Ratha Sapthami

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Directed by M. S. Rajashekar
Produced by S A Govindaraj
Written by Vidyullatha Sasanoor (based on a novel)
P. Vasu
Chi. Udaya Shankar
Starring Shivarajkumar
Music by Upendra Kumar
Cinematography V K Kannan
Edited by P Bhakthavathsalam
Distributed by Bhagavathi Combines
Release date
  • 12 December 1986 (1986-12-12)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Ratha Sapthami (ರಥಸಪ್ತಮಿ) is a 1986 Indian-Kannada romantic musical film directed by M. S. Rajashekar and produced by S. A. Govindaraj. It starred Shivarajkumar in his second venture after Anand and debutant actress Asha Rani and playwrighter Parvathavani in the lead roles.[1] The musical score was composed by Upendra Kumar while the lyrics, screenplay and dialogues were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. P. Vasu was co-writer of this movie.[2][3] The story is based on a Kannada novel of the same name by Vidyullatha Sasanoor.

Ratha Sapthami opened on 12 December 1986 and was declared a musical blockbuster.

Co-screenwriter P. Vasu directed a thematically similar movie called Love Birds in 1996 in Tamil. The storyline of Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai was also similar to that of Ratha Sapthami.

The interval twist — where the hero supposedly dies in an accident — and the second half of the movie — where the heroine is sent to her uncle's place to overcome her depression and is shocked to find a lookalike in a vehicle and later sees him in a discotheque dancing merrily — was used in the Hindi movie Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.



The musical score by Upendra Kumar was received exceptionally well with all the songs topping the charts.[4]

No. Song Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Ananda Seri Haadalu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Chi. Udaya Shankar
2 "Nee Yaaru Naan Yaaru" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Chi. Udaya Shankar
3 "Jotheyagi Hithavagi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Chi. Udaya Shankar
4 "Olave Hoovagi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Chi. Udaya Shankar
5 "Shilegalu Sangeethava" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Chi. Udaya Shankar


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