Anbu Engey

Anbu Engey (தமிழ்': அன்பு எங்கே? English: Where is the love?) is a 1958 black-and-white Indian Tamil drama film, directed by D. Yoganand and produced by V. Govindarajan. Its story was written by Murasoli Maran and screenplay by Rajendra. The film stars S. S. Rajendran, K. Balaji, Pandari Bai and S. V. Ranga Rao in the lead roles, with Devika, T. R. Ramachandran, Manorama and Mynavathi in supporting roles.[1] The film was a runaway success.[2][3][4]

Anbu Enge
அன்பு எங்கே?
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Film Poster
Directed byDasari Yoganand
Produced byV. Govindarajan
Screenplay byRajendra
Story byMurasoli Maran
StarringS. S. Rajendran
K. Balaji
S. V. Ranga Rao
Pandari Bai
T. R. Ramachandran
Music byVedha
CinematographyB. S. Selvaraj
Edited byR. Rajan
Distributed byJubilee Films
Release date
22 January 1958
Running time
142 Mins


The story revolves around a rich man (S. V. Ranga Rao) who has two sons (K. Balaji and S. S. Rajendran) and a daughter (Mynavathi). The father is a gambler and the elder son (Balaji) is a womaniser and alcoholic. He, however, ends up marrying a traditional woman (Pandari Bai), who takes it upon herself to reform the family. The family maid (Devika) takes care of the younger son (Rajendran) and the two get married, with the blessings of the family.[1]



  • Director: D. Yoganand
  • Producer: K. Govindarajan
  • Script: Murasoli Maran
  • Art: Cot Gahangar
  • Stills: R. N. Nagaraja Rao
  • Processing: Sardul Singh Sethy
  • Audiography (Songs)" E. I. Jeeva, T. S. Rangasamy, and R. Rajagopal
  • Audiography (Dialogue): M. Nageswaran
  • Publicity: Baktha
  • Choreography: Chinni - Sambath, Chopra and Jayaraman


S. S. Rajendran, who played the part of the younger son excelled after his successful debut in Muktha Srinivasan's Muthalali. Pandari Bai gave a dignified performance as the wife.[1][5]


The music was composed by Vedha, with lyrics written by Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass,[6] Vindhan and V. Seetharaman.[7] Playback singers are T. M. Soundararajan, A. M. Rajah, K. Jamuna Rani, P. Leela, P. Suseela, R. Balasaraswathi Devi and Radha Jayalakshmi.[8]

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 songs were rendered. These songs are still remembered by film buffs.[1][9][10]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length(m:ss)
1 "Melae Parakkum Rockettu" K. Jamuna Rani Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass 03:28
2 "Amirtha Yogam" T. M. Soundararajan & P. Leela 03:17
4 "Kadhal Endral Enna" K. Jamuna Rani 02:58
7 "Kaayaa Pazhamaa Sollu Raajaa" Radha Jayalakshmi 01:45
8 "Poovil Vandu" A. M. Rajah & K. Jamuna Rani 03:10
3 "Aana Aavanna" K. Jamuna Rani Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram 03:16
5 "Sollu Nee Raajaa" R. Balasaraswathi Devi Vindhan 01:46
6 "Ethanai Kodi Panam" P. Suseela Kannadasan 03:45
9 "Dingiri Dingaale" T. M. Soundararajan V. Seetharaman 04:52


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