Mooga Manasulu

Mooga Manasulu
Directed by Adurthi Subba Rao
Written by Acharya Atreya and Mullapudi Venkata Ramana
Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao
B. Padmanabham
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
Allu Ramalingaiah
Music by K. V. Mahadevan
Cinematography P. L. Roy
Edited by T.Krishna, BA
Release dates
Country India
Language Telugu

Mooga Manasulu (English: Mute Hearts) is a 1964 Telugu Drama film directed by Adurthi Subba Rao. The film based on the concept of reincarnation. It is ever lasting musical hit film; all the songs are heard even today.[1] They are combined effort of Atreya, K. V. Mahadevan, Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, P. Susheela and others. It is remade in Hindi as Milan starring Sunil Dutt, Nutan and Jamuna. It was remade in Tamil entitled Praptham is directed by Mahanati Savitri.


The plot of the film is based on the concept of Reincarnation and a beautiful love story. Newly married couple Gopinath (Akkineni) and Radha (Savitri) are on Honeymoon and traveling in a boat in River Godavari. Gopinath cries to the boatman to stop the boat as there were dangerous Whirlpools ahead. On reaching the shores, Gopinath takes Radha to an old building. The boatman tells them that it belonged to a Zamindar and takes them to the Samadhis, which reportedly belong to that of one Gopi and Radha. They, then, find an old lady lighting deepam at the Samadhis. Gopinath recognises that she is none other than Gowri from his earlier birth. Gowri too recognised him as Gopi and breaths her last in his hands. The main story is narrated as flashback by Gopinath to Radha.

Gopi, an orphan lives on River Godavari and carries passengers by boat. Radha is the daughter of a Zamindar (Landlord). She goes to College on the other side of the River. Gopi carries her daily, purely likes her and used to give her Chrysanthemum flower daily. Gowri is a shepherd girl who loves Gopi intensely.

Radha's uncle (brother of Zamindar Suryakantham's wife) is Rajendra (Nagabhushanam). His selfish plans results in marriage of Radha with Ramaraju. As fate otherwise directs, Ramaraju dies and Radha becomes widow and comes back to the village. Gopi is deeply disturbed by the unfortunate incident and tries to console Radha. Their affection is misunderstood by Gowri and villagers put an illegal relation between them spread by Rajendra. Knowing this Gopi leaves the village and Radha follows in search of him. Rajendra follows them to kill, and Gowri sacrifices her virginity to save them. Both Radha and Gopi die due to the Whirlpools in the River.

After narrating the story, the newly wed couple cremate Gowri besides the Samadhis of Radha and Gopi.


Actor Character
Akkineni Nageswara Rao Gopinath and Gopi
Savitri Radha
Jamuna Ramanarao Gowri
Nagabhushanam Rajendra
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao Zamindar
B. Padmanabham Radha's Husband
Suryakantham Wife of Zamindar
Allu Ramalingaiah
P. Laxmikantamma


Sound track

There are nine songs in the film, all of them are of high musical standards.[2]



  1. Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp:. 199-202.
  2. Mooga Manasulu songs at Ghantasala Galamrutamu.
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