Barrister Parvateesam (1940)
Barrister Parvateesam is a 1940 Telugu comedy-drama film directed by H. M. Reddy. It is based on the Telugu novel Barrister Parvateesam (1924) written by Mokkapati Narasimha Sastry. The title role of Parvateesam is played by Lanka Satyam. This was second film to him. His first movie was 'Amma', directed by Niranjan Pal. He worked as assistant to Director R. Prakash. G. Varalakshmi got the female lead role unexpectedly. Director Prakash saw her, when she was acting in the stage play 'Sakkubai' in Rajahmundry, and called her for make-up test and given her the role of wife of Parvateesam. Then she was just a 12-year-old girl. She sang two songs in the film also. Kasturi Sivarao did two roles as a dentist and a rikshaw puller. The film was a flop at the box-office as it could not live up to the expectations of the audience owing to the popular, positive reception of the novel.