Shravana Banthu (Kannada: ಶ್ರಾವಣ ಬಂತು) is a 1984 Kannada romantic melodrama film, written and directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. The film features Rajkumar, Urvashi and Srinath playing the pivotal roles. The film, produced by P. A. Kameshwara Rao, deals with reincarnation as the subject where the lead roles get killed for their romance and then they are shown to be reborn again and fall in love yet again. This was also the first Kannada movie to show a computer on-screen. The film was received exceptionally well at the box-office and was one of the biggest hits of 1984. The dialogues and lyrics were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar.
|Directed by||Singeetham Srinivasa Rao|
|Produced by||Kameshwara Rao|
|Music by||M. Ranga Rao|
|Cinematography||S. V. Srikanth|
|Edited by||P. Bhaktavatsalam|
Chandrakala Art Enterprises
The film has a reincarnation plot with a dubiously secular message. The singer Kumar (Rajkumar), on a pilgrimage to a temple he saw in his dreams, meets the spirit of his friend Vishwa (Srinath), unrequited from an earlier birth. The friend recalls their previous lives in which they had been in love with the same woman Urvashi (Urvashi). She loved Kumar and Vishwa had ordered his men to kill his rival, unaware that this was his friend Kumar. Realising his mistake, he committed suicide and his spirit was condemned to wander until redemption had been achieved. The woman from their earlier life, now reborn as Mary, a Christian, is courted by Kumar with the assistance of the spirit. The two eventually marry after overcoming the resistance of Kumar's caste-conscious father. This segment involves a comic turn when Kumar pretends to have lost his memory and becomes "Peter from Petersburg".
|1.||"Hosa Baalina"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar|
|2.||"Baanina Anchinda Bande"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar, Vani Jairam|
|3.||"Ide Raagadalli"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar, Vani Jairam|
|4.||"Shravana Maasa Bandaaga"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar, Vani Jairam|
|5.||"Mary Mary Mary"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar|