Monday, July 26, 2010
Bakta Prahlada Four Anna Ticket sold for 4 Rs
September 15, 1931 saw the release of the first Telugu talkie Bhakta
Prahalada in Crown in Kakinada, Maruthi in Vijayawada, Gaiety in
Madras and Minerva in Machlipatnam. Just a few months earlier, on
March 14, 1931, the first Indian talkie film, Alam Ara was released at
Majestic Cinema, Bombay and in other parts of the country including
Maruthi Talkies, Vijayawada. People thronged the cinema halls where it
was exhibited. With its box office success the country's first black
marketeering in cinema tickets began with a four anna (a quarter of a
rupee) ticket getting sold for Rs. 4 or 5!
Actors:Venkata Subbaiah Munipalle, Surabhi Kamalabai,
under Bharat Movietone,Music by H R Padmanabha Sastry
Producer,Direction:H. M. Reddy
Editor R. Vittal Art by KA Sekhar
Mythological story of devotee NAARASIMHA Vishnu Prahlada,
Bhakta Prahlada - first telugu talkie movie made in 1931 under the krishna movies banner by H. M. Reddy, the father of telugu talkie movies.
Bhatka Prahlada - telugu movie made in 1942 under the Sobhanachal banner by Chitarapu Narayan Murthy.
Bhakta Prahlada - telugu movie made in 1967 under AVM productions again by Chirapu Narayan Murthy, starring S. V. Ranga Rao, Anjali and Roja Ramani.