Enga Pappa (Our Baby) is a 1966 Indian Tamil-language film produced and directed by B. R. Panthulu, and written by Dada Mirasi. It features Baby Shakila, M. V. Rajamma, Ravichandran and Bharathi in the lead roles.
|Directed by||B. R. Panthulu|
|Produced by||B. R. Panthulu|
|Written by||Dada Mirasi|
M. V. Rajamma
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||R. Devarajan|
Enga Pappa was produced and directed by B. R. Panthulu under his own company Padmini Pictures, while Dada Mirasi wrote the story and Ma. Ra wrote the dialogues. The cinematography was handled by V. Ramamurthy, and the editing by R. Devarajan edited the film. Audiography was handled by T. N. Rangaswami, and Thangappan for choreography. Shooting took place at Vauhini Studios.
The music of the film was composed by M. S. Viswanathan, with lyrics by Kannadasan. The playback singers were T. M. Soundararajan, Sirkazhi Govindarajan, P. Susheela, L. R. Eswari and M. S. Rajeswari. One of the songs, "Naan Pottal Theriyum", attained popularity.
|1||"Oru Maratthil Kudiyirukkum"||P. Susheela||Kannadasan||3:33|
|2||"Oru Maratthil Kudiyirukkum"||T. M. Soundararajan & M. S. Rajeswari||3:37|
|3||"Sondha Maamanukkum"||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||4:05|
|4||"Pudhu Veedu Vandha Neram"||T. M. Soundararajan & P. Susheela||3:55|
|5||"Naan Pottal Theriyum"||T. M. Soundararajan||3:23|
Release and receptionEdit
Enga Pappa was released on 8 July 1966. The film attained popularity due to its unconventional storyline, and Shakila's portrayal of Mangalam was well-received by viewers. It was also a commercial success. Film historian Randor Guy said the film would be "Remembered for: The unusual storyline and the excellent performances by top artistes and child artistes".
- Guy, Randor (5 July 2017). "Enga Pappa (1966)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- Film News Anandan (2004). Saadhanaigal Padaitha thamizh thiraipada varalaru [Tamil film history and its achievements] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivagami Publications. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017.