The period between 1950s to 1970s is the golden evolution of Telugu cinema. S. V. Ranga Rao is the legendary actor who gave life to Telugu cinema by portraying versatile roles. His remarkable performances and selfless contribution to Telugu cinema earned him the title Viswa Nata Chakravarthi. S. V. Ranga Rao is a profound actor, director and producer who has delivered many mythological and biographical films. In 30 years of his acting career, he won many prestigious awards like National Honors, International Honors, State Nandi Awards, and the Filmfare Special Award South. On this day, remembering S. V. Ranga Rao on his 103 birth anniversary, let us check out his best movies streaming on various OTT platforms.
Mayabazar (1957) on Prime Video and YouTube
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S.V. Ranga Rao’s role as Ghatotkacha in Mayabazar is one of the most loved roles by the Telugu audience. Mayabazar is one of the epic fantasy and classic movies of Tollywood which is crafted 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
Love for family dramas is never ending and Telugu audiences would never miss a superior blend of emotions in a family drama. Gundamma Katha is one such family drama filled with beautiful emotions. 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 the rest of the plot.
Dasara Bullodu (1982) on Prime Video and YouTube
Dasara Bullodu is an official Telugu remake of the Hindi movie Raaste Pyar Ke (1982.) The film features Akkineni Nageswara Rao, S. V. Ranga Rao, Chandrakala and Vanisri in the lead roles. Gopi (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is a happy go lucky man who falls in love with Radha (Vanisri.) Nirmala (Chandrakala,) loves her brother in law Gopi but sacrifices her love after being diagnosed with cancer. S. V. Ranga Rao essays the role of a paternal uncle to Gopi, an elderly honest man. What happens to Nirmala? Will Gopi and Radha get married forms the rest of the plot.
Bhakta Prahlada (1967) on Prime Video and YouTube
Bhakta Prahlada is one of the most popular mythological dramas in Telugu cinema featuring the legendary stars S. V. Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi and Roja Ramani who plays the title character. Bhakta Prahlada is the son of Hiranyakashipu who is a great devotee of Lord Siva. However, Bhakta Prahlada is a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu. To make Prahlada the devotee of Lord Siva, Hiranyakashipu takes extreme measures.
Telugu Filmnagar remembers the legendary and Versatile actor S. V. Ranga Rao garu on his 103rd birth anniversary. Head over to these OTT platforms and watch his best movies.