Anveshane Movie Poster


17th February 1983- Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A middle class couple find a dead body one day in their living room, the mystery has to be solved
Director: T S Nagabharana
Keywords: Art

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Movie Details

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Movie NameAnveshane
Original Language Nameಅನ್ವೇಷಣೆ
English TranslationThe quest
Release Date17th February 1983
Languages Kannada
StorylineA middle class couple find a dead body one day in their living room, the mystery has to be solved
Story SummaryShaam (Anant Nag) and Revati (Smita Patil) live in a 'vothaara' with a host of other families and two little girls. Shaam works for a travel agency while Revati is a school teacher. Both are working hard to make ends meet in a social structure that has been making it increasingly difficult for the middle class. There is a lot of affection and love in this family that lives under the prying nose of old, perverted and goofy men who are married to nosy, loud and annoying women. Day in and day out the couple follows a standard routine which involves everyday chores of getting the kids ready for school, making breakfast and heading off to work. The house is locked all day until they all return in the evening.

Ajja (Balakrishna) is the inquisitive old man who has nothing else to do all day except suspect every single event that occurs around him. Ajja starts hearing radio sounds from the otherwise empty and locked house. This becomes a regular affair before the couple realizes something is amiss. They start noticing the fact that someone visits their home when they are not around. When the couple returns one evening they are shocked out of their living minds when they find a corpse right in the middle of their living room. Shekhar (Sunder Raj) playing the dead body itself is the victim who seems to have been killed by an unknown hand. Fear and tension strikes the innocent couple whose main problem up until now was to get their daughters to wear shoes for school. They spend an entire night wondering what to do with their unwelcome guest that includes hiding him under their own bed and getting rid of his wallet. Their attempts at getting rid of the corpse go futile thanks to drunks and policemen who strategically appear out of nowhere. Somehow they manage to put the corpse in one of the rooms and the quest (Anveshane) about why he died in their house begins.

Dharwad-chap Rotti (Girish Karnad) visits them one day looking for Shekhar. Shaam starts tracing Rotti and manages to end up in a rather amusing face-off with him one final day. The story unfolds as we start picking up the chips of the story from Rotti’s eyes. His connection with Shekhar emerges and all the pieces of this puzzle seem to fall into place
Run Time108 Mins

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Girish Karnad, T S Nagabharana
Writer (Screenplay)T S Nagabharana, Girish Karnad
Music DirectorVijaya Bhaskar
ProducerRaja, Sarojamma
CinematographyS Ramachandra
Writer (Lyrics)Doddarange Gowda
Writer (Dialogue)T S Nagabharana, Girish Karnad
Film EditingJ Stanley
Assistant DirectorH C Prakash, P J Sudheer
Playback SingerVani Jairam
Production ManagerH C Prakash
CostumeNagini Bharana, Sudheer
Stills, Empire Studio
Publicity DesignGangadhar
Director (Associate)Raju, Basavaraju
Production (Banner)Sowmya Arts
PresenterDurgadevi Enterprises
Sound Recording (Songs)P V Koteshwar Rao
Sound Recording (Dialogues)A Govindaswamy
Sound Recording (Rerecording)V B C Menon
Public RelationsM P Ramakrishnaiah
Dubbing ArtistBaby Rekha, Sundaramma, Sri ranga, Vaishali Kasaravalli, Sarvamangala, Sathyasandha

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