Ratha Sapthami

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Directed byM. S. Rajashekar
Produced byS. A. Govindaraj
Written byVidyullatha Sasanoor (based on a novel)
P. Vasu
Chi. Udaya Shankar
Music byUpendra Kumar
CinematographyV. K. Kannan
Edited byP. Bhakthavathsalam
Distributed byBhagavathi Combines
Release date
  • 12 December 1986 (1986-12-12)
Running time
150 minutes

Ratha Sapthami (ರಥಸಪ್ತಮಿ) is a 1986 Indian-Kannada romantic musical film directed by M. S. Rajashekar and produced by S. A. Govindaraj. It stars Shivarajkumar in his second venture after Anand. Debutant actress Asha Rani and playwright Parvathavani star 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 story line 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 but is shocked to find a lookalike in a vehicle who is also seen later on in a discotheque dancing merrily — went on to be used in the Hindi movie Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai.



All lyrics written by Chi. Udaya Shankar; all music composed by Upendra Kumar.

1."Ananda Seri Haadalu"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
2."Nee Yaaru Naan Yaaru"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
3."Jotheyagi Hithavagi"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
4."Olave Hoovagi"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
5."Shilegalu Sangeethava"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 


  1. ^ "Shivaraj Kumar Movies list & Biography - Celebrity family wiki".
  2. ^ "IndiaGlitz - Shivalinga Mounts - Kannada Movie News".
  3. ^ "Shivalinga Launched - chitraloka.com - Kannada Movie News, Reviews - Image".