Friday, March 25, 2016

Historical Trivia of Indian Movies - 1981

Total number of films released                                       :    737

Hindi                                                                                    :     148

Tamil                                                                                    :     138

Telugu                                                                                  :    134

Malayalam                                                                           :    113

Kannada                                                                               :       65

Bengali                                                                                 :       42

Gujarathi                                                                             :       34

Marathi                                                                               :       27

Oriya                                                                                    :      10

Punjabi                                                                                 :       8

Assamese                                                                            :        5

Bhojpuri                                                                               :        5

Manipuri                                                                              :        3

English                                                                                  :        2

Rajasthani                                                                            :        2

Tulu                                                                                       :        1

NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

Dadasaheb Phalke Award                                                   :      Sohrab Modi

Best Film                                                                                 :     Dakhal – Bengali. Director: Gautam Ghosh

Director                                                                                   :     Aparna Sen

                                                                                                         36 Chowringhee Lane (English)

Actor                                                                                        :     Om Puri      Film- Arohan (Hindi)

Actress                                                                                     :     Rekha  “Umrao Jaan” – Hindi

Music Director                                                                    :       Khayyam  “Umrao Jaan” – Hindi

Male Singer                                                                         :       S P Balasubramaniam

                                                                                                        “Ek Dujhe Ke Liye” – Hindi

                                                                                                    Song- “Tere Mere Beech Mein…. “

Female Singer                                                                      :         Asha Bhosle  “Umrao Jaan”

                                                                                                  Song : “Dil Cheez kya hai..”

Film Fare Awards

Film                                                                                        :         Khoobsoorat

Director                                                                                 :        Govind Nihlani.  “Aakrosh”

Actor                                                                                      :        Nasiruddin Shah  “Aakrosh”

Actress                                                                                  :        Rekhs  “Khoobsoorat”

Music Director                                                                     :       Lakshmikant Pyarelal.  “Karz”

Lyricist                                                                                    :      Gulzar   - “Thodi Si Bewafaai”

                                                                                                    Song- “ Hazaar Raahen Mudke Dekhi….”

Singer (Male)                                                                        :       Kishorekumar – “Hazaar Rahem…”

                                                                                                             Film- Thodi Si Bewafai”

Singer (Female)                                                                    :        Nazia Hassan – Film- Qurbani

                                                                                                          “Aap jaisa koyi…”

Popular Hindi Films

Film                                                         Director                                Starcast

Kranti                                           Manoj Kumar                         Dilipkumar, Manojkumar,  Hema Malini

Lawaris                                        Prakash Mehra                      Amitabh Bachan, Zeenat Aman

Meri Awaz Suno                        Rajendra Singh                       Jitendra, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi

Ek Dujhe ke Liye                        K Balachander                        Kamal Hasan, Rathi Agnihothri

Love Story                                  Rahul Rawal                             Rajendra Kumar, Kumar Gaurav, Vidya Sinha

Naseeb                                      Manmohan Desai                    Amitabh Bachan, Rishikapoor, Hemamalini

Rocky                                         Sunildutt                                   Sanjay Dutt, Reena Roy, Tina Munim

Kudrat                                        Chetan Anand                         Rajkumar, Rajesh Khanna, Hemamalini

Yaraana                                       Rakesh Kumar                       Amitabh Bachan, Netu Singh, Tanuja

Kaalia                                            Tinu Anand                          Amitabh Bachan, Asha Parekh, Parveen Babi

Ahistha Ahistha                        Ismail Shroff                           Shammi Kapoor, Nanda, Padmini Kolhapuri

Angoor                                        Gulzar                                      Sanjeevkumar, Mausumi Chatterji

Krodhi                                         Subash Ghai                            Dharmendra, Sasi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Satte Pe Satta                            Raj N Sippy                             Amitabh Bachan, Hema Malini

Silsila                                           Yash Chopra                          Sasikapoor, Amitabh Bachan, Rekha,

                                                                                                      Jaya Bhaduri

Umrao Jaan                               Musafar Ali                            Nasiruddin Shah, Farooq Shaik, Rekha.

