Samayada Gombe

Samayada Gombe (transl. Puppet of the times) is a 1984 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed and co-produced by Dorai-Bhagawan.[1] The film stars Rajkumar, Srinath, Roopa Devi and Menaka.[2] It is based on the novel of same name written by Chitralekha.[3] This is the first Kannada movie of Malayalam actress Menaka who played the role of Rajkumar's sister and Srinath's wife in the movie.

Samayada Gombe
Samayada Gombe poster.jpg
Poster
Kannadaಸಮಯದ ಗೊಂಬೆ
Directed byDorai-Bhagawan
Written byChi. Udaya Shankar
(dialogues)
Screenplay byDorai-Bhagawan
Story byChitralekha
Produced byDorai-Bhagawan
Rathi Radhakrishna
StarringRajkumar
Roopa Devi
Kanchana
Srinath
CinematographyB. C. Gowrishankar
Edited byP. Bhaktavatsalam
Music byM. Ranga Rao
Chi. Udaya Shankar
(lyrics)
Production
company
Sri Thripura Sundari Combines
Release date
  • 1984 (1984)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

The film met with positive response upon release from critics. The film was declared a Blockbuster at the box office and saw a theatrical run of 26 weeks.[4] SK Bhagawan had revealed that Dr. Rajkumar's remuneration for the movie was Rs. 6 lakhs.[5]

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music of the film was composed by M. Ranga Rao with lyrics penned by Chi. Udaya Shankar.[6]

Samayada Gombe
Soundtrack album by
Released1983
Recorded1983
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageKannada
M. Ranga Rao chronology
Rudranaga
(1984)
Samayada Gombe
(1983)
Shravana Banthu
(1984)

Track listEdit

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Kogile Haadide" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
2 "Sankochava Bidu" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
3 "Nanna Saradara" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
4 "Aakasha Kelageke" Rajkumar
5 "Chinnada Bombeyalla" Rajkumar

ReceptionEdit

The movie upon release won critical acclaim for the story and performances of the lead actors. The movie completed 50 days in all 20 first release centres. The movie ran for 175 days in Bengaluru and Mysuru and 100 days in several theatres in Uttara Karnataka. [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dorai-Bhagawan movies list
  2. ^ Cast & crew
  3. ^ Team Udayavani (24 April 2019). "Raj Festival". udayavani.com.
  4. ^ "Raja of Chalanachitra". chitratara.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2007.
  5. ^ "Bhagavan's 50th film carries friend Dorairaj". bangaloremirror.in. 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ Songs
  7. ^ Sandalwoodking (11 June 2015). "Haalu Jenu A Look Back". Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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