Directed by Profulla Ghosh
  • Master V. N. Sundaram
  • P. B. Rangachari
  • M. R. Santhanalakshmi
  • P. C. Seetharaman
  • C. S. Saradambal
  • J. Susheela Devi
  • M. R. Subramania Mudaliar
  • K. S. Subramania Iyer
  • S. Kalyanasundaram Iyer
  • D. Sundaram Iyer
  • Master Ramudu
  • Miss Rajam
  • P. Ramaiah Sastrigal
Release dates
Country India
Language Tamil

Chandrahasan was a 1936 Tamil language film starring Master V. N. Sundaram, P. B. Rangachari, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, P. C. Seetharaman, C. S. Saradambal, J. Susheela Devi, M. R. Subramania Mudaliar, K. S. Subramania Iyer, S. Kalyanasundaram Iyer, D. Sundaram Iyer, Master Ramudu, Miss Rajam and P. Ramaiah Sastrigal. The film was directed by Bengali filmmaker Profulla Ghosh.


The plot of the movie revolves around a boy Chandrahasan who is destined to become the king of a country. Aware of Chandrahasan's destiny, a minister (played by P. B. Rangachari) tries to kill him but is unsuccessful. Chandrahasan eventually become king and the minister is punished. C. S. Saradambal plays his love interest while M. R. Santhanalakshmi plays a princess, both of whom he marries.

Other versions

The film is based on the story of Prince Chandrahasa, a popular local legend. The film celluloid version of the tale was made in 1921 by Kanjilal Rathod, following by two other silent versions, in 1928 and 1929 by Kanjilal Rathod and Dadasaheb Phalke, respectively. In 1933, Sarvotham Bhadani made the first Hindi version of the tale. The Tamil version which came in 1936 was second talking picture to be made on the tale. This was followed by a Telugu version in 1941, a second Hindi version in 1947 and a bilingual in Telugu and Kannada by B. S. Ranga in 1965.


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