Bettada Huli

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Bettada Huli
Directed byA. V. Sheshagiri Rao
Produced byBhagavati Productions
K. S. Ashwath
M. P. Shankar
Music byT. G. Lingappa
CinematographyK. Janakiram
Edited byA. Bhaktavatsalam
Bhagavati Productions
Release date
  • 1965 (1965)

Bettada Huli (Kannada: ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಹುಲಿ) is a 1965 Kannada action drama film, directed and written by A. V. Sheshagiri Rao.[1]


A bandit, played by Udaykumar kidnaps the pregnant wife of City Cop, K. S. Ashwath. The Cop's wife delivers a baby boy under the Bandit's custody. However, the bandit's wife conceives a baby girl, hands it over to Ashwath. Before dying, she urges Ashwath to bring her daughter away from her father.

The bandit instills in the little boy that he is the bandit's son and his own mother is his maternal aunt. The Cop's son is brought up to be a bandit, much against his will. The bandit's daughter, though, has a chaste upbringing, is always in awe of robbers and thieves, admiring them for their dare-devilry.

Due for his first robbery, the son meets his biological father in a fare and has an unexplained attraction towards him. He has to rob jewels from the Cop's daughter Jayanthi, but he hesitates to do it. Jayanthi herself offers all the jewels and plays coy, before her father.

As the movie proceeds, the son, increasingly known as Bettada Kalla is pitted against the father and only one can survive. Will the son know the truth and unite his parents? This forms the crux of the movie.



The film was dubbed into Tamil with the title Kollaikaaran Magan (Bandit's son) and released in 1968.[2]


The music was composed by T. G. Lingappa, with lyrics by Geethapriya. All the songs composed for the film were received extremely well and considered as evergreen songs.

Track listing
1."Aaduthiruva Modagale"GeethapriyaP. B. Sreenivas 
2."Attheya Magale"GeethapriyaS. Janaki, L. R. Eswari, Rudrappa 
3."Aakashada Lokadi Doora"GeethapriyaP. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki 
4."Madumagalu Naanagi"GeethapriyaS. Janaki 
5."Eko Ee Dina"GeethapriyaS. Janaki 
Track listing
1."Nalla Thalaivan Pathaiyile"K. DevanarayananP. B. Sreenivas 
2."Yeno Theriyalle Yethuvum"K. DevanarayananS. Janaki 
3."Athaiyin Magale Ennadi"K. DevanarayananS. Janaki, L. R. Eswari 
4."Andha Kannanandro En Thozhan"K. DevanarayananS. Janaki, P. B. Srinivas 


  1. ^ "Bettada Huli cast & crew". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 10 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Tamil songs lyrics". Archived from the original on 10 February 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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