Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Friday, March 21, 2008

Babu - 1985


Introduction :

Babu is a 1985 film starring Rajesh Khanna in the lead role, supported by Hema Malini, Mala Sinha and Rati Agnihotri. Music is by Rajesh Rosahn. It is a remake of a Tamil film directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar from 1971 with the same name starring Shivaji Ganeshan, which in itself was a remake of the 1965 Malayalam film, Odayil Ninnu, a film adaptation of Malayalam writer P. Kesavadev's acclaimed novel of the same title.
Star Cast :
  •     Super Star Rajesh Khanna as Babu
  •     Hema Malini as Kammo
  •     Rati Agnihotri as Pinky
  •     Mala Sinha as Widow
  •     Madan Puri as Shambu Nath
  •     Navin Nischol as Shankarlal
Other Film Crew's :
  • Directed by     A. C. Tirulokchandar
  • Produced by     V.R. Parameshwaram
  • Written by     A. C. Tirulokchandar
  • Based on     Odeyil Ninnu by P. Kesavadev
  • Music by     Rajesh Roshan
  • Release year :    1985
  •  Language  :   Hindi
  • Country   :  India
Summary :

Babu is a young man who works as a rickshaw puller and he has fallen in love with Kammo.His only true friend is Shambu Nath.One day he helps Shankerlal and his family and in return Shankerlal invites him to his house.Instantly the whole family including Shankerlal's wife and Pinky both begin to shower love on Babu. Babu having led a tough childhood feels very ecstatic and feels grateful to Shankerlal on having provided him food,clothes and more importantly respect given to him. Meanwhile a goon in the village rapes Kammo and Babu kills him and thereby lands in jail. After his release he finds Pinky begging in the streets and then he gets shocked as to how a rich girl has been forced to beg. Then he realises that now Pinky's mother is a widow. His sole aim now becomes to help this widow and her child. He gives up his personal life, drives a hand-drawn rickshaw, saves some money, so that he can buy provisions for them, as well as send the child, Pinky, to a decent school. Pinky then grows up and later starts disliking Babu.The rest of the story is how Pinky realises her folly later on, how Pinky's mother feels indebted to Babu for having helped them in return for one nights shower of affection on Babu by Shankerlal.

Music Sound Track : 

S.No.  Song Title  Singer (s)
  1.     Aise Rang De Piya - By Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
  2.     Main Kuwari Albeli - By Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
  3.     Yeh Mera Jeevan - By Kishore Kumar
  4.     Ae Hawa - By Lata Mangeshkar


Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

A.C. Trilogchander ... (as A.C. Trilokchander)

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

A.C. Trilogchander ... (screenplay) (as Trilokchander)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Rajesh Khanna ...
Hema Malini ...
Mala Sinha ...
Pinky's mother
Rati Agnihotri ...
Madan Puri ...
Shambhu Nath
Baby Geeta ...
Young Pinky
Deepak Parashar ...
Prem (as Deepak Prasher)
Om Shivpuri ...
Ved Prakash (Prem's father)
Navin Nischol ...
Shankerlal (Pinky's father)
Rajendra Nath ...
Lalaji / Money lender
Paintal ...
Rickshaw driver
Agha ...
Employer who fired Babu
Mukri ...
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Produced by 

V.R. Parameshwaram ... producer (as V.R. Parmeswaram)

Music by 

Rajesh Roshan ... (music)

Cinematography by 

M. Vishwanath Rai ... director of photography (as Vishwanath Rai)

Music Department 

Asha Bhosle ... playback singer
Kishore Kumar ... playback singer
Lata Mangeshkar ... playback singer
Ramanlal ... song recordist: Famous Recording Centre
Majrooh Sultanpuri ... lyricist

Other crew 

L.G. Bajoria ... presenter
Sunil Saini ... accountant     Babu is a naive young man who likes to go out of his way to help people. He has fallen in love with Kammo, but in the process of helping another, he lands himself in jail for two years. After his discharge, he finds that a lady who had once helped him, is now a destitute widow with a small child, Pinky. He decides to help them, puts his personal life on hold, drives a hand-drawn rickshaw, saves some money, so that he can buy provisions for them, as well as send Pinky to a decent school. She attends school, but ends up a snob, who is clearly embarrassed by her poor mom, and cannot stand Babu, making them both wonder if it was worthwhile investing so much time and energy over an ungrateful child.

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