Samsaram (1950 film)


Film poster
Directed by L. V. Prasad
Produced by K. V. Krishna
C. V. Ranganatha Das
Written by Vempati Sadasivabrahmam
Starring N.T. Rama Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Relangi Venkata Ramaiah
Surabhi Balasarasaraswati
Nalla Rama Murthy
Music by Susarla Dakshinamurthi
Cinematography B. Subba Rao
M. A. Rehman
Release dates
  • 29 December 1950 (1950-12-29)
Running time
219 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Samsaram (Telugu: సంసారం) is a 1950 film directed by L. V. Prasad. It is a Silver Jubilee drama film starring N. T. Rama Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao.[1]

The momorable melody song Samsaram Samsaram is played by Susarla Dakshinamurthi and sung by Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao in Telugu and A. M. Rajah in Tamil. The song aptly describes the virtues of happy family life. This film was later remade in Tamil as Thunai Iruppal Meenakshi released in year 1977.


Raghu (N T Ramarao) is a government clerk lives who lives happily with his wife Manjula (Laxmirajyam) and two children. His mother Venkamma (Suryakantham), sister Kamakshi (Balasaraswathi) and her husband (Venkatramiah) live on his salary. Venkamma appropriates his earnings and Kamakshi plots to have Manujala blamed for all that goes wrong in the household. Raghu, unable to face the problems, abandons his family. Manjula has to work as a housemaid, and the children must beg on the streets. His brother Venu (ANR) lives in the village. He comes to the city, tracks down Raghu, and finds him a job. He is teased by Kamala (Pushpalata) and falls in love. He opens up the secret agenda of his mother and sister and finally joins the happy family.



Box office

The film ran for more than 100 days in 11 centers and celebrated Silver Jubilee and ran for 224 days in Madras.[2]


  1. Naati 101 Chitralu, S.V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006, pp: 54-5.
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