Nagavally R. S. Kurup
| K. Vembu|
T. E. Vasudevan
| 6 December 1952 (1952-12-06)|
Drama, Malayalam Cinema, World cinema
Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Aranmula Ponnamma, B S Saroja, M N Nambiar, Lalitha
V Dakshinamoorthy composed the music for Amma and Nalla Thanka
Amma (1952 film) Wikipedia
Amma (English: Mother) is a 1952 Malayalam film directed by K. Vembu and written by Nagavally R. S. Kurup. The film is based on L.V Prasad's Telugu movie Shavukar. The film was a moderate success at the box office. It was one of the two films that enjoyed success among the 11 Malayalam films which released in 1952, the other being Prem Nazir-starrer Visappinte Vili.
The film was also made in Tamil with the same title Amma. Sandilyan wrote the dialogues.
The film tells the tale of Lakshmi Amma, a loving mother, and her son Venu. Venu falls in love with Radha, a rich lady, and later marries her. After the marriage, Venu and Radha shifts to Madras. He manages to send some money to his mother in the beginning. But as days went, Radha intervenes and Venu is not able to send any more money to his poor mother. Meanwhile, a private moneylender from whom Lakshmi Amma had borrowed some money for Venu's marriage, kicks her out of the house. Venu brings Lakshmi Amma to his Madras residence but Radha is not ready to allow her to stay there. This creates problems and Lakshmi Amma has to leave the house. She is thrown to the streets. A lot of dramatic happenings form the rest of the story.
Music was composed by V. Dakshinamurthy for both Malayalam and Tamil editions.Malayalam
There were 14 songs in the film and many were a hit. Lyrics were penned by P.Bhaskaran. Playback singers are V. Dakshinamurthy (debut), Gokulapalan (debut), Ghantasala (debut in Malayalam), Balakrishnan (AIR artiste) and P. Leela.Tamil
Lyrics were penned by Chidambaram Varadarajan. One song by Mahakavi Bharathiyar was also included in the film. Singer is Lalitha while the Playback singers are Jikki, P. Leela, Jaanamma, V. Dakshinamurthy, Thiruchi Loganathan, Ghantasala, Gokulapalan and T. A. Mothi.
Ammaave Deivam Ulaginile sung by Jikki and Idhai Yaarodum Sollavum Koodaadhu sung by T. A. Mothi and Janamma were hits.
Both Malayalam and Tamil editions of the film fared well at the box office. The film is remembered for the outstanding acting by Aranmula Ponnamma. The film will also be remembered for the debut of Gokulapalan and Dakshinamoorthy as playback singers.
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