Anubavi Raja Anubavi

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Anubavi Raja Anubavi
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Poster
Directed by K. Balachander
Screenplay byK. Balachander
Story byRama. Arangannal
Produced byV. R. Annamalai
M. R. M. Arunachalam
Starring Nagesh
R. Muthuraman
Rajasree
Jayabharathi
Cinematography Nemai Ghosh
Edited byN. R. Kittu
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Production
company
Ayya Films
Release date
  • 21 July 1967 (1967-07-21)
Running time
177 minutes [1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Anubavi Raja Anubavi (transl.Experience it boy, experience it) is a 1967 Indian Tamil-language comedy film written and directed by K. Balachander. The film stars Nagesh along with R. Muthuraman, Rajasree and Jayabharathi. It was released on July 1967. [2] The film remade in Hindi as Do Phool (1973), [3] in Malayalam as Aanandham Paramaanandham (1977) and in Kannada as Kittu Puttu (1977).

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Plot

A man experiences culture shock after arriving in Madras for the first time. [4]

Cast

Production

Anubavi Raja Anubavi was directed by K. Balachander, who wrote the screenplay based on a story by Rama Arangannal. [5] [1] The film was produced by V. R. Annamalai and M. R. M. Arunachalam under Ayya Films. Cinematography was handled by Nemai Ghosh, and editing by N. R. Kittu. [1] The song "Madras Nalla Madras", picturised on Nagesh, was filmed on the roads of Madras (now Chennai). [5] [6] [7]

Soundtrack

Music was composed by M. S. Viswanathan, while the lyrics were written by Kannadasan. [8] "Madras Nalla Madras" was one of the first songs that tried to provide a commentary on life in the city. [7] [9] References to how no one goes slow on the road or speaks good Tamil are made in the song. [10] Like most songs in Balachander's films, the lyrics were satirical in nature. [11] "Muthukulikka Vaareergala" was sung in the Thoothukudi dialect. [12] [13] "Muthukulikka" was later reused in the film's Hindi remake Do Phool. [14]

Tamil track list
SongSingersLength
"Muthukulikka Vaareergala" L. R. Eswari, T. M. Soundararajan, M. S. Viswanathan 03:34
"Anubavi Raja Anubavi"L. R. Eswari, P. Susheela 03:28
"Madras Nalla Madras"T. M. Soundararajan03:13
"Azhagirukkuthu" Sirkazhi Govindarajan, T. M. Soundararajan03:18
"Maanendru Pennukkoru"P. Susheela4:47
Telugu track list

The Telugu language lyrics were written by Anisetty Subbarao. [15]

SongSingersLength
"Malleteega Poosindiraa" L. R. Eswari, Ghantasala 03:34
"Anubhavincu Raja Anubhavincu"L. R. Eswari, P. Susheela 03:28
"Madrasu Vinta Madrasu" Pithapuram Nageswara Rao 03:13
"Andalucinde Jagatilo" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Pithapuram Nageswara Rao03:18
"Maatallo Mallelloni"P. Susheela4:47

Reception

The Indian Express wrote, "The whole narration, a complete botch, is further burdened by unconvincing romantic complications. Besides under the curiously limp and unvaried direction of Balachander, the notable cast gives a somewhat dispirited performance." [2] Kalki lauded Nagesh's performance but criticised the songs, calling the film a laugh riot worth watching. [16] The film was a box office hit. [5]

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