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Aatmabalam poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byTatineni Prasad
Written byGanesh Patro
Screenplay byTatineni Prasad
Story bySubhash Ghai
Based onKarz (1980)
Produced byJ. M. Naidu
K. Muthayala Rao
StarringNandamuri Balakrishna
Edited byK. Satyam
Music byChakravarthy
Sri Valli Productions[1]
Release date
  • 11 January 1985 (1985-01-11)
Running time
123 minutes

Aatmabalam (transl. Power of Soul) is a 1985 Indian Telugu-language musical thriller film, produced by J. M. Naidu, K. Muthayala Rao under the Sri Valli Productions banner and directed by Tatineni Prasad. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Bhanupriya and music composed by Chakravarthy. The film is a remake of the Hindi movie Karz (1980).[2][3][4] The film was a flop and a commercial failure at the box office.


The film begins with Anand Kumar Bhupathi a multimillionaire, whose property is usurped by a venomous Puligaolla Varhavataram after the death of his father Vairi Vijaya Venkata Lakshmi Narayana Bhupathi. Anand runs a legal battle while he falls for a gold-digger Maya, working covertly for Varhavataram. After the accession, Anand marries Maya and proceeds towards his estate to get the blessings of his mother Rani Vijaya Durga Devi. On the way, Maya throws Anand off the cliff near a small temple of Goddess Kali. After two decades, Durga Prasad a famous pop singer is the re-incarnation of Anand. He falls in love with a girl Vaishali in first sight. Once on his show, Durga Prasad plays the favorite tune of Anand, which activates some subconscious memories, and suffers a nervous breakdown. Accordingly to the doctors' advice, he takes a vacation and unknowingly moves to his estate the native place of Vaishali. Therein, his inherited memories reactivate by seeing the locations and coming across Maya. Vaishali tells him that she was brought up by her highness Mayadevi at the behest of her uncle Kabir. Actually, Kabir is sentenced to life imprisonment and releases, after which Durga Prasad wins his permission to court Vaishali. Later Kabir hark backs Durga Prasad that Vaishali's father Rambabu learned some deadly secret about the Kali temple, Maya, and Anand Kumar, for which he has murdered by Maya's brother Madhu. In retaliation, Kabir slaughtered Madhu and blackmailed Maya to raise Vaishali by pretending to know the secret. Meanwhile, Durga Prasad is cognizant that his mother and sister are ousted from their house. So, he elucidates the entire story to Kabir, who supports him to find his estranged family. Right now, Durga Prasad makes a play and snares Maya. At last, he confronts, makes Maya to confess her crime, whereupon Varhavataram captures Vaishali but Durga Prasad saves her and eliminates baddies. Maya escapes, pursued by Durga Prasad, she attacks him at the same Kali temple but falls to her own death. Finally, the movie ends on a happy note with the marriage of Durga Prasad & Vaishali.



Film score by
LabelSaptaswar Audio
Chakravarthy chronology
Babai – Abbai

Music was composed by Chakravarthy. Lyrics were written by Veturi Sundararama Murthy and music was released on Audio Company.[5]

S. No. Song Title Singers length
1 "Aakasha Veedhilo" SP Balu 4:30
2 "Chaligadu Vanikistunte" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:26
3 "Chali Chaliga" SP Balu 4:32
4 "Oka Vennela Chinnela" SP Balu, P. Susheela 4:14
5 "Om Shanthi Om" SP Balu 3:57


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  2. ^ "Heading". gomolo.
  3. ^ Tvwiz. "Aatma Balam".
  4. ^ Telugucineblitz.blogspot.com (26 February 2015). "Aatmabalam film information". Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  5. ^ mio. "Aatmabalam songs".

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