Bhookailas (1940 film)

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Bhookailas is a 1940 Telugu film produced by A. V. Meiyappan and directed by Sundar Rao Nadkarni
Sundar Rao Nadkarni
Sundar Rao Nadkarni was an Indian film actor, editor, cinematographer and director. He was the director of the record-creating Tamil film Haridas.- Early life :...

. The film is starring M. V. Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao. It was the first hit film for the establishment of AVM Productions
AVM Productions
AVM is the oldest and largest film production studio in India. It is currently owned by M. Saravanan and his son, M. S. Guhan. The most recent film they have produced since their opening with Nam Iruvar in 1947, is Vettaikkaaran and Leader. The filming studios are located in Vadapalani, Chennai....


It was adapted from the famous Kannada
Kannada language
Kannada or , is a language spoken in India predominantly in the state of Karnataka. Kannada, whose native speakers are called Kannadigas and number roughly 50 million, is one of the 30 most spoken languages in the world...

 stage play "Bhookailas" by Sri Sahitya Samrajya Nataka Mandali of Mysore.


  • M. V. Subbaiah Naidu as Ravana
    ' is the primary antagonist character of the Hindu legend, the Ramayana; who is the great king of Lanka. In the classic text, he is mainly depicted negatively, kidnapping Rama's wife Sita, to claim vengeance on Rama and his brother Lakshmana for having cut off the nose of his sister...

  • R. Nagendra Rao as Narada
    Narada or Narada Muni is a divine sage from the Vaisnava tradition, who plays a prominent role in a number of the Puranic texts, especially in the Bhagavata Purana, and in the Ramayana...

  • Rayaprolu Subramanyam as Lord Shiva
    Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and is the destroyer god or transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. God Shiva is a yogi who has notice of everything that happens in the world and is the main aspect of life. Yet one with great power lives a life of a...

  • Hymavathi as Parvathi
  • Parvathi Bai as Kaikasi, mother of Ravana
  • Surabhi Kamalabai
    Surabhi Kamalabai
    Surabhi Kamalabai is a Telugu drama and film actress. She has the distinction of first Telugu heroine in the Talky film Bhakta Prahlada directed by H. M. Reddy. She played the role of Leelavathi, the wife of Hiranyakasipa...

     as Vishnu Maya
  • M. Satyanarayana as Mayasura
    In Hindu mythology, Maya , or Mayāsura was a great ancient king of the Asura, Daitya and Rakshasa races upon earth. He was also the chief architect of the people of the netherworld.-Tripura:...

  • Lakshmi Bai as Mandodari
    Mandodari is the Queen Consort of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, according to the Hindu epic Ramayana. The Ramayana describes Mandodari as beautiful, pious, and righteous...

    , daughter of Mayasura
  • Master Viswam as Bala Ganesha
    Ganesha , also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh, also known as Ganapati , Vinayaka , and Pillaiyar , is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal. Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations...


There are about 18 songs and poems in the film. Some of the songs are very popular. Lyrics are penned by Balijepalli Lakshmikantham
Balijepalli Lakshmikantham
Balijepalli Lakshmikantham or Lakshmikantha Kavi actor, poet, dramatist and freedom fighter. He is remembered for the masterpiece Harischandra written in 1924, which is popular even today and has been played by many drama troupes...

. The music score is provided by R. Sudarsanam.
  1. "Aa Suroopa Rekhaa Idega" (Singer: Lakshmi Bai)
  2. "Atyacharula Cheta Dharma Vilayambai" (poem) (Singer: Hymavathi)
  3. "Bhuvanaika Jeeva Trigunanu Bhava" (Singer: Parvati Bai)
  4. "Dariyedo Choochukora Melkora" (Singer: Master Viswam)
  5. "Deva Jeevadhara Dayaraada" (Singer: Lakshmi Bai)
  6. "Ide Kada Parvathi" (Singers: Nagendra Rao and Subbaiah Naidu)
  7. "Kamala Mano Vihari Shouri" (Singer: Nagendra Rao)
  8. "Maayalu Saagune Maa Edala" (Singers: Lakshmi Bai, Nagendra Rao and Subbaiah Naidu)
  9. "Mahaadeva Nee Mahima Ne Grahimpa" (Singer: Subbaiah Naidu)
  10. "Naa Janma Netiki Dhanyamaye" (Singers: Lakshmi Bai and Subbaiah Naidu)
  11. "Naa Maaya Natakame Jagati" (Singer: Kamalabai)
  12. "Nadavare Aavullara Poddugookipoyindi" (Singer: Master Viswam)
  13. "Premanandamaya.. Naa Manoradhamu" (Singer: Lakshmi Bai)
  14. "Samba Sadashiva Chandra Kaladhara" (Singer: Subbaiah Naidu)
  15. "Sambho Shiva Lokaika Guru" (Singer: Subbaiah Naidu)
  16. "Sri Sarva Mangala Mukha" (Singer: Subbaiah Naidu)
  17. "Sumadoli Keli Haali Uyyalo Jampalo" (Singers: Lakshmi Bai group)
  18. "Thagadoyi Danujendra" (poem) (Singer: Subbaiah Naidu)