Solva Sawan

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Solva Sawan
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Directed byP. Bharathiraja
Amol Palekar
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Dina Pathak
Music byIlayaraaja
CinematographyP. S. Nivas
Release date

Solva Sawan is a 1979 Indian romantic drama film directed by P. Bharathiraja. The film stars Sridevi and Amol Palekar in the lead roles along with Dina Pathak and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in supporting roles. It is a remake of Bharathiraja's Tamil film 16 Vayathinile (1977), which starred Sridevi, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.

The film marked Sridevi's debut in Bollywood following an already successful and established career in South Indian Cinema. Unlike the original, the film was a critical and commercial failure.


This film involves a young, beautiful 16-year-old girl, Mehna, filled with ambitions of becoming a teacher. She is an attractive, intelligent woman living in a small community and experiences great love when sees the new vet who has come to visit. Many are impressed by this charming young fellow who has entered the village. He seems to be a wealthy, prosperous man and soon develops a relationship with Mehna. Mehna, who is deep in love, sacrifices her opportunity to study in the teaching college course to spend time with him. Little does she know, that he has not yet revealed his true colours when he leaves her and retires from the village when she refuses to commit to him. Sri Devi's distant cousin played by Amol Palekar is mentally retarded, and because he is lame, he is taken advantage of and isolated by the society. He is secretly in love with Mehna, and when he sees her in love with the vet, he is jealous and upset. After being shunned by the vet, Mehna has a new perspective on life and begins to accept Amol Palekar's character, encouraging him to defend himself against those who constantly mock him. But when an evil, rowdy, villager, played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda, attempts to rape Mehna, Palekar's character kills him by throwing a brick at his head. Palekar's character is arrested for murder, and the film concludes with Sridevi waiting at a train station for his return. Her life is impacted by all three men in different ways.



The film is a remake of the Tamil hit 16 Vayathinile, filmed two years earlier with Sridevi, Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth. The original was a blockbuster hit, while the remake bombed at the box office.[1]


The film features the song "Pi Kahan".


  1. ^ "Superstar to Supermom: Sridevi". Times of India. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 12 June 2009.

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