Director: Vedantam Raghavaiah; Writer: Vedantam Raghavaiah, Samudrala Raghavacharya; Producer: P. Adinarayana Rao; Cinematographer: M.A. Rehman; Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, Shyama[H], Kumkum[H], Daisy Irani[H], Mohana[H], Suryakala[H], Agha[H], Mukri[H], Dhumal[H], Randhir[H], Bipin Gupta[H], Niranjan Sharma[H], Gemini Ganesh[Ta], M.V. Rajamma[Ta], B. Saroja Devi[Ta]
Duration: 03:13:42; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 277.496; Saturation: 0.013; Lightness: 0.364; Volume: 0.281; Cuts per Minute: 10.480
Summary: Anjali Devi repeated her role from Balaramaiah’s Swapna Sundari (1950) in this megabudget trilingual fantasy produced by her studio. A celestial fairy descends to earth and is captivated by the charms of a young man. The god Indra puts a curse on the fairy and converts her earthling lover into a stone statue. This is one of the major 50s productions in the uniquely Telugu fantasy-legend genre (cf. K.V. Reddy’s work or Bhanumathi’s hit Raksharekha, 1949). However, when Anjali Pic repeated the formula again with Raghavaiah’s Swarnamanjari/Mangayir Ullam Mangada Selvam (1962), starring NTR, it flopped.