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Theatrical release poster
Directed by T. R. Raghunath
Produced by Lena Chettiar
Starring C. Honnappa Bhagavathar
S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi
Krishna Pictures
Distributed byMurugan Talkies
Release date
  • 6 August 1944 (1944-August-06)

Prabhavathi is a 1944 Indian Tamil-language Hindu mythological film directed by T. R. Raghunath and produced by Lena Chettiar. The film stars Honnappa Bhagavathar and S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi. It was released on 6 August 1944, and was not commercially successful.



The film revolves around the Hindu god Krishnan, his son Pradyumnan, the sage Naradar and his mischief-making activities, Pradyumnan being cursed by a sage into becoming a woman, how he is relieved of the curse due to Krishnan's involvement, and how Pradyumnan and his love interest Mayavathi are reunited. [1] [2]



Prabhavathi was directed by T. R. Raghunath and produced by Lena Chettiar, under the production banner Krishna Pictures. Krishna, a male character, was played by Raghunath's wife M. S. Saroja. [1] [2]


1"Jegathambikaiye"S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi02:47
2"Neeyethunai Devathi Deva"K. Mahadevan Iyer
3"Nallor Paninthida Ullang Kaninthidum"K. Mahadevan Iyer
4"Varuvare Varuvare" T. R. Rajakumari
5"Engum Eppozhutham Vilaiyatta" C. Honnappa Bhagavathar, K. Mahadevan Iyer, T. R. Rajakumari
6"Karthikai Vilakku" T. A. Mathuram
7"Ododi Vasantham Poovodu Sambandam"T. R. Rajakumari, C. Honnappa Bhagavathar
8"Kanatha Kashikanden"S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi02:20
9"Gomatha Neeye Adharame Shri Gomatha"T. R. Rajakumari
10"Thiruvadi Malarale Ezhai"A. R. Sakunthala
11"Mathival Yar Chollum Mathavame"Background Music
12"Vanithaiyivil Gauthaman Manaivirama"T. V. Namasivayam
13"Usiravangathe Yindha Odambu Thangadhe" N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram02:50
14"Nilavo Alathu Mugamo"C. Honnappa Bhagavathar, S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi
15"Maran Varuki"Dance Music
16"Marumalithai Soodumthirumal Magan Enge"T. R. Rajakumari
17"Thirumathu Valar Ponnadu Ennadu" P. A. Periyanayaki
18"Vellimalai Kethirai"P. A. Periyanayaki02:50
19"Chandravathana Enthanmathana"S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi, C. Honnappa Bhagavathar
20"En Thadumarugindrai"K. Mahadevan Iyer02:24
21"Chithamirangatha Madha"C. Honnappa Bhagavathar02:45
22"Vanavargal Thuyartheera Makitasarar"C. Honnappa Bhagavathar

Release and reception

Prabhavathi was released on 6 August 1944, and was distributed by Murugan Talkies. [3] The film was not a commercial success, but film historian Randor Guy said it would be "Remembered for being one of the early movies of the glamour girl Rajakumari". [1]

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