Mathru Bhoomi

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Mathru Bhoomi is a 1939 Indian Tamil-language film directed by H. M. Reddy. It was an adaptation of the Bengali stage play Chandragupta by Dwijendralal Ray.[2]

Mathru Bhoomi
A still from Mathru Bhoomi
Directed byH. M. Reddy
Screenplay byK. Subbarao
Story byDwijendralal Ray
Produced byALRM Company
StarringT. S. Santhanam
P. U. Chellappa
A. K. Rajalakshmi
Music byPapanasam Sivan
ALRM Company
Release date
  • 29 October 1939 (1939-10-29)


The film was based on Alexander's invasion of India, an allegory to the British conquest and occupation of India.


Mathru Bhoomi is an adaptation of the Bengali stage play Chandragupta.[3] P. S. Ramakrishna Rao, who went on to become a popular director in Telugu cinema, joined the film as an assistant director.[4]

In 1937, the Indian nationalist party the Indian National Congress defeated the pro-British Justice Party for the first time in the elections to the Madras Legislative Assembly and Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari was sworn in as the Chief Minister. As an immediate consequence of this change of guard, censorship was relaxed on Tamil films. Encouraged by the new government's policies, a few films were made glorifying the Indian independence movement and Indian national leaders of which Mathrubhoomi was one.[3]


  1. ^ Film News Anandan (2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivagami Publishers. Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Tamil cinema's bong connection". Times of India Blog.
  3. ^ a b Guy, Randor (14 May 2010). "Mathru Bhoomi (1939)". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  4. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (27 October 2013). "BRATHUKUTHERUVU (1953)". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 October 2017.

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