Bhakta Vijaya

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Bhaktha Vijaya
ಭಕ್ತ ವಿಜಯ
Bhaktha Vijaya.jpg
Directed byAruru Pattabhi
Produced byP. K. Janardhan
Pandari Bai
Music byShyam-Aathmanath
CinematographyR. Sampath
Edited byM. Thathayya
Distributed byJagannath Productions
Release date
Running time
149 minutes

Bhaktha Vijaya (Kannada: ಭಕ್ತ ವಿಜಯ) is a 1956 Indian Kannada language film directed by Aruru Pattabhi. The film stars Rajkumar and Pandari Bai in lead roles.

At the 4th National Film Awards, the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada (Certificate of Merit).[1]

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.[2]


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.

Saint Tukaram visits their village. The whole village rose to a man to hear his Bhajans.

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...?



The film's soundtrack was composed by Shyam-Aathmanath.

Track# Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Elli Neeniruve" A. M. Rajah
2 "Jaya Panduranga" Chorus
3 "Naradeha" Prabakara Rao
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
9 "Rangavali Rangavali" Mynavathi
10 "Abbabba Kai Noyuthide"


  1. ^ "4th NAtional Film Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 30 March 2014.
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