Release date1932 (1932) WriterSurabhi Nataka, Surabhi Nataka CastL. V. Prasad, Surabhi Kamalabai Similar moviesL 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.
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.
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
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.
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.