AP State Board Syllabus AP SSC 10th Class English Textbook Solutions Chapter 4C A Tribute Textbook Questions and Answers.
AP State Syllabus SSC 10th Class English Solutions Chapter 4C A Tribute
10th Class English Chapter 4C A Tribute Textbook Questions and Answers
Answer the following questions.
Have you ever seen any of the Aims in which Savitri acted? List them. Which of them do you like most?
Yes, I have seen five or six films in which Savitri acted. They are : Kanyasulkam, Missamma, Maya Bazaar, Shantinivasam, Kama, Devadasu, Pandava Vanavasam, Gundamma Katha, Velugu Needalu, Dr. Chakravarthy and Narthanasala. I like her character of Mary in the film Missamma’ most. Her action was brilliant in that movie.
Savitri’s qualities and her acting have been mentioned in the tribute. Which of Savitri’s qualities fascinates you most?
I am mostly fascinated by her generosity, great action, charm, expressive eyes, involvement in the role she plays and so on. She was generous to the people who were in need. Once, she donated all the jewellery she was wearing to the Prime Minister’s fund. Along with her magnificent action and charm, she had expressive eyes through which she expressed mischievous look, look of fake anger, look of real anger, look of passion, pain filled look and confident look. We can see an example for her involvement in the roles she plays. Once she played the role of a nurse in a psychiatry ward in the movie, ’Chivaraku Migiledi’. In a particular scene, the nurse has a nervous breakdown and cries uncontrollably. Though the director said, “Cut”, Savitri could not stop crying. All these qualities fascinate not only me but all the Telugu audience most.
Why was Savitri taken away from her main role in the him, ‘Samsaaram’?
L.V. Prasad, the noted director, offered Savitri the role of a heroine in the film ‘Samsaaram’ (1950). On the sets, she was nervous ; she had to repeat many takes and this proved a setback for her. Hence, the role was given to someone else and she was given a small role. Thus, Savitri was taken away from her main role in ’Samsaaram’.
How do you think Savitri was able to strike back after she was replaced from the main role in ‘Samsaaram’?
Although Savitri was replaced from the main role in ‘Samsaaram’, she was able to strike back because of her passion for acting brought her another chance in the film ‘Devadasu’ (1953). She proved her potential’ to the cine-world by her tremendous action and liveliness. In the role of Parvathi with curly hair, a lock of hair straying to her forehead, the large round black berry eyes looking out from an innocent face left an indelible imprint in the minds of all cine lovers. She played the role of a rich man’s wife marvellously. Thus, she was able to strike back and got more chances.
The purpose of the tribute is …[ choose the appropriate answer]
a) to sympathize with Savitri.
b) to admire Savitri’s acting and her abilities.
c) to understand Savitri’s acting and qualities.
d) to express different opinions about Savitri.
(b) to admire Savitri’s acting and her abilities.
Look up on the internet / in the newspapers or magazines and gather the following information about your favourite actor :
Name of the actor :
Physical features :
His/Her debut film :
Good films to his/her credit :
Awards and honours received :
Best movie of his/her career :
Great qualities in him/her :
Any other points you like to mention :
Now work in groups and discuss the specific qualities of the actor that make you like him/her the most.
Name of the actor : Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Physical features : Good physique; Above 6 ft. tall; Broad shouldered body ; Beautiful face.
His/Her debut film : Mana Desam
Good films to his/her credit : Missamma, Gundamma Katha, Pathala Bhairavi, Kanyasulkam, Panduranga Maha-thyam, Maya Bazaar, Bhookailas, Kondaveeti Simham, Bobbilipuli, Justice Chowdari, etc.
Awards and honours received : Three National Film Awards, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 1972; Padma Shri by Government of India in 1968; Honorary Doctorate by Andhra University.
Best movie of his/her career : Missamma/Kanyasulkam
Great qualities in him/her : Determination and dedication for film world;
Any other points you like to mention :
1. His entry to politics.
2. Became the CM of Andhra Pradesh.
3. He tried hard to bring recognition for Telugu language at national level.
Group 1 : We (I) like N.T. Rama Rao because of his great action. He was not only an actor but also a director and producer.
Group 2 : He made his debut as an actor in a Telugu social film Mana Desam directed by L.V. Prasad in 1949. From then, there is no looking back for him. The Telugu film lovers are really proud of Sri N.T. Rama Rao.
Group 3 : Sri N.T. Rama Rao’s dedication, determination, generosity, discipline, etc., are the qualities which are liked by me (us) the most. With great determination and dedication he acted in more than 300 films. Some of them are master-pieces.
Group 4 : I (we) like him as he is a great politician. He founded ‘Telugu Desam’ party and served three tumultuous terms as Chief Minister.
Group 5 : We (I) like him because of his discipline. He was a highly disciplined and punctual person. He used to get up at 3.00 a.m. to do yoga, physical exercises and worship God by 5 a.m. He would always arrive on the film sets one hour in advance.
