Annayya (1993 film)

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Directed by D. Rajendra Babu
Produced by M. Chandrashekar
Screenplay by D. Rajendra Babu
Starring Ravichandran
Aruna Irani
Music by Hamsalekha
Release dates
Country India
Language Kannada

Annayya Kannada(ಅಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ) is a Kannada film released in 1993, directed by D. Rajendra Babu. This film stars Crazy Star Ravichandran, Madhoo, Aruna Irani, Srinath, Dheerendra Gopal, Kashi, Ashalatha amongst others. Music was composed by Naada Brahma "Hamsalekha". The film was produced by M. Chandrashekar. It was a remake of Kannada movie Mallammana Pavada, starring Rajkumar and B. Saroja Devi. It was also remade in Tamil as Enga Chinna Rasa and Telugu as Abbaigaru and to Hindi as Beta (1992), starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit.


Annayya is a story of a person named "Annayya"(Ravichandran) who is the only child of a rich Landlord(Srinath) and had lost his mother at the time of his birth. Annayya's father can provide him anything he wants but Annayys's only desire is to get mother's love. In order to fulfill his son's desire Sreenath gets married to Nagamani(Aruna Irani), thinking that she could take care of him more than his real mother would. As the day passes, Nagamani's brother Dheerendra Gopal enters into Annayya's house by convincing Sreenath that he has lost all his properties due to some loss. Then Dheerendra Gopal asks her sister Nagamani to get the property of annayya's to be nominated into her name so as to think of her child which is about to enter into the outside world. Then Nagamani makes Annayya to follow each and every step that her mother says and not to take even a single decision without her permission. He even stops going to school and become a slave to his mother.

As the time passes Annayya grows up and gets married to Saraswati(Madhoo). Saraswati discovers that Nagamani's motherly love is fake and all that Nagamani wants is capturing Annayya's wealth. Then the battle begins within the household between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law which involves Saraswati trying to outdo Nagamani. This involves Saraswati voicing her concerns to Annayya about his mother, resulting in Saraswati being slapped once by her husband, and alienating him. This humiliation does not worry Saraswati who eventually wins the battle once Nagamani realizes the importance of loving her stepson back as much as he loves her.



Title Singer(s)
"Annayya Annayya" S. Janaki
"Ammayya Ammayya" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Ahaa Ohoo" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
"Bombe Bombe" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
"Come on Darling Ayyo Ayyo" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
"Ragi Holadage Khali" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra


The music composed by Hamsalekha was well received and the audio sales hit a record high.

Other versions[edit]

The story line has been inspiration for various movies and has had various remakes in Indian film industry.

Year Title Language Director Cast
Step-mother Son Wife
1969 Mallammana Pavaada Kannada Puttanna Kanagal Rajkumar B Sarojadevi
1981 Jyothi Hindi Pramod Chakravorty Shashikala Jeetendra Hema Malini
1987 Enga Chinna Rasa Tamil K. Bhagyaraj K. Bhagyaraj Rada
1992 Beta Hindi Indra Kumar Aruna Irani Anil Kapoor Madhuri Dixit
1993 Annayya Kannada D. Rajendra Babu Aruna Irani V. Ravichandran Madhoo
1993 Abbaigaru Telugu E. V. V. Satyanarayana Jayachitra Venkatesh Meena