Edi Nijam

Edi Nijam
Directed by Sundaram Balachander
Produced by Ghantasala Krishnamurthy
Written by Sunkara Satyanarayana
Starring Nagabhushanam
Showkar Janaki
Ramana Reddy
Music by Master Venu
Release dates
Country India
Language Telugu

Edi Nijam (English title: What is Truth; Telugu: ఏది నిజం) is a 1956 Telugu film directed by Vainik and film personality Sundaram Balachander and produced by Ghantasala Krishnamurthy of Pratibha Films.[1] The films starring Nagabhushanam of Rakta Kanneeru fame. The story is loosely based on the Italian film Puzitor. The film was dubbed from Tamil as Edhu Nijam (1956).

The plot

Kondaiah (Nagabhushanam) is a labourer in a small village. He affectionately married Raami (Janaki) and living happily. The village Munasabu (Gummadi) is a cut throat and cheat. He is closely assisted by Naatu Vaidyudu (Ramana Reddy) and Poojari (Vangara). Tirupati (Joga Rao), friend of Kondaiah is a very angry man and used to criticize Munasabu openly. Munasabu tries to get Rami into his control by different ways. Tirupati opposes him. Munasabu cunningly kills him in a forest and diverts the crime on Kondaiah. This results Kondaiah to go to jail. Returning from jail, Kondaiah knows the Truth (Nijam) and attacks Munasabu. Police arrests him while hiding in the forest.


Actor / Actress Character
Nagabhushanam Kondaiah
Showkar Janaki Raami
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao Munusabu
Ramana Reddy Naatu Vaidyudu
Vangara Venkata Subbaiah Poojari
Joga Rao Tirupati
Kongara Jaggaiah Lawyer
Peketi Sivaram Guest role




  1. Edi Nijam in Naati 101 Chitralu, S. V. Rama Rao, Kinnera Publications, Hyderabad, 2006; pp: 134-5.
  2. "4th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 2 September 2011.

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