Bettada Hoovu

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Bettada Hoovu
Directed by N. Lakshminarayan
Produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar
Written by Chi.Udayashankar
Based on What then Raman
by Shirley L Arora
Starring Puneeth Rajkumar
Padma Vasanthi
Music by Rajan-Nagendra
Cinematography B. C. Gowrishankar
Edited by P.Bhaktavatsalam
Release date
Country India
Language Kannada

Bettada Hoovu (English: Mountain Flower) is a 1985 Indian Kannada language film directed by N. Lakshminarayan and produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar. The movie is based on popular novel What then, Raman?(Pinneyo Rama?) by Shirley L Arora.[1]


The movie revolves with childhood days of boy Ramu which played by actor Puneet Rajkumar. Ramu born to a poor family works in a guesthouse where foreigner who came on a trip stayed. He is fond of reading Kannada books. Ramu wants to study to support his family but the situation of family is not in favor. Ramu has one ambition of his life is to purchase Sri Ramayana Darshanam written by Kuvempu. He starts saving money by selling wild flowers (hence the movie title) to a botanist. But the situations bring him to make a decision whether to buy a book or buy a blanket to protect his family members from chilling winter cold. What follows is a tale of shattered dreams.


Awards and honours[edit]

National awards[edit]


The music was composed by Rajan-Nagendra.

  1. "Patte Huli Balu Ketta Huli" - C. Aswath
  2. "Bisile Irali Maleye Barali" - S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Master Lohith (Puneeth Rajkumar)
  3. "Thaayi Sharade" - Master Lohith (Puneeth Rajkumar), P. B. Sreenivas