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Ardhangi/Pennin? Perumai

1955 186’ b&w Telugu/Tamil? d P. Pullaiah pc Ragini Films s Manilal Gangopadhyay’s Bengali novel Swayamsiddha s/lyr Acharya Athreya c Madhav Bulbule m B. Narasimha Rao lp A. Nageshwara Rao[Te]/Gemini Ganesh[Ta], K. Jaggaiah[Te], Sivaji Ganesan[Ta], Savitri, Surabhi Balasaraswathi, Shantakumari, S.V. Ranga Rao, Gummadi Venkateshwara Rao, Chittor V. Nagaiah

A hit Telugu and Tamil ruralist melodrama (the Tamil is technically a remake). The heroine (Savitri, in the film that established her reputation as an actress) is forced to marry a mentally retarded man (Nageshwara Rao/ Ganesh) whom she eventually nurses back to health while teaching a lesson to her scheming mother-in-law (Shantakumari) and brother-in- law (Jaggaiah/Ganesan?).

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