Naandi (film)

Naandi (Kannada: ನಾಂದಿ) is a 1964 Kannada romantic drama film directed and written by N. Lakshminarayan, making his first venture in film direction.[1] The film was produced by actor Vadiraj and Jawahar for Sri Bharathi Chitra studio house. The film starred Rajkumar and Harini along with Kalpana and Udaykumar playing guest roles. Actor Dinesh made his debut through this film in a supporting role.

Naandi
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Directed byN. Lakshminarayan
Written byN. Lakshminarayan
Produced byVadiraj
Jawahar
StarringRajkumar
Harini
Kalpana
Udaykumar
CinematographyR. N. K. Prasad
Edited byP. S. Murthy
Music byVijaya Bhaskar
Production
company
Sri Bharathi Chitra
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
Running time
154 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

The film, upon release garnered wide appreciation and recognition for capturing the real-time plights of those with hearing impairments [2] for the first time in commercial cinema.[3] The film set a landmark by being the first ever Kannada film to be screened at an International film festival.[4][5][6] This film was screened at IFFI 1992 Kannada cinema Retrospect.[7]

CastEdit

  • Rajkumar as Murthy
  • Balakrishna as Sitapathi
  • Sorat Ashwath as Ramayya
  • Ganapathi Bhat
  • B. Hanumanthachar
  • Dinesh as Gopal Rao
  • H. R. Hanumantha Rao
  • Sridhar
  • Narayana
  • P. Vadiraj as Pranesha
  • Harini as Ganga
  • Kalpana as Nirmala
  • M. Jayashree as Savitri
  • R. T. Rama as Murthy's neighbour
  • Shanthamma as Seetha
  • Suma (credited as Baby Suma)
  • Anitha (credited as Baby Anitha)
  • Udaykumar (cameo)
  • Makeup Subbanna
  • Mary Bosh as herself (credited as Sister Mary Bosh)

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Vijaya Bhaskar with lyrics by R. N. Jayagopal.[8] All the songs composed for the film were received extremely well and considered as evergreen songs.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Namma Thayi Bharathi"R. N. JayagopalP. B. Sreenivas03:16
2."Chandramukhi Pranasakhi"R. N. JayagopalS. Janaki, Bangalore Latha03:35
3."Haadonda Haaduve"R. N. JayagopalP. B. Sreenivas03:24
4."Udugoreyonda Thanda"R. N. JayagopalS. Janaki03:12
5."Sathyakke Endigu Jayavemba"R. N. JayagopalP. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki 
6."Namma Papa Muddu Papa"R. N. JayagopalL. R. Eswari 

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