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Mahananda (1939)

Cast: Addanki Srirama Murthy, C. Krishnaveni, Kannamba, Parupalli Subba Rao
Director: Dronamraju China Kameswara Rao Producer: Mirjapuram Raja
Banner: Jaya Films

Grihalakshmi (1938)

Synopsis: The film tells of the decadent dancer, Madhuri (Kanchanmala), who seduces the upright Dr. Krishna Rao (Ramanujachari) into leaving his good wife Radha (Kannamba). The doctor becomes an alcoholic and is framed for the murder of Vishwasa Rao, the trustee of his father's estate. Krishna Rao's brother-in-law Gopinath (Nagaiah) helps the hero and later offers shelter to a destitute Radha. Radha has a scuffle with Madhuri, falls down the stairs and becomes mentally unbalanced, ending up waling the streets of Madras denouncing god, truth and justice.
Cast: Chittooru V. Nagaiah (Gopinath), Kannamba (Radha), Kanchanamala (Madhuri), Gauripathy Sastry (Prachanda Sastry), Ramanujachari (Dr. Krishna), Govindarajula Subbarao (Ramlal Seth), Sarala (Santhi), Rohini (Rohini), MC Raghavan (Viswasa Rao), Koteswara Rao (Rama Rao), Kanthamma (Manikyam), Anjanibai (Ganga), Doraswamy (Prosecutor), Hanumantha Rao (Advocate), Nagabhushanam (Judge), Appalaswamy, Jagadeesan
Story and Lyrics: Sam…

Kanaka Tara (1937)

Cast: Dommeti Suryanarayana (Kroorasena), Kannamba (Kamala), Kamala Kumari (Tara), Arani Satyanarayana (Pratap), P. Suribabu (Sadhu), Manjari (Manjari), Sivalenka Basavayya Sastry (Udayasena), M. Durga Prasad (Kanakasena), Veerraju (Vimala), Hemalatha (Radhabai), Chitra (Ratnabai), Gangarathnam (Elli), Anjanibai (Pushpa), Subbulu (Champa), Elisetty Satyanarayana (Dheemantha), K. Hemambara Das (Ramjetti), MC Raghavan (Durjaya), Kumpatla Subba Rao (Malligadu), K. Narasimha Murthy (Veerapala), KV Krishnayya Chowdary (Soorapala), Bhanu Prasad Singh (Bhilla), K. Nagabhushanam (Matimantha)
Story: Chandala Kevasa Das
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Bhimavarapu Narasimha Rao
Cinematography: DB Chawan
Editing: BR Barodkar
Art: OR Embaraiah
Director: Hanumappa Vishwanatha Babu
Banner: Saraswathi Talkies Ltd.
Trivia: This is the first folklore movie in Telugu.
This was based on Chandala Kesava Das's stage play 'Kanaka Tara'.
This was debut movie of Samudrala Raghavacharya…