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Directed byY. R. Swamy
Produced byT. P. Venugopal
Written byRamesh Movies
Screenplay byRamesh Movies
K. S. Ashwath
Music byM. Ranga Rao
Edited byBabu
N. C. Rajan
Ramesh Movies
Release date
Running time
175 minutes

Bidugade (Kannada: ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ) is a 1973 Indian Kannada language drama directed by Y. R. Swamy and produced by T. P. Venugopal. It starred Rajkumar, Rajesh and Bharathi in the lead roles along with a host of supporting actors. Minugutare Kalpana made a special appearance in the film.[1] M. Ranga Rao scored the music and the story was written and produced by Ramesh Movies. Chi. Udaya Shankar wrote the lyrics and dialogues. The cinematography by Annayya won him the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Cinematographer award.

The core plot of the movie is based on a short story which had earlier been an inspiration for two English movies - the 1946 movie The Man Who Dared and the 1956 movie Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. The 1983 Telugu movie Abhilasha , in spite of being based on the Telugu novel of same name, was reported to be similar to these movies.[2][3]


The movie is about a reporter who concocts a false case so as to get himself convicted for first degree murder so that he can prove that the death sentence can be given based on circumstantial evidence and that it be done away with. However, by the time he is out of the prison proving his innocence, his father is falsely arrested in another murder case and is awarded a death penalty!



The music of the film was composed by M. Ranga Rao and the lyrics were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar.[4]

Track list[edit]

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Bedagina Henna" P. Susheela, P. B. Sreenivas 06:06
2 "Baanige Neeliya" P. Susheela, P. B. Sreenivas 05:38
3 "Ninneyo Mugida Kathe" S. Janaki 03:27
4 "Nanna Putta Samsara" P. Susheela 03:26
5 "Bedagina henna" P. Susheela & chorus 03:26

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