Babu (1985 film)
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|Directed by||A. C. Tirulokchandar|
|Produced by||V.R. Parameshwaram|
|Written by||A. C. Tirulokchandar|
|Based on||Odeyil Ninnu by P. Kesavadev|
|Music by||Rajesh Roshan|
Babu is a 1985 film starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead role, supported by Hema Malini, Mala Sinha and Rati Agnihotri. Music is by Rajesh Roshan. It is a remake of a Tamil film directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar from 1971 with the same name starring Shivaji Ganeshan, which itself was a remake of the 1965 Malayalam film, Odayil Ninnu, a film adaptation of Malayalam writer P. Kesavadev's acclaimed novel of the same title.
Babu is a young man who works as a rickshaw puller and he has fallen in love with Kammo. His only true friend is Shambu Nath. One day he helps Shankerlal and his family and in return, Shankerlal invites him to his house. Instantly the whole family including Shankerlal's wife and Pinky both begin to shower love on Babu. Babu having led a tough childhood feels very ecstatic and feels grateful to Shankerlal on having provided him food, clothes and more importantly respect given to him. Meanwhile, a goon in the village rapes Kammo and Babu kills him and thereby lands in jail. After his release he finds Pinky begging in the streets and then he gets shocked as to how a rich girl has been forced to beg. realizes that now Pinky's mother is a widow. His sole aim now becomes to help this widow and her child. He gives up his personal life, drives a hand-drawn rickshaw, saves some money, so that he can buy provisions for them, as well as send the child, Pinky, to a decent school. Pinky then grows up and later starts disliking Babu. The rest of the story is how Pinky realizes her folly later on, how Pinky's mother feels indebted to Babu for having helped them in return for one night's shower of affection on Babu by Shankerlal.
- Rajesh Khanna as Babu
- Hema Malini as Kammo
- Rati Agnihotri as Pinky
- Mala Sinha as Widow
- Madan Puri as Shambu Nath
- Navin Nischol as Shankarlal
- "Aise Rang De Piya" - Kishore Kumar Lata Mangeshkar
- "Main Kuwari Albeli" - Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
- "Yeh Mera Jeevan" - Kishore Kumar
- "Ae Hawa" - Lata Mangeshkar
- "Yeh Mera Jivan Tere Liye Hai, Jiwan Ka Sapna Tere Liye Hai" (Slow Version) - Kishore Kumar
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