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Pempudu Koduku

1953 163’ b&w Telugu d/p L.V. Prasad pc Prasad Art Pics st Varadarajan dial/co-lyr Sadasiva Brahmam co-lyr Sri Sri, Anisetty c Adi M. Irani m Saluri Rajeshwara Rao lp L.V. Prasad, Pushpavalli, Sivaji Ganesan, S.V. Ranga Rao, Kumari, Ramamurthy, Savitri

The debut of Prasad Art Pics, later run by T. Prakash Rao and Pratyagatma, is a melodrama about a woman and her two sons. To make ends meet, Mangamma (Pushpavalli) has her younger son Mohan (Ganesan) adopted, raising her first son Muthu while working as a domestic servant. She witnesses a murder in the house, is arrested for the crime and jailed. When released, she finds the decent Muthu has become the enemy of the bad Mohan. Filmistan’s Munimji (1955) rehearsed similar motifs.