DVD cover of Aatmiyulu film
Directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao
Produced by D. Madhusudhana Rao
Written by Yadhanapudi Sulochana Rani
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
Music by Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Release dates
Running time
3 hrs
Country India
Language Telugu

Aatmiyulu (Telugu: ఆత్మీయులు) (English: Soulmates) is a 1969 Telugu musical drama film written by Yadhanapudi Sulochona Rani, and directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao. Upon release the film, and the soundtrack has received positive reviews, and has garnered Nandi Award for Best Feature Film.[1][2]

The Plot

Veerayya (Dhulipala) works for Landlord Jagannadham (Gummadi). He dies in an attempt to save the life of Jagannadham. Veerayya has a son Suryam (Akkineni) and a daughter Seetha (Chandrakala). Later Jagannadham shifted to city and makes arrangement for the maintenance of Veerayya's children but Mahankali (Suryakantham) did not take care of them. They grow up in utter misery for a while but they were taken care after by a hotel owner. Suryam by hardwork studies to get University top rank in BA. Seetha grows in the lovely care of her brother to be very good in domestic works. Jagannadham came to know about Suryam and Seetha and shifts them to his house. Impressed by the efficient work of Seetha, he decides to marry her to his son Chandram (Chandramohan). Justice Rajaram (Nagabhushanam), elder brother of Jagannadham, has a daughter Jaya (Vanisree), who studies in the house of Jagannadham. She tries to be very close with Suryam. The story is about the problems encountered and how Suryam and Seetha solves them. Suryam and Jaya finally got married with the permission of elders.


Actor / Actress Character
Akkineni Nageshwara Rao Suryam, son of Veerayya
Vanisree Jaya, daughter of Rajaram
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao Jagannadham
Chandramohan Chandram, son of Jagannadham
Chandrakala Seetha, daughter of Veerayya
Nagabhushanam Justice Rajaram
Vijaya Nirmala Saroja
Suryakantham Mahankali
Dhulipala Seetharama Sastry Veerayya
B. Padmanabham Chittibabu, son of Mahankali
Prabhakar Reddy Rogue


There are about 9 songs in the film.[3]



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