Kasturi Nivasa

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Kasturi Nivasa
ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ನಿವಾಸ
Kasturi Nivasa.jpg
Directed by Dorai-Bhagavan
Produced by K. C. N. Gowda
Written by G. Balasubramanium
Starring Rajkumar
K. S. Ashwath
Music by G. K. Venkatesh
Cinematography B. Dorairaj
N. G. Rao
Edited by Venkataram
Kanteerava Studios
Distributed by Anupam Movies
Release date(s) 1971
Running time 152 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Kasturi Nivasa (Kannada: ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ನಿವಾಸ, House of Fragrance) is a 1971 Kannada drama film. It is the story of an extremely generous man, who succumbs to his intention of being generous no matter what happens. The film stars Rajkumar, Jayanthi, K. S. Ashwath and Aarathi. The movie was later remade in Tamil as "Avananthan Manidan" starring Shivaji Ganeshan and also in hindi as " "Shandaar" starring Sanjeev Kumar.


Ravi Varma (Rajkumar), the owner of a match box factory is a widower and has lost his daughter in an accident. Recognizing that his honest employee Chandru is in a similar position, he decides to help Chandru financially. As Chandru attends training in U.S., Ravi takes care of Chandru's charming daughter. On return, Chandru suggests changing the company's structure. The traditionalist Ravi, becomes infuriated. Protesting this, Chandru resigns and starts his own match box company and becomes the leading match box manufacturer.

This begins Ravi's downfall, his charity and donating activities have eaten up profit and ends up putting his house on sale. Chandru calls for the highest bid and wants to give it back to Ravi, but being the man that he is, Ravi would not accept. Chandru has already got Neela, his ex-secretary on whom Ravi had a crush on, and now Ravi's house.

Film ends on a tragic note when all Ravi has is his Dove, and Neela requests him to give it her, as her daughter is sick and is crying for Ravi uncle's Dove. Ravi has just sold that, so that he could feed Neela. Unable to say no to a request he breathes his last.



Kasturi Nivasa
Soundtrack album by G. K. Venkatesh
Released August 1971 (1971-08)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Sa Re Ga Ma

The music for the movie is composed by G. K. Venkatesh. The album consists of six tracks, sung by P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela, G.K. Venkatesh and L. R. Eswari. Two songs—Aadisidaata and Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu—are written by Chi. Udayashankar, who is also the script writer of the film.[1]

Track # Song Singer(s) Lyricist
1 Nee Bandhu Nintaaga P. B. Sreenivas, P. Susheela R. N. Jayagopal
2 Aadona Neenu Naanu P. B. Sreenivas Vijayanarasimha
3 Aadisidaata Besara Moodi G.K. Venkatesh Chi. Udaya Shankar
4 Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu P. B. Sreenivas Chi. Udaya Shankar
5 Elle Iru Hege Iru P. Susheela Chi. Udaya Shankar
6 Oh Geleya L. R. Eswari R. N. Jayagopal


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