Release date24 July 1953 (1953-07-24) GenresTamil cinema, World cinema CastSivaji Ganesan, Padmini, T S Balaiah, Lalitha, T R Rajakumari Similar moviesNaduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012), Mozhi (2007), Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal (1989), Varalaru (2006), Kondattam (1998)
Anbu (English: Kindness) is a 1953 Tamil language film starring Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini and T. R. Rajakumari in the lead roles.
Thangam (T. R. Rajakumari) is married to a man old enough to be her father, Rajamanickam Mudaliar (D. Thuraisamy) who has two children from his deceased first wife. The daughter is Lakshmi (S. Padma), and son, Selvam (Sivaji Ganesan). Thangam’s husband dies when she is expecting her baby. Selvam falls in love with a rich girl Malathi (Padmini), while a playboy (T. S. Balaiah) does his best to separate them. When Thangam's child is born, rumours are spread by Lakshmi that the father of the child is Selvam and the two had an incestuous relationship. Malathi believes the rumours and starts tormenting Thangam. How the widow surmounts the problems forms the rest of the story.
Producer: M. Natesan
Production Company: Natesh Art Pictures
Director: M. Natesan
Music: T. R. Pappa
Lyrics: Papanasam Sivan, Kambadasan, Ka. Mu. Sheriff, Suratha & Rajappa
Story: M. Natesan
Art Direction: F. Nagoor
Editing: S. A. Murugesan
Choreography: P. S. Gopala Krishnan, K. N. Dhandayudhapani Pillai & B. Heeralal
Cinematography: G. Vittal Rao
The music was composed by T. R. Pappa. Lyrics by Papanasam Sivan, Kambadasan, Ka. Mu. Sheriff, Suratha & Rajappa. Singer is T. R. Rajakumari. Playback singers are A. M. Rajah, M. L. Vasanthakumari, Jikki, N. L. Ganasaraswathi & A. P. Komala.