Sumangali is a 1940 Telugu-language film directed by B. N. Reddy. The main concept of the film Widow remarriage is inspired by Kandukuri Veeresalingam. The protagonist role was played by Chittoor V. Nagaiah and A. S. Giri.
|Directed by||B. N. Reddy|
|Story by||B. N. Reddy|
|Produced by||B. N. Reddy|
|Starring||Chittoor V. Nagaiah|
A. S. Giri
|Music by||Chittoor V. Nagaiah|
Satyam is a progressive man. He is loved by his cousin Parvati and Saraswathi. Saraswati, is an advanced thinking, rich woman, learns that she has been married and widowed as a child. Parvathi is an orthodox woman sacrifices her life. Sathyam and Saraswathi marry at the end supporting the film theme of widow marriages.
- Chittoor V. Nagaiah as Panthulu
- A. S. Giri as Sathyam
- Kumari as Saraswathi
- Malathi as Parvati
- Mudigonda Lingamurthy
- Director: B. N. Reddy
- Assistant Director: Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao
- Story: B. N. Reddy
- Dialogues: Samudrala Sr.
- Producers: Moola Narayana Swamy and B. N. Reddy
- Production Company: Vauhini Studios
- Original Music: Chittoor V. Nagaiah
- Sound: A. Krishnan
- Cinematography: K. Ramnoth
- Production Designer: A. K. Sekhar
- Production Manager: K. V. Reddy
- Playback singers: Chittoor V. Nagaiah
- "Aada Brathuke Madhuram"
- "Baala Pasupu Kumkuma Neeku"
- "Padave Koyila, Padake Koyila"
- "Kaatama Raayuda Kadiri Narasimhuda" (Lyrics: Samudrala Sr.; Music: Chittoor V. Nagaiah; Singers: Malathi and A. S. Rao)
Although a commercial failure, Sumangali is considered a "classic" by critics.