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Devadasu (1953)


Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao (Devadasu), Savitri (Parvathi), Lalitha (Chandramukhi), SV Ranga Rao (Zamindar Narayana Rao), Doraswamy (Neelakantham), CSR Anjaneyulu (Bhujanga Rao), Peketi Sivaram (Bhagawan), Satyanarayana (Dharmanna), Sitaram, Surabhi Kamalabai, R. Nageswara Rao, GVG
Story: Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
Dialogues and Lyrics: Samudrala Raghavacharya
Music: CR Subbaraman, Viswanathan and Rammurthy
Playback: Ghantasala, Rao Balasaraswathi Devi, K. Rani, Jikki
Cinematography: BS Ranga
Make-up: Mangayya
Producer: DL Narayana
Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah
Banner: Vinoda Pictures
Release Date: 26 June
Trivia: This film was based on Sharat Chandra Chatterjee's famous Bengali novel 'Devadas'. There were around a dozen movies based on this novel, but this 1953 movie is the biggest hit and highly appreciated in all those movies.
After demise of Subbaraman, the background score done by Viswanathan and Rammurthy.
Initially Shavukaru Janaki selected for the role of Parvathi, later Savitri replaced her, and got stardom.
Dilip Kumar heaped praises on ANR's performance in DEVADASU saying it was the best among all the movies made on the subject, including his.
Popular Songs:
1. Kudi edamaite porapaatu ledoy (Samudrala)
2. Jagame maaya bratuke maaya
3. Andam choodavayaa aanamdimchavayaa
4. Palletoori pillaku kuluku hechchinde
5. Palleku podaam paarunu chooddaam
6. Pasitanapu manorathamu vennela

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