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Drohi (1948)

Cast: G. Varalakshmi (Saroja), Lakshmirajyam (Sita), KS Prakasa Rao (Dr. Prakash), Rallabandi Kutumba Rao (Gangadhara Rao), Kona Prabhakara Rao (Raja Rao), LV Prasad, Kasturi Siva Rao, Venkumamba, Surabhi Balasaraswathi
Story and Dialogues: Tapi Dharma Rao
Lyrics: Tapi Dharma Rao
Music: Pendyala Nageswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, G. Varalakshmi
Cinematography: Sridhar
Art: TVS Sharma
Director: LV Prasad
Producers: K. Bhaskara Rao, KS Prakasa Rao
Banner: Swatantra Films
Release Date: 10 December
Trivia: This was debut film for Pendyala Nageswara Rao as a music director.
Tatineni Prakasha Rao, the associate director, directed the scenes of his guru LV Prasad.
Popular Songs:
1. Navvulaina navvavate bulbul
2. Aalakinchandi baaboo aalakinchandi
3. Chakkera kottuku vachchaave

Geethanjali (1948)

Cast: Jandhyala Gaurinatha Sastry, Purnima, Sriranjani Jr., Tanguturi Suryakumari, Ch. Subba Rao, M. Prakash
Dialogues: U. Suryanarayana Rao
Music: K. Prakasa Rao
Cinematography: Prabhakar
Editing: Partha Sarathi
Producers: Jandhyala Gaurinatha Sastry, Joshua Gause
Director: Tangirala Hanumantha Rao
Banner: Sri Syamala Pictures
Release Date: 5 March

Radhika (1948)

Cast: Balasaraswathi, D. Kotiratnam, Sundaramma, Chenchuratnam, Padmanabha Rao, Ramakrishna Sastry, Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, Rama Murthy
Lyrics: Sadasiva Brahmam
Playback: Rao Balasaraswathi Devi
Music: Saluri  Hanumantha Rao
Cinematography: PL Rai
Editing: Rajan-Tilak
Sound: K. Ramachandran
Director: VPT Sadasiv
Banner: Sri Chatrapathi Pictures
Release Date: 20 Febraury
Trivia: In the editors duo, Tilak was none other than KB Tilak, the famous director of the later days.
Popular Songs:
1. Gopala krishnudu nallana

Ratnamala (1948)

Synopsis: Simhakethu, the ruler of Kancheepuram, is on the look out for a suitable bridegroom for his daughter, Rathnamala. Chandrachooda, the king of Sonapura, is blessed with a son, but with the curse, to survive, before it reaches the 16th month the child should be married to a 16-year-old girl. His minister goes on a bride hunt and reaches Kancheepuram. He shows them his own son's portrait and not that of the child prince. Rathnamala agrees to marry him. However, the minister says that, according to tradition, her marriage has to be performed with a sword. On entering the room, Rathnamala is shocked to see a child instead of the handsome youth she had seen in the portrait. The minister's son explains to her why they had to do that. She leaves the palace along with her child 'husband' and goes into a forest. Unaware of all this and finding Rathnamala missing, her father imprisons Chandrachooda, his minister and the minister's son, and then sends his men in searc…