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Pathala Bhairavi (1951)

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

Director:

Kadiri Venkata Reddy (as Kadri Venkata Reddy)

Writers:

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

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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This is the 1st ever Telugu film to gross over 1cr. It grossed around 1cr with a share of 50 lakhs in 1951. But including its Tamil version it grossed a total of 1.2cr with a share of 60 lakhs then. It is the highest grossing Telugu film of all time then. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Remade as Pataal Bhairavi (1985) See more »

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finer details and good photography with so minimum Equipment &Money
13 January 2006 | by duttalurisrSee all my reviews

The exciting story line with so much magic to hold the audience interest. Photography in its best form, even with minimal equipment and economic situation.

Highly experienced actors and actresses with so much finery in every detail...including the shape of scent bottle of the mantrika(SV Ranga Rao) not going to any obscene or undue weight age to any character. Nodoubt it is one of the most exciting and finest movie i have ever seen after "maya bazaar"(old B/w movie, not new movie with same name)which featured same SV ranga Rao , but in a positive role. I never get to see that acting , anymore now.

sudarshan


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

15 March 1951 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Godess from Below the Earth See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vijaya Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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