Babu (1985 film)

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Directed byA. C. Tirulokchandar
Produced byV.R. Parameshwaram
Written byA. C. Tirulokchandar
Based onOdeyil Ninnu by P. Kesavadev
StarringRajesh Khanna
Hema Malini
Rati Agnihotri
Madan Puri
Music byRajesh Roshan
Release date

Babu is a 1985 film starring Rajesh Khanna[1] in the lead role, supported by Hema Malini, Mala Sinha and Rati Agnihotri.[2] Music is by Rajesh Roshan.[3] It is a remake of a Tamil film of the same name from 1971 directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar and starring Sivaji Ganesan, 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.[4]


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.[5]




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  3. ^ "Umrao Jaan (2006), Umrao Jaan Cast, Reviews, Photos, Song Lyrics". Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Filmography of Super Star Rajesh Khanna: BABU - 1985". Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  5. ^ [3]

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