Popular Hindi Film Songs

Song                                          Film                         Music                         Lyrics                   Singers

Rambha Ho Ho…                 Armaan              Bappi Lahiri                  Indiwar            Usha Uthup

Maana Teri Nazar Mein..   Ahistha Ahistha   Khayyam                  Nida Fazli          Sulakshana Pandit

Tere Mere Beech Mein…   Ek Dujhe Ke Liye    LakshmikantPyarelal  Anand Bakshi   Lata,  &

                                                                                                                                                 S P Balasdubramaniam

Zindagi ki Na Toote..           Kranti                             Do                   Santosh Anand   Lata, Nitin Mukesh

Hamem Tumse Pyar ..        Kudrat                  R D  Burman          Majrooh Sultanpuri   Parveen Sultana

Mere Angane Mein….       Lawaris         Kalyanji Anandji         Anjaan                       Kishore, Alka Yajnik

Yaad Aa Rahi Hai…            Love Story      R D Burman            Anand Bakshi           Lata, Amit Kumar

Dekha Ek  Khwab…          Silsila              Shiv Hari                 Javed Akhtar              Lata, Kishore

Dil Kya Cheez Hai…        Umrao Jaan   Khayyam               Shayar Yaar                  Asha Bhosle

Chal Chal Mere Bhai..  Naseeb      LakshmikantPyarelal   Anand Bakshi            Rafi, Amitabh Bachan

Maar Gayi Mujhe.        Judaai                    Do                           Do                          Asha, Kishore

Ek Raasta Aha Aha…   Ram Balram            Do                       Do                            Rafi, Kishore

Jab Chhaaye Mera…    Lootmaar        Rajesh Roshan     Amit Khanna               Asha Bhosle

Na Jaane Kya Huwa..  Dard                 Khayyam          Naksh Laylpuri                  Latha

Yak Ba Yak Koyi Kahim…  Qatilom Ke Qatil   KalyanjiAnandji      Anjaan          Kishore, Asha

Waqt Se Pahele…        Biwi O Biwi    R D Burman     Vithalbhai Patel              Kishore, Chorus

Kitne Bhi Tu Karle…      Sanam Teri Kasam   R D Burman    Gulshan Bawra   Asha, Kishore

Tum Jo Chale…               Aas Paas    Lakshmikant Pyarelal   Anand Bakshi     Lata, Kishore

TRIVIA AND FACTS

1 . Golden Jubilee of Indian Sound Film (Talkie) celebrated in  Bombay.   Mrs Indira Gandhi. The

then Prime Minister of India inaugurated the  celebrations.

2 Death:

Character actor  Badri Prasad                  -  March 9.

 Comedian Maruthi                                    -  March 12

Nargis Dutt                                                  -  May 3

 Dancer Cuckoo                                           -  September 30

Writer Bhagavathi Charan Varma            -  October 5

Music Director Kanu Roy                           -  December 20

Character actor   David                              -  December 28

      3.     Dubbing films/Remakes:

               “Diler Bache” – Dubbed version of Kannada film “Dango Yedda Makkalu” (1979) directed by  V

Vadiraj .  Starcast – Baby  Anuradha, Sreekanth etc

                “ Do Dilwale”  - Dubbed version of Tamil film “Ullasa Paravaikal” (1980)  directed by C V

Rajendran.  Starcast – Kamal Hasan, Rathi Agnihothri.

                “ Jambo” was dubbed version of Tamil adventurous film “Jambu” (1981) directed by M Karnan.

Starcast – Jayshanker, Sunderarajan, Jayamala, Manorama.

                  “ Jawani Ki Bhool”  - Dubbed from Tamil film “Paathai Marinaal” (1979) directed by Dorai.

Starcast – Vikram, Sarath, Seema, Pandari Bai.

            “Prem Rahasya” – Dubbed version of Malayalam film “Rathi Nirvedam”  (1978)  directed by

Bharathan. Starcast – Krishnachandran, Jayabharathi.

            “”Sathi Savithri” – Dubbed version of Telugu film of same title directed by B A Subbarao. Starcast

– N T Rama Rao, Vanisree, Anjalidevi, Jamuna, Pandaribai.

           “Insaniyat” was remake of block buster Telugu film “Palleturi Pilla” (1950) directed by B A Subba

Rao with super stars N T Rama Rao, Nageswara Rao and Anjali Devi in lead roles.

         “Aahistha Aahistha” was remake of box office hit Kannada film “Gejje Pooja” (1969) directed by

Puttana Kanagal . Starcast :  Kalpana, Gangadhar, Leelavathi.

