|Directed by||Girish Karnad
B. V. Karanth
|Produced by||B. M.Venkatesh
|Written by||B. V. Karanth
Sharad Joshi (dialogue)
by Munshi Premchand
|Cinematography||Apurba Kishore Bir|
Based on a Hindi short story by Munshi Premchand about a cow slaughter in a village turning into curse.  The film is an allegory for national building and the clash of modernity with tradition in rural India, portrayed by the story of a modern agriculturist who returns from US after studying agriculture, brings his American wife to the village.   The film was made both in Hindi and Kannada versions, titled, Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane. 
The film was included the 1984 International Film Festival of India (IFFI). At the 25th National Film Awards, S. P. Ramanathan won the Best Audiography. It won the Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay at the 27th Filmfare Awards for Girish Karnad and B.V. Karanth.
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