Veppathur Kittoo (one of Vasan's storyboard artists) developed a story based on a chapter of George W. Reynolds' novel, Robert Macaire: or, The French bandit in England. Originally made in Tamil and later in Hindi, Chandralekha spent five years in production (1943–1948).
When Sasankan tries to woo Chandralekha, she pretends to faint every time he approaches her.
One of her circus friends comes to Sasankan disguised as a gypsy healer and claims that she can cure Chandralekha of her "illness". Sasankan is pleased to find Chandralekha miraculously cured and apparently ready to accept him as her husband; in return, he agrees to her request for a drum dance at the royal wedding.
She had spent time in a substance abuse treatment program at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, and her family said she had been doing well. told the court that he and Green had been dating for four months at the time of her murder. Skeete Jr., now 18 years old, was found guilty of second-degree murder in August.
He testified he took pills and drank moonshine at the time of the murder and said he doesn't remember anything until the police woke him up in a cell early the next morning.
She had a large family, who said the hardest thing to accept is how they will never see her graduate, get married or have her own children.
Green's grandmother told the court the girl had struggled with her own problems, including drug use, but said she worked hard to overcome them.
Veerasimhan saves her; they escape and join a group of gypsies.
When Veerasimhan goes to find help, Sasankan's men capture Chandralekha and bring her to the palace.
Sasankan is impressed with Chandralekha's performance but, unknown to him, Veerasimhan's soldiers are hiding inside the drums.