Director: H.S. Krishnaswamy, M.V. Subbaiah Naidu; Writer: M.S. Bangaramma; Cinematographer: K. Balu; Cast: M.V. Subbaiah Naidu, Lakshmibai, Udaya Kumar, Leelavathi, Narasimhraju, G. Mahalinga Bhagavathar, P.R. Venugopal, Master Loknath
Summary: Subbaiah Naidu and R. Nagendra Rao’s theatre company staged many mythologicals which had a major influence on South Indian cinema, including Bhakta Prahlada and Bhukailasa. K. Shankar and AVM made the best-known film adaptation of Bhukailasa (1958), while S. Naidu and Nagendra Rao themselves made the screen adaptation of Bhakta Prahlada, their best-known filmed mythological. It tells the Ramayana’s Vishnu Purana legend of the demon Hiranyakashapu, his son Prahlada, a devotee of Vishnu, and Vishnu’s eventual triumph over the demon in his man-lion avatar.