Not to be confused with Sangham (1988 film).

Theatrical release poster
Directed by M.V. Raman
Produced by A. V. Chettiar
Written by V. S. Venkatasalam
Starring N. T. Rama Rao
S. Balachander
Anjali Devi
Chittor V. Nagaiah
Music by R. Sudarsanam
Cinematography T. Muthu Sami
Edited by K. Shankar
Release dates
10 July 1954
Country India
Language Telugu

Sangham (English: Society) is a 1954 Telugu romantic comedy film written by V.S.Venkatasalam and directed by M. V. Raman. The film starred Vyjayanthimala, N. T. Rama Rao, S. Balachander and Anjali Devi in the lead while Chittor V. Nagaiah, V. K. Ramaswamy, K. N. Kamlam, K.R. Chellam and K. Sankarapani as the ensemble cast, was produced by A. V. Chettiar of AVM Productions. The film's score was composed by R. Sudarsanam, edited by K. Shankar and M. V. Raman and was filmed by T. Muthu Sami.

The film's story revolves around two friends played by Vyjayanthimala and Anjali Devi.



Box office

The film become hit at box office due to Vyjayanthimala fan craze.


The success of this movie basked the producer A. V. Chettiar to remade it in Hindi as Ladki with Kishore Kumar and Bharat Bhushan in S. Balachander and Gemini Ganesan role respectively which becomes second highest grossing film of 1953 with verdict hit.[1] The film also made simultaneously in Tamil as Penn with Gemini Ganesan in N. T. Rama Rao's role while S. Balachander reprises his role from the original.[2] Among the cast Vyjayanthimala, Anjali Devi and Chittor V. Nagaiah are the only actors to retain their roles in all three languages.

Character map of Sangham and its remakes

Sangham (Telugu) Penn (Tamil) Ladki (Hindi)
Raja (N. T. Rama Rao) Raja (Gemini Ganesan) Raja (Bharat Bhushan)
Rani (Vyjayanthimala) Rani (Vyjayanthimala) Rani Mehra (Vyjayanthimala)
Kamini (Anjali Devi) Kamini (Anjali Devi) Kamini (Anjali Devi)
(S. Balachander) (S. Balachander) Kishore (Kishore Kumar)


  1. "Box Office 1953". Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  2. S. R. Ashok Kumar ki (2006-02-26). "Finger on people's pulse". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-03-15.

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