|Directed by||Indra Kumar |
|Produced by||Indra Kumar |
|Written by||B. Puttaswamayya (based on his novel) |
|Starring||Anil Kapoor |
|Music by||Anand-Milind |
|Distributed by||Maruti International |
|Release dates||23 March 1992 |
|Running time||172 mins |
Beta (Hindi: बेटा, translation: Son) is a 1992 Bollywood drama film, directed by Indra Kumar. It featured Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor and Aruna Irani in pivotal roles. It is an official remake of the 1969 Kannada film Mallammana Pavada, directed by Puttanna Kanagal. This is a second Hindi remake of the film with the first released in 1981 as Jyothi starring Jeetendra.
Beta was the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 1992. It won five Filmfare Awards. Kapoor and Dixit won the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, respectively. Anuradha Paudwal won the Best Female Playback Singer Award for the item number "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga," while Saroj Khan won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreography and Irani won the Best Supporting Actress award.
The film became popular due to many reasons. Initially, actress Sridevi was offered the role of Saraswati. She refused because she had collaborated with Kapoor numerous times before. The item number "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga" remains one of the most popular love songs of the 20th-century. Kapoor and Dixit became one of the most popular on-screen couples of Bollywood.