Historica Trivia of Indian Movies - 1980

Total number of films released                                              :             731

Telugu                                                                                         :             152

Tamil                                                                                           :             144

Hindi                                                                                            :             143

Malayalam                                                                                   :               91

Kannada                                                                                       :                68

Bengali                                                                                         :                 37

Gujarathi                                                                                     :                 34

Marathi                                                                                       :                 28

Oriya                                                                                            :                  15

Assamese                                                                                    :                     7

Punjabi                                                                                         :                    6

Bhojpuri                                                                                        :                   3

Konkani                                                                                        :                    2

Baadga                                                                                            :                   1

NATIONAL FILM AWARDS

Dadasaheb Phalke Award                                                          :          P Jairaj

Film                                                                                                :         “Aakaler Sandhane” – Bengali.

                                                                                                                  Director – Mrinal Sen

Director                                                                                          :         Mrinal Sen “Aakaler Sandhane” Bengali

Actor                                                                                               :         Balan K Nair – “Oppol” Malayalam

Actress                                                                                            :        Smita  Patil  “Chakra” Marathi

Child Star                                                                                         :      Aravind “Oppol” Malayalam

Music Director                                                                               :       Satyajit Ray “ Hirak Rajar Deshe” Bengali

Singer (Male)                                                                                     :         Anup Ghosal “Hirak Rajar Deshe”

Singer (Female)                                                                                 :        S Janaki  “Oppol”

                                                                                                               Song- “Ettamanoor Ambalathil… “

Film Fare Awards

Film                                                                                                    :   Junoon   Director – Syam Benegal

Director                                                                                              :  Syam Benegal  “Junoon”

Actor                                                                                                   :  Amol Palekar “Golmal”

Actress                                                                                                :  Jaya Bhaduri “Nauker”

Comedian                                                                                           :  Utpal Dutt “Golmal”

Music Director                                                                                   :  Lakshmikant Pyarelal  “Sargam”

Lyricist                                                                                                 :  Gulzar “Golmal” – “Aanewala Pal…”

Singer (Male)                                                                                       :  Yesudas “Dada” – “Dil Ke Tukde Tukde..”

Singer (Female)                                                                                   :  Vani Jairam “Meera” –“Mere To Girdhar”

Popular Hindi Films

Film                                                  Director                                      Starcast

1 . Asha                                      J Omprakash                        Girish Karnad,  Jitendra, Reena Roy,  Rameswari

2.  Abdulla                                 Sanjay Khan                          Rajkapoor, Sanjay Khan, Zeenat Aman

3.  Alibaba Aur Chalis Chor     Umesh Mehra /                  Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman

                                                     Latif A Faiz

                             (Indo Soviet Co production)

4.  Apne Paraye                         Basu Chatterji                     Amol Palekar, Girish Karnad, Shabna Azmi

5.  The Burning Train               Ravi Chopra                          Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Jitendra,

                                                                                                     Hema Malini, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh

6.  Do Aur Do Paanch                 Rakesh Kumar                   Sasi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachan, Hema Malini

7 .  Do Premi                               Raj Khosla                           Rishi Kapoor, Mausumi Chatterji

8.  Dostana                                 Raj Khosla                          Amitabh Bachan, Shartughna Sinha, Zeenat Aman

9.  Hum Paanch                         Bapu                                    Sanjiv Kumar, Mithun Chakravarthi, Shabna Azmi

10.  Insaf Ka Taraazu                B R Chopra                         Raj Babbar, Zeenat Aman

11.  Kaala Paani                         Shambhu Mitra                Sasi Kapoor, Ajith,  Neetu Singh

12.  Karz                                     Subash Ghai                      Rishi Kapoor, Tina Munim

13.  Khoobsoorat                      Hrishikesh Mukherji        Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Roshan , Rekha

14.  Lootmaar                           Devanand                             Devanand, Tina Munim

15.  Manpasand                       Basu Chatterji                     Devanand, Girish Karnad, Tina Munim

16.  The Naxalites                     K A Abbas                           Mithun Chakravarthi, Smita Patil

17.  Qurbani                              Firoz Khan                          Firoz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman

18.  Ram Balram                      Vijay Anand                        Dharmendra, Amitabh, Rekha, Zeenat Aman

19.  Red Rose                             Bharathi Raja                    Rajesh Khanna, Poonam Dhillon

20.  Shaan                                  Ramesh Sippy                    Amitabh, Sasi Kapoor, Rakhi, Parveen Babi

21.  Thodi Si Bewafaai            Ismail Shroff                       Rajesh Khanna, Shabna Azmi, Padmini Kolhapuri

Popular Hindi Film Songs

Song                                  Film                           Music                       Lyrics                     Singers

