|Directed by: SS Vasan|
Music: S Rajeswara Rao
Lyrics: Papanasam Sivan
Starring: TR Rajakumari, MK Radha, Ranjan,MS Sundaribai
The 'theatre' was a ramshackle tent, and the seats were not exactly comfortable. Once the film began, however, I completely forgot how uncomfortable the seat was, or how dingy the theatre.
Chandralekha was a typical raja-rani film, set in a vague historical period. It had two brothers who fought for the throne, a beautiful heroine with whom both the brothers fell in love, attempted fratricide, fabulous sets, gorgeous handwoven silk and gold costumes, political machinations, espionage, exquisitely staged battle scenes, the longest sword fight captured on film, circus animals, song and dance... the works!
So... are you ready for the magic?