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Sampoorna Ramayanam (1936)

Cast: MA Subba Rao (Dasaratha), Gollapalli Satyavathi (Kausalya), B. Lakshmikantham (Sumitra), C. Kantamani (Kaikeyi), K. Veerabhadra Rao (Vasishta), DV Subba Rao (Yagna Purusha), P. Venkatarathnam (Sumantha), M. Narayana Rao (Rama-1), Pushpavalli Tayaramma (Sita-1), I. Subrahmanyam (Lakshmana-1), M. Suryanarayana Murthy (Bharatha-1), K. Venkata Rao (Satrughna-1), N. Ramanujacharyulu (Rama-2), S. Ramanimani (Sita-2), N. Thiru Vengalacharyulu (Lakshmana-2), J. Ganganna (Viswamitra), K. Appala Swamy (Mareecha), J. Venkata Rao (Subahu), V. Satyanarayana (Janaka), B. Narayana Murthy (Rama-3), M. Suryanarayana (Lakshmana-3), C. Venkateswara Rao (Bharatha-3), B. Jagannatha Rao (Sugriva), Musunuri Suryanarayana Bhagavatar (Hanumantha), K. Narasimham (Angada), K. Veeraswamy (Jambavantha), SV Krishnamachary (Ravana), M. Venkata Lakshmi (Mandodari), A. Shankara Rao (Indrajith), R. Bhanumathi (Sulochana), K. Bhanu Murthy (Vibheeshana), M. Satyavathi (Ahalya), K. Sarasiruham (Vasundhara), K. Rama…

Veera Abhimanyu (1936)

Cast: Pulipati Venkateswarlu (Abhimanyu), Kanchanamala (Uttara), Mantravadi Venkata Joga Rao (Srikrishna), Nagarathnam (Rukmini), Srihari (Satyabhama), Pandhyaram Venkateswarlu (Dharmaraju), Singaraju Nagabhushana Rao (Bheema), Cheruvu Sivarama Sastry (Arjuna), Surabhi Kamalabai (Subhadra), Hymavathi (Mitravinda), Kakumanu Nagabhushanam (Virata Raju), Kakumanu Narasimha Rao (Uttara Kumara), Gattupalli Anjaneyulu (Duryodhana), Baireddy Narasimha Reddy (Dussasana), Valluru Balarama Raju (Karna), Tumuluru Venkata Krishna Rao (Drona), Mulpuri Dakshina Murthy (Vidura), NB Kar (Saindhava)
Lyrics: Pandhyaram Venkateswarlu
Cinematography: KK Mistry
Sound Recordist: BR Patel
Director: V.D. Amin
Banner: Select Pictures Circuit

Prema Vijayam (1936)

Cast: K. Ranga Rao, P.S. Sarma, P. Rama Rao, M. Ramachandra Murthy, Nookaraju,
Music: Manuventi Venkata Rao
Director: Krithiventi Nageswara Rao
Trivia:This is the first social film in Telugu. It failed at box-office.

Maya Bazaar (1936)

Synopsis: Young Sasirekha, daughter of Balarama, finds a loving play-mate in Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna and Subhadra. Subhadra suggests to Balarama that Sasirekha and Abhimanyu would make a lovely couple, if married. Balarama falls in with the idea and promises to give his daughter in marriage to Abhimanyu only.
After some years, having lost their kingdom in the game of dice with Kauravas, Pandavas are forced to go to Dwaitavanam. Sri Krishna comes to Pandavas and pacifies them with his soothing words and persuades Arjuna to send Subhadra and Abhimanyu with him to Dwaraka. During the course of conservation with Balarama, Revathi expresses disapproval of the proposal to marry Sasirekha to Abhimanyu, on the ground that the latter's father was bereft of kingdom and wealth.
In Hasthinapura, Sakuni suggests to Duryodhana to win the Yadava clan to his side by a marriage alliance between Duryodhana's son Lakshmana Kumara and Sasirekha. Duryodhana approves the suggestion and immediately…

Draupadi Mana Samrakshanam (1936)

Synopsis: Draupadi and Arjuna meet Sri Krishna and invite him to attend their Rajasuya Yaga. Rulers of mani-fold Kingdoms arrive in their Royal splendour to the Yaga. The Mayasabha: a vision of enchantment. Merriment runs amok in endless entertainments. Proud Duryodhana is puzzled by the magnificent vision of the Mayasabha. Draupadi laughs at some of his mishaps. Duryodhana conspires to reek vengeance on Draupadi. His uncle Sakuni explains his plans of vengeance.
Vidura invited Pandavas for a short stay in the New Mansion built by Duryodhana. In that mansion, Dharmaraja is shown all the drawings of Jyutham by Sakuni and his Royal Cousins. Artfully, Dharmaraja is made to consent for a play at dice. The fateful play at dice commences. Dharmaraja sustains loss after loss. He looses his last bet, Draupadi. The Pandavas have now become slaves. Duryodhana, in spite of all the elders, orders Draupadi to be dragged into the public Court. He sends his brother Dussasana to fetch Panchali, and h…

Dhruva Vijayam (1936)

'Dhruva' was made and released by director C. Pulliah as a double bill with 'Sati Anasuya'. It was two mythologicals made exclusively with children and tells the stories of Bhakta Dhruva and Sati Anasuya.
Cast: C. Narayana Swamy (Dhruva), T. Venkateswarlu (Uttanapada), A. Narasimha Rao (Narada), M. Rangachari (Vishnu), G. Bhaskara Rao (Uttara), M. Hemalatha (Suruchi), Sitaram (Suniti), Lalitha (Vasantika)
Dialogues and Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikantham
Music: Prabhala Satyanarayana
Cinematography: Prabodh Dass
Editing: Dharamvir and Baijnath Joshi
Sound Recording: CS Nigam
Art: Adivi Bapiraju
Director: Chittajallu Pullaiah
Banner: East India Film Company
Trivia: Chittajallu Pullaiah was known to make mythological films. He was trained at Mumbai and Kolkata in filmmaking before he returned to South India. When Raghupathi Suryaprakash, son of Raghupathi Venkaiah, whom he assisted as a director went broke C. Pullaiah returned to Kakinada, turned his home into a studio and produced…