Legendary Actor Natasamrat Akkineni Nageswara Rao was the first hero to have
played dual roles in a film named 'Iddaru Mitrulu' released in the year, 1961
and proved to be the blockbuster at the box-office. ANR has played the roles as
Ajay Babu and Vijay in the film. Actresses Rajasulochana and EV Saroja are female
leads played opposite to ANR in the family entertainer.
Rajeswara Rao has composed magnificent tunes which made the film a musical hit.
Songs for example, 'Khushee khusheega navvuthoo( Lyricist Dasarathi's first
song), 'Ee musi musi navvula', 'Oho oho ninne koredaa', 'Hello hello O
Ammayee', 'Padavela Radhika pranaya sudha geethikaa' etc. are evergreen
melodies. The film was directed by Adurthi Subba Rao and produced by D.Madhusudan