Anbu Engey (transl. Where is love?) is a 1958 Indian Tamil-language drama film, directed by D. Yoganand and produced by V. Govindarajan. Its story and dialogue were written by Murasoli Maran, and screenplay by Rajendra. The film stars S. S. Rajendran, K. Balaji, Pandari Bai and S. V. Ranga Rao, with Devika, T. R. Ramachandran, Manorama and Mynavathi in supporting roles. It was released on 12 December 1958.
|Directed by||D. Yoganand|
|Story by||Murasoli Maran|
|Produced by||V. Govindarajan|
|Starring||S. S. Rajendran |
S. V. Ranga Rao
|Cinematography||B. S. Selvaraj|
|Edited by||R. Rajan|
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The story revolves around a rich man Masilamani Mudaliar who has two sons Ramu and Somu, and a daughter Kamu. Masilamani is a gambler, the elder son Ramu is a womaniser and alcoholic. He, however, ends up marrying a traditional woman Amudha, who takes it upon herself to reform the family. Parvathi, the family maid takes care of the younger son Somu and the two get married, with the blessings of the family.
- S. S. Rajendran as Somu
- K. Balaji as Ramu
- Pandari Bai as Amudha, Ramu's wife
- S. V. Ranga Rao as Masilamani Mudaliar
- Devika as Parvathi
- T. R. Ramachandran as Appavu
- Mynavathi as Kamu
- Manorama in guest appearance
- V. S. Raghavan in guest appearance
- S. A. Ashokan in guest appearance
- Suriyakala as Mala
- Lakshmi Prabha as Alamelu
- S. D. Subbulakshmi as Amudha's mother
The music was composed by Vedha, with lyrics written by Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Vindhan and V. Seetharaman.
The two songs Melay Parakkum Rockettu and Dingiri Dingale (the songs with Baila music, which in turn was influenced by Portuguese music) topped the charts. The song Dingiri Dingale (Meenachi) was covered in Sinhala as Pissu Vikare (Dagena Polkatu Male) by H. R. Jothipala, Milton Perera, M. S. Fernando. And it was covered again in Sinhala as a folk song named Digisi/Digiri Digare (Kussiye Badu). The song Dingiri Dingale was recreated by Sulaiman Kakkodan for the 2021 Malayalam film Kurup.
|"Melae Parakkum Rockettu"||K. Jamuna Rani||Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass||03:28|
|"Amirtha Yogam"||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Leela||03:17|
|"Kadhal Endral Enna"||K. Jamuna Rani||02:58|
|"Kaayaa Pazhamaa Sollu Raajaa"||Radha Jayalakshmi||01:45|
|"Poovil Vandu"||A. M. Rajah & K. Jamuna Rani||03:10|
|"Aana Aavanna"||K. Jamuna Rani||Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram||03:16|
|"Sollu Nee Raajaa"||R. Balasaraswathi Devi||Vindhan||01:46|
|"Ethanai Kodi Panam"||P. Suseela||Kannadasan||03:45|
|"Dingiri Dingale"||T. M. Soundararajan||V. Seetharaman||04:52|
- Pedda Kodalu (Telugu) songs
The music was composed by M. Ranga Rao. Lyrics were by Narapa Reddy. Playback singers are P. B. Sreenivas, Mrutyumjaya Reddy, K. Jamuna Rani, P. Susheela, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, K. Rani and S. Janaki.
All the tunes for all the songs for both languages are the same.
|"Mintiki Povu Rockettu"||K. Jamuna Rani||03:28|
|"Amruthayogam Vache"||P. B. Sreenivas & S. Janaki||03:17|
|"Aashanindenela Adhiganchu"||K. Jamuna Rani||02:58|
|"Naa Valganuleganchi Bhavinchenu"||S. Janaki||01:45|
|"Poovuluvanchu Mohamuninchu"||Mrutyumjaya Reddy & K. Jamuna Rani||03:10|
|"Antha Levandi Enno Cheyandi"||K. Rani||03:16|
|"Vennelaradha Vedanelena"||R. Balasaraswathi Devi||01:46|
|"Lakshalu Vunna Phalamanukoku"||P. Susheela||03:45|
|"Dingiri Dingale"||P. B. Sreenivas||04:52|
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- Anbu Engey at IMDb