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( The Touch )
|Directed by||Sunil Kumar Desai|
|Produced by||Sarovar Sanjeev Rao|
|Edited by||R. Janardhan|
Sparsha (Kannada:ಸ್ಪರ್ಶ, translation: The Touch) is a 2000 Kannada film directed by Sunil Kumar Desai. It starred Sudeep, Rekha and Sudha Rani in leading roles. the music of the film was composed by Hamsalekha under Sarovar Productions company.
Sudeep is a film actor and model. He falls in love with Suma (Rekha) during a film shoot in Ooty. They meet each other, share their views and Sudeep meets with Suma's family. These incidents educate Sudeep that those who are make some mistakes they themselves correct and apologies next when sudeep rushing to see off his lover at the Ooty railway station, accidentally knocks an unknown young woman, Radha (Sudha Rani), into the path of a moving train. Radha does not see who knocked her over, but only catches a glimpse of the jacket he wears. The accident causes her to lose a leg, as well as the love of her fiance. Sudeep rushes to the accident spot and takes her to the hospital. He takes care of her, but restrains from telling both Radha and Suma that he was responsible for the accident. To avoid the consequences, Sudeep offer to marry Radha. Suma hurt by his sudden change of heart, but accepts his decision. Radha accepts his offer too, but continues to hunt for the man who knocked her over.
Sparsha was released on 9 June 2000 in India. And it also released in USA. In USA Fremont, California on 18 May 2001, in Woodbridge-New Jersey on 21 July 2001, in Boston on 29 July 2009, in Kansas on 5 August 2001, in Chicago, Illinois on 12, August, 2001, in Dallas on 18 August 2008, in Washington DC on 14 October 2001, in Cleveland, Ohio on 21 October 2001, in Austin, Texas on 1 December 2001, in Houston on 27 January 2002, in Detroit, Michigan on 24 March 2002 and in Los Angeles on 13 July 2002.
Film Fan's Association Awards - Kannada :-
- Best Film - Kannada
Asianet Kaveri Film Awards :-
- Best Director - Sunil Kumar Desai
- Best New Face of The Year (Male) - Sudeep
- Best New Face of The Year (Female) – Rekha
- Best Cameraman - H. C. Venu
- Best Music Director - Hamsalekha for the movies Sparsha & Shabdavedhi
- Best Lyricist - Hamsalekha for the movies Sparsha, Shabdavedhi, Yajamana and Preethse
Videocon-Suprabhata Awards 2000 :-
- Best Film 
- Best Director - Sunil Kumar Desai 
- Best Newcomer Actor - Sudeep 
- Best Newcomer Actress - Rekha 
- Best Cinematographer - H. C. Venu 
- Best Editor - R. Janardhan 
|1.||"Managala Sarigama Prema"||Shyamsundar Kulkarni||Rajesh Krishnan, Archana Udupa|
|2.||"Ivale Avalu Kanasali Bandavalu"||K. Kalyan||Hariharan|
|3.||"Chandakintha Chanda"||Itagi Eeranna||Pankaj Udhas|
|4.||"Oho Chenne Chenne"||Hamsalekha||Hariharan, Chithra|
|5.||"Paduvana Dikkinaage"||Doddarange Gowda||C. Ashwath, B. Jayashree|
|6.||"Sangathi Heegeke Nee Doora Hoguve"||R. N. Jayagopal||Rajesh Krishnan, Chithra|
|7.||"Bareyada Mounada Kavithe"||R. N. Jayagopal||Pankaj Udhas, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Archana Udupa|
|8.||"Kanasali Kaaduva Hudugi"||Doddarange Gowda||Sonu Nigam, Kavitha Krishnamurthy|
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