Krishnaveni (also spelled Krushnaveni) is a 1974Telugu feature film directed by V. Madhusudhan Rao, starring Vanisri and Krishnam Raju, under the banner of Gopikrishna Movies. The film met with a strong critical reception and commercial success upon release. The movie was about a lady suffering from hysteria and the emotional trauma of her family.
The movie starts with the marriage of a young couple Krishnaveni (Vanisri) and Krishnamraju, and continues with happy family life and kids. The couple decides to go to a tourist place called Amaravati. Krishnaveni has subconscious bad memories of her childhood abuse and the place where she was molested. She starts having hallucinations, overwhelming fear and other symptoms of mental illness. She is sent to a mental hospital and treated by psychologists. After her return from hospital, she is not welcomed back by her family members, kids, neighbours or even her friends. Society is afraid of her disease. Evil people misuse this opportunity. Slight disagreements or arguments are also treated as a sign of her disease. She cannot regain the affection of her husband and kids. Her misfortunes continue until she becomes ill again. The movie ends on a sad note, but conveys a message about society's misconceptions about mental illness.