Tenali Raman ( 1956 ) , Tamil
Synopsis: " Ramakrishnan of Tenali , a poet by profession leads a pathetic life, until he gets the blessings of Goddess Kali. The goddess offers him a bowl of knowledge and a bowl of wealth, and tells Raman to take any one bowl. But Raman drinks both the bowls at one go, and says that one is of no use without the other. The Goddess blesses him that he will be known as Vikatakavi meaning, clown jester. Tenali becomes the court poet of Krishnadevarayar of Vijayanagaram. The movie showcases several incidents from the life of Tenali Raman, thereby showing his extreme wit and his extraordinary contribution in saving Vijayanagaram, from its enemies, the Sultans. "