production of vauhini's predecessor, Rohini Pics, launching a local,
Madras based Telugu film industry with the first Telugu reformist
social made in the same year as the equally influential Raithu
film tells of a decadent dancer, madhuri (Kanchanamala), who seduces
the upright Dr. Krishna Rao (Ramanujachari) into leaving his good
wife Radha (Kannamba). The doctor becomes an alcoholic and is framed
for the murder of Vishweshwara Rao, the trustee of his father's
estate. Krishna Rao's brother-in-law Gopinath ( Chittoor V Nagaiah)
helps the hero and later offers shelter to a destitute Radha. Radha
has scuffle with Madhuri, falls down the stairs and becomes mentally
unbalanced, ending up in walking in the streets of Madras denouncing
God, truth and justice.
sensational debut included the two hits Kallu manandoyi (Leave
the drinking) and the upbeat nationalist Lendu Bharata Veerulara!
(Arise, soldiers of India). The films narrative style became a key
model for Vauhini's sprawling melodramas, among the best-known Indian
films in the genre. The film was apparently adapted popular stage
play Rangoon Rowdy.