typical vauhini melodrama is made by unit responsible for Rohini's
Grihalaxmi(1938). Writer/cameraman Ramanath, designer AK
Sekhar, scenarist Samudrala and composer/lead star Chittoor V nagaiah.
Mobilizing one of the reformism's main motifs, widow marriage, the
film tells of the progressive Satyam (Giri) who is loved by two
women: his rustic cousin Parvati (Malathi) and educated, fashionable
and rich Saraswathi (Kumari).
Saraswati realizes that she has been married and widowed as a child,
preventing her marrying again, all three protagonists are plugged
in to turmoil. Eventually parvathi sacrifices her life so that Sathyam
and Saraswathi can marry after all.
plentiful use of symbols (e.g. crucifix when Saraswati is the vistim
of attempted rape), the film apparently drew inspiration from Telugu
reformist writer Kandukuri Veeresalingam Panthulu (1848 - 1919).
Nagaiah played a white-hired character called Panthulu. Despite
of innovative camera work and several musical hits like Ada Brathuke
Madhuram, Pasupukunkuma, the film flopped when first released,
almost sinking the Vauhini studio.