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Mala Pilla (1938)

Synopsis: The story is based on the discrimination against Harijans in villages. While some try to end discrimination, the Brahmins oppose it headed by priest Sunderarama Shastri (Subba Rao). His photographer son Nagaraju (Venkateswara Rao) falls in love with Shamapalatha (Kanchanamala), a Harijan girl and elopes with her to Calcutta where he teaches her to read and write. The two sects fight over water and work. After Shastri's wife is saved by the Harijans from a fire accident, his view of them changes. With the police and a few civilians, the situation in the village calms down while Nagaraju and Shampalatha are married with Shastri's blessings.
Cast: Govindarajula Subba Rao (Sundararama Sastry), Kanchanamala (Shampalatha), P. Suri Babu (Chowdarayya), Sundaramma (Anasuya), Venkateswara Rao (Nagaraju), Venkata Subbaiah (Mallikarjuna Sharma), Hemalatha Devi (Radhabayamma), Puvvula Anasuya, Teku Anasuya, P. Gangaratnam, P. Lakshmikantam, M.C. Raghavan (Muneyya), Bhanumathi, Puv…

Kacha Devayani (1938)

Cast: C. Krishnaveni (Devayani), SP Lakshmana Swamy (Kacha), C. Kanthamani (Sarmishta), Kalyanam Raghuramaiah (Indra), NCh Krishnamacharyulu (Brihaspathi), R. Rami Reddy (Vrishaparva), Ch. Suryanarayana Bhagavatar (Sukra), M. Raju, Lakshmikantham, Manika Devi, Chittoori Ramakrishna Rao (Narada), Tulasi Chinna Kameswara Rao (Yayathi), M. Pundarikakshudu (Manthri), RS Sharma (Yama), Kumpatla, BA Subba Rao, Ananda Rao (Kubera), Surya Rao (Varuna), Agni (Subba Rao)
Story: BV Ramanandam
Lyrics: Dronamraju
Music: NCh Krishnamacharyulu
Playback: NCh Krishnamacharyulu, P. Munuswamy
Cinematography: Prabodh Das
Audiography: BN Ghosh
Editing: Amarnath Chatterjee
Director: Dronamraju China Kameswara Rao
Banner: Radha Film Company (Calcutta)

Krishna Jarasandha (1938)

Synopsis: King Brihadradha praying to sage Danda Kaushika to bless him with a child. The sage gave him a fruit that Brihadradha cuts into two pieces and gives to his two wives. They gave birth to two dead pieces of a child. Aghast, the King throws the pieces outside his fort. Deman Jara (Kanchi Narasimha Rao)  finds them and joins the two pieces. The child breathes life and is named Jarasandha.
He grows to become a despot emperor and develops hostility towards Lord Krishna. He had a son, Sahadeva (B. Brahmaiah) and a daughter Kalyani both devotees of Krishna. Jarasandha had two nephews - Durjaya (Kothuri Satyanarayana) and Karthikeya (T. Ramakrishna Sastry). The later is devotee of Krishna and the former as cruel as Jarasandha. Kalyani and Karthikeya were in love and this irks Jarasandha who wishes to perform her marriage with Durjaya. Unable to turn his son and daughter to follow the family tradition of Vamachara, Jarasandha decides to wage a war against Krishna and Balarama (Jonnala…

Gulebakavali (1938)

Cast: Master Kameswara Rao (Tajal Mulk), Kanna Rao Bhagavatar (Jalath Simha), Venkatappaiah, Veera Raghava Reddy, Appalaswamy, Shakunthala (Gulebakavali), Rajamani (Abola), Sundari Lal (Mayavathi), Usha Rani
Dialogues and Verses: B. Ramana Murthy
Screenplay: KB Desai
Lyrics: Chaganti Raja Rao
Music: Vasantha Kumar Naidu
Cinematography: AV Wadekar
Audiography: AK Parmar
Editing: KM Ambavane, Raman Desai
Art: Ebrahim Surthi, Deva Pillai
Director: Kallakoori Sadasiva Rao
Banner: Paramount Film Company