Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu

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Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu
Directed byK. Balachander
Produced by
Screenplay byK. Balachander
Based onAval Oru Thodar Kathai
by K. Balachander
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
CinematographyB. S. Loknath
Edited byN. R. Kittu
Release date
30 September 1983
Running time
142 minutes

Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu is a 1983 Indian Kannada language film starring Suhasini in the lead role of the protagonist. She received a Filmfare award for her performance.[1] K. Balachander directed and Chandulal Jain produced the film.

It is a story of a woman (Suhasini) who wonders when she will have time to live her own life, as she is too busy taking care of her mother, siblings, and her alcoholic brother's family.

The film was directed by K. Balachander and is a remake of his Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), which also had Kamal Haasan playing a different role. Haasan would appear in several more remakes of this film: the Telugu film Anthuleni Katha (1976) with Jaya Prada; and the Bengali film Kabita (1977) with Mala Sinha. The only remake that Haasan didn't appear in was the Hindi film Jeevan Dhaara (1982) starring Rekha.



Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu is the Kannada remake of the Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974). Suhasini played the female lead, and her uncle Kamal Haasan (who appeared in the Tamil original) made a cameo appearance as a bus conductor.[2]

Balachander's favorite heroine Saritha was initially approached for the lead role but she could not accommodate her dates. Suhasini who had just signed the big budget Kannada movie Bandhana landed the role. Saritha gave her the voice over. Suhasini recommended her friend Vijayalakshmi Singh for the role of the ultra modern girl in the movie.


Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

M. S. Viswanathan composed the music for the soundtracks and lyrics written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The album consists of five soundtracks.[3]

Track list
1."Thalli Kattuva Shubhavele"Chi. Udaya ShankarS. P. Balasubrahmanyam6:26
2."Munde Banni"Chi. Udaya ShankarS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:50
3."Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu"Chi. Udaya ShankarVani Jairam3:42
4."Hogu Ennalu"Chi. Udaya ShankarS. P. Balasubrahmanyam3:58
5."Premada Geetheye"Chi. Udaya ShankarVani Jairam4:43
Total length:23:29



  1. ^ "Kannada films got me recognition: Suhasini". Deccan Herald. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Kamal Haasan's many talents". 29 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ James, Anu (4 March 2017). "International Women's Day 2017 special: These 8 South Indian women-centric movies are a must watch". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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