Daadi Amma Daadi Amma – Asha/Kamal – Ravi – Pappu/Raju | Gharana (1961)


Movie – Gharana (1961):

Daadi Amma Daadi Amma appeared in 1961 Gemini Studios’ hit family drama Gharana (1961) produced and directed by S S Vasan. The movie starred Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Asha Parekh, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Devika, Shobha Khote, Agha, Vijayalakshmi, Krishna Kumari, Master Pappu, Moppet Raju, etc.

Tyrannical Shanta (Lalita Pawar) runs the large household of her husband Ramdas (Bipin Gupta), with a strict baton in hand. The movie makers have intentionally given this character the name Shanta, which is paradoxical, considering the character-traits. Ramdas is a very religious but meek man, who allows his wife to bully everyone in the house. Gauri (Krishna Kumari) is the eldest widowed DIL of the house. She has 2 naughty little boys (Master Pappu and Moppet Raju).

Ramdas’ second son is Kailash (Raaj Kumar), who is married to Sita (Vijayalakshmi), who loves her husband and is devoted to him. College student Kamal is Ramdas’ youngest son. Kamal is in love with another student Usha (Asha Parekh). Bhairavi (Shobha Khote) is the old couple’s youngest child. This woman is married and used to live with her husband. She gave up her married home to return to her mother’s place, due to a trivial matter. Sarang (Agha), Bhairavi’s husband is also living in the household trying to convince his wife to return home, with him. Bhairavi is the typical spoilt brat.

Sita becomes pregnant, soon and begins to be treated well by her MIL, Shanta. Bhairavi cannot tolerate this. Several coincidences later, Usha’s marriage is finalized with Kamal. Bhairavi has placed seeds of distrust in the heart of Kailash about his wife and brother. He, often, listens to only some part of the conversation between Kamal and Sita and decides that all is not hunky dory with them. In this scenario, Kamal gets married to Usha.

During the reception, Kailash sees Kamal make a beeline to Sita, in her room, since she has not come for the reception due to ill-health. Kailash misinterprets the conversation between his wife and brother. The older man takes his car and drives off at breakneck speed and is about to plunge into a large void created by some damage to a mountain road. His friend’s sister, Ragini (Minoo Mumtaz) stops him from taking the extreme step and takes him to her home.

Bhairavi begins to create a rift between Usha and Shanta. When Kamal protests, Sita insists that he and Usha apologize to Shanta. Sita and Kamal are trying to maintain the unity in the joint family, in their own ways. Kailash proposes to Ragini and she requests him to give her some time to think it over. Ragini visits Sita and realizes that she worships her husband Kailash. Then, Ragini promises Sita that she will set right all things between the married couple. Still mistaken about her fidelity, Kailash visits home to pick up his clothes and accuses his wife of being a sinner.

Shanta tries to throw out all her daughters-in-law from her home only because the 2 kids imitated her and Bhairavi. On Kamal’s insistence, his father takes on the baton and puts an end to Shanta’s atrocities. Shanta is miffed and locks herself up in her room and does not have even her food. Sita begins to have childbirth pangs and gives birth to a boy. Shanta does not involve herself in the activities connected to the delivery process. The 2 kids take her some sweets and food and sing this song to mollify her.

Song – Daadi Amma Daadi Amma:

Shakeel Badayuni had penned the lyrics of Daadi Amma Daadi Amma and Ravi had set the music.

The 2 kids are trying to placate their grandmother.

Video – Daadi Amma Daadi Amma:

The cinematography is by P Ellappa. Dance choreography is by Gopi Krishna.

The video opens with Master Pappu and Moppet Raju entering Lalita Pawar’s room. She is sitting on her bed with her head on her hand. The kids have some food with them.

The music has already begun. They also begin to sing and try to appease the older lady. But, she is still offended. Krishna Kumari looks amused and goes off elsewhere.

Lalita Pawar is amused but tries not to let on. Moppet Raju performs a few steps and Master Pappu is jumping around, playing the harmonica.

The song and the video end as Lalita Pawar begins to smile and has accepted the kids’ apology.


Asha Bhonsle and Kamal Barot had given playback for Daadi Amma Daadi Amma and the onscreen performances are by Moppet Raju, Master Pappu, Lalita Pawar and Krishna Kumari.

Cultural Influence:

This is an interesting typically filmi song, in which the 2 kids are trying to convince their grandmother to have some food. The song highlights the cute bond between a grandmother and her grandchildren. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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