1 .  Tu Is Tarah Meri…    Aap To Aise Na Thhe   Usha Khanna    Nida Fazli        Rafi

2. Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaya…     Asha          Lakshmikant Pyarelal     Anand Bakshi    Rafi, Narendra Chanchal

3.  Sheesa Ho Ya Dil….          Do                            Do                             Do                 Latha

4.  Maine Poocha Chand Se…  Abdulla    R D Burman                       Do                Rafi

5.  Bane Chaahe dushman…   Dostana       LakshmikantPyarelal    Do               Rafi, Kishore

6.  Darde Dil Darde Jigar…      Karz                         Do                       Do                Lata, Rafi

7 .  Aap jaisa koyi..                    Qurbani            Biddu                     Indiwar         Nazia Hassan

8.  Laila Mein Laila…                    Do           KalyanjiAnandji        Indiwar        Amitkumar, Kanchan

9 .  Yamma Yamma Ye..        Shaan             R D Burman              Anand Bakshi   Rafi, R D Burman

10.  Hazaar Raahen Mudke… Thodisi Bewafai   Khayyam       Gulzar            Lata, Kishore

11.  Pal Do Pal Ka…       The Burning Train         R D Burman   Sahir Ludhyanvi  Asha, Rafi, Chorus

12.  Piya Baawri..                     Khoobsoorat            R D Burman      Gulzar     Asha, Ashok Kumar

13.  Pardesiya Ye…             Mr Natwarlal                Rajesh Roshan   Anand Bakshi   Lata, Kishore

14.  Ae Yaar Sun..                Suhag                  LakshmikantPyarelal       Do    Rafi, Asha, Sailendrasingh

15.  Simti Huyi Ye Ghadiyan..  Chambal Ki Kasam   Khayyam    Sahir Ludhyanvi    Lata, Rafi

16.  Logom Ka Dil….               Manpasand           Rajesh Roshan         Amit Khanna   Rafi, Tina Munim

17.  Kaali Ghata Chhayi…     Kaali Ghata     Lakshmikant Pyarelal  Anand Bakshi     Lata, Rafi

18.  Chandamama Se Pyara…  Kartavya                    Do                   Varma  Mallik   usha Mangeshkar, Rafi

TRIVIA & FACTS

1 .  Nargis Dutt becomes member of Rajya Sabha.

2.  20th December, Dilipkumar becomes the Sherif of Bombay .

3.  Death:

     Ramesh Sehgal – 20th January.

     Shobha, South Indian actress- May 1.

     Uttam Kumar – July 24

     Mohammed Rafi -  July 31.

    Actor/Producer/Director Kishore Sahu – August 22.

    Lyricist Sahir Ludhyanvi – October 25.

    Music Director Saraswathi Devi.

4.  Wedding Bells:

      Rishi Kapoor – Neetu Singh ( January 22)

      Dharmendra- Hema Malini ( May 2)

     Shatrughna sinha – Poonam (July 9)

     Girish Karnad – Saraswathi  Ganapathi ( September 15)

5.  Dubbing Films/ Remakes:

     “Chemmeen Leharen” was dubbed version of Malayalam film “Chemmeen”(1965)

     “Karmaveer” was dubbed version of Telugu film “Simha Garjana” (1978) directed by K S Giri with

Krishna, Latha in lead roles.

     “Mahashakthi” was dubbed version of Telugu film of same title released same year with Narasimha

Raju, Madhavi etc in lead roles. Director – K S Giri

   “ Miss Toofan Mail” was dubbed from Telugu film “Toofan Mail” (1978) with Manjula, Vijayalalitha in

lead roles. Director – K S Reddy.

    “ Prathishodh” was dubbed version of Malayalam film “Itha Ivide Vare” (1977) directed by I V Sasi with

Madhu, M G Soman, Jayabharathi in lead roles.

    “ Red Rose” was remake  of Tamil block buster “Sigappu Rojakkal” (1978).  Both directed by Bharathi

Raja.  Box office hits in both languages.

     “Randidangazhi” – Malayalam movie of 1958 based on Thakazhi’s story was remade as “Chirutha” –

Directed by Tanveer Ahmed. 

     “Khoobsoorat” was remade in Malayalam as “Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki” (1985) and in Tamil as

“Lakshmi Vanthaachu” (1986).  Success in both languages.

