra Prasad’s “Aaradhana”(1962 film). His action as the husband of G.Varalakshmi in the Box Office hit “Lethamanasulu” is unforgettable. Also he played the role of a father for Rajasri and Kanchana in the film”Preminchi Choodu”. Maya Bazaar,Missama,Aaradhana,Raniratna Prabha,RamuduBheemudu,Illarikam,Bharyabharthalu,Kulagothralu are his best movies. Relangi Venkatramaiah owns a Cinema Theatre at Tadepalligudem. This talented comedian rose to the level of ruling the comedy kingdom of Telugu Cinema in its early days. He was at his best before camera acting with the other Great comedian Ramana Reddy. In many of his films he was paired with Girija and Suryakantham. He was honored with “PADMASRI” by govt. of India in the year 1960.
This great comedian of Telugu Film Industry Died on 26th of November 1975 at Tadepalligudem Town. Now the celebrations are on for 100 years of Indian Cinema. Businessoftollywood.com wish to recollect the memories of Relangi as part of Celebrations of 100 Years Of Indian Cinema.