Bhaktimala (1941)

Synopsis: Radha (Bhanumati), a devadasi (south Indian form of ritualized prostitution, in which a woman is wedded to God), converts herself into a worshipper of saints. The pimp Timmayya Sastry (Kondala Rao) the villainous Brahmin Ramanujachari (Sithapaty) persecutes her. The hero Mohan (Panthulu) joins her struggle for social reform. When Ramanujachari has her framer for Mohan's murder, she is saved through divine intervention.
Cast: B.R. Panthulu, Bhanumathi, Gidugu Venkata Sitapathi Rao, Mudigonda Lingamurthy, Addanki Srirama Murthy, Kondala Rao, Kutumba Sastry, K. Rajarathnam, Santha, Annapurna, Venkatagiri
Music: Kopparapu Subba Rao
Cinematography: M.A. Rehman
Story and Direction: Harilal Raghunathji Desai
Banner: Bhaskar Pictures

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