Historical Trivia of Indian Movies - 1979

Total number of films released                                    :                687

Tamil                                                                                 :                139

Telugu                                                                               :               131

Hindi                                                                                  :               113

Malayalam                                                                        :              112

Kannada                                                                            :                59

Gujarathi                                                                          :                38

Bengali                                                                               :              37

Marathi                                                                              :              19

Punjabi                                                                               :              15

Oriya                                                                                   :             10

Assamese                                                                          :               10

Manipuri                                                                            :                3

Nepali                                                                                   :              1

National Awards

Dadsaheb Phalke Award                                                  :            Sohrab Modi

Best Film                                                                             :            “Shodh” – Hindi, Director- B R Choudhary

Best film with mass appeal,  wholesome entertainment

and aesthetic value                                                            :           “Sankarabharanam” – Telugu

                                                                                                        Director – K Viswanath.

Best Director                                                                         :            Mrinal Sen. Film- Ek Din Prati Din- Bengali

Best Actor                                                                              :            Nasiruddin Shah. Film “Sparsh” Hindi

Best Actress                                                                          :            Shobha. Film – “Pasi” Tamil

Best Music Director                                                             :              K V Mahadevan “Sankarabharanam”

Male Singer                                                                          :        S P Balasubramaniam “Sankarabharanam”

Female Singer                                                                       :       Vani Jayram – “Sankarabharanam”

Film Fare Awards

Film                                                                                         :          Main  Tulsi Tere Angan Ki  

Director                                                                                  :          Satyajit Ray “Shatranj Ke Khiladi”  Hindi

Actor                                                                                       :         Amitabh Bachan – “Don”

Actress                                                                                   :         Nutan “Main Tulsi Tere Angan Ki”

Comedian                                                                              :         Deven Varma “Chor Ke Ghar Chor”

Music Director                                                                      :         Lakshmikant Pyarelal

                                                                                                            Film- “Satyam Sivam Sundaram”        

Lyricist                                                                                   :          Anand Bakshi  - “ Apnapan”

                                                                                                    Song – “Aadmi Musafir Hai…. “

Singer (Male)                                                                          :         Kishorekumar   “ Don”

                                                                                                    Song- “Khaike Paan Banaraswala…. “

Singer (Female)                                                                       :        Asha Bhosle  “Don”

                                                                                                     Song – “ Ye Mera Dil Pyar Ka Diwana…. “

Popular Hindi Films

Film                                                         Director                                 Starcast   

1 .  Baatom Baatom Mein             Basu Chaterji                  Amol Palekar, Tina Munim

2 .  Gautam Govinda                      Subash Ghai                   Sasi Kapoor, Shatrughna Sinha, Mausumi

3.  Ghar Ki Laaj                                B R Ishara                        Sanjiv Kumar, Mausumi Chatterji

4 .  Golmaal                                     Hrishikesh Mukherji     Amol Palekar, Utpaldutt, Bindiya Goswami

5 .  The Great Gambler                Shakti Samanta              Amitabh Bachan, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh

6.  Grih Pravesh                             Basu Bhattacharya       Sanjivkumar, Sharmila Tagore, Sarika

7 .  Jaani Dushman                        Rajkumar Kohli              Sunildutt, Sanjivkumar, Rekha, Neetu Singh

8.  Jhoota Kahim Ka                     Ravi Tandon                     Rishi Kapoor, Rakesh Roshan, Neetu Singh

9.  Jurmana                                   Hrishikesh Mukherji        Amitabh Bachan, Vinod  Mehra, Rakhi

10. Kala Patthar                            Yash Chopra                     Amitabh Bachan , Sasi Kapoor, Rakhi

11.  Kartavya                                Mohan Sehgal                  Dharmendra, Vinod Mehra, Rekha

12.  Lahu Ke Do Rang                  Mahesh Bhatt                  Vinod Khanna, Danny, Shabna Azmi

13.  Manjil                                    Basu Chatterji                   Amitabh Bachan, Mausumi Chatterji

14.  Mr Natwarlal                       Rakeshkumar                    Amitabh Bachan, Amjad Khan, Rekha

15.  Nauker                                  Ismail Memon                  Sanjivkumar, Mehmood, Jaya Bhaduri

16.  Noorie                                    Manmohan Krishna        Farooq Shaikh, Poonam Dhillon

17 .  Ratnadeep                           Basu Chatterji                   Girish Karnad, Hema Malini

