Ardhangi

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Ardhangi
Ardhangi.JPG
Directed by P. Pullaiah
Produced by P. Pullaiah
Written by Acharya Atreya
Starring Savitri
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Santha Kumari
Gummadi Venkateswara Rao
Kongara Jaggayya
Music by B. Narasimha Rao
M. Venu
Cinematography Madhav Bulbule
Release date
1955
Country India
Language Telugu

Ardhangi or Ardhaangi (Swayamsiddha Katha) (Telugu: అర్ధాంగి) is a 1955 Telugu film.

It is based on Maddipatla Suri's Telugu translation of Bengali novel Swayamsidda written by Manilal Banerjee. The film was remade in Tamil as Pennin Perumai and in Hindi twice as Bahurani in 1963 and as Jyoti in 1981.The Bengali novel Swayamsiddha was remade into a 1975 Bengali movie of same name.[1] The story of Swayamsiddha was also similar to the Kannada novel Mallammana Pavaada by B. Puttaswamayya which was adapted into 1969 movie titled Mallammana Pavaada for which screenplay was written by the director of this movie P. Pullaiah based on this movie. The Kannada novel Mallammana Pavaada also inspired the 1987 Tamil movie Enga Chinna Rasa which went on to be remade in Telugu as Abbaigaru , in Hindi as Beta , in Kannada as Annayya and in Oriya as Santan (1998).

The film has received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu and the Filmfare Award for Best Film - Telugu.[2]

Plot[edit]

Padma (Savitri) is forced to marry a mentally retarded man Raghu (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) whom she eventually nurses back to health while teaching a lesson to her scheming mother-in-law (Santha Kumari) and brother-in-law Nagendra Rao (Kongara Jaggayya).

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Adrishtamemani
  • Intiki Deepam Illale
  • Radhanu Rammannadu
  • Raka Raka Vachchavu
  • Vadduraa Kannayya Ee Poddu Ilu Vadali Povadduraa

Boxoffice[edit]

The film ran for more than 100 days in 5 centres in Andhra Pradesh.[3]

Awards[edit]

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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