Vishnuvardhan, Syed Sallauddin Pasha, Sunil Kumar Desai
I had great chemistry with Vishnu Sir (Vishnuvardhan, The Phoenix of Indian Cinema.) he always said ‘ನೀವು ಮಾಡುವ ಕೆಲಸ ದೇವರ ಕೆಲಸ. ಯಾವುದೇ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೂ ಈ ಸೇವೆ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಬೇಡಿ ನಾನು ಸಾದಾ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದೀನಿ.
With Sunil Kumar Desai and Vishnuvardhan from film Parva. Syed Sallauddin Pasha
This is one of the rare movies in kannada cinema history. The movie starts with a song and it also ends with a song and dance. This is probably the first time in kannada cinema where the director uses a song to complete the climax for the movie.
Sagar(vishnuvardhan) is a good singer and a dancer.He starts searching for suma(Prema) in a huge crowd. When the crowd starts to think as to why is he looking for her commences the first flash back which is one among the seven or so flash backs in the movie.
Sagar is a nice guy who has taken up drinking due to failure in his love life. Suma lands at sagar’s place to learn bharathanatyam from his father who is an expert. She tries to find out why sagar has stopped singing.This leads to another flash back where sagar explains as to how he was ditched by Sudha(Roja) and also narrates how he lost his mother.
This forced him to stop singing and take up drinking. Sagar finally takes up singing after much persuance from prema and returns back to the singing family.He also agrees to give a comeback show but insists on suma’s presence in that show. Suma never turns up for the show. Here begins the search for her.He sets a deadline through a TV performance to suma.
Suma turns up to sagar’s place and this leads to another flash back where she narrates as to why she couldnt attend the performance a year back. Bhattacharya is a very good singer. He and Suma’s father (Dattatreya) have an argument because Bhattacharya’s father insisted on his daughter winning the competition and forces him to go for a particular raga.
This irritates Suma’s father and he leaves the huge hall in rage. He meets with an accident and dies. Bhattacharya insists on suma not to attend Sagar’s performance as that will harm the growth of his daughter’s image and thats the reason suma doesnt turn up to sagar’s show(all this was flash back). Rest of the movie is about the clash between Sagar and Bhattacharya. This leads to the climax song which is of 11-13 minutes duration and how he defeats Bhattacharya in a competition.