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Chandirani

1953 165’[Ta]/164’[Te] b&w Tamil/Telugu/Hindi? d/s/co-m P. Bhanumathi pc Bharani Pics dial[Ta] Uday Kumar dial/lyr[Te] Samudrala Raghavacharya c P.S. Selvaraj co-m C.R. Subburaman, Vishwanathan lp P. Bhanumathi, N.T. Rama Rao, Relangi Venkatramaiah, S.V. Ranga Rao, Amarnath, Vidyavati, R. Nagendra Rao, C.S.R. Anjaneyulu

Adventure movie on the pattern of Apoorva Sahodarargal (1949) replacing the male twins with female twins (Bhanumathi in a double role), daughters of an imprisoned king. One grows up in the forest, learning fencing and unarmed combat (including vanquishing a lion), while the other leads a sheltered life in the palace. Both love the same hero (NTR). The forest girl gets the hero after she defeats the king’s evil commander-in-chief. Bhanumathi’s debut as director was made as a trilingual but was not a success in Hindi. The duet O taraka was, however, a hit in all three languages.

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