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26th August 2004- Drama, Thriller
A Psychological drama, a girl is freed of her obsession by a friend
Director: P Vasu
Keywords: Revenge, ghost, Friends, psychology

Movie Cast

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Vishnuvardhan Vishnuvardhan Dr. Vijay / Vijaya Rajendra Bahaddur
Ramesh Aravind Ramesh Aravind Ramesh
Soundarya Soundarya Ganga / Nagavalli
B S Dwarakish B S Dwarakish Mukunda
Prema Prema Sowmya
S Shivaram S Shivaram Rangajja
Satyajit Satyajit
Avinash Avinash Acharya Ramachandra Shastri
Sridhar Jain Sridhar Jain
Pramila Joshai Pramila Joshai
Jaya Murali Jaya Murali
Sneha Sneha
Bhoomika Bhoomika
Ramanand Ramanand
Puranik Puranik
Varadachar Varadachar
HMT Ramesh Babu HMT Ramesh Babu
Akhilraj Akhilraj

Movie Details

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Movie NameApthamitra
Original Language Nameಆಪ್ತಮಿತ್ರ
Alternative NamesAaptha Mithra ,
Release Date26th August 2004
Languages Kannada
StorylineA Psychological drama, a girl is freed of her obsession by a friend
Story SummaryRamesh (Ramesh Arvind) and Ganga (Soundarya) are married couple who recently move into Mysore to buy an ancient palace, against the wishes of his uncles and elders (Dwarakish & Pramila Joshai) of the family. His uncle agrees to reside with them with his two daughters Vani and Rani, on one condition that the room on the first floor which is locked and sealed should not be visited by anyone in the family. They have their care-taker Rangajja (Shivaram) who lives in the outhouse with his granddaughter Sowmya (Prema).
During their stay in the house they come to know that this palace earlier belonged to Raja Vijaya Rajendra Bahaddur. He had a court dancer named Nagavalli from Andhra Pradesh, whom he was in love with. But Nagavalli had an illicit affair with a fellow dancer named Ramanatha, who used to reside in a house just behind the palace. When the Raja came to know of their affair on an Durgashtami day, he be-headed Dancer Ramanatha and burned Nagavalli alive. Nagavalli vowed at the time of her death that she would seek revenge of her death from the Raja by burning him alive on very same Durgashtami day, as like her.
Strange things start to happen in the palace and everyone suspect Sowmya, who is always found at the place of the incident. So, Ramesh calls in his psychiatrist friend Vijay (Vishnuvardhan) to help him clear of the misconceptions regarding the palace and its history. Ramesh's uncle (Satyajit) is not happy with the way Vijay functions and is always very suspectfull of him. Vani, Ramesh's cousin is in love with an orphan-dance teacher who incidentally resides in the same house behind the palace. Vijay comes to know of this and tells Ramesh's uncle about this and the alliance is approved by all in the family and their marriage is fixed.
When the whole family is out of town to visit Mahadev, to decide his wedding with Vani, Ganga with help from Sowmya opens the room in the first floor with the key given by Sowmya. While she tries to enter the room, Sowmya comes running to tell not to open the door as the key-maker who made the key had died. So Ganga returns without opening the door.
During this time there are attempts to kill Ramesh by someone unknown, which every time is foiled by Vijay. Even Vani is attacked once by someone unknown. So Ramesh's uncle calls upon an Acharya Ramachandra Shastri (Avinash) to perform some Shanti pooja upon the palace. Though Ramesh is not interested in all these proceedings he agrees on advice of Vijay.
On the eve of Engagement ceremony of Mahadev and Vani, Ganga accuses Mahadev of trying to molest her - which is refused by both Mahdev and Vijay. Upon hearing this Ramesh gets angry upon Vijay and shouts at him to get out of his house. Acharya stops the family from doing so and asks Vijay to tell them the mystery behind the strange incidents.
Vijay reveals to everyone that Ganga is behind all the strange incidents and she only tried to kill Ramesh and Vani. Ganga who visited the first floor room was enamoured by Nagavalli and her diary. Since Ganga suffered from Multiple personality disorder or Split personality disorder since her childhood, the mystery behind Nagavalli's story compelled her to assume herself as Nagavalli, compelling the spirit of Nagavalli to enter her body. She(Nagavalli inside Ganga) now intends to kill Vijay as he had posed in front of her as Raja Vijaya Rajendra Bahaddur, on the coming Durgashtami day as vowed by Nagavalli while dying. Vijay explains to everyone that since Nagavalli inside Ganga thinks that Mahadev is the dancer ramnath.Finally vijay with the help of ramesh tries to solve the mystery with his techniques and succeeds to get ganga back to her normal life.
Run Time146 Mins
Censor Ratingu/a

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)P Vasu
Writer (Screenplay)P Vasu
Music DirectorGurukiran
ProducerB S Dwarakish
Executive ProducerD Yogish
CinematographyRamesh Babu
Writer (Lyrics)V Manohar, Gotoori, Chi Udaya Shankar, V Nagendra Prasad, Kaviraj
Writer (Dialogue)P Vasu, V R Bhaskar
Film EditingN P Sathish
Assistant DirectorShreesha
Co-ProducerK Krishna Kumar
Art DirectorChalapathi, K S Venu
ChoreographyRadhika Surjeeth, D K S Babu, Sathish
MakeupVenkatesh Mysore, Mysore Mahadev(Vishnuvardhan), Veera Swamy(Soundarya)
Playback SingerNanditha, Gurukiran, Hariharan, Rajesh Krishnan, Udit Narayan, S P Balasubrahmanyam, K S Chithra, Madhu Balakrishnan, Nithyashree
Production ManagerS Sundar Raj, Shashikumar
CostumeBabu(Ramanath), Keerthi Vishnuvardhan(Vishnuvardhan), B Ganesh
StillsKengeri Basavaraj
Publicity DesignMastan
Director (Associate)K P Venkatesh, V Mahesh, R M Murugan
Production (Banner)Dwaraka Films
StuntsThalapathy Dinesh, Kaurav Venkatesh
Sound Recording (Songs)Ashwini Digital Studio
Sound Recording (Rerecording)Ashwini Digital Studio
Public RelationsVijaykumar
DTSDeepan Chatterjee

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The film ran for a year in the main theaters across Karnataka. Apthamitra was later followed by its sequel, Aptharakshaka (2010).
  2. Remake of Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu (1993)

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