Prithvi Putra Cast and Crew (1933)

Cast: Kalyanam Raghuramayya, Parupalli Satyanarayana, Surabhi Kamalabai

Director: Pothina Srinivasa Rao

Banner: Saraswati Movietone

Trivia: The first cinema hall in Andhra Pradesh was Maruthi Talkies in Bezawada constructed by Pothina Srinivasa Rao in 1921. This theatre was inaugurated on October 23 that year. The theatre still exists. It was the beginning of the birth of cinema theatres. The first talkie ever made in India, Alam Ara, was first released in this theatre. It enjoyed such a pride of place that all the films made at Bombay and at other production centers were first released in Maruthi Talkies, along with their release in Bombay. Srinivasa Rao also turned producer-director with his film titled Prithvi Putra in 1933, under his own banner Saraswathi Movietone. He was also the film’s script writer.