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.[1] It was released on 12 December 1958.[2]

Anbu Engey
Anbu Engey poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byD. Yoganand
Screenplay byRajendra
Story byMurasoli Maran
Produced byV. Govindarajan
StarringS. S. Rajendran
Pandari Bai
K. Balaji
S. V. Ranga Rao
CinematographyB. S. Selvaraj
Edited byR. Rajan
Music byVedha
Production
company
Jubilee Films
Release date
  • 12 December 1958 (1958-12-12)
Running time
142 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

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.[1]

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Vedha, with lyrics written by Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, Thanjai N. Ramaiah Dass, Vindhan and V. Seetharaman.[3][4]

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.[1][5] 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.

Song Singers Lyrics Length
"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.

Song Singers Length
"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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guy, Randor (17 May 2014). "Blast from the Past – Anbuengey 1958". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 18 December 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  2. ^ "1958 – அன்பு எங்கே – ஜூபிலி பிலிம்ஸ்" [1958 – Anbu Engey – Jubilee Films]. Lakshman Sruthi. Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Anbu Enge". Saregama. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  4. ^ Neelamegam, G. (2014). Thiraikalanjiyam – Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers. p. 136.
  5. ^ Jeyaraj, D.B.S. (5 August 2018). ""Dingiri Dingaaley Meenatchi, Dingiri Dingaaley"- Rocking "Baila"-Type Song ♫♥". dbsjeyaraj.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2022. Retrieved 21 June 2022.

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