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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
Starring Venkatesh
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography V. Srinivasa Reddy
Edited by K. Ravindra Babu
Raasi Movies
Release date
  • 30 September 1993 (1993-09-30)
Running time
154 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

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.[1][2] The film was Hit at the Box office.[3]

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.[4] 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.



Film score by M. M. Keeravani
Released 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 29:59
Label SURYA Audio
Producer M. M. Keeravani
M. M. Keeravani chronology
Kondapalli Raja

Music composed by M. M. Keeravani.Music released on SURYA Audio Company.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
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
Total length: 29:59

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
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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