18.  Sawan Ko Aane Do             Kanak Mishra                     Arun Govil, Amrish Puri, Zarina Wahab

19.  Suhag                                    Manmohan Desai             Amitabh Bachan, Sasi Kapoor, Rekha,

20.  Sargam                                 K Viswanath                       Rishi Kapoor, Jayaprada.

Popular Hindi Film Songs    

Song                                       Film                             Music                      Lyrics                      Singers 

1 .  Saji Nahim Baaraat…  Bin Phere Hum Tere   Usha Khanna        Indiwar              Kishore

2 .  Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana..   Dooriyan           Jaydev         Sudarshan Fakir           Bhupendra, Anuradha

3.  Aanewala Pal Jaanewala…   Golmal             R D Burman          Gulzar                   Kishore

4 .  Tere Hathom Me Pahna De..  Jaani Dushman    LakshmikantPyarelal    Varma Mallik  Rafi, Asha

5. Ik Rasta Hai Zindagi…        Kaala Patthar     Rajesh Roshan    Sahir Ludhyanvi   Lata, Kishore

6.  Chaila Babu Tu …                  Kartavya        LakshmikantPyarelal   Kafil Azar          Latha

7 .  Maana Teri Nazar Mein…  Khandaan          Khayyam         Naksh Laylpuri    Sulakshana Pandit

8.  Aaja Re O Mere…                 Noorie               Khayyam      Janissar Akhtar    Lata, Nitin Mukesh

9.  Tumhem Geetom Mein…  Sawan Ko Ane Do  Rajkamal    Gauhar Kanpuri   Jaspal Singh

10.  Tujhe Dekh Kar…                 Do                            Do              Indiwar                   Yesudas

11.  Daphliwale Daphli…       Sargam           LakshmikantPyarelal    Anand Bakshi    Lata, Rafi

12.  Pyar Maanga Hai…        College Girl      Bappi Lahiri      Shivkumar Saroj       Kishore

13.  Mere To Giridhar…        Meera                Pandit Ravisanker   Meera                   Vani Jairam

14.  Din Ba Din Wo…            Trishna             Kalyanji Anandji         Anjaan             Latha

TRIVIA & FACTS      

1 .  Sohrab Modi produced the film “Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahani ‘  - narrating the life of the “Tragedy

Queen of Hindi Cinema” – Meenakumari.

2.  Dubbed films:

     “Diler” was dubbed version of Kannada film “Sahodara Sawal” (1977) directed by K S R Das with

Vishnuvardhan, Rajnikant, Kavitha in lead roles.

      “ Hum Bhi Kuch Kam Nahim” was Hindi version of Telugu film “Cheppindi Chesthanu” (1978) directed

by M S Gopinath with Krishna, Jayachithra in lead roles.

     “  Jaganmohini” was Hindi version of Telugu film of same title(1978) directed by Vittalacharya with

the glamour girl Jayamalini in lead role.

      “Khoon Ki Holi” was dubbed version of Telugu film “Doralu Dongalu” (1976) directed by K S R Das

with Vanishri, Ramakrishna in lead roles

      “  Lakshmi Pooja” was dubbed version of Telugu film of same title (1979) directed by K S Giri

(Kommineni) with Narasimharaju, Chandrakala in lead roles

     “Matha Velankanni” was dubbed version of Tamil film “Annai Velankanni” (1971) directed by K

Thankappan with Padmini, Jayalalitha, Gemini Ganeshan,  etc in lead roles.

     “Man Ka Aangan” was dubbed from Malayalam film “Vaadakakkoru Hrudayam”  (1978) with Soman,

Jayabharathi, Madhu etc in lead roles.

     B R Pantahalu’s All Time Hit Tamil film “Thankamalai Rahasyam” (1957) was remade as “Yuva Raj” by

T R Ramanna in Hindi as “Yuvaraj” . The film was a success. Aruna Irani corresponding role of T R

Rajakumari, Vinod Khanna corresponding to Sivaji Ganeshan, Neetu Singh corresponding to Jamuna,

Kabir Bedi corresponding to the role of M N Nambiyar, Indrani Mukherji corresponding to the role of M

V Rajamma -  the success of this adventurous, fantasy based movie proved that fantasy, adventure and

morals like the “strength of Chastity” of dedicated Indian wives always attract the audience.