Samayada Gombe (transl. Puppet of the times) is a 1984 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed and co-produced by Dorai-Bhagawan. The film stars Rajkumar, Srinath, Roopa Devi and Menaka. It is based on the novel of same name written by Chitralekha. 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.
|Written by||Chi. Udaya Shankar|
|Produced by||Dorai-Bhagawan |
|Cinematography||B. C. Gowrishankar|
|Edited by||P. Bhaktavatsalam|
|Music by||M. Ranga Rao|
Chi. Udaya Shankar
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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. SK Bhagawan had revealed that Dr. Rajkumar's remuneration for the movie was Rs. 6 lakhs.
- Rajkumar as Gurumurthy
- Roopa Devi as Gauri
- Menaka as Lakshmi, wife of military officer and Gurumurthy's sister
- Kanchana as Kamakshi
- Srinath as Military Officer Vinod Kumar
- Sadhana as Mangala
- Thoogudeepa Srinivas as Pailwan Puttappa
- Sudarshan as Dharmadasa
- Musuri Krishnamurthy
- Mysore Lokesh as Naga
- Shakti Prasad
- Uma Shivakumar
- Papamma as Subbamma
- Sadashiva Brahmavar as hotel owner
- Negro Jani
- Master Sanjay
- Baby Sushma
- Baby Sangeeta
- Master Arjun as Baby Deepu
- Master Ravi
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|M. Ranga Rao chronology|
|1||"Kogile Haadide"||Rajkumar, S. Janaki|
|2||"Sankochava Bidu"||Rajkumar, S. Janaki|
|3||"Nanna Saradara"||Rajkumar, S. Janaki|
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. 
- Dorai-Bhagawan movies list
- Cast & crew
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