Samudrala Sr.

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Samudrala Raghavacharya (19 July 1902 – 16 March 1968), also known as Samudrala Sr., was an Indian screenwriter, lyricist, playback singer, director, and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema.[1][2] Samudrala Senior made his screen debut in 1937, and known for his collaborations with Ghantasala.[3][4]

Samudrala Sr.
Born
Samudrala Venkata Raghavacharyulu

19 July 1902
Died16 March 1968
OccupationScreenwriter
Years active1937–1968
ChildrenSamudrala Jr. (Son)

Personal lifeEdit

Samudrala Raghavacharya was born in 1902, in Pedapulivarru, Repalle Taluk, Andhra Pradesh, India.[1][2]

FilmographyEdit

WriterEdit

  1. Kanakatara (1937) (debut) (dialogues and lyrics)
  2. Gruhalakshmi (1938)
  3. Vande Mataram (1939) (dialogue)
  4. Sumangali (1940) (dialogue)
  5. Devata (1941) (dialogue)
  6. Bhakta Potana (1942) (story and dialogue)
  7. Chenchu Lakshmi (1943) (story and dialogue)
  8. Garuda Garvabhangam (1943) (dialogue)
  9. Palnati Yudham (1947) (dialogue) (screen adaptation)
  10. Ratnamala (1947)
  11. Yogi Vemana (1947)
  12. Mana Desam (1949) (dialogue)
  13. Laila Majnu (1949/I) (adaptation) (dialogue)
  14. Swapna Sundari (1950)
  15. Navvite Navaratnalu (1951)
  16. Chandirani (1953)
  17. Bratuku Theruvu (1953) (dialogue) (story)
  18. Devadasu (1953) (dialogue and screen adaptation)
  19. Vipra Narayana (1954) (dialogues and lyrics)
  20. Donga Ramudu (1955) (lyrics)
  21. Jayasimha (1955) (dialogue) (story)
  22. Jayam Manade (1956) (dialogue) (story)
  23. Kanakatara (1956)
  24. Sarangadhara (1957) (adaptation) (dialogue)
  25. Vinayaka Chaviti (1957)
  26. Bhookailas (1958)
  27. Seetarama Kalyanam (1960) (dialogue)
  28. Batasari (1961) (screen adaptation, dialogues and lyrics)
  29. Lava Kusa (1963)
  30. Nartanasala (1963) (adaptation) (dialogue)
  31. Babruvahana (1964) (dialogue) (story)
  32. Pandava Vanavasam (1965)
  33. Sri Krishna Pandaveeyam (1966)
  34. Bhakta Prahlada (1967)
  35. Sri Krishnavataram (1967)
  36. Sree Ramakatha (1968)
  37. Veeranjaneya (1968)

DirectorEdit

  1. Babruvahana (1964)
  2. Bhakta Raghunath (1960)
  3. Vinayaka Chaviti (1957)

ProducerEdit

  1. Devadasu (1953) (producer)
  2. Shanti (1952) (producer)
  3. Strisahasam (1951/I) (producer)

Playback singerEdit

  1. Bhakta Raghunath (1960) (playback singer)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (10 July 2014). Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema. Routledge. p. 314. ISBN 9781135943189.
  2. ^ a b Krishnamoorthy, Suresh (14 January 2015). "50 years on, Pandava Vanavaasam is still appealing". The Hindu.
  3. ^ "Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao".
  4. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (11 September 2014). "SANTHOSHAM (1955)". The Hindu.

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