Kotha Jeevithalu

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Kotha Jeevithalu
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Directed by Bharathiraja
Story by R. Selvaraj
Produced byRavula Ankaiah Gowd
Starring Suhasini
Hari Prasad
Cinematography B. Kannan
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Raveendra Films
Release date
  • 24 January 1981 (1981-01-24)

Kotha Jeevithalu (transl.New lives) is a 1981 Indian Telugu-language film directed by Bharathiraja. It is a remake of his own Tamil film Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979) and stars Suhasini. The film was a box office failure. [1]





Kotha Jeevithalu is the first Telugu film for both director Bharathiraja and actress Suhasini, and is a remake of the director's own Tamil film Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979). [2] [3]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. [4]

Track listing
1."Pongi Porale"C. Narayana Reddy S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 4:56
2."Manase Vellene" Acharya Aatreya P. Susheela 3:54
3."Tham Thananam"C. Narayana ReddyP. Susheela, S. Janaki4:20
4."Manase Vellene" (Duet)Acharya Aatreya Ilaiyaraaja, P. Susheela4:03
5."Yentha Sogunnavu" Kosaraju S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:00
Total length:26:37

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