Uyyale

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Uyyale
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Directed byN. Lakshminarayan
Produced byG. N. Lakshmipathy
Written byChaduranga
Based onUyyale
by Chaduranga
StarringRajkumar
Kalpana
K. S. Ashwath
Balakrishna
Music byVijaya Bhaskar
CinematographyN. G. Rao
Edited byP. Bhakthavatsalam
Distributed byBharath Enterprises
Release date
1969
Running time
129 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

Uyyale (Kannada: ಉಯ್ಯಾಲೆ) (English: The Swing) is a 1969 Kannada language romantic drama film directed by N. Lakshminarayan and starring Rajkumar and Kalpana in the lead roles. The film is a direct screen adaptation of the novel of the same name written by the acclaimed novelist Chaduranga (Subramanyaraja Urs).[1][2]

Besides writing the story, Chaduranga also wrote the dialogues for the film and won Karnataka State Film Award for the year 1979 for this story. The soundtrack and original score composed by Vijaya Bhaskar was widely acclaimed and appreciated. Produced by Gopal - Lakshman duo, the film fetched the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film award for the same year. The film was screened twice at the IFFI Retrospect - once in 1992 and once again in 2019 on the occasion of the 50th year of IFFI.[3] In a small drama sequence, Rajkumar appears as Gautama Buddha and Leelavathi as Kisa Gotami.

Cast[edit]

  • Rajkumar as Krishna Gowda
  • Kalpana as Radha
  • K. S. Ashwath as Seshagiri "Seshu" Rao, Radha's husband and Krishna's friend
  • Balakrishna as Seetapathi, Seshu's neighbour
  • Ramadevi as Seetha, Seetapathi's wife
  • M. Jayashree as Krishna's mother
  • Premalatha as Kanaka
  • Papamma as Kanaka's mother
  • Leelavathi as a stage actor (cameo)
  • N. K. Narasimhaiah
  • Girija (credited as Baby Girija) as Prabha

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The songs composed by Vijaya Bhaskar and sung by P. B. Sreenivas and P. Susheela found wide reach and are considered one of the best soundtracks.[4]

S. No. Song Title Singers Lyrics
1 "Kaddu Kaddu Nodo" P. B. Sreenivas R. N. Jayagopal
2 "Cheluvina Kale" P. Susheela Vijaya Narasimha
3 "Nagutha Haadale" P. B. Sreenivas Geethapriya
4 "Kallu Kavitheya Haaduvudu" P. B. Sreenivas Chi. Udaya Shankar
5 "Doniyolage Neenu" P. Susheela R. N. Jayagopal

Awards[edit]

  1. Second Best Film
  2. Best Story writer - Chaduranga

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