Abba Aa Hudugi

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Abba Aa Hudugi
Abba Aa Hudugi VCD cover.jpeg
Film VCD cover
Directed byH. L. N. Simha
Produced byH. L. N. Simha
Written byH. L. N. Simha
Pandari Bai
Music byP. Kalinga Rao
CinematographyB. Dorairaj
Edited byR. Ramamurthy
Distributed bySri Jamuna Productions
Release date
  • 1959 (1959)
Running time
134 minutes

Abba Aa Hudugi (Kannada: ಅಬ್ಬಾ ಆ ಹುಡುಗಿ; English: Wow, that girl) is a 1959 Indian Kannada film written, directed and produced by H. L. N. Sinha. It stars Rajashankar, Rajkumar, Narasimharaju, Mynavathi and Pandari Bai in the lead roles. It is considered a landmark film in Kannada cinema.[1] Critics have noted that the theme of the movie is loosely based on William Shakespeare 's The Taming of the Shrew.[2]

The film was dubbed into Tamil with the title Mangaikku Maangalyame Pradhaanam and was released in 1960. Dialogues were written by S. A. Subbaraman. Jeevan composed the music while Puratchidasan wrote the lyrics.[3]


Mynavathi is the arrogant girl, who looks down on men. Rajashankar, plays the protagonist, who marries her, teaches her manners and educates her to behave well. Dr. Rajkumar, who costars, marries the younger sister of Mynavathi. The movie became a trend-setter. P. Kalinga Rao's song "Ba Chinna Mohana Nodenna" became a chart-buster.




  1. ^ "A rousing end planned for H.L.N. Simha's birth centenary fete". The Hindu. 21 July 2004. Archived from the original on 8 September 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
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  3. ^ G. Neelamegam. Thiraikalanjiyam — Part 1 (in Tamil). Manivasagar Publishers, Chennai 108 (Ph:044 25361039).

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