Devta , India, 01 January 1956

This film narrated the story of a king who loses his sight and needs a ‘Nagi Jyothi' (‘serpent light'!) found in ‘Sarpaloka' (serpent world!). A young man (Gemini Ganesan) working in the palace and in love with the princess (Anjali Devi) undertakes the hazardous journey of going to the netherworld and getting the magic light from the hood of a snake in the custody of the serpent queen (Vyjayanthimala). The queen is attracted to the young man who pretends to be in love with her mainly to get the light. He succeeds in getting it and the queen curses him to become an ugly man. The princess marries the prince, but they are banished and live in a hut. Soon a boy is born. The devoted wife faces many trials and tribulations before she and her son help her husband regain his original form. And they live happily thereafter.

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 178 Minutes
  • Director: Pattana


Devta (Hindi: देवता; English: Snake God) is a 1956 Hindi Black-and-white swashbuckler film written by Sadasiva Bramham and directed by Pattana. The film had Vyjayanthimala in the title role with Gemini Ganesan and Anjali Devi in the lead while Agha, Bipin gupta, Daisy Irani, Krishna Kumari and M. N. Nambiar forms an ensemble cast. The film was produced by Narayanan Iyengar with his production company, Narayanan Company. The music was composed by C. Ramchandra with lyrics provided by Rajendra Krishan. The film was a remake of hugely successful Tamil film called Kanavaney Kankanda Deivam.