Banner was one of the most entertaining and respected production
companies in 1950's. Vijaya's debutante film was Shovukaru. It
made inroads into box office despite of having a touch of art film.
the tremendous success of Shavukaru Vijaya produced a mythological
film called 'Pathalabhairavi'.
Bhairavi's shooting was trigged off on 5th Feb., 1950 and it finished
it's shooting on 8th Feb, 1951. After getting released on 15th March
1951 'Pathala Bhairavi' created the box-office sensation by celebrating
100 days in 28 centers. It was one of the four films selected from
India for International Film Festival in 1952. Some people claim
that 'Pathala Bhairavi' was inspired by 'Arabian Nights'.
first and foremost factor for the success of this film is none but
the brilliant K V Reddy. Prior to Pathala Bhairavi, he directed
films like 'Bhakta Potana', 'Yogi Vemana' and 'Guna Sundari Kathalu'.
'Pathala Bhairavi' paved way for a new trend in the mythological
films. Another important factor for the fame of 'Pathala Bhairavi'
was the dialogue writer 'Pingali'. Legend Ghantasala has given melodious
music for this film.
for as the story is concerned Thota Ramudu (N T R) expresses his
desire to his friend Anji (BalaKrishna) he want to marry Indumathi
(Malathi). This story consists of adventures by Thota ramudu. 'Entha
Ghatu Premayo' is the most popular song of this film. With the entrance
of 'nepali manthrikudu'(SV Ranga Rao) the story takes new turn.
the father of Indumathi puts a condition that he will give his daughter
to the man who is as wealthy as he is, 'Nepala Manthrikudu' preys
'Thota Ramudu' by showing him his powers. 'Premakosamai (Nepali
Mantrikudi) Valalo Padene Papam Pasivadu' … How appropriate this
Reddy gets the full credit for this excellent film. This films starts
with a theme of 'Dhairye Sahase Laxmi'. The same spirit runs through
out the movie. If we look at the actor's performance NTR's Thota
Ramudu stands as a synonym to heroism. Idumati character epitomizes
the innocence, sensuality of the heroine. But the one who stole
the thunder was SV Ranga Rao, who acted with fire in his Nepali
manthrikudu' role. He personality too suited well for this character.
in this film made a way into the lingo of Telugu people.
- Raja Kumari
- Sahasam Sayara
Mantrikudu: Mari Manaku Addamemiraa - Assistant:Mee
- Mosam Guru
There are nine
songs in this film. T G Kamala's 'Itihasam Vinnaraa', Relangi's
'Vinave Bala.. Naa prema Gola', Rani's 'Vagaloyi Vagalu' and VJ
Varms's 'Premakosamai Valalo Padene' are like honeydews.