Anthuleni Katha is a 1976 Telugu-language film directed by K. Balachander, starring Jaya Prada in the lead role, with Rajinikanth, Sripriya and Phataphat Jayalaxmi in supporting roles. Kamal Haasan played a cameo. The film is a remake of the 1974 Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, which was also directed by Balachander. This is Jaya Prada's first starring role, reprising the role played by Sujatha in the original and is considered to be one of her best films. This was also Rajinikanth's first major role. This film was shot in black-and-white.
Saritha (Jaya Prada) is a working woman in a poor family. She works hard to support her widowed sister, unmarried sister, her blind younger brother, her mother, her drunkard brother Murthy (Rajinikanth) and his family. Her father abandons the family and goes on a pilgrimage. Her brother not only does not take responsibilities, but also creates additional problems for her.