Preethi Prema Pranaya

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Preethi Prema Pranaya
Directed by Kavitha Lankesh
Produced by Mano Murthy
Ram Prasad
Dr. Renuka Ramappa
Screenplay by Kavitha Lankesh
Story by Kavitha Lankesh
Starring Anant Nag
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Anu Prabhakar
Music by Mano Murthy
Cinematography A. C. Mahendran
Edited by M. N. Swamy
Indo-Hollywood Films
Release dates
  • 1 August 2003 (2003-08-01)
Running time
124 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Preethi Prema Pranaya (Kannada: ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಪ್ರೇಮ ಪ್ರಣಯ) is a 2003 Indian Kannada drama film written and directed by Kavitha Lankesh. The film features an ensemble cast of Anant Nag, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Sudharani, Prakash Raj, Bhavana, Anu Prabhakar and Sunil Raoh. It was produced by "Indo - Hollywood" films, consisting of five producers, namely Mano Murthy, Ram Prasad, Dr. Renuka and Somashekar.[1] The music was composed by Mano Murthy.

The film went on to become a musical hit and won many awards including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.

The film revolved around three generations of two families having Ananth Nag and Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as first generation.


Family of Dr. Chandrashekhar (Ananthnag) - a widower in his family has a son Dr. Ashok (Prakash Rai) and daughter-in-law Jyothi (Sudharani) and grandson Vivek (Sunil Rao). Second son Ajay (Arun Sagar) too is a doctor with wife Sheela (Bhavana), an ad professional. Well settled doctor has enough name and fame but the concern doted by his sons irritates him. Their over cautious behavior suffocates him. Too much is too bad. He happens to meet Sharadha Devi (Bharathi), a widow, in an accident and as a doctor he does his duty but with an 'extra care'. This leads into friendship and later they could not resist meeting each other with some pretext or the other. He finds the kind of affection, love and care that he needed at his age through this relationship with Sharadha Devi and vis-à-vis. Film takes an enlivening climax when Chandrashekar takes a bold step to face his family member and the society. This demonstrates that every human being needs someone 'who cares for them', 'who listens to them', 'who shares their feelings' no matter what age group you are in.





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