Sumangali (1940 film)

Sumangali is a 1940 Telugu-language film directed by B. N. Reddy.[1] 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.

Sumangali
Sumangali 1940 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. N. Reddy
Story byB. N. Reddy
Produced byB. N. Reddy
StarringChittoor V. Nagaiah
A. S. Giri
Kumari
Malathi
Mudigonda Lingamurthy
CinematographyK. Ramnoth
Music byChittoor V. Nagaiah
Release date
1940
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

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.

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SongsEdit

  • "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)

ReceptionEdit

Although a commercial failure, Sumangali is considered a "classic" by critics.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Telugu Cinema Nostalgia - Sumangali - BN Reddy - Nagaiah, Giri, Kumari". www.idlebrain.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2001.
  2. ^ Narasimham, M. L. (12 June 2011). "Sumangali (1940)". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 April 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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