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Maa Babu
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byT. Prakash Rao
Written bySamudrala Jr (dialogues)
Screenplay byT. Prakash Rao
Based onChirag Kahan Roshni Kahan
by Dhruva Chatterjee
Produced byD. V. S. Raju
StarringAkkineni Nageswara Rao
Savitri
CinematographyKamal Ghosh
Edited byN. M. Shankar
Music byT. Chalapathi Rao
Production
company
Pragathi Art Productions
Release date
  • 22 December 1960 (1960-12-22)
Running time
143 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Maa Babu (transl. Our Boy) is a 1960 Indian Telugu-language drama film co-written and directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Savitri, with music composed by T. Chalapathi Rao. It is a remake of the Hindi film Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan (1959).[1]

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Telugu language

Telugu language

Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken by Telugu people predominantly living in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where it is also the official language. It is the most widely spoken member of the Dravidian language family and one of the twenty-two scheduled languages of the Republic of India. It is one of the few languages that has primary official status in more than one Indian state, alongside Hindi and Bengali. Telugu is one of six languages designated as a classical language by the Government of India.

Drama (film and television)

Drama (film and television)

In film and television, drama is a category or genre of narrative fiction intended to be more serious than humorous in tone. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular super-genre, macro-genre, or micro-genre, such as soap opera, police crime drama, political drama, legal drama, historical drama, domestic drama, teen drama, and comedy-drama (dramedy). These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods. To these ends, a primary element in a drama is the occurrence of conflict—emotional, social, or otherwise—and its resolution in the course of the storyline.

T. Prakash Rao

T. Prakash Rao

Tatineni Prakash Rao was an Indian film director and screenwriter who worked in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil films. In a career spanning nearly four decades, he directed over 40 films.

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, widely known as ANR, was an Indian actor and producer, known for his works majorly in Telugu cinema. He starred in many landmark films in his seventy five-year career, and became one of the most prominent figures of Telugu cinema. Nageswara Rao received seven state Nandi Awards, and five Filmfare Awards South. He is a recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of Art and Cinema.

Savitri (actress)

Savitri (actress)

Savitri Ganesan was an Indian actress, playback singer, dancer, director, and producer known for her works primarily in Telugu and Tamil cinema. She had also worked in Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. She starred in more than 250 films over three decades. She was one of the highest-paid and most popular Indian actresses of the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. She is known by the epithets Mahanati and Nadigaiyar Thilagam.

T. Chalapathi Rao

T. Chalapathi Rao

Tatineni Chalapathi Rao was an Indian music composer who worked in Telugu cinema. His career spanned more than three decades from early 1950s, till 1980s. He was the cousin of T. Prakash Rao.

Hindi

Hindi

Hindi, or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi, is an Indo-Aryan language spoken chiefly in the Hindi Belt region encompassing parts of northern, central, eastern, and western India. Hindi has been described as a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language, which itself is based primarily on the Khariboli dialect of Delhi and neighbouring areas of North India. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with English. It is an official language in 9 states and 3 union territories and an additional official language in 3 other states. Hindi is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India.

Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan

Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan

Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan is a 1959 Indian Hindi-language film directed and produced by Devendra Goel. The film stars Rajendra Kumar as the protagonist Dr Anand and Meena Kumari, Honey Irani and Madan Puri in pivotal roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Maa Babu.

Plot

Dr. Anand (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) is a well-known respectable doctor in society, his wife dies on the operating table, giving birth to a baby boy. At the same time, a widowed pregnant lady Ratna Devi (Savitri) has a miscarriage, as Anand promised her to protect the child, he gives his son to Ratna Devi hiding the truth. After that, grief-stricken, Anand becomes a wanderer and returns after four years. Due to affection for his son, he starts being a frequent visitor in their life which does not augur well with Ratna Devi's mother-in-law (Kannamba) and sister-in-law (M. Saroja) who make her life miserable by attributing illicit relations between them and forcibly stops Anand. Shortly thereafter, Anand marries a nurse, Maya (M. N. Rajam) who is a spendthrift and does not get along with Anand, and he finds out that she cannot conceive. Eventually, Anand's dad passes away, he leaves considerable wealth to Anand's child, including a monthly allowance of Rs.10,000. At that time, Maya learns the birth secret of Anand's child, so, she files a case in the court and wins. Therefore, Ratna Devi has to hand over the child to Maya, but the depressed child is not able to stay with Maya and runs away from home. At Present, everybody is in search of the child, in that bedlam, Maya dies in an accident. Finally, the movie ends, Anand giving back the child to Ratna Devi and continuing his journey on official duty by dedicating his life to the hospital.

