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Apavadu (1941)

Synopsis: Prakash, a revenue inspector lived happily with his wife Kamala, sister Kantham and son Kittu till his neighbour Venkaiah's young second wife Anasuya brings dishormony in his marital life. She has a step daughter Bobjee who tries to scuttle the plot. Prakash has a wealthy friend, the popular singer Kamaraju. Anasuya has a crush on Kamaraju but he spurns her advances and a humiliated Anasuya plots revenge with the help of Mangapathi, a local rowdy. They spread rumours about the amorous relationship between Kamala and Kamaraju. Hurt by these rumours, Kamala attempts suicide but is saved. Kamaraju with Rathnam finds out that the handwriting on the love letter supposedly written by him and Anasuya's are similar. The truth comes out.
Cast: KS Prakasa Rao (Prakash), Kalyanam Raghuramaiah (Kamaraju), Lakshmirajyam (Kamala), Rao Balasaraswathi Devi (Kantham), Aveti Poornima, S. Varalakshmi (Bobjee), Balamani (Rathnam), MC Raghavan (Venkaiah), Maddali Krishna Murthy, Seshagiri (Mangapathi), Master Prabhakar (Kittu)
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Basavaraju Appa Rao, Tapi Dharma Rao, Kosaraju
Music: Bhimavarapu Narasimha Rao
Cinematography: Sudhish Chandra Ghatak
Editing: Babu Rao Barodkar
Director: Gudavalli Ramabrahmam
Banner: Kasturi Films
Trivia: Kovelamudi Surya Prakasa Rao, father of K. Raghavendra Rao, was introduced as an actor with this film. Later he turned as director with the film 'Modati Rathri' (1950).
Poornima who played the jealous plotter Anasuya, making her debut with this film.

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