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Chandralekha

Year Of Release: 1948
Category: Film
Genre: Historical
Language: Hindi
Producer: Gemini Pictures
Director: K. S. Ravikumar
Music Director: S. Rajeshwarrao
Star Cast: M.k. Radha., Yashodra Katju
Color: Black And White
Censor Rating: U
Grade: B+
Duration: 2:38:55
Synopsis

SUCCESS ENCOURAGED MANY OTHERS, E.G. AVM AND PRASAD, TO FOLLOW SUIT. IT IS A PERIOD ADVENTURE FILM SOMETIMES COMPARED WITH THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (1922, 1937). THE BASIC PLOT IS ONE OF SIBLING RIVALRY BETWEEN TWO PRINCES, THE GOOD VEER SINGH (RADHA) AND THE BAD SHASHANK (RANJAN). THE OBJECT OF DESIRE AND BONE OF CONTENTION BETWEEN THEM IS STATE POWER EQUATED WITH THE POSSESSION OF THE VILLAGE MAIDEN CHANDRALEKHA (RAJKUMAR). IN THE PROCESS, THE HERO AND THE HEROINE BECOME CIRCUS ARTISTES. THE VILLAIN GRABS THE GIRL AND ENFORCES A WEDDING. SHE AGREES PROVIDED THERE BE AN ELABORAE DRUM DANCE; THE ENORMOUS DRUMS, IN THE INDIAN CINEMAS MOST ANTHOLOGISED SEQUENCE, CONTAIN THE HEROS SOLDIERS WHO BURST OUT OF THE DRUMS AFTER THE DANCE OVERWHELMING THE BADDIES FOLLOWED BY THE LONGEST SWORD DUEL IN INDIAN CINEMA.

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Title Singers Music Directors View Video Lyrics
Maai Re Main To Madhuban Mein Uma Devi, Salur Rajeswara Rao, View Video View Lyrics
Man Bhavan Sawan Aaya Uma Devi, Salur Rajeswara Rao, View Video View Lyrics
O Chand Mere Uma Devi, Salur Rajeswara Rao, View Video View Lyrics
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