|Directed by||Aruru Pattabhi|
|Produced by||P. K. Janardhan|
|Edited by||M. Thathayya|
|Distributed by||Jagannath Productions|
Rajkumar plays the role of Santhoba, a devotee of Lord Vittala. The theme of the movie is how God sets several tests and tribulations upon his devotee, who ultimately triumphs only to become a much hardened devotee.
Santhoba Pavar was a big zamindar of Ranjan. He was proud of his wealth which he had acquired through cruel and ruthless means from his poor tenants and was particular about his self-respect and status. Hema was his loving wife and his mother was Mithra Bai. He had a very faithful servant named Giddya.
In the same village, there lived a Brahmin couple, their names were Ram Bhatta and Amba. Outwardly they would be found quarreling between themselves, but at heart they were a very loving couple.
Mithra Bai, the mother Santhoba, expressed to her son, that her desire is to receive the blessings of Tukaram. Santhoba promised to call the saint home. Giddya, the servant, was sent to the temple where Tukaram was staying. Tukaram expressed his inability to comply with the request of Santhoba. Santhoba went himself to the saint to invite him to his house, and for this gesture, he would give him any amount of gold... Tukaram sent him back saying that gold had no value for him. This wounded Santhoba's vanity. Then, Santhoba's wife was seriously ill. Her life was in danger. The family Vaidya was sent for and he expressed his helplessness. Santhoba offered all his wealth if only it could save his wife. The dying wife expressed a desire to have a darshan and blessings of Tukaram before her death. Prestige doesn't stand in the way of Santhoba now. To save the life of his loving wife he was prepared to do anything. He runs to Tukaram. Much to the surprise of Santhoba, Tukaram comes along with Santhoba to see Hema and blesses her. By the grace of Tukaram, Hema recovers and with great humility accepts the blessings of Tukaram. It is the happiest and greatest moment in the family of Santhoba; But to Santhoba...?
- Rajkumar as Santoba Pavar
- Pandari Bai as Hema
- Dikki Madhava Rao
- H. R. Shastry
- Ganapathi Bhat
- Siddaiah Swamy
- Advani Lakshmi Devi
The film's soundtrack was composed by Shyam-Aathmanath.
|1||"Elli Neeniruve"||A. M. Rajah|
|4||"Nodai Dayadi Ranga"||P Leela|
|5||"Enu Ninnadu Embudilli"||A. M. Rajah|
|6||"Vittala Rakumaayi"||A. M. Rajah|
|7||"Pathiseva Nija Sathige"||P Leela|
|8||"Vittala Dhayava Beero"||A. M. Rajah|
|10||"Abbabba Kai Noyuthide"|
- "4th NAtional Film Awards" (PDF). dff.nic.in. Retrieved 30 March 2014.