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Sarangadhara (1937)

Cast: Banda Kanakalingeswara Rao (Sarangadhara), P. Santha Kumari (Chitrangi), Sr. Sriranjani (Rathnangi), Addanki Sri Ramamurthy (Raja Raja Narendra), Pulipati Venkateswarlu (Subuddhi), Kochcharlakota (Matimantha), Balamani (Chandrasena), Ramudu (Hema)
Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics and Verses: Vemuri Sundara Ramaiah Sharma
Music: Maruthi Seetharamaiah and Akula Narasimha Rao
Cinematography: RA Kambale
Art: TVS Sharma
Producer: Ramaiah
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Star Combines
Trivia: Not just in the stage play, Santha Kumari acted in the movie Sarangadhara (1937), during which time the director of the movie P. Pullaiah fell in love with her. They eventually married the same year. Santha Kumari played a negative role of Chitrangi with equal √©lan.
This was the debut film for Pullaiah as a director.

Draupadi Vastrapaharanam (1936)

Synopsis: Arjuna arrives at Dwaraka and invites Sri Krishna fro Dharmaraja's Rajasuya Yagna. Nakula goes to Hastinapura and invites Kauravas for the Yagna. All the kings of Bharata varsha arrived at Indraprastha for the Yagna.
After performing Yagna, Dharmaraja is accordance with advises of Bheeshma and Narada, goes to offer Agra Pooja to Lord Sri Krishna. Sushupala contradicting the superiority of Krishna deliberately accuses him before the assembly of Kshatriya Princes. Krishna, conscious of the lapse of time for pardoning Sushupala's hundred faults, severs his head with Sudarsana Chakra.
Duryodhana is very much prejudiced at the inestimable reputation achieved by Pandavas. His malice is enhanced when he enters the mysterious Maya Sabha and by accident strikes his head against the wall and again when he falls into the water which appears to him as floor. Bheema's mockery together with Draupadi's laughter fanned the infuriating fire of Duryodhan's averice.
Duryodh…

Harischandra (1935)

Cast: Addanki Srirama Murthy (Harischandra), Kannamba (Chandramati), Bheema Rao (Lohitasya), Pulipati Venkateswarlu (Nakshatrakudu), Bandaru Naidu, Akula Narasimha Rao
Story, Dialogues and Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikanta Kavi
Music: BG Temble, Kha Sahib Burjikhaw
Director: T.A. Raman
Banner: Star Combines Ltd.
Trivia: It was made with a budget of Rs. 1 lakh and take six months to make.
Noted director P. Pullaiah worked for this film as assistant director.

Seetha Kalyanam (1934)

Synopsis: Viswamitra is preparing for the performance of a great Yaga for the peace and prosperity of mankind. While he sits meditating, to carry it through successfully, as any such attempts were spoiled by Rakshasas who completely invest the neighbouring forests and wreck all such attempts, he finds great many Rishis horely-harassed by the evil deeds of Ravana and his minions are praying to the Lord Vishnu to free from their troubles. Vishnu appears before them and comforts them that he has already incarnated himself as the son of Dasaratha and he would surely end their troubles. Viswamitra has seen his own vision and starts to Ayodhya seeking the aid of Rama.
Dasaratha is in his durbar when Viswamitra enters and asks the support of Rama for defending his Yaga against the Rakshas. Dasaratha at first unwilling to send his son but on the advice of Vasishta he allows Viswamitra to take Rama and with him Lakshmana also. In their journey to Yagasala they meet the she-demon Thataki and Ra…

Bhagya Chakram (1968)

Cast: NT Rama Rao, B. Saroja Devi, Rajanala, Padmanabham, Mukkamala, Linga Murthy, Vadlamani Viswanatham, PJ Sharma, Peketi Sivaram, Seetharam, Jagga Rao, Chalam, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Geethanjali, Rushyendramani, Jyothi Lakshmi, Kanakam, Prabhavathi, Kakinada Rajaratjam, Baby Mallika
Dialogues and Lyrics: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Screenplay: KV Reddy
Playback: Ghantasala, P. Susheela, LR Eshwari, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Swarnalatha, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: Kamal Ghosh, KS Prasad
Editing: Vasu
Art: Gokhale
Fights: Syamsundar
Choreography: Pasumarthi Krishna Murthy
Makeup: Peethambaram, Veerraju
Costumes: TN Rama Murthy, MA Rahman
Publicity Designs: SV Chalapathi Rao
Producer: PS Reddy
Direction: KV Reddy
Banner: Jayanthi Pictures
Release Date: 13 September
Songs:1. Aasa niraasanu chesitiva - Ghantasala
2. Vaana kaadu vaana kaadu varadaa raajaa - P. Susheela
3. Kunda kaadu kunda kaadu -
4. Mana swaami naamam
5. Neethoti vega lenu
6. Neevu leka nimushamainaa
7. …