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Nagakannika

1949 172’ b&w Kannada d G. Vishwanathan p D. Shankar Singh, B. Vittalacharya pc Mahatma Pics dial/lyr Hunsur Krishnamurthy c G. Dorai m Palavangudi Shyama Iyer lp M. Jayashree, Bellari Ratnamala, B. Raghavendra Rao, U. Mahabala Rao, S.M. Veerabhadrappa, G.R. Sandow, Pratima Devi, Eswarappa

  1. Shankar Singh’s Mahatma Pics’ best-known film is a ‘folklore’ movie modelled on the Telugu fantasy genre (cf. Patala Bhairavi, 1951). An evil magician indulging in human sacrifices changes his protesting daughter into a parrot. He then changes a yogi’s daughter into a snake and wants to sacrifice the king of Mahendrapuri but the hero manages to save the king. Co-producer B. Vittalacharya continued the genre in his Kannada and Telugu films.

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