Dharma Devatha

Dharma Devatha (transl. Righteous Angel) is a 1952 Indian bilingual film produced and directed by P. Pullaiah. The film stars Santha Kumari and Kaushik, with Mudigonda Lingamurthy, Mukkamala, Relangi, Baby Sachu and Girija in supporting roles.[3]

Dharma Devatha
Dharma Devatha.jpg
Theatrical release poster in Tamil
Directed byP. Pullaiah
Written byThanjai N. Ramaiah Dass
Gopichand (Telugu dialogues)
Story byK. V. Reddy
Produced byP. Pullaiah
StarringSantha Kumari
Kaushik
Music byC. R. Subburaman
Production
company
Ragini Films
Distributed byNarayanan Company[1]
Release date
  • 28 June 1952 (1952-06-28)
[2]
Running time
193 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguagesTamil
Telugu

CastEdit

List adapted from the database of Film News Anandan and The Hindu.[2][3]

Dance

ProductionEdit

The film was produced by P. Pullaiah who also directed it under the banner of Ragini Films, which was owned by him. The choreography was co-performed by Pasumarthi Krishnamurthy, Lalitha and Padmini. The film was produced in Tamil and Telugu with the same title.[3]

SoundtrackEdit

The music for Dharma Devatha was composed by C. R. Subburaman. All the tunes for both languages are the same.

Telugu track list

For Telugu version Gopichand wrote dialogues, lyrics were written by Samudrala Sr. and Gopalaraya Sarma. There are 11 songs in the film, of which Santha Kumari sang one herself.[3][4]

Singers are Relangi and P. Santha Kumari. Playback singers are K. Rani, Jikki, N. Lalitha, K. Prasada Rao and B. N. Rao.

No. Song Singer/s Lyrics Duration
1 "Lambaadi Lambaadi.... O Thagidi Baava" K. Rani 03:03
2 "Sukhamu Chilikinchu Aanandakiraname" N. Lalitha 02:47
3 "Pataku Pallavi" K. Rani 02:44
4 "Meevantidenandi Ma Kanne Papa" P. Santhakumari Samudrala Sr. 03:16
5 "Valachi Pilucunoyi Vayyari"
6 "Chinduleyavoyi Chinna Krishnayya" B. N. Rao, N. Lalitha & Jikki Samudrala Sr. 03:22
7 "Virise Vennelalo" Relangi, K. Prasada Rao, Jikki & K. Rani Samudrala Sr. 03:01
8 "Hayi Vasantamu Kada" K. Prasada Rao & Jikki 03:16
9 "Ide Kalalu Nijamaaye Manasu"
10 "Chilipī Paaṭalaku Chikilī Maatalaku"
11 "Tholichoopulu Manasulaage" Jikki
12 "Bantipula Rangayo Nikinta" Relangi
13 "Raavo Rani Haayi Reyi'" K. Prasada Rao & Jikki
14 "Raave Vasantamukaga Nede" K. Prasada Rao & K. Rani
15 "E Oore Chinnadaana" K. Prasada Rao & K. Rani 03:24
16 "Premaa Vanilona Reraanivi Gaavaa"
Tamil tracklist

The lyrics for the Tamil songs were penned by Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, who also wrote the film's dialogues with Aluri Chakrapani.

Singer is Relangi. Playback singers are K. Rani, T. S. Bhagavathi, N. Lalitha, Jikki, C. R. Subburaman and D. B. Ramachandran.[5]

No. Song Singer/s Lyrics Duration
1 Lambaadi Lambaadi.... Thalukku Kaatti Kulukki K. Rani 03:03
2 Aananda Leelai Tharum N. Lalitha 02:47
3 Paaduven Paarungko K. Rani 03:21
4 Aaraaro Aariraro T. S. Bhagavathi 03:22
5 Vidhiye Un Leelai Thaano 02:31
6 Anbaai Odi Vaadaa C. R. Subburaman, N. Lalitha & Jikki 03:08
7 Thaiyathaan Thaan Thimithaan Relangi & Jikki 03:18
8 Ahaa Vasanthame D. B. Ramachandran & Jikki 03:16
9 Vaazhvil Ninaive Kanavaagume
10 Raasaa En Rosaa Poovae
11 Anbe Namadhu Ilangkaadhal Jikki 03:05
12 Kaettiye Oru Sangadhi Relangi
13 Vaaraai Thaaraa Neeye Raani C. R. Subburaman & Jikki 03:01
14 Vaaraamale Irundhiduvaano C. R. Subburaman & K. Rani
15 Joraana Minnal Polae D. B. Ramachandran & K. Rani 02:52
16

ReceptionEdit

Film historian Randor Guy of The Hindu noted the film "was well narrated on screen by Pullaiah" and that it would be remembered for "the deft direction of Pullaiah, pleasing songs, attractive dances by Lalitha and Padmini, and good performances by the veteran artistes." According to Guy, Dharma Devatha had better box office success in Telugu than in Tamil.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://kalkionline.com/kalkionline_archive/imagegallery/archiveimages/kalki/1952/jun/29-06-1952/p22.jpg[bare URL image file]
  2. ^ a b Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e Guy, Randor (27 September 2014). "Dharma Devatha 1952". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Dharma Devata (1952)". Music India Online. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. ^ Neelamegam, G. (December 2014). Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. pp. 36–37.

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