Maa Gopi is a 1954 Telugu language film directed by B. S. Ranga. The film stars Chittor V. Nagaiah, G. Varalakshmi, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Jamuna.

Maa Gopi
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Film Poster
Teluguమా గోపి
Directed byB. S. Ranga
Screenplay byKovvali Lakshmi Narasimha Rao
Based onBhagyawan
StarringChittor V. Nagaiah, G. Varalakshmi, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Jamuna
CinematographyB. S. Ranga
Music byViswanathan–Ramamoorthy
Production
company
Vikram Productions
Release date
24 September 1954
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

The film was dubbed into Tamil as Jaya Gopi [1] and released in 1955.[2] The film was a remake of 1953 Hindi film Bhagyawan and its Marathi version Soubhagya.[3] Ranga also planned to dub it into Kannada and engaged his friend and popular writer Chi. Sadasivaiah to pen the dialogue. But for some reason he gave up the idea. In 1981, Sadasivaiah's lyricist-son Chi. Udayashankar suggested to Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar to remake Maa Gopi. Ranga himself directed the Kannada version, titled Bhagyavantha introducing Rajkumar's youngest son Master Lohit Puneeth Rajkumar in the title role. This too was a big hit.[4]

CastEdit

The list was adapted from The Hindu article[1]

SoundtrackEdit

Music was composed by the duo Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy.

Telugu SongsEdit

Lyrics were penned by Anisetty Subbarao.

Song No. Song Singer/s Duration (m:ss)
1 "O Muddu Papa… Naa Muddu Gopi" R. Balasaraswathi Devi
2 "Desadesamula Yasam Ganchumaa" T. Sathiyavathi
3 "Ledayyo Mukti Ledayyo" Pithapuram Nageswara Rao
3 "Maa Vadina Maa Vadina" Jikki & K. Rani
3 "Jali Jaliga Eḍakavayya" Madhavapeddi Satyam
3 "Yuvatī Yuvakula Manamanta"

Tamil SongsEdit

Lyrics were penned by Ka. Mu. Sheriff & Kannadasan (The song book information says the dance song was penned by Ka. Mu. Sheriff while all other songs were penned by Kannadasan). Playback singers are P. Leela, Jikki, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, A. P. Komala, S. C. Krishnan & B. Nageswara Rao.

Song No. Song Singer/s Lyrics Duration (m:ss)
1 "O Mutthu Papa Vaa Mutthu Gopi" R. Balasaraswathi Devi Kannadasan
2 "Dhesa Dhesamundan"
3 "Oonjalil Oyyaara Ullaasam" Jikki 03:17
4 "Karunai Ullame" V. Nagaiah 03:09
5 "Sirunagai Valar" Jikki
6 "Poorva Jenman Cheidha"
7 "Amma Kaaveri Un"
8 "Mana Magizhndhen" Jikki, AP. Komala 03:21
9 "Paazhum Moodargal"
10 "Veliye Poyittu" Ka. Mu. Sheriff

ReceptionEdit

The film was a success at the box office.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c M. L. Narasimhan (4 January 2014). "Maa Gopi (1954)". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ http://muvyz.com/moviepage/fc278603/plot/
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170309044309/http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-columns/maa-gopi-1954/article5538714.ece

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