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Balaji (1939)

Cast: C.S.R. Anjaneyulu, P. Santha Kumari, Rajeswari Devi, Buchchanna Sastry, T. Venkateswarlu, Sanjeeva Kumari, Nagamani, Nagamma
Dialogues: Duvvuri Ramireddy
Music: B. Kumaraswamy, Akula Narasimha Rao
Cinematography: K.V. Machwe
Director: P. Pullaiah
Banner: Famous Films
Trivia: This movie also named as SRI VENKATESWARA MAHATYAM.

Amma (1939)

Cast: Lakshmirajyam
Director: Niranjan Pal
Notes: Niranjan Pal was the son of Indian nationalist Bipin Chandra Pal. In his teens he was attracted to the young extremist movement in Calcutta, and in an altercation with a British officer, beat him up and stole his gun. With an arrest warrant out on him, he escaped to London, where he was lived with nationalists Veer Savarkar and Madanlal Dhingra (later executed for assassinating a British officer). He studied script-writing in London, and was eventually discovered by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai, with whom he went set up Bombay Talkies, one of India's first and most important film studios. His autobiography "Aye Jibon" won the President's National Award in India in 2001.

Thukaram (1937)

Cast: CSR Anjaneyulu, Surabhi Kamalabai, Surabhi Balasaraswathi
Playback: CSR Anjaneyulu
Director: B. Narayana Rao
Banner: Star Combines
Notes: B. Narayana Rao's original name was Balakrishnan Narayana Nair. He was from Tellicherry.

Sri Satyanrarayana Swamy (1938)

Cast: Vadrevu Kamaraju (Satyanarayana Swamy), Hymavathi, Devarakonda Ramamurthy, Kadiyam Mallayachary, Lakshmi Narasamma, Yanamandra Ramakrishnaiah, Relangi, Mukkala Koteswara Rao
Writer: Muddu Krishna
Lyrics: Kallakuri Hanumantha Rao
Music: Nimmagadda Paradesi, B. Kumaraswamy
Cinematography: Govind Rao Bhadasavle
Editor: G.D. Joshi
Art: B.D. Kotwal
Director: Chittajallu Pullaiah
Banner: Andhra Talkies
Release Date: 12 Jan, 1938
Notes: This was the first film made in 'vaduka bhasha' in Telugu. It was released in theatres along with 'Kasula Peru', documentary on Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple and 'Chal Mohana Ranga', a folk dance. Kallakuri Hanumantha Rao, Sundaramma, Srihari and Tulasi were the actors in 'Kasula Peru' while Pushpavalli and Vali Subba Rao were performed in 'Chal Mohana Ranga'.

Mohini Bhasmasura (1938)

Synopsis: Mohini-Bhasmasura is a beautiful story that tells how Mohini (Pushpavalli) uses her charm to save Lord Shiva from Bhasmasura, a terrible demon. Mohini is a female incarnation of the great preserver-god Vishnu. Vishnu's role in the cosmos is as the preserver of form and of balance. To meet his goals he frequently takes on fleshly form, often (but not always) human. While incarnate he retains his divine powers, but cannot be recognized by mortal eyes. Mohini is special, though, in that she is a male god in female flesh.
Cast: Pushpavalli (Mohini), Dasari Kotiratnam (Lakshmi), A.V. Subba Rao (Bhasmasura), Puvvula Naga Rajakumari (Parvathi), Tungala Chalapathi Rao (Narada), D. Rama Murthy (Lord Siva), R. Venkata Ramaiah (Mareecha), M. Ramachandra Murthy, MB Koteswara Rao, D. Subhadra, T. Annapurna
Lyrics and Verses: D. Venkatavadhani
Music: AT Ramanujulu
Cinematography: GD Bhadsavle
Audiography: PL Kapoor
Editing: GD Joshi
Art: TV Subba Rao
Makeup: G. Koteswara Rao, V. Subba Rao
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Bhakta Markandeya (1938)

Cast: Vemuri Gaggaiah (Yama), GN Swamy (Markandeya)
Dialogues: Viswanatha Kaviraju
Lyrics: Viswanatha Kaviraju, Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi
Music: Galipenchala Narasimha Rao
Cinematography: Bomman D. Irani
Audiography: Bomman B. Sarosh
Producer: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Director: Chitrapu Narayana Murthy
Banner: Kubera Films