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Directed by H. M. Reddy
Produced by Moola Narayana Swamy
B. Nagi Reddy
H. M. Reddy
Written by Samudrala Raghavacharya
Starring Chittor V. Nagaiah
Jandhyala Gaurinatha Sastri
Govindarajula Subba Rao
Music by Prabhala Satyanarayana
Cinematography K. Ramnoth
Release date
Running time
184 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Gruhalakshmi (English: Educated Wife) (Telugu: గృహలక్ష్మి, lit. House-Goddess of Wealth) is a 1938 Telugu film produced and directed by H. M. Reddy. It was the maiden film for Rohini Pictures and Chittor V. Nagaiah.[1] The film was adaptation of the popular stage play Rangoon Rowdy (1929) written by Somaraju Ramanuja Rao.

The plot

The social film is about a decadent dancer, Madhuri (Kanchanamala), who seduces the upright Dr. Krishna Rao (Ramanujachari) into leaving his good wife Radha (Kannamba). The doctor becomes an alcoholic and is framed for the murder of Visweswara Rao, the trustee of his father's estate. Krishna Rao's brother-in-law Gopinath (Nagaiah) helps the hero and later offers shelter to a destitute Radha. Radha has scuffle with Madhuri, falls down the stairs and becomes mentally unbalanced, ending up in walking in the streets of Madras denouncing God, truth and justice.


  • "Badha Sahaname"
  • "Kallu Manandoi Kallu Teravandoi"
  • "Lendu Bharata Veeru Laara"
  • "Naa Premaye"
  • "Sagamu Ratiri Ayyane"
  • "Yasodha Nandana"


  1. ^ Grihalakshmi at Idlebrain

External links

  • Grihalakshmi on IMDb

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