Chalisuva Modagalu

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Chalisuva Modagalu
Chalisuva Modagalu.jpg
Film poster
Kannadaಚಲಿಸುವ ಮೋಡಗಳು
Directed bySingeetham Srinivasa Rao
Produced byParvathamma Rajkumar
Written bySingeetham Srinivasa Rao
(dialogues by Chi. Udayashankar)
Screenplay byChi. Udaya Shankar
Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
Master Lohith
Music byRajan-Nagendra
CinematographyB. C. Gowrishankar
Edited byP. Bhaktavatsalam
Vaishnavi Movies
Release date
  • 29 October 1982 (1982-10-29)
Running time
157 min

Chalisuva Modagalu (transl. Moving Clouds) is a 1982 Indian Kannada-language film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao. The film stars Rajkumar, Saritha, Ambika and K. S. Ashwath in the lead roles. The movie is well known for its evergreen songs which were composed by the musical duo Rajan-Nagendra. The film was a major success at the box office upon its release.[2][3] The movie was remade in Telugu in 1983 as Rajakumaar, starring Sobhan Babu with Ambika reprising her role.


Mohan and Sheela are in love, but due to circumstances, Mohan ends up marrying Leela. After several years, Sheela lands up in jail on charges of murdering her husband. Mohan is defending her and has to argue against Leela, who is the public prosecutor. The rift caused between Mohan and Leela form the rest of the plot.



Chalisuva Modagalu
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSangeetha Music

The music and background score was composed by Rajan-Nagendra and the lyrics were penned by Chi. Udaya Shankar. All the songs were received extremely well and were instant hits.

Track # Song Singer(s)
1 "My Lord" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
2 "Neenello Naanalle" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
3 "Kaanadante Maayavadanu" Master Lohith
4 "Jenina Holeyo" Rajkumar, Sulochana
5 "Chandira Thanda" Rajkumar, S. Janaki

Box office[edit]

Chalisuva Modagalu garnered positive response from the people. The movie was a phenomenal success in A, B and C centres. The movie had a theatrical run of 40 weeks in Hubli and certain other parts of Uttara Karnataka while completed 175 days of run in several other centres. Chalisuva Modagalu became the first movie to complete 100 days theatrical run in two centres in Mysore city where it sold around 7.5 lakh tickets which would amount to 4 to 4.5 crores at the current rate breaking the previous record of Dr Rajkumar's Haalu Jenu which had sold 6.5 lakh tickets. The movie completed 100 days of run in all the 16 first release centres and 100 days in Bengaluru. The movie which ran for 85 days in Sampige theatre held the record of longest running movie in that theatre for almost 15 years until the release of Nammoora Mandara Hoove.Chalisuva Modagalu earned a profit of 23.75 lakhs within the first five weeks which was the highest for a Rajkumar movie between 1982 and 1984 with Haalu Jenu, Kaviratna Kalidasa and Samayada Gombe being the other top ventures. The movie was an All Time Blockbuster at the box office.[5]


Karnataka State Film Awards
  • Best Child actor - Master Lohith
  • Best Sound recording - N. Pandurangan


  1. ^ sandalwoodking (3 June 2015). "Haalu Jenu A Look back". Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ chitratara (7 April 2007). "Raja of Chalanachitra". Archived from the original on 17 July 2007.
  3. ^ sandalwoodking (17 May 2011). "All time Blockbusters".
  4. ^ deccanherald (14 April 2012). "In Starry Footsteps".
  5. ^ sandalwoodking (3 June 2015). "Haalu Jenu A Look Back^". Retrieved 27 May 2019.

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