Jagathalaprathapan was a 1944 Tamil-language movie starring P. U. Chinnappa and M. S. Sarojini in the lead roles. A film adaptation of a folk tale “12 Minister’s Tale”, the film features P. U. Chinnappa, M. S. Sarojini in lead roles with P. B. Rangachari, M. R. Santhanalakshmi and N. S. Krishnan playing supporting roles. The film revolves around the theme of a prince who through his talents wins over several girls and marries them. The film was released on 13 April 1944 and became a box-office success and established Chinnappa as one of the top stars in Tamil cinema.
Jagathalaprathapan was based on the fantasy story of a prince who is to be punished from his kingdom for expressing his desire for four celestial maidens, Indrani, Nagakumari, Agnikumari and Varunakumari. The prince, however, escapes punishment and roams in disguise in the company of a friend when he meets a damsel who is Indirakumari in disguise. He marries her and settles down in a kingdom whose king falls in love with his wife and sends the prince away to Nagaloka in order to covet her. The prince, however, succeeds in finding Nagakumari in Nagaloka, Agnikumari in Agniloka and Varunakumari in Varunaloka and succeeds in winning them as wives.
Directed by S. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Produced by S. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Written by Vadivelu Nayakkar (dialogues)
Story by S. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Starring P. U. Chinnappa, M. S. Sarojini, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, P. B. Rangachari, U. R. Jeevaratnam, S. Varalakshmi, T. A. Jayalakshmi, T. S. Balaiah, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, ‘Baby’ Kamala, Yogambal, Mangalam
Music by G. Ramanathan
Cinematography V. Krishnan
Edited by Surya
Release dates 13 April 1944
Running time 176 minutes