Devdas ( Telugu), also known as Devadasu (), is a 1953 social film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella, Devdas. Samudrala Raghavacharya wrote the dialogue and screen adaptation. It is a film of Vinoda Pictures produced in Black and White produced simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil languages. The Tamil version is named as Devadas.
Devadasu was one of the most memorable films for Telugu people. The songs in this film are popular even today. 'Jagame Maayaa', 'Palleku Podam .. Paarunu Choodaam', 'Kudi Edamaithe' are the few unforgettable song of Devadasu. Major credit goes to Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao, the singer and C. R. Subburaman, the music director. It is said that singer Ghantasala had observed a fast for 41 days in order to get the right effects to represent a grief-stricken Devadasu while singing the song 'Jagame Maaya Brathuke Maaya'.
Devadas (Akkineni Nageshwara Rao)is a well educated guy who returns to his village after spending several years in London for his education. Parvathi (Savitri) is his childhood sweet heart and both of them make a very adorable pair. Things take a bad turn when Parvathi's family proposes for marriage to Devadas's family and get rejected on the grounds that they are of inferior caste and social status. Devadas upon persistence and threatening from his father rejects Parvathi when the latter meets him personally and asks for his love. A dejected Devadas returns to the city while Parvathi gets married. Devadas... Read More