Maanasa Sarovara

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Manasa Sarovara
ಮಾನಸ ಸರೋವರ
Theatrical poster
Directed byPuttanna Kanagal
Produced byVarghese
Geetha Srinath
Puttanna Kanagal
Written byPuttanna Kanagal
Screenplay byPuttanna Kanagal
Music byVijaya Bhaskar
CinematographyB. S. Basavaraj
Edited byV. P. Krishna
Distributed byMithra Vrunda Movies
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
140 minutes

Manasa Sarovara (Kannada: ಮಾನಸ ಸರೋವರ) is a 1982 Indian Kannada language film directed by Puttanna Kanagal starring Srinath, Padmavasanthi and Ramakrishna. Padmavasanthi won Karnataka State Award for Best Actress for her role as an insane woman in the film. The core plot of the movie was reported to be influenced by the 1913 play Pygmalion.[1]


A middle-aged psychiatrist finds a young insane woman wandering aimlessly along the streets. He takes her to his abode for treatment. Slowly the woman recovers from her trauma. The doctor promptly falls in love with her and decides to marry her. In the meantime, the doctor's nephew arrives and falls head over heels for her. The doctor cannot tolerate this intimacy and goes insane.


  • Srinath as Psychiatrist Dr Anand
  • Padmavasanthi as young insane women Vasanthi
  • Ramakrishna as Doctor's nephew Santhosh
  • G.Pandithachar as trusted butler and confidante


Title Singers Lyrics
"Manasa Sarovara" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jayaram Vijaya Narasimha
"Vedanthi Helidanu" P. B. Sreenivas G. S. Shivarudrappa
"Keliranna Keli" C. Ashwath Karim Khan
"Neene Sakida Gini" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vijaya Narasimha
"Chanda Chanda" P. Jayachandran M. N. Vyasarao
"Haadu Haadu" Vani Jayaram G. S. Shivarudrappa


  • Karnataka State Film Awards 1982-83


The sequel for the film has been made into a television series and aired in Udaya TV from 26 February 2018.[2] The lead actors from the film has reprised their roles in the series.[3]


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  2. ^ Sebastian R, Shilpa (21 February 2018). "Big ventures on the small screen". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
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