Ranganayaki (film)

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Ranganayaki
ರಂಗನಾಯಕಿ
Ranganayaki poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byPuttanna Kanagal
Produced byB. Thimmanna
Written byAshwattha
Screenplay byPuttanna Kanagal
Yoganarasimhamurthy
Based onRanganayaki
by Ashwattha
StarringAarathi
Ambarish
Ramakrishna
Ashok
Rajanand
Music byM. Ranga Rao
CinematographyS. Maruthi Rao
Edited byV. P. Krishna
Distributed bySri Ashok Arts
Release date
  • 1981 (1981)
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

Ranganayaki (Kannada: ರಂಗನಾಯಕಿ, The Heroine of the Stage) is a 1981 Kannada film directed by Puttanna Kanagal starring Aarathi, Ambarish, Ramakrishna, Ashok, Rajanand. The film is based on the novel Ranganayaki by Ashwattha.

Plot[edit]

The movie explores the nuance of Oedipus Complex. The heroine, a popular theatre artist, falls in love with a rich, young man. They eventually get married and beget a child. But the heroine is bored of married life and wants to dabble in acting. The husband refuses and leaves the town with his child. The heroine gets a lucky break in cinema and becomes a household name. Years later, as fate had it, a young man falls in love with the heroine and she reciprocates his love, but as a mother. She always gives him affection and loves like a mother. She encounters her ex-husband and pleads him to show her son just for once. But as fate has it doesn’t happen, and she goes in deep depression and commits suicide, too late for the young lover who realizes that he had fallen in love with his own mother.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sl No Song Title Singer (s) Lyrics
1 "Mandhara Pushpavu" P. Jayachandran, S. P. Sailaja Vijaya Narasimha
2 "Hrudaya Jhenkara" S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubramanyam K. Prabhakar Shasthry
3 "Premadalli Snehadalli" S. P. Balasubramanyam M. N. Vyasa Rao
4 "Jai Jagadambe" S. Janaki Vijaya Narasimha
5 "Kannada Naadina" S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja K. Prabhakar Shasthry

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