Thursday, July 29, 2010


ಚಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮೇಷ್ಟ್ರೇ
"Chamayya Meshtru" and "Ramachari" are two of the most iconic characters in the history of Kannada cinema. Considered to be among Puttanna Kanagal's best works, "Nagarahaavu" also marked the debut of two major stars - Vishnuvardhan (portraying the rebellious Ramachari) and Ambareesh (in a superb cameo of Jaleela, whose "Bulbull..." became the most common form of eve teasing in the seventies) This is perhaps one of the earliest instances where the place (Chitradurga) was one of the principal characters in a movie.

Trivia Time: This was remade into Hindi as "Zehreela Insaan" which was Rishi Kapor's second film after the phenomenally successful Bobby. Though the movie tanked at the box office, it is remembered for that superb Kishore Kumar song "O Hansini".

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