Devata (1941 film)

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Devata is a 1941 Telugu-language drama film directed by B. N. Reddy. The huge success of this film lead to the making of more films with the same title in 1964 by B. Padmanabham and in 1982 by D. Ramanaidu.[1] The film was remade in Malayalam as Pavappettaval.[2]

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Poster of Devata 1941 film
Directed byB. N. Reddy
Written bySamudrala Sr.
Story byK. Ramnoth
Produced byMoola Narayana Swamy
B. N. Reddy
StarringChittor V. Nagaiah
Mudigonda Lingamurthy
C. H. Narayana Rao
Tanguturi Suryakumari
CinematographyK. Ramnoth
Music byChittor V. Nagaiah
Release date
4 July 1941

The plotEdit

Venugopala Murthy returns to his native village from England after passing law school. His mother Mangamma and sister Seetha are very happy. Venu is attracted towards Lakshmi, daughter of Venkaiah, who works as servant in the family. He takes advantage of the sleeping Lakshmi and promises to marry her. He leaves to the city and stays with his uncle Balaramaiah. Venu marries his daughter Vimala. Mangamma and Seetha bring the pregnant Lakshmi to the city. Venu refuses to accept her and offers some money to Lakshmi. She leaves the house when her father arranges for the marriage. She take refuge with the Haridasu family and delivers a child. Meanwhile, Vimala elopes with Sukumar. Mangamma sends Venu to bring back Lakshmi. After several hardships, Lakshmi reunites with Venu.



There are about 14 songs in the film. The lyrics are written by Samudrala Sr. and music score is provided by Chittor V. Nagaiah.[3]

  1. "Adigo Andiyala Ravali" - Bezawada Rajaratnam
  2. "Bhajane Modajanakamura" - G. Vishweswaramma and Suryakumari
  3. "Ee Vasanthamu Nityamu Kadoyi" - M. S. Rama Rao
  4. "Enno Nomulu Nochinagani" - G. Vishweswaramma
  5. "Evaru Makinka Saati" - Bezawada Rajaratnam
  6. "Jagela Verapela Travumu" - Bezawada Rajaratnam
  7. "Kroora Karmamulu Neraka Chesiti" - G. Vishweswaramma and Suryakumari
  8. "Lokamantha Lobhule Kanare" - Ashwathama
  9. "Nijamo Kado Yamuna Thatilo" - Bezawada Rajaratnam
  10. "Oogeda Uyyala" - Tanguturi Suryakumari
  11. "Rade Cheli Nammarade Cheli" - Bezawada Rajaratnam
  12. "Raitu Janamula Panduga" - Tanguturi Suryakumari group
  13. "Rave Rave Bangaru Papa" - Nagaiah, Kumari, Suryakumari
  14. "Vendi Kanchalalo" - Tanguturi Suryakumari


  1. ^ Devata (1941) by M. L. Narasimham, Blast from the past, The Hindu, 16 October 2011.
  2. ^ Vijayakumar, B. (7 June 2015). "Pavappettaval: 1967". The Hindu.
  3. ^ Lyrical details of Devata film at Ghantasala Galamrutamu.

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