M.R.Radha’s career defining movie “Rattha Kanner” was dubbed into Telugu as “Raktha Kanneeru” and released in 1955. I am a huge fan of this cult Tamil hit. Actor Nagabhusham, a ghost disciple of M.R.Radha, remade this later in Telugu but he lacked the gravitas to create the same impact like his mentor did as a non-confirming foreign returned rich young lad.

“…..man” is M.R.Radha’s stock dialogue in the film and I burst into laughter every time I watch the scene where he questions his conservative maternal uncle (Mr. Pillai) about our mores and teases him.I am still on the look out for the VCD/DVD of the dubbed version.