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao is popularly known as NTR. He was born on 28 May, 1923. He was an Indian film actor, director, producer and politician who also served as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for three terms. He received three National Film Awards for co-producing ‘Thodu Dongalu’ and Seetharama Kalyanam’ and directing ‘Varakatnam’. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu in 1972. He was awarded ‘Padma Shri’ by Government of India in 1968, for his contribution to Telugu cinema. He was given Honorary Doctorate by Andhra University.
NT Rama Rao made his debut as an actor in a social Telugu film Mana Desam, directed by LV Prasad in 1949. In that film, he played the role of a police officer. He played all kinds of characters in more than 300 films. He became one of the most prominent figures in the history of Telugu cinema. Besides Telugu, NTR also acted in a few Tamil films. After his career in films NTR entered politics. He founded the Telugu Desam Party in 1982 and served three tumultuous terms as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh between 1983 and 1995.
NT Rama Rao had a good physique. He was above 6 ft. tall and had a broad shoul-dered body. He had a charming face. One can’t forget his beautiful smile. Some of his good films are Missamma, Gundamma Katha, Pathala Bhairavi, Kanyasulkam, Panduranga Mahathyam, Maya Bazaar, Bhookailas, Kondaveeti Simham, Bobbilipuli, Justice Chowdary and so on. (I think) The best movie of his career is ‘Missamma’. His qualities such as determination, dedication, generosity, discipline, punctuality, etc. made him a wonderful actor. He will be remembered as long as celluloid lives on.
A Tribute Summary in English
“A Tribute” is the tribute to Savithri, a prestigeous cine-artiste. Telugu audiences are proud of her considerable performance throughout her career which lasted for about 30 years. She developed interest in learning dance since her childhood. She faced difficulty in entering the film field. Though she got a chance in ‘Agnipareeksha”, she was finally dropped as she looked too young for the role. The film makers recognized her potential when she acted in a song in ‘Pathala Bhairavi’. Though she was given a role of heroine in the film ‘Samsaram’, she lost the chance because of her nervousness on the sets. She left an indelible mark in the minds of all cine lovers through her action as Parvathi in the film ‘Devadasu” in 1953. Her action was marvellous in that movie. Her action was exceptionally brilliant in the film ‘Ardhangi’ (1955) in the role of the wife of a mentally retarded person (ANR). She was known for charm and magnificent acting. The audiences who see many emotions and feelings in her eyes can’t forget the magic spell of her eyes.
The film ’Missamma’ shows us Savitri’s amazing talent in the role of Mary. The famous cine-actors Meena Kumari and Amitabh Bacchan praised her acting, timing and unbelievable spontaneity. In the role of Sasirekha in ‘Maya Bazaar’ film, Savitri reminds us of the rich Telugu culture. Her action in the roles of both masculine and feminine manner is unparallel in the film ‘Maya Bazaar’. She gets totally involved in whatever role she plays. In the film ‘Chivaraku Migiledi’, she played the role of a nurse in a psychiatry ward. In a particular scene of that film, even after the shot was over, she couldn’t come out of her role and continued crying uncontrollably.
She received the title ‘Mahanati’ and the Presidential award for her great performance. She also received ‘Kalaimamani’ and Nadigayar Tilakam’ from Tamil film industry. She not only acted in the films but also directed and produced a few films that show her passion for films. She was known for her generosity. Once, she donated all the jewellery she was wearing to the Prime Minister’s Fund. Dasari Narayana Rao says that she will be remembered as long as celluloid lives on. Though she is not physically with us, she is eternal with her tremendous efforts to cinema.
A Tribute Glossary
artiste (n) : a professional singer,dancer, actor, etc. who performs in a show
evinced (v) : showed a feeling or had a quality in a way that people could easily notice
considerable (adjj) : fairly large ; be important
elevated (v) : moved someone or something to a more important rank or level
import (n) : importance or meaning
stray (v) : move away from one place
portrayed (v) : acted the part of a character in a play, film, or television programme
credentials (n) : someone’s education, achievements, experience, etc. that prove they have the ability to do something
conspire (v) : to secretly plan with someone else to do something illegal
mischievous (adjj) : someone who is mischievous likes to have fun, especially by playing tricks on people or doing things to annoy or embarrass them
captivate (v) : to attract someone very much and hold their attention
provoke (v) : to cause a reaction or feeling, especially a sudden one
pierce somebody’s heart (phrase) : to make someone feel a strong emotion
myriad (adj) : very many
adore (v) : to love someone very much and feel very proud of them
spontaneously (n) : doing things without planning and suddenly
16-annas Telugu lass (idiom) : an expression which means a perfect Telugu girl
yesteryear (n) : existing in the past
masculine (adj) : having qualities considered to be typical of men or of what men do
psychiatry (n) : the study and treatment of mental illness
pacify (v) : to make someone calm, quiet, and satisfied after they have been angry or upset
magnum opus (n) : the greatest work
lion’s share (idiom) : major portion/part
zenith (n) : peak
meteor (n) : a piece of rock or metal that travels through space and makes a bright line in the night sky when it falls down towards the earth
legacy (n) : something that happens or exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time
versatility (n) : having many different skills
celluloid (n) : cinema film
encompass (v) : to include a wide range of ideas, subjects, etc.
eternal (adj) : continuing forever and having no end