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Maa Gopi
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Film Poster
Teluguమా గోపి
Directed byB. S. Ranga
Screenplay byKovvali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao
Based onBhagyawan
StarringV. Nagayya, G. Varalakshmi, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Jamuna
CinematographyB. S. Ranga
Music byViswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Production
company
Vikram Productions
Release date
24 September 1954
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Maa Gopi is a 1954 Telugu language film directed by B. S. Ranga. The film stars V. Nagayya, G. Varalakshmi, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Jamuna.

The film was dubbed into Tamil as Jaya Gopi [1] and released in 1955.[2] The film was a remake of 1953 Hindi film Bhagyawan and its Marathi version Soubhagya.[3] Ranga also planned to dub it into Kannada and engaged his friend and popular writer Chi. Sadasivaiah to pen the dialogue. But for some reason he gave up the idea. In 1981, Sadasivaiah's lyricist-son Chi. Udayashankar suggested to Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar to remake Maa Gopi. Ranga himself directed the Kannada version, titled Bhagyavantha introducing Rajkumar's youngest son Master Lohit Puneeth Rajkumar in the title role. This too was a big hit.[4]

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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.

B. S. Ranga

B. S. Ranga

Bindiganavile Srinivas Iyengar Ranga was an Indian photographer, actor, producer and director who has made many landmark movies in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. He was also the owner of Vikram Studios. He has directed and produced about 87 films in these three languages with a maximum of 18 films in Kannada alone starring matinee idol Rajkumar.

V. Nagayya

V. Nagayya

V. Nagayya also known as Chittoor Nagayya was an Indian actor, singer, music composer, and director known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, and Telugu theatre. Indian film journalist Baburao Patel described Nagayya as "The Paul Muni of India". Nagayya was considered the best character actor in South Indian cinema during 1940s and 1950s. In 1965, he became the first South Indian actor to receive the Padma Shri in Arts from the Government of India for his contributions to Indian cinema.

G. Varalakshmi

G. Varalakshmi

Garikapati Varalakshmi was an Indian actress, stage artist, singer, and director who worked in Telugu and Tamil films.

Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna is an Indian actress, director and politician who appeared mainly in Telugu films. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953), and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma (1955). Her filmography also includes Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi films. She won a Filmfare Award and an award at Filmfare Awards South. She was a Member of Parliament in the 9th Lok Sabha (1989–1991) representing the Rajahmundry constituency.

Tamil language

Tamil language

Tamil is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia. Tamil is an official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the sovereign nations of Sri Lanka and Singapore, and the Indian territory of Puducherry. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also spoken by the Tamil diaspora found in many countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. Tamil is also natively spoken by Sri Lankan Moors. One of 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India, Tamil was the first to be classified as a classical language of India.

Chi. Udayashankar

Chi. Udayashankar

Chitnahalli Udayashankar was an Indian lyricist and dialogue writer in the Kannada film industry for over three decades, who penned more than 3000 songs for films and devotional songs. His dialogues, screenplay and lyrics were instrumental in the success of many movies of Rajkumar. Udayashankar received four Karnataka State Film Award for Best Dialogue and two Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay. He was the son of lyricist Chi. Sadashivaiah. His son Chi. Guru Dutt is an actor and director in Kannada and Tamil feature films.

Dr. Rajkumar

Dr. Rajkumar

Singanalluru Puttaswamaiah Muthuraj, better known by his stage name Dr. Rajkumar, was an Indian actor and singer who worked in Kannada cinema. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema and a versatile actor, he is considered a cultural icon and holds a matinée idol status in the Kannada diaspora, among whom he is popularly called as Nata Saarvabhouma, Bangarada Manushya, Vara Nata, Gaana Gandharva, Rasikara Raja, Kannada Kanteerava and Rajanna/Annavru. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1983 and Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1995. He is the only lead actor to win National Award for singing. His 35 movies have been remade 58 times in 9 languages by 34 actors making him the first actor whose movies were remade more than fifty times and the first actor whose movies were remade in nine languages. He was the first actor in India to enact a role which was based on James Bond in a full-fledged manner. The success of his movie Jedara Bale is credited to have widely inspired a Desi bond genre in other Indian film industries. On the occasion of the "Centenary of Indian Cinema" in April 2013, Forbes included his performance in Bangaarada Manushya on its list of "25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema". Upon his death, The New York Times had described him as one of India's most popular movie stars.

