|Directed by||Dorai - Bhagwan|
|Produced by||S. A. Srinivas |
|Written by||Chi. Udaya Shankar|
|Screenplay by||Dorai - Bhagwan|
|Based on||Hosa Belaku|
|Music by||M. Ranga Rao|
|Cinematography||B. C. Gowrishankar|
|Edited by||P. Bhaktavatsalam|
Kathyayini Cine Arts
Hosa Belaku (transl. New Light) is a 1982 Kannada romantic drama film directed by Dorai - Bhagwan duo. It is based on the novel of the same name by Vani. The film starred Rajkumar, Saritha, Mamatha Rao and K. S. Ashwath in lead roles. The movie saw a theatrical run of 26 weeks.
Ravi (Rajkumar) works in Delhi. He goes to Mysore to spend time with his sister and her family, which comprises her husband (Ashwath), a college-going daughter Nagaveni(Shobha), a young son(Master Lohith), and a step-daughter Vatsala (Sarita). Being a typical stepmother, the sister ill treats Vatsala all the time much to the dismay of Ravi. He tries to lessen Vatsala's troubles by pretending to help his sister and obtains her consent to send Vatsala to college. Vatsala and Ravi slowly fall in love.
Back in Delhi, Ravi's boss's daughter has fallen in love with him. Since he loves Vatsala, Ravi resigns from his job and relocates to Mysore. And finds that his sister and brother-in-law have agreed to marry off Vatsala to someone else without her consent. When the sister learns that Vatsala and Ravi are in love, she forces Vatsala to reject Ravi by blackmailing her that she'll set herself on fire. She wants her daughter Nagaveni to marry Ravi instead. Ravi is dejected due to Vatsala's refusal to marry him, meets with an accident, and becomes blind. Nagaveni now refuses to marry the blind Ravi. The succeeding events lead to a happy ending.
|K. S. Ashwath||Gopalayya|
|Master Lohith||Puttu |
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The music was composed by M. Ranga Rao with lyrics by Chi. Udaya Shankar. All the songs composed for the film were received extremely well and considered as evergreen songs. The song Kanneeradhaare was based on Jagjit Singh's ghazal Koi Pass Aaya Sawere Sawere.
|1.||"Ravi Neenu Aagasadinda"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||S. Janaki, Rajkumar|
|2.||"Hosa Belaku"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar|
|3.||"Cheluveye Ninna Nodalu"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar, S. Janaki|
|4.||"Neenade Baalige Jyothi"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||S. Janaki, Rajkumar|
|5.||"Kannera Dhaare"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar|
|6.||"Theredide Mane"||Kuvempu||S. Janaki, Vani Jayaram|
Karnataka State Film Awards 1981-82
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