A poor man, in love with a princess, is persuaded by an evil sorcerer to help him get the blessing of a Goddess.


Kadiri Venkata Reddy (as Kadri Venkata Reddy)


Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao (screen adaptation), Pingali Nagendra Rao (dialogue) | 2 more credits »





Cast overview:
Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri ... Thota Ramudu (as N.T. Ramarao)
S.V. Ranga Rao ... Nepala Mantrikudu (as S.V. Rangarao)
Malathi K. Malathi K. ... Indumathi (as Malathi)
Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi ... King of Ujjain (as C.S.R.)
Relangi Venkatramaiah ... Suresena (as Relengi)
Balakrishnan Balakrishnan ... Anji
Padmanabham Padmanabham ... Dingiri
Kamala Devi T.G. Kamala Devi T.G. ... Veera Katha performer
Lakshmikantam Lakshmikantam ... Dancer created from the monkey
Hemalathamma Rao Hemalathamma Rao ... Queen
Girija Girija ... Goddess Pathalabhairavi
Surabhi Kamalabai Surabhi Kamalabai ... Khanthama
Chitti Chitti


Thota Ramudu (N. T. Rama Rao), son of a lowly gardener, falls for the princess of Ujjain (Malathi). Her father, the king of Ujjain, sets a challenge before him to prove himself worthy of the princess's hand. Nepala Manthrikudu (S. V. Ranga Rao), a sorcerer, contacts Ramudu and promises that he can help him in his mission, aided by the goddess Patala Bhairavi. However, Ramudu is not aware of the sorcerer's real plan: to sacrifice this young, brave lad to the goddess in order to attain a magic statuette, which would grant any wish. Written by Soumitra

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After getting released on 15th march 1951 'pathala bhairavi' created the box office sensation by clebrating 100days in 28 centers.it was one of the four films selected from India for International film festival in 1952. See more »

Alternate Versions

Hindi version includes a dance sequence in color. See more »


Remade as Pataal Bhairavi (1985) See more »

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Greatness of Pathala Bhairavi
6 October 2019 | by sunilgentyalSee all my reviews

One of greatest movies of Indian cinema which bible to world cinema where there were no animation VFX that time made this fictional movie and proved it without technology Telugu cinema director KV Reddy has shown to the world of cinema.

Story, cinematography, screenplay was fantabulous.

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Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

15 March 1951 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Godess from Below the Earth See more »

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Production Co:

Vijaya Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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