Children’s Day Special: Three all-time favourite children’s films in Telugu

From the inspiring 'Repati Pourulu' to the adventurous 'Little Soldiers' and the supernatural-themed 'Devullu', here are the top three picks in Telugu.

ByPrakash Pecheti

Published Nov 14, 2023 | 1:31 PMUpdatedNov 14, 2023 | 1:31 PM

Top three children's films in Telugu

Among the many films made for children and on themes based on children in Telugu, here are a few of the memorable ones.

From the inspiring Repati Pourulu to the adventurous Little Soldiers and the supernatural-themed Devullu, here are the top picks in Telugu.

Repati Pourulu

This 1986 action film was written and directed by T Krishna and is another well-known children’s special for its theme.

The movie narrates a sordid story of school teacher Saraswati who gets raped and her fiancé Ravi gets killed after she tries to expose political corruption. Following this, her students embark on a mission to bring criminals (their parents) to justice.

The film reflected the grim reality of society, including the situation in juvenile homes and the rampant alcoholism, among others.

Starring Vijayashanthi and Rajasekhar in the lead roles, the film has K Chakravarthy as the music composer.

The portrayal of Vijayashanthi’s character as a school teacher was another feather in the actor’s hat as she earned a name for herself with rebellious and woman-centric characters by then.

Repati Pourulu won two Nandi Awards and the Filmfare Award for Best Film in Telugu.

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Little Soldiers

Director Gunnam Gangaraju’s Little Soldiers (1996) is said to be one of the all-time children’s films in Telugu cinema.

Starring Kavya, Baladitya, Kota Srinivasa Rao, and Brahmanandam, the movie is about two naughty siblings who get orphaned by the accidental death of their parents.

What is in store for the kids after they start living with their grandfather, an ex-army personnel, forms the crux of the flick.

Little Soldiers won six state Nandi Awards, including the Nandi Award for Best Feature Film (silver) and the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.

It was screened at the International Film Festival of India.

The film has also been dubbed in Tamil as Kutti Sippaigal.

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This 2000 Telugu-language supernatural film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna opened to positive reviews.

Devullu went on to break box office records of that time with a simple story of two children visiting holy shrines of Hindu temples when their parents were on the verge of separation.

At the behest of their grandmother, the two children board buses to visit far-off places without a penny to eat. Their journey turns to a happy ending as their parents unite in the climax.

Devullu starred actors Pruthivi, Raasi, Master Nandan, and Baby Nitya, while Suman, Srikanth, Rajendra Prasad, Ramya Krishna, and Laya.

The music was composed by Vandemataram Srinivas.

It was produced by Chegondi Haribabu and Karatam Rambabu under the banner of Babu Pictures.

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