Jwaalamukhi (Kannada: ಜ್ವಾಲಾಮುಖಿ; English: Volcano) is a 1985 Indian Kannada film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao.[1] The film featured Rajkumar, Gayathri, Thoogudeepa Srinivas, K. S. Ashwath and Mukhyamantri Chandru in the lead roles. The movie is based on a novel of same name by Vijay Sasanur.[2][3]

Directed bySingeetham Srinivasa Rao
Produced byS. A. Chinne Gowda
S. A. Srinivas
Screenplay byChi. Udaya Shankar
Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
Story byVijay Sasanur
Music byM. Ranga Rao
CinematographyB. C. Gowrishankar
Edited byP. Bhaktavatsalam
Kathyayini Cine Art Combines
Release date
Running time
150 min


The story revolves around the heroics of Jayasimha, played by Rajkumar. The story starts with an introductory scene where Jayasimha explains his resignation as a professor. Well educated, rich in values and honesty will be Jayasimha's attributes. He exposes the forgery done by mischief in the college and the favorable probe trial of that case makes him resign from the college. The mischief maker happens to be the son of the influential builder in the town, Gunasekara, played by Mukhyamantri Chandru.

Soon after leaving the professor job, he starts working for a press led by Rudraiah, played by K. S. Ashwath. He becomes successful in changing the mindset of matka mafia gang leader Ratanlal, played by Thoogudeepa Srinivas. In the meanwhile, Jayasimha falls in love with Gayathri, who plays the role of Tejaswini. The second half of the story unfolds the battle between truth/fact-finding versus influence and power of Gunasekara.

The movie marks the splendid performance of Rajkumar in the role of a fighter against injustice.



The song Baale Prema Geethe was loosely inspired by the song Tere Mere Sapne from the 1965 Hindi movie Guide.[4]

Soundtrack album by
LabelSangeetha Music
Track # Song Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Eko Eno Ee Nanna Manavu" Rajkumar, Bangalore Latha Chi. Udayashankar
2 "Heluvudu Ondu Maaduvudu Innondu" Rajkumar, Bangalore Latha Chi. Udayashankar
3 "Nodi Nodi Ella Nodi" Rajkumar, S. Janaki Chi. Udayashankar
4 "Baale Prema Geethe" Rajkumar Chi. Udayashankar


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