Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao is undoubtedly the legendary actor of Telugu cinema. His remarkable performances and selfless contribution to Telugu cinema earned him the title Viswa Vikhyatha Nata Sarvabhouma. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao starred in 300 films and essayed many iconic roles which gave him national and worldwide acclaim. As we remember Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on his birth anniversary, let us look back into his popular films which are currently streaming on various OTT platforms.
Mayabazar(1957) on Prime Video and YouTube
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Mayabazar is one of the epic fantasy movies of Tollywood and is helmed by the legendary director K. V. Reddy. Based on a segment of the folk tale Sasirekha Parinayam from the epic drama Mahabharata. The story is about Krishna (N. T. Rama Rao) and Ghatotkacha (S. V. Ranga Rao) attempts to rejoin Arjuna’s son Abhimanyu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) with his love, Balarama’s daughter Sashirekha (Savitri.)
Gundamma Katha (1962) on Prime Video and YouTube
Telugu cinema is a hub of family emotions and vividly displays them through discrete stories. Gundamma Katha is one such epic family drama. It is a story about a rich widow Gundamma (Suryakantham,) who continuously taunts her step daughter. How N. T. Rama Rao (Anji) and Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Raja) teach a lesson to Gundamma forms an admirable plot.
Missamma(1955) on Prime Video and YouTube.
Missamma, this title takes us back to the melodious song Raavoyi Chandamama, the all time favourite song of Telugu audiences irrespective of their age. Starring N. T. Rama Rao and Savitri in the lead roles, the story revolves around two college graduates who pretend to be a married couple to get a job and this forms a romantic comedy plot.
Pathala Bhairavi (1951) on Prime Video and YouTube
Pathala Bhairavi is one of the epic fantasy drama’s helmed by K. V. Reddy featuring N. T. Rama Rao, K. Malathi and S. V. Ranga Rao in the lead roles. Thota Ramudu (N.T. Rama Rao) falls in love with Indumati (K. Malathi) but faces opposition and seeks help from a Nepali sorcerer (S.V.Ranga Rao) to make his love a success.
Ramu(1968) on Prime Video and YouTube
T. Rama Rao essays the role of Raja, an army officer and has a son named Ramu. The story revolves around Raja’s strong desire to bring back his son’s voice and his plight during their journey.
Chitti Chellalu(1970) on Prime Video and YouTube
Chitti Chellalu is a beautiful narration of the bond between a brother and his sister. How he takes care of his sisters after his father becomes an alcoholic forms an admirable plot. The movie stars N. T. Rama Rao as Raja, Vanisri as Shanta and Rajasree as Janaki.
BhooKailas(1958) on Prime Video and YouTube
T. Rama Rao essayed the role of Raavan in Bhookailas. The film received cult status for the impeccable portrayal of emotions by N. T. Rama Rao after attaining atma lingam. How Lord Ganesh grounds the atma lingam from Raavan forms an interesting plot.
Vetagadu(1979) on Prime Video and YouTube
Vetagadu is a romantic drama revolving around Raja and Roja who are in love with each other. But Roja’s father turns against them as he mistakes Raja’s father as a cheater. How Raja proves his innocence forms the plot.
Daana Veera Soora Karna(1977) on Prime Video and YouTube
Daana Veera Soora Karna is based on the epic personality in the history of Mahabharata, Karna. N. T. Rama Rao who essayed the roles of Lord Krishna and Lord Rama stunned everyone with his variations in Daana Veera Soora Karna. Facing hardships right from his birth, Duryodhana befriends Karna. As a means to honour his friendship, Karna aids his help against the fight with pandavas.
Adavi Ramudu(1977) on Jio Cinema
T. Rama Rao essays the role of Adavi Ramudu. He stands with the people of a village against two diabolical rich people who use the forest for illegal schemes.
Telugu Filmnagar remembers the legendary actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao on his 98th birth anniversary. Head over to these OTT platforms and watch his iconic roles.