Cast

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Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao

Akkineni Nageswara Rao, widely known as ANR, was an Indian actor and producer, known for his works majorly in Telugu cinema. He starred in many landmark films in his seventy five-year career, and became one of the most prominent figures of Telugu cinema. Nageswara Rao received seven state Nandi Awards, and five Filmfare Awards South. He is a recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of Art and Cinema.

Savitri (actress)

Savitri (actress)

Savitri Ganesan was an Indian actress, playback singer, dancer, director, and producer known for her works primarily in Telugu and Tamil cinema. She had also worked in Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. She starred in more than 250 films over three decades. She was one of the highest-paid and most popular Indian actresses of the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. She is known by the epithets Mahanati and Nadigaiyar Thilagam.

M. N. Rajam

M. N. Rajam

Madurai Narasimha Achary Rajam or M. N. Rajam is an Indian actress, who works mainly in Tamil cinema. She made her stage acting debut at the age of seven, and movie acting debut as a child artist in 1949. At the age of 14, Rajam played the vamp role in the Tamil classic Ratha Kanneer (1954), opposite M. R. Radha. Since then Rajam had acted with several leading actors including MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, M. R. Radha, S.S. Rajendran, M. N. Nambiar and N. S. Krishnan. She married popular Tamil playback singer A. L. Raghavan on 2 May 1960. Her performances in films like, Rathak Kaneer, Pennin Perumai, Pudhayal, Thanga Padumai, "Nadodi Mannan", "Pasa Malar", Thaali Bhagyam and "Arangetram" were critically acclaimed. She played supporting roles in films since 1970 to 1990. She started working in TV serials from 1995 and continues to work in films till 2014.

Gummadi (actor)

Gummadi (actor)

Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, known mononymously by his surname Gummadi, was an Indian actor and producer, who worked predominantly in Telugu cinema and a few Tamil films. Known as one of the finest method actors, Gummadi starred in around five hundred feature films. He received critical recognition for his work in Thodu Dongalu (1954) and Mahamantri Timmarusu (1962), for which he has received the erstwhile Rashtrapati Award. Gummadi was an official member of the Indian delegation from South India to the Tashkent Film Festival in 1978 and 1982.

Relangi (actor)

Relangi (actor)

Relangi Venkata Ramayya, known mononymously by his surname as Relangi, was an Indian actor, comedian, and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He was honoured with the Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema in 1970. Relangi is particularly known for his comic expressions, and dialogues during the 1950s and 1960s. Together with Ramana Reddy, they were a comedy double act.

Ramana Reddy

Ramana Reddy

Ramana Reddy was an Indian character actor, comedian and producer known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning 24 years, he acted in more than 200 movies. Ramana Reddy and Relangi were a comedy double act during the era of early Telugu cinema.

Mikkilineni (actor)

Mikkilineni (actor)

Mikkilineni Radhakrishna Murthy was an Indian actor and thespian known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. He was the founder of the theater group Praja Natya Mandali. He has received the honorary Kalaprapoorna from Andhra University, for his contributions towards Telugu theater and cinema.

C. S. R. Anjaneyulu

C. S. R. Anjaneyulu

Chilakalapudi Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu, popularly known as C. S. R., was an Indian method actor, and thespian best known for his works in Telugu cinema, and Telugu theater. He acted in many stage dramas and portrayed lead characters and mythological roles in over 175 movies. He was one of the lead actors of his time. Anjaneyulu was an established lead actor by the late 1930s, preceding the entrance of actors such as NTR and ANR. His performance in the super-hit Bhaktha Ramadasu in 1937 won him many accolades. In the 1950s, starting with Pathala Bhairavi screened at the first International Film Festival of India, he began acting in character roles. In Pathala Bhairavi, he plays a king worried about his daughter, a princess kidnapped by a wicked magician played by Ranga Rao.

Allu Ramalingaiah

Allu Ramalingaiah

Allu Ramalingaiah was an Indian character actor, comedian, and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema. In 1990, He was honoured with the Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cinema. In 1998, he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award - South, and the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 2001. Ramalingaiah appeared in over 1000 films in a variety of roles. The "Allu Ramalingaiah National Award" was instituted in his memory by the "Allu Ramalingaiah Academy of Arts". The award is presented every year to a Telugu film personality for life time achievement.

P. Kannamba

P. Kannamba

Pasupuleti Kannamba was an Indian actress, playback singer and film producer of Telugu cinema, of Andhra Pradesh, India. She acted in more than 170 films and produced about 25 films in Telugu and Tamil languages during the 1930s to the 1960s.

Honey Irani

Honey Irani

Honey Irani is an Indian actress and screenwriter, who works in Hindi cinema. She started her career as a child actor with roles in films such as Mahesh Kaul’s Pyar ki Pyas. She was probably four to five years old when the shooting of the movies Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan and Bombay Ka Chor started.

M. Saroja

M. Saroja

M. Saroja was an Indian actress and comedian who worked in Tamil cinema. She was frequently paired alongside K. A. Thangavelu.

