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Illalu (1940)



Synopsis: Indira (Kanchanamala) is happily married to Murthy (Umamaheswara Rao) till Murthy falls in love with an educated and sophisticated Leela (Lakshmi Rajyam) and brings her as his second wife. This naturally leaves Indira in pain and anguish. However she performs her duties as the devoted wife on one side and wins over her 'savathi' on the other with patience and perseverance. Leela undergoes a change of heart before fate plays with her life. Finally Indira emerges triumphant. To take the story forwared there are other characters like the romantic poet, Madhu (Saluri Rajeswara Rao), and his spouse Sarala (Rao Balasaraswathi Devi).
Cast: Kanchanamala, Lakshmi Rajyam, Rao Balasaraswathi Devi, S. Varalakshmi, V. Uma Masheswara Rao, Saluri Rajeswara Rao, P. Suribabu
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Tapi Dharma Rao, Basavaraju Appa Rao
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Director: Gudavalli Ramabrahmam
Banner: Indira Devi Films
Release Date: 27 Sept, 1940
Trivia: This was debut movie for Uma Maheswara Rao as a hero. He was a leading lawyer from Kadapa with stage experience. He later acted in only two films - in Nagaiah's home production, 'Bhagyalakshmi' and in Gudavalli's 'Panthulamma', both released in 1943.

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