|Directed by||E. V. V. Satyanarayana|
|Produced by||M. Narasimha Rao|
|Written by||Jandhyala (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||E. V. V. Satyanarayana|
|Story by||K. Bhagyaraj|
|Based on||Mallammana Pavaada|
|Music by||M. M. Keeravani|
|Cinematography||V. Srinivasa Reddy|
|Edited by||K. Ravindra Babu|
Abbaigaru (Telugu: అబ్బాయి గారు) is a 1993 Tollywood movie directed by E. V. V. Satyanarayana and produced by M.Narasimha Rao on Raasi Movies. Starring Venkatesh and Meena played the lead roles and music is composed by M. M. Keeravani. The film was Hit at the Box office.
The movie is a remake of 1987 Tamil movie Enga Chinna Rasa whose story was inspired by the Kannada novel Mallammana Pavada by B. Puttaswamayya which incidentally went on to be adapted into a 1969 Kannada movie Mallammana Pavaada. The screenplay of the Kannada movie was written by Telugu director P. Pullaiah based on his 1955 Telugu movie with similar story titled Ardhangi which itself was based on Maddipatla Suri's Telugu translation of Bengali novel Swayamsidda written by Manilal Banerjee. Swayamsiddha went on to be made into a 1975 Bengali movie of same name. Ardhangi was remade in Tamil as Pennin Perumai and in Hindi twice as Bahurani in 1963 and as Jyoti in 1981. Enga Chinna Rasa also went on to be remade in Hindi as Beta , in Kannada as Annayya and in Oriya as Santan (1998).
Dora Babu (Venkatesh), the only child of a multi-millionaire Venkatraidu (Nutan Prasad) who can provide his son with anything he wants, but he loves his mother who ends up dying and his only desire is mother's love. Venkatraidu cheers him up by remarrying a women Nagamani (Jayachitra), a greedy lady who loves money, thinking that she will care for his son as her natural son. Nagamani and her brother (Kota Srinivasa Rao) makes Venkatraidu paralyzed and considers him as a mental patient and eventually locked within a room of the family home. Dora Babu becomes devoted to Nagamani, she raises Dora Babu as an uneducated boy since he does anything she says and loves her a lot does whatever she asks of him
Dorababu meets Sudha (Meena) in a marriage and keeps following she being abducted and assaulted at a fair, he rescues her. The two fall in love and despite the villagers believing she is no longer chaste he marries her and goes to his mother. Nagamani hates that and separates them with her tactics. Sudha discovers that and her motherly love for Dorababu is a rouse in an attempt to discredit the sanity of Venkatraidu and thus unable to interfere with the plan Nagamani has for the family fortune to be diverted to Dorababu's step brother Murari (Srikanth) real son of Nagamani also shares his mother's greed. A battle of wills between the Nagamani and Sudha ensues.
Nagamani sees that her influence over the family is being challenged by Sudha who insists that Venkatraidu leaves his prison and return to the family circle as there is nothing wrong with him. And she makes Dorababu aware of the intentions of his mother. Nagamani starts to abuse and embarrass Sudha with all the family members present. Sudha is ready to leave but then, to protect her husband and her house from Nagamani's intentions, she decides to apologize to her mother-in-law. Sudha then cleverly starts exposing Nagamani's every effort and intention in a dignified manner so that her husband will not be offended.
Sudha becoming pregnant prompts Nagamani to attempt to kill her and unborn child with poison. Sudha discovers this and returns to her direct approach by telling her husband. He continues to refuse to believe the treachery although she takes an oath upon her unborn child's life. Dorabau defends his mother and offers to prove that Sudha is wrong. Dorabau drinks the milk, He comes to the realization of what Sudha said was all along his mother's intentions. In his usual innocent manner, he asks her why, that all she had to do as his mother simply asked for the wealth—he would have happily agreed to give her it all, his words so deeply touch Nagamani that she realises her cruelty has been directed at the only son who all along had ever loved her.
Finally, the film concludes with Dorababu recovering, agreeing to give up to his mother his worldly possessions and leaving home with his wife. At the last moment, Nagamani begs him not to leave, claiming to have learned the error of her ways. She tears up the legal papers and tells him that all she wants is nothing more than Dorababu.
- Venkatesh as Dora Babu
- Meena as Sudha
- Srikanth as Murari
- Jayachitra as Naga Mani
- Nutan Prasad as Venkataraidu
- Kota Srinivasa Rao
- Brahmanandam as Obaiah
- Babu Mohan as Bush
- Mallikarjuna Rao
- AVS as Gumastha
- P. L. Narayana as Sudha's father
- Sivaji Raja as Sivaji
- Chidatala Appa Rao
- K.K Sharma
- Ironleg Shastry
- Tirupathi Prakash
- "Fight Master" Raju
- Siva Parvathi as Pramila
- Y. Vijaya
|Film score by M. M. Keeravani|
|Producer||M. M. Keeravani|
|M. M. Keeravani chronology|
Music composed by M. M. Keeravani.Music released on SURYA Audio Company.
|1.||"Koosindhi Koyilamma"||Bhuvanachandra||SP Balu, Chitra||5:09|
|2.||"Nee Tassa Diyya"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu,Chitra||5:00|
|3.||"O Kanne Poova"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu,Chitra||5:03|
|4.||"Vennelaki Em Telusu"||Bhuvanachandra||SP Balu,Chitra||4:47|
|5.||"Thadikendhuku Adhirindhi"||Veturi Sundararama Murthy||SP Balu,Chitra,Bhuvanachandra,Ramana,Raj,Ramola||5:05|
|6.||"Amma Amma"||Vennelakanti||SP Balu||4:52|
The story line has been inspiration for various movies and has had various remakes in Indian film industry.
|1955||Ardhangi||Telugu||P. Pullaiah||Santha Kumari||Akkineni Nageswara Rao||Savitri|
|1956||Pennin Perumai||Tamil||P. Pullaiah||Santha Kumari||Sivaji Ganesan||Savitri|
|1963||Bahurani||Hindi||T. Prakash Rao||Lalita Pawar||Guru Dutt||Mala Sinha|
|1969||Mallammana Pavaada||Kannada||Puttanna Kanagal||Advani Lakshmi Devi||Rajkumar||B Sarojadevi|
|1975||Swayamsiddha||Bengali||Sushil Mukherjee||Ranjit Mallick||Mithu Mukherjee|
|1981||Jyothi||Hindi||Pramod Chakravorty||Shashikala||Jeetendra||Hema Malini|
|1987||Enga Chinna Rasa||Tamil||K. Bhagyaraj||C. R. Saraswathy||K. Bhagyaraj||Radha|
|1992||Beta||Hindi||Indra Kumar||Aruna Irani||Anil Kapoor||Madhuri Dixit|
|1993||Abbaigaru||Telugu||E. V. V. Satyanarayana||Jayachitra||Venkatesh||Meena|
|1993||Annayya||Kannada||D. Rajendra Babu||Aruna Irani||V. Ravichandran||Madhoo|
|1998||Santan||Oriya||Snigdha Mohanty||Siddhanta Mahapatra||Rachana Banerjee|
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