Matru Devo Bhava
|Matru Devo Bhava|
|Directed by||K.Ajay Kumar|
|Produced by||K. S. Rama Rao|
|Story by||Dennis Joseph|
|Music by||M.M. Keeravani|
|Cinematography||Chota K. Naidu|
The film won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics by Veturi Sundararama Murthy for the song "Raalipoye Puvva" and Filmfare Best Film Award (Telugu), The film was dubbed in Tamil as Thaai Ullam.
The film is a remake of the Malayalam hit film Akashadoothu (1993) by Sibi Malayil. K.S. Rama Rao saw the film and bought the remake rights for Telugu. Rama Rao brought Madhavi in to reprise her role from Akshadhoodu since she was also a familiar face to Telugu audience. Major portions of the Telugu remake were shot in the same locations as the original film.
Satyam (Nassar) is a driver and his wife Sarada (Madhavi) is a music teacher. They were both orphans brought up in the Seva Ashram (run by Charuhasan). Sarada and Satyam have four kids. Satyam, though good at heart, is addicted to liquor. Apparao (Tanikella Bharani), a toddy milk vendor, has an eye on Sarada. When Satyam discovers Apparao making advances on Sarada, he assaults him in front of everyone. Avenging the assault, Apparao kills Satyam. Sarada, who is diagnosed with cancer, wants her children to be brought up in a family atmosphere rather than in the Ashram and the children are adopted by different families.
- Madhavi as Sarada
- Nassar as Satyam
- Y. Vijaya as Parvatamma
- Charuhasan as Swami
- Subbaraya Sharma as Ananthaswami
- Sarathi as Suryam (toddy shop owner)
- Maharshi Raghava as Doctor
- Tanikella Bharani as Apparao
- Baby Seena as Radha
- Teja P as Child actor
The music for this film was composed by M. M. Keeravani. This albumn featured 4 tracks, which were highly successful. Especially the track "Venuvai Vachanu" terifically sung by K.S.Chithra was a huge chart buster and won a Nandi Award for best playback singer female. This song always tops the list of best songs in Chithra's career. All the lyrics are written by Veturi Sundarama Murthy & he won his first National award for best lyrics category for the track "Raalipoyye Poova".
|1.||"Raagam Anuragam"||S.P.Balasubrahmanyam & K.S.Chithra||4:36|
|3.||"Raalipoyye Poovva"||M. M. Keeravani||4:05|
|4.||"Venuvai Vachhanu"||K.S.Chithra, M. M. Keeravani & Chorus||5:35|
- telugucinema.com, complete cast/drew/production details for Matrudevobhava (1993), retrieved 11-11-2008
- citwf.com,Matru Devo Bhava, Retrieved 11-11-2008
- citwf.com,Akshadhoodu (1993), Retrieved 11-11-2008