Manalane Mangayin Bhagyam (1957)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 31 mins

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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.

Cast: Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, Gemini Ganesan

Crew: Vedantam Raghavaiah (Director), MA Rehman (Director of Photography), Adinarayana Rao P (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1957 (India)

Hindi Name: मनलन मंगाईं भाग्यम

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2.39:1 (Scope)
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Dubbed into: Manalane Mangayin Bhagyam (Tamil)