Yaava Janmada Maitri

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Yaava Janmada Maitri
Directed by Geethapriya
Produced by M. V. Venkatachalam
Written by Ma.Bhi.She
Based on Jeevana Chaduranga
Starring Gangadhar
K. S. Ashwath
Music by Vijaya Bhaskar
Cinematography V. Manohar
Edited by Bal G. Yadav
N. M. Victor
Sudarshan Films (P) Limited
Release date
Running time
153 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Yaava Janmada Maitri (Kannada: ಯಾವ ಜನ್ಮದ ಮೈತ್ರಿ) is a 1972 Kannada language romantic drama film directed by Geethapriya[1] and starring Gangadhar and Kalpana in the lead roles. The film is a direct screen adaptation of the novel "Jeevana Chaduranga" written by the novelist Ma. Bhi. She. Actress Vaishali Kasaravalli made her debut in film acting with this film, pairing opposite comedy actor Narasimharaju.[2]

Besides direction, Geethapriya also wrote the lyrics, screenplay and dialogues for the film and won Karnataka State Film Award for the year 1972 for this story. The soundtrack and original score composed by Vijaya Bhaskar was widely acclaimed and won the State Award for music. Actress Kalpana got her maiden Filmfare Best Actress award for her portrayal of the lead character.



  • Producer: M V Venkatachalam
  • Production Company: Sudarshan Films (P) Limited
  • Director: Geethapriya
  • Music: Vijaya Bhaskar
  • Lyrics: Geethapriya
  • Story: Ma Bhi She
  • Screenplay: Geethapriya
  • Dialogues: Geethapriya
  • Editing: Bal G Yadav, N M Victor
  • Cinematography: V Manohar
  • Art Direction: Perumal Raju


The songs composed by Vijaya Bhaskar and sung by P. Susheela, S. Janaki and L. R. Anjali found wide reach and considered one of the best soundtracks winning him a State Award.[3]

Sl No Song Title Singers Lyrics
1 "Madhura Murali Lola" P. Susheela Geethapriya
2 "Manjula Naada" S. Janaki Geethapriya
3 "Jyothi Kirana Kande" P. Susheela Geethapriya
4 "Ananda Kanda" S. Janaki, L. R. Anjali Geethapriya
5 "Savira Preshneya" P. Susheela Geethapriya


  1. Second Best Film
  2. Best Music Director - Vijaya Bhaskar
  1. Best Actress - Kalpana


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