|Directed by||Rajendra Singh Babu|
|Produced by||Rajendra Singh Babu|
|Screenplay by||H. V. Subba Rao
Rajendra Singh Babu
by Usha Navarathnaram
|Music by||M. Ranga Rao|
|Cinematography||D. V. Rajaram|
|Edited by||V. P. Krishna|
|Running time||153 minutes|
Bandhana (Kannada: ಬಂಧನ) is a 1984 Indian Kannada language film directed by Rajendra Singh Babu, based on a novel Usha Navaratnanram of the same name, and starring Vishnuvardhan and Suhasini in the lead roles.
At the 32nd National Film Awards, the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada. It also won two awards at the 1984–85 Karnataka State Film Awards; Best Actor (Vishnuvardhan) and Best Music Director (M. Ranga Rao). In addition to this, the Vishnuvardhan and Suhasini won the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress categories at the South Filmfare Awards. The film is seen as a milestone in Kannada cinema.
The story is about a doctor, Harish (Vishnuvardhan), who falls in love with his student Nandini (Suhasini). Harish tries to express his feelings to her but fails to do so. When he finally musters courage to tell her that he loves her, she tells him that her marriage is fixed to a character played by Jai Jagadish, her childhood friend and sees the former like a guru. Harish, unable to forget her and slowly withdraws into a shell. His mother tries to get him out of this shell but dies from burns. Meanwhile, Jai Jagadeesh starts suspecting his wife because she gives importance to hospital and not him and starts misbehaving with her at home. Nandini discovers that Harish has heart enlargement and may not survive for long. Since he has no family, she starts taking more care of him in the hospital. This frustrates her husband even more and he misunderstands Harish and fights with him in the hospital. Nandini goes to her residence to explain to her husband but discovers that her husband has abused a lady who was staying in their house (maid). She decides to leave him but Harish tries to convince her husband that his relationship with Nandini is pure and that he has misunderstood them. Jai Jagadeesh misbehaves with him again leaving his wife hurt while trying to make sense with her husband. Finally, Harish saves Nandini's baby but dies. Nandini divorces her husband and moves on with her just born child.
- Vishnuvardhan as Harish
- Suhasini as Nandini
- K. S. Ashwath
- Jai Jagadish
- G. K. Govinda Rao
- Mysore Lokesh
- Musuri Krishnamurthy
The movie ran for 25 weeks in many theatres.
|Soundtrack album by M. Ranga Rao|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Banna Nanna Olavina"||R. N. Jayagopal||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki, chorus|
|2.||"Ee Bandhana"||R. N. Jayagopal||K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki|
|3.||"Noorondu Nenapu"||R. N. Jayagopal||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|4.||"Premada Kadambari"||R. N. Jayagopal||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
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