Bhagyavantha

Bhagyavantha

Bhagyavantha is a 1981 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed and written by B. S. Ranga. The film featured Master Lohit, Aarathi and Jai Jagadish in pivotal roles. Veteran actor Rajkumar and Thoogudeepa Srinivas made brief appearances in the film.

Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar

Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar, colloquially known as Appu, was an Indian actor, playback singer, television presenter, and producer, who worked in Kannada cinema. He was the youngest son of actor and matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar, He was one of the most popular actors in Kannada cinema. He was the lead in 30 films; as a child, he appeared in many films. His performances in Vasantha Geetha (1980), Bhagyavantha (1981), Chalisuva Modagalu (1982), Eradu Nakshatragalu (1983), Bhakta Prahaladha, Yarivanu and Bettada Hoovu (1985) were praised. He won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his role of Ramu in Bettada Hoovu. He also won Karnataka State Award Best Child artist for Chalisuva Modagalu and Eradu Nakshatragalu. Puneeth's first lead role was in 2002's Appu. He was conferred with the Doctorate by Mysuru University. The Karnataka Government conferred the state's highest civilian award, Karnataka Ratna, to Puneeth Rajkumar on 1 November 2022, posthumously.

Cast

The list was adapted from The Hindu article[1]

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The Hindu

The Hindu

The Hindu is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Hindu Group, headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It began as a weekly in 1878 and became a daily in 1889. It is one of the Indian newspapers of record and the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India. As of March 2018, The Hindu is published from 21 locations across 11 states of India.

V. Nagayya

V. Nagayya

V. Nagayya also known as Chittoor Nagayya was an Indian actor, singer, music composer, and director known for his works in Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, and Telugu theatre. Indian film journalist Baburao Patel described Nagayya as "The Paul Muni of India". Nagayya was considered the best character actor in South Indian cinema during 1940s and 1950s. In 1965, he became the first South Indian actor to receive the Padma Shri in Arts from the Government of India for his contributions to Indian cinema.

G. Varalakshmi

G. Varalakshmi

Garikapati Varalakshmi was an Indian actress, stage artist, singer, and director who worked in Telugu and Tamil films.

Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna (actress)

Jamuna is an Indian actress, director and politician who appeared mainly in Telugu films. She made her acting debut at the age of 16 in Dr. Garikapati Rajarao's Puttillu (1953), and received her breakthrough with L. V. Prasad's Missamma (1955). Her filmography also includes Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi films. She won a Filmfare Award and an award at Filmfare Awards South. She was a Member of Parliament in the 9th Lok Sabha (1989–1991) representing the Rajahmundry constituency.

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.

Soundtrack

Music was composed by the duo Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.

Telugu Songs

Lyrics were penned by Anisetty Subbarao.

Song No. Song Singer/s Duration (m:ss)
1 "O Muddu Papa… Naa Muddu Gopi" R. Balasaraswathi Devi
2 "Desadesamula Yasam Ganchumaa" T. Sathiyavathi
3 "Ledayyo Mukti Ledayyo" Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
3 "Maa Vadina Maa Vadina" Jikki & K. Rani
3 "Jali Jaliga Eḍakavayya" Madhavapeddi Satyam
3 "Yuvatī Yuvakula Manamanta"

Tamil Songs

Lyrics were penned by Ka. Mu. Sheriff & Kannadasan (The song book information says the dance song was penned by Ka. Mu. Sheriff while all other songs were penned by Kannadasan). Playback singers are P. Leela, Jikki, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, A. P. Komala, S. C. Krishnan & B. Nageswara Rao.

