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Maya Machindra (1946)

Cast: Jandhyala Gowrinatha Sastry, Kannamba, Malathi, Satyajit, Addanki Sri Ramamurthy, Krishna
Murthy
Dialogues and Lyrics: Vutukuru Satyanarayana Rao
Music: Bhimavarapu Narasimha Rao
Director: P. Pullaiah
Release Date: 14 January

Sri Seetharama Jananam (1944)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Srirama), Vemuri Gaggaih (Ravana and Parasurama), Balijepalli Lakshmikantham (Viswamitra), BN Raju (Lakshmana), T. Venkateswarlu (Dasaratha), Parupalli Satyanarayana (Vasishta), Parupalli Subba Rao (Janaka), Lanka Satyam, Kumpatla Subba Rao, Tripurasundari (Seetha), Kamala Kotnis (Kaikeyi), Rushyendramani (Kausalya), Annapurna (Sumitra), Sowdamini, Kamakshi (Mandodari), Chandrakala (Vedavati), TG Kamala Devi, Kumari Champa, Koteswara Rao (Sukracharya)
Dialogues: Duvvuri Rami Reddy
Lyrics: Balijepalli Lakshmikantham, Daita Gopalam
Music: Prabhala Satyanarayana, Ogirala Ramachandra Rao
Background Score: CR Subburaman
Cinematography: P. Sridhar
Dance: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Producer and Director: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Release Date: 16 November
Trivia: This was the first film for ANR as a hero.

Bheeshma (1944)

Cast: Jandhyala Gowrinatha Sastry, C. Krishnaveni, Sriranjani, Srivatsava, R. Rami Reddy
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Producer: Mirjapuram Raja
Director: Chitrapu Narayana Murthy
Banner: Sobhanachala Pictures

Tahsildar (1944)

Synopsis: This film was a satire on Indian middle-class anglophilic pretensions. Soon after a low-level tax collector (Rao) marries the beautiful but unsophisticated village girl Kamala (Bhanumathi), he forces her to take a series of classes to learn to wear Western fashion and high heeled shoes and to learn to speak English. All this climaxes in a tea party hosted by the collector that leaves Kamala dispirited and humiliated. The collector dumps Kamala in favor of the slick and modern Rajani (Kamala Kotnis), who promptly has poor Kamala evicted. Soon the dark-hearted Rajani spends all of his money, forcing him to embezzle from his company.
Cast: YV Rao (Kamesam), Chadalavada Narayana Rao (Narasayya/DN Taral), BR Panthulu, P. Bhanumathi (Chittemma/Kamala), Balijepalli Lakshmikantha Kavi (Seethaiah and Panakalu), Kamala Kotnis (Rajani), MS Rama Rao (cameo), Bezawada Rajarathnam (Ramamma), Hemalatha (Parvathamma), Krishnaiah (Viswanatham)
Story: YV Rao
Dialogues and Lyrics: Balijepalli Lak…