Entry of CH.Narayana Rao as a hero made Nagaiah switch to character roles
slowly. This started with B.N.Reddy's Swargaseema. In that film Naggaih loses Bhanumati to a younger hero Narayana Rao.
Ch.Narayana Rao has a romantic personality. He was introduced by DCH
Kameshwara Rao in the film Jeevana jyothi (1940) with Krishna veni as
his heroine. Then he did a small role in Devata (B.N.Reddy's) and next
he did Deenabhandu as a hero.
For this film Samudrala (songs and screenplay), Jiten Benarjee
(photography), Dinsha K.Tehrani (sound recording) worked. Nagaiah is
the sika leader, Narayana Rao is Vishnu, Kamala kotni is Chenchu Laxmi,(
she is an upcoming artist at that time) Rushyendramani as Adilaxmi and
Lanka Satyam acted in a comedy role.
Lanka Satyam started his career with the movie 'Amma' (which was never
released), then he acted in Barister Parvateesam (which was a flop).
Tarashasankam (a small role), then in Y.V.Rao's Vishwa mohini where he
played assistant to Nagaiah which brought him good recognition. He also
played in Gemini's Jeevana mukthi and Balanagamma (washerman's role). After
Chenchulaxmi, later in some movies Kasturi Sivarao and
Relangi imitated him to a great extent.
This is the first movie, which was made simultaneously in tamil and
telugu at the same time. The main assets of the movie are Naggaiah's music,
CH. Narayana Rao's personality, Kamala kotni's dances, dignified action
by Rusyendramani makes this film memorable.
Later one more version of Chenchu Laxmi was released starring ANR and