Song No. Song Singer/s Lyrics Duration (m:ss)
1 "O Mutthu Papa Vaa Mutthu Gopi" R. Balasaraswathi Devi Kannadasan
2 "Dhesa Dhesamundan"
3 "Oonjalil Oyyaara Ullaasam" Jikki 03:17
4 "Karunai Ullame" V. Nagayya 03:09
5 "Sirunagai Valar" Jikki
6 "Poorva Jenman Cheidha"
7 "Amma Kaaveri Un"
8 "Mana Magizhndhen" Jikki, AP. Komala 03:21
9 "Paazhum Moodargal"
10 "Veliye Poyittu" Ka. Mu. Sheriff

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Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy

Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy

Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy were an Indian music composing duo composed of M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy. They worked together on over 100 films, from 1952's Panam to 1965's Aayirathil Oruvan. After their split, Ramamoorthy worked on 16 films between 1966 and 1986. He and Viswanathan reunited in 1995 for Engirundho Vandhan.

Pithapuram Nageswara Rao

Pithapuram Nageswara Rao

Pithapuram Nageswara Rao was an Indian playback singer who worked in the early period of Telugu cinema. He sang thousands of songs, mostly of a comedic nature, in the 1950s and 1960s along with Madhavapeddi Satyam and others. He also sang for a couple of movies in Kannada.

Jikki

Jikki

Pillavalu Gajapathy Krishnaveni, more famously known as Jikki, was an Indian playback singer from Andhra Pradesh. She sang around 10,000 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and Sinhalese languages.

K. Rani (singer)

K. Rani (singer)

K. Rani was an Indian playback singer who has sung songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Bengali, Sinhalese and Uzbek. Rani was the first female singer from India to sing in Sinhalese and Uzbek, and sang the national anthem of Sri Lanka.

Madhavapeddi Satyam

Madhavapeddi Satyam

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

Ka. Mu. Sheriff

Ka. Mu. Sheriff

Ka. Mu. Sheriff was a writer and poet who wrote mainly in the Tamil language. He was a popular Tamil film lyricist during the 1950s and 60s. His lyrics Chittukuruvi Chittukuruvi Sedhi Theriyuma?, Yerikaraiyin Maele Poravale Penn Mayile are ever-green in the minds of Tamil film song lovers. He has also written screenplay and dialogues to some films.

Kannadasan

Kannadasan

Kannadasan was an Indian philosopher, poet, film song lyricist, producer, actor, script-writer, editor, philanthropist, and is heralded as one of the greatest and most important lyricists in India. Frequently called Kaviarasu, With over 5000 lyrics, 6000 poems and 232 books, Kannadasan is widely known by the sobriquet Kaviarasu and he is also considered to be the greatest modern Tamil poet after Subramania Bharati. including novels, epics, plays, essays, his most popular being the 10-part religious book on Hinduism, Arthamulla Indhu Matham. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Cheraman Kathali in the year 1980 and was the first to receive the National Film Award for Best Lyrics, given in 1969 for the film Kuzhanthaikkaga.

Playback singer

Playback singer

A playback singer, also known as a ghost singer, is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in films. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks, and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras; the actual singer does not appear on the screen.

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.

A. P. Komala

A. P. Komala

Arkadu Parthasarathy Komala, commonly known as A. P. Komala, is an Indian playback singer. She has sung songs in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada languages.

S. C. Krishnan

S. C. Krishnan

S. C. Krishnan (1929-1983) was an Indian actor and playback singer who worked mainly in Tamil dramas and films.

Reception

The film was a success at the box office.[1]

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References
  1. ^ a b c M. L. Narasimhan (4 January 2014). "Maa Gopi (1954)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Bhagyawan (1953) | Hindi Movie Plot - Bollywood MuVyz".
  4. ^ "Maa Gopi (1954) - the Hindu". www.thehindu.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
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