Lawyer Suhasini story at a glance
Lawyer Suhasini is a unique film from Vamshi which showcases Female Empowerment in the so called Vamshi style of making. The film features a family woman’s struggle to support her parents opposing her money hungry mother in law and who gets torn between family values and responsibilities. SPB’s phenomenal music added much more value to this memorable film of the 80s.
Suhasini (Suhasini) is a poor woman who has a younger brother and two sisters along with an irresponsible drunk father. Her elder sister (Sangeetha) is the breadwinner of the family. Suhasini studies law degree with the hard earned money of her sister and she prepares to marry an older person so that she would get a sum of 10,000 rupees. The hero (Bhanuchander), also a lawyer incidentally arrives in this scene and finds the self respect of Suhasini to be quite admirable. In a dramatic situation, he marries Suhasini in humanitarian value. The hero’s mother Lakshmi meanwhile is an extremely money minded woman and plans to get his son married for high dowry. Obviously, she gets shocked with this marriage and starts despising her daughter in law. Her husband (Prabhakara Reddy) is a very good gentleman who likes the good nature of Suhasini and her presence of mind. But the money minded mother in law plans to create a rift between Suhasini and her husband when the former goes on a tour to Delhi. The couple also has a son but the mother in law is so evil that she doesn’t allow Suhasini to look after her orphaned siblings when the elder sister dies. Things change in such a way that Suhasini had to leave the in laws house in order to rescue her siblings. A lawyer friend (Rajendra Prasad) helps Suhasini in pursuing her law profession and their friendship is mistaken by the hero. The rest of the film is about how Suhasini proves to be a responsible woman and a successful lawyer. The film ends on a happy note with the clearing of misunderstandings between the lead actors
Suhasini is extremely grounded in the title role Lawyer Suhasini in the film. She looks amazing in sarees and simple appearance. Her histrionics in emotional scenes are worth mentioning. Bhanuchander is brilliant as the helpless male lead who falls prey for circumstances. His amazing vulnerabilities as a person who looks at a successful wife were brilliantly portrayed by Bhanuchander. Rajendra Prasad gets a memorable role as the loyal friend to Suhasini. Sangeetha is at her sentimental best as the elder sister. Prabhakara Reddy is extremely likeable as the good father in law.
The story and screenplay were written by the wittiest writer of Telugu language- Mullapudi Venkarataramana. This is obviously away from his usual comic style but he didn’t forget comedy in the film. Dialogues by Tanikella Bharani are crisp and thought provoking. Music by SPB is amazing with Samajavaragamana becoming an all time hit. Lyrics by Sirivennela Sitaramasastry are phenomenal. Vamshi crafted a beautiful family drama which stresses on female empowerment and the importance of money in human relations.
Story for the film was penned by Rajasekhar and dialogues are by popular novelist Yandamuri Veerendranath. In fact the title Manchu Pallaki was suggested by himself. The dialogues are very witty and this film marked the association of this novelist with Chiranjeevi- in which many successful films came in their combination. Music by Rajan- Nagendra is the main lifeline of the film with eternal songs like Meghama Dehama, Manase Manideepam and Pagalu Reyilo Jaarakamundhe became anthems of the 80s. Direction by Vamshi was realistic and it marked the new talent of directors in Telugu Cinema.
Cast and Crew:
Suhasini – Suhasini
Suhasini’s Elder Sister- Sangeetha
Suhasini’s Friend- Rajendra Prasad
Servant- Mallikarjuna Rao
Suhasini’s Father in Law- Prabhakara Reddy
Story and Screenplay-Mullapudi Venkataramana
Dialogues- Tanikella Bharani
Lyrics- Sirivennela Sitaramasastry
Banner- Jayakrishna Combines
Release Date- November 19th 1982