Beta is a 1992 Bollywood superhit classic drama film, directed by Indra Kumar. It featured Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor and Aruna Irani in pivotal roles.
The movie is a remake of 1987 Tamil movie Enga Chinna Rasa whose story was inspired by the Kannada novel Mallammana Pavada by B. Puttaswamayya which went on to be filmed as 1969’s Kannada movie Mallammana Pavaada. Swayamsiddha went on to be made into a 1975 Bengali movie of same name. Ardhangi was remade in Tamil as Pennin Perumai and in Hindi twice as Bahurani in 1963 and as Jyoti in 1981. Enga Chinna Rasa also went on to be remade in Telugu as Abbaigaru , in Kannada as Annayya and in Oriya as Santan “1998”.
Beta was the highest gro-ssing Bolly-wood 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.