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Laila Majnu (1949)

Synopsis: Laila's father is a rich man like a Sultan. Khais is a poor boy. Both Laila and Khais studied in the same school and love grows between them from childhood. Laila's father disagrees their love. He send his daughter to Iraq for marriage with another person. Khais becomes mad as Majnu. Later the lovers met in a desert and died.
Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Khais or Majnu), Bhanumathi (Laila), CSR Anjaneyulu, Sriranjani, Mukkamala, Lalitha Devi, Kasturi Siva Rao, Padmini, Aarani Satyanarayana, Hemalatha, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Baby Krishnaveni (child Laila), Master C. Chittibabu (child Khais)
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: CR Subbaraman
Playback: Ghantasala, Bhanumathi, Susarla Dakshina Murthy, Madhavapeddi Satyam, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
Cinematography: BS Ranga
Choreographer: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Executive Producer: DL Narayana
Producer and Director: PS Ramakrishna Rao
Banner: Bharani Studios
Release Date: 1 Oct
Box-office: 100 days film
Trivia: This is …

Raksha Rekha (1949)

Synopsis: Kalavathi, the only daughter of Simhala King Rajasimha, is averse to marriage. So was Sudhakara, son og King Parthapa of Avanthi. Unable to convince him to get married, King Parthapa keeps him, along with a servant Dooradarsi, in a dilapidated house in the forest. Angels, lead by Chitra, make a visit to the nearby Vishnu temple. Surprised at the glowing light from the otherwise haunted house, they enter it and find a handsome prince sleeping there. They lift him along with the cot and place him in Kalavathi's palace. In a trance, Kalavathi and Sudhakara exchange rings. The next day their marriage is performed. The same day Chitra turns the prince into a garland and takes him with her. Kalavathi, in the guise of man, goes in search of him. On way she meets princess Chandrika, who takes her to be a man, falls in love and marries her. Later, she comes to know of Kalavathi's story and vows to help her. Meanwhile, Chitra, frustrated with the adamant Sudhakara, who detests…

Mana Desam (1949)

Synopsis: Madhu and Shoba are lovers. Madhu supports the Congress party but Shoba is opposed to congress views. They both are arrested in political violence during the freedom struggle. Madhu is tortured by the police and loses memory. The movie ends with his recovering from amnesia and reunion of the couple. Producer Krishnaveni herself played the role of Sobha and Narayana Rao played the role of Madhu.
Cast: Chittooru Nagaiah, Chadalavada Narayana Rao, C. Krishnaveni, NT Rama Rao, SV Ranga Rao, Relangi, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Chadalavada, Vangara, Ramanatha Sastry, Hemalatha
Story, Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao
Playback: Ghantasala, MS Rama Rao, C. Krishnaveni, Chittoor Nagaiah, Jikki
Cinematography: MA Rehman
Editing: MV Rajan
Art: TVS Sharma
Fights: M. Satyam
Choreography: Vempati China Satyam
Producer: C. Krishnaveni
Director: LV Prasad
Banner: MRA Productions
Release Date: 24 November
Trivia: The film is based on Vipradas, a Bengali novel an…