Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu

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Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu
Directed by K. Balachander
Produced by
Screenplay by K. Balachander
Based on Aval Oru Thodar Kathai
by K. Balachander
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography B. S. Loknath
Edited by N. R. Kittu
Release date
30 September 1983
Running time
142 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

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]


Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu
Soundtrack album by M. S. Viswanathan
Released 1984
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:29
Label Saregama

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
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Thalli Kattuva Shubhavele" Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 6:26
2. "Munde Banni" Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:50
3. "Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu" Chi. Udaya Shankar Vani Jairam 3:42
4. "Hogu Ennalu" Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 3:58
5. "Premada Geetheye" Chi. Udaya Shankar Vani Jairam 4:43
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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