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Chenchu Lakshmi (1943)

Synopsis: Mythological continuing the often-filmed Vishnu Purana legend of Prahlada and Hiranyakashipa. After the demon Hiranyakashipa is destroyed, Vishnu's (Narayana Rao) consort Lakshmi (Kotnis) takes the earthly form of a chenchu (tribal) to soothe and entice Vishnu out of his rage. Her success, marriage and eventual recognition as the goddess forms the major part of the film. Mainly known for Subburaman's innovative score. For his debut film he drew on Latin American music for the credit sequence and to accompany a tribal dance. Nagaiah plays the tribal woman's father.
Cast: Chadalawada Narayana Rao (Vishnu), Kamala Kotnis (Lakshmi), Lanka Satyam, Chittooru Nagaiah, Rushyendramani, Garudachary
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: C.R. Subbaraman, Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: Jiten Bannerjee
Director: S. Soundara Rajan
Banner: Tamilnadu Talkies
Release Date: 14 January

Garuda Garvabhangam (1943)

Cast: Vemuri Gaggaiah, Bhanumathi, Ramakrishna Sastry, Vedantam Raghavaiah, Satyam, Bharatha Sastry
Story: Balijepalli Lakshmikanta Kavi
Dialogues: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
Cinematography: P. Sridhar Rao
Producer and Director: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Banner: Pratibha Pictures