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Vindhya Rani (1948)

Cast: Pushpavalli (Avanthi), DV Subba Rao (Vindhya Raju), Ramana Rao (Sivasri), Varalakshmi, Relangi, Panditha Rao, AV Subba Rao
Dialogues: Pingali Nagendra Rao
Music: Saluri Rajeswara Rao
Cinematography: CV Ramakrishnan
Editing: SR Krishna Swamy
Dance: Jayasankar
Sound: SP Gandhi
Art: KR Sarma
Director: C. Pullaiah
Banner: Vyjayanthi Films
Release Date: 14 Jan 1948
Trivia: This was based on the play VIDHYA RANI by Pingali Nagendra Rao.

Madalasa (1948)

Cast: Kalyanam Raghuramaiah, C. Krishnaveni, Anjali Devi, AV Subba Rao, Anasuya, Sriranjani, Rami Reddy
Producer: Mirjapuram Raja
Director: Chitrapu Narayana Murthy
Banner: Sobhanachala Pictures
Release Date: 29 May 1948

Balaraju (1948)

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Balaraju), Anjali Devi (Seetha), S. Varalakshmi, Gadepalli, DS Sadasiva Rao, Kasturi Siva Rao
Dialogues: Prayaga
Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: CR Subbaraman, Galipenchala Narasimha Rao
Play-back: S. Varalakshmi, Ghantasala, Vakkalanka Sarala
Cineamtographer: P. Sridhar
Editor: LM Lal
Sound: Meenakshi
Choreography: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Producer and Director: Ghantasala Balaramaiah
Banner: Pratibha Films
Release Date: 26 February
Box-office: Super hit
Trivia: This film had a 365-day run in Vijayawada and a 100-day run in another 12 centers.
It created new records at the box-office.
Initially Akkineni has sung the song 'cheliyaa kanaraavaa', but in the film, the producers opted the song rendered by Ghantasala. In the titles, his name appeared as GV Rao.
S. Varalakshmi rendered 10 songs out of total 18 songs.
Popular Songs:
1. Evarine nenevarine
2. O baalaraajaa preme erugavaa
3. Chiliyaa kanaraavaa
4. Teeyani vennela reyi
5. Raajaa raaraa naa raajaa raar…