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Devadasu

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Devadasu

Director by:    Vedantam Raghavaiah
Producer by:    D. L. Narayana
Written by:    Aluri Chakrapani (adaptation) Samudrala Raghavacharya (Telugu dialogues) Udayakumar (Tamil dialogues)
Story by:    Devdas by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Screenplay by:    Vedantham Raghaviah
Starring:     Akkineni Nageswara Rao Savitri Lalitha
Music by:     Soundtrack: C. R. Subburaman Background score: Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Cinematography:   B. S. Ranga
Edited By:    P. V. Narayana
Production Company:    Vinodha Pictures
Release date:    26 June 1953
Country:     India
Language:    Telugu

Songs

  • "Andaala Anandam"
  • "Antha Bhranthi Yena"
  • "Chelitya Ledhu"
  • "Jagame Maya"
  • "Oh Devada"
  • "Intha Telisiyundi"
  • "Kudi Yedamaithe"
  • "O Devada"
  • "Palleku Podam"
  • "Thane Marena"
  • "Kala Idani"
  • Synopsis

    Devadasu, the son of Ravulapalle zamindar Narayana Rao, and Parvati, daughter of his poor neighbour Neelakantham, are childhood friends. The zamindar enrolls his son in a boarding school in the city. When the grown-up Devadasu returns to the village after finishing his education, his childhood friendship with Parvati turns into love.

    When Parvati's grandmother talks of the alliance, the zamindar refuses the proposal. Irritated, Neelakantham vows to find a wealthier prospective son-in-law and arranges Parvati's marriage with the zamindar of Durgapuram, an elderly widower with children. However, Parvati secretly meets Devadasu and asks him to accept her as his wife.

    Devadasu is surprised at her visit, sends her away, and goes back to the city. He writes to Parvati that he cannot defy his parents, so Parvati marries the old zamindar. Unable to forget her, Devadasu is despondent. He takes to drinking alcohol excessively and is encouraged by his friend Bhagawan, who also introduces him to Chandramukhi, a prostitute.

    While Parvati settles into her new house, Devadasu chooses the path of self-destruction. On the advice of Chandramukhi, he leaves for his village, but goes to Durgapuram to keep a promise he had made to Parvati that he visit her before his death. Devadasu breathes his last in front of her house. Parvati rushes to see him, but the door is closed by her family and she collapses.

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