Soundtrack

Music composed by T. Chalapathi Rao.[2]

S. No Song Title Lyrics Singers length
1 "Enta Kalam Enthadooram" Sri Sri Ghantasala 4:51
2 "Babu Nidura Po" Samudrala Jr P. Susheela 4:34
3 "Chell Chell" Samudrala Jr P. Susheela 4:23
4 "O Daarinapoye Chinnavada" Samudrala Jr Ghantasala, S. Janaki 5:10
5 "Virese Jhum Jhum" Samudrala Jr Jamuna Rani 4:09
6 "Edamma Nee Raju" Samudrala Jr P. Leela 4:16
7 "Srimathigaru" Kosaraju Madhavapeddi Satyam 2:06

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T. Chalapathi Rao

T. Chalapathi Rao

Tatineni Chalapathi Rao was an Indian music composer who worked in Telugu cinema. His career spanned more than three decades from early 1950s, till 1980s. He was the cousin of T. Prakash Rao.

Sri Sri (writer)

Sri Sri (writer)

Srirangam Srinivasa Rao, popularly known as Sri Sri, was an Indian poet and lyricist who is known for his works in Telugu literature and films. Noted for his anthology Maha Prasthanam, Sri Sri is a recipient of a National Film Award, a Nandi Award and a Sahitya Akademi Award.

Ghantasala (musician)

Ghantasala (musician)

Ghantasala Venkateswararao, known mononymously by his surname as Ghantasala, was an Indian playback singer and film composer known for his works predominantly in Telugu and Kannada cinema and also in Tamil, Malayalam, Tulu and Hindi language films. He is considered as one of the greatest singers of Telugu cinema. In 1970, he received the Padma Shri award, India's fourth highest civilian award for his contribution to Indian cinema. According to The Hindu and The Indian Express, Ghantasala was 'such a divine talent and with his songs he could move the hearts of the people'. 'Ghantasala's blending of classical improvisations to the art of light music combined with his virtuosity and sensitivity puts him a class apart, above all others in the field of playback singing'. Gifted with what Indian film historian V. A. K. Ranga Rao called 'the most majestic voice', Ghantasala helped Telugu film music develop its own distinct character which remains unparalleled. He is referred to as the 'Gaana Gandharva' for his mesmerising voice and musical skills.

P. Susheela

P. Susheela

Pulapaka Susheela, popularly known as P. Susheela, is an Indian playback singer associated with the South Indian cinema primarily from Andhra Pradesh for over six decades. She is one of the greatest and best-known playback singers in India. She has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as well as by the Asia Book of Records for performing a record number of songs in different Indian languages. She is also the recipient of five National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer and numerous state awards. Susheela is widely acclaimed as a singer who defined feminism in South Indian cinema and is well known for her mellifluous vocal performances for over 50,000 film songs across South Indian languages.

S. Janaki

S. Janaki

Sistla Janaki is an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer from Andhra Pradesh. She is referred to respectfully as "Janaki Amma" and Nightingale of South India. She is one of the best-known playback singers in India. She is referred to as 'Isaikkuyil' in Tamil Nadu and 'Gaana Kogile' in Karnataka. She has recorded over 48,000 songs in films, albums, TV and Radio which includes solos, duets, chorus and title tracks in 17 languages including Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, Sanskrit, Odia,Tulu, Urdu, Punjabi, Badaga, Bengali, Konkani and also in foreign languages such as English, Japanese, German, and Sinhala. However the highest number of songs in her career were in Kannada, followed by Malayalam. Starting in 1957 with the Tamil film Vidhiyin Vilayattu, her career has spanned over six decades.

P. Leela

P. Leela

Porayathu Leela was an Indian playback singer, Carnatic vocalist and a music director. She has recorded more than 5,000 songs in various Indian languages including Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Sanskrit, Odia, Gujarati, Marati. and also Sinhale. She is also known for her extensive history of collaboration in the songs with Music Composers V Dakshinamoorthy., MS Baburaj, G Devarajan, Ghantasala, MS Viswanathan, KRaghavan, Br Lakshmanan, LPR Varma, BA Chithambara athletes, AT Ummer, MK Arjun,Johnson, Ouseppachan, Ilaiyaraja, and with the playback singers KJ Yesudas and Ghantalasa over the years. She is also known mostly for her sweet and melodious voice for which she is fondly called as Ganamani. She was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2006.

Madhavapeddi Satyam

Madhavapeddi Satyam

Madhavapeddi Satyam was an Indian playback singer and actor who predominantly worked in Telugu cinema.

Source: "Maa Babu", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maa_Babu.

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References
  1. ^ "Maa Babu". The Indian Express. 1 January 1961. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Maa Babu (1960)-Song_Booklet". Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
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