Petra Thai (1953)

 ●  Tamil ● 3 hrs 4 mins

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Shanta (G. Varalaxmi ) and Chalapathi (R. Nageshwara Rao) are blessed with two children Ramu (ANR) and Shankar (Nambiar). Chalapathi runs away abandoning the family due to financial problems. Shanta with the help of Ramu takes care of the family. Ramu sends his brother to nearby town for further studies. Ramu sends his dowry money to Shankar for his studies. Shankar spends all the money on bad ways of life. Gowri (Vasantha) a village belle girl falls in love with him. But Shankar is already having a girlfriend. One day when Shanta visits Shankar and that same time he kills his girl friend and runs away. To protect her son Shanta take the blame and goes to jail. She requests Ramu to marry Shankar with Gowri. Shankar repents for his mistakes and turns a good humanbeing.

Cast: Garikapati Varalakshmi, Rajanala Nageswara Rao

Crew: KS Prakash Rao (Director), Gajanan Jagirdar (Director of Photography), Pendyala Nageswara Rao (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 11 May 1953 (India)

Tamil Name: பெற்ற தாய்

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as Chalapathi
Special Appearance
as Sankar
as Sharma
Supporting Actress







Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Film Type:
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Bilingual of: Kanna Talli (Telugu)