|Directed by||Puttanna Kanagal|
|Written by||B. Puttaswamayya|
|Screenplay by||P. Pullaiah|
|Based on||Mallammana Pavada
by B. Puttaswamayya
|Music by||Vijaya Bhaskar|
|Edited by||V. P. Krishnan
The film is based on the novel Mallammana Pavaada written by B. Puttaswamayya.The screenplay was 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. 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 female lead the film, Mallamma (Saroja Devi) is married to a dullard by her parents. While in her in-laws house, Mallamma realises that her husband has been made a dullard due to his scheming stepmother, who wants to appropriate the vast property. She educates her husband and frees him from the clutches of his stepmother and makes him realise the value of life.
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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