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Bhakta Prahlada (1932 film)

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Director  H. M. Reddy
Genres  Tollywood, World cinema
Country  India
6.8/10 IMDb

Producer  H. M. Reddy
Duration  
Language  Telugu
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Release date  1932 (1932)
Writer  Surabhi Nataka, Surabhi Nataka
Cast  L. V. Prasad, Surabhi Kamalabai
Similar movies  L V Prasad appears in Bhakta Prahlada and Kalidas

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Bhakta Prahlada (English: Devotee Prahlada) (Telugu: భక్త ప్రహ్లాద) is the first Telugu full length talkie film, based on The Story of Narasimha and Prahlada in Hindu mythology. It is made by H. M. Reddy, a pioneer of the Indian film industry.

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Bhakta prahlada 1931 movie poster


History

Ardeshir Irani was planning to make the first Indian talkie movie Alam Ara in Hindi in 1931. H. M. Reddy was assistant director for that film and made the first south Indian talkie in Telugu on the same sets.

The very famous theater group in Andhra Pradesh, ‘Surabhi’ had various performances of the play ‘Bhakta Prahlada’, which was written by the great playwright and ‘Andhranataka Pitamaha’ Dharmavarapu Ramakrishnacharyulu. H. M. Reddy sought to cast them in film and brought the entire drama team to Bombay under the supervision of C.S.R. Anjaneyulu.

In addition to reusing some dialogues and poems of the drama, H.M. Reddy made Chandala Kesavadasu to pen new songs. The great poet Kesavadasu, thus remains in the history of Telugu Cinema to have penned its first song.

Cast

  • Hiranya Kasapa - Municipalli Subbhaiah, also known as Valluru Subbaiah.
  • Prahlada - Sudheerbabu Naguboina
  • Leelavathi - Surabhi Kamalabai
  • Indra - Dorasami Naidu.
  • Modhabbai, (friend of Prahlada) - L. V. Prasad
  • B. V. Subbarao and Chitrapu Narasimha Rao - miscellaneous
  • Crew

  • Producer - H. M. Reddy under Krishna Movies banner.
  • Director - C. S. R. and H. M. Reddy
  • Assistant Director - L.V.Prasad.
  • Background music - H. R. PadmaNabha Sastri.
  • Dialogues - Dharmavaram Ramakrishnamacharyulu.
  • Lyrics - Chandala Kesavadasu
  • Camera - Govardhanabai Patel
  • Studios - Imperial studio in Bombay.
  • Release

    The release of the film which is the first Telugu talkie, was generally considered to have released on 15 September 1931 but it was eventually revealed to have been released on 6 February 1932.

    References

    Bhakta Prahlada (1932 film) Wikipedia
    Bhakta Prahlada (1932 film) IMDb


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