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Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu

(ಭೂತಯ್ಯನ ಮಗ ಅಯ್ಯು)
21st February 1974- Drama
Enmity between 2 people drags them to court and makes their life more miserable, a natural calamity finally unites them
Director: S Siddalingaiah

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Movie NameBhootayyana Maga Ayyu
Original Language Nameಭೂತಯ್ಯನ ಮಗ ಅಯ್ಯು
Alternative NamesBoothayyana Maga Ayyu ,
English TranslationBhootayya's son Ayyu
Release Date21st February 1974
Languages Kannada
StorylineEnmity between 2 people drags them to court and makes their life more miserable, a natural calamity finally unites them
Story SummaryBhootayya is a ruthless zamindar of a small village, who used to mercilessly occupy the land of the villagers to whom he had lent money, when they fail to repay their debts. He was very shrewd and talked the villagers into building a dam across the river in the outskirts of the village, which was prone to floods. He gets hold of the fertile land on the banks of the river and builds a house for his son Ayyu (Lokesh).
A few days later, Bhootayya falls ill and eventually dies.

The villagers rejoice at the death of Bhootayya and they hold such a grudge against the zamindar that nobody comes to even see his dead body. His son Ayyu tries to get some people to him in completing the funeral rites and offers a huge sum but nobody relents and Ayyu cremates Bhootayya by carrying him to the cremation ground all alone.
The villagers remain wary of Ayyu, and the most rebellious among them was Gulla. He is very outspoken and tries to restrict Ayyu from being mean and merciless towards the villagers like Bhootayya.

Gulla’s father had way back given a surety to Bhootayya for somebody else’s debt and was unable to repay the money. Ayyu promptly goes with his men to confiscate Gulla's house. In an ensuing argument, Gulla smacks Ayyu.
Ayyu takes it serious and files a police complaint against Gulla, who is then arrested by the police. Unable to bear the consequences, Gulla’s father dies. Thus, begins a prolonged enmity between Gulla and Ayyu and both swear to kill each other. Gulla also hires a lawyer to teach Ayyu a lesson and starts spending all his property on the court case. When Gulla swears to kill Ayyu, Gulla’s wife goes to Ayyu to warn him and also ask him to forgive her husband. But, Ayyu behaves ruthlessly with her and swears to kill Gulla.
Ayyu's wife reminds him about his father's attitude towards the villagers and their reaction when Bhootayya died. This makes Ayyu give a thought about his behaviour. Gulla’s wife tries to kill herself by drowning herself in the river as she gets convinced that Ayyu will not spare her husband.

Ayyu sees a woman drowning and being a distinguished swimmer saves her only to find that she is his enemy’s wife. This incident has a lasting effect on Ayyu, who tries to end the feud. Ayyu clears all of Gulla's debts and he asks Gulla to work for him to pay off the debts. Gulla agrees and works sincerely to pay-off the debts, but resents Ayyu’s friendship.

During the village festival, the villagers plot to ransack Ayyu’s house and the person who leads the pack is Gulla. They attack Ayyu’s house during midnight, and set his house on fire. Ayyu, who is a changed person now, simply states this as an accident when the district police come to investigate the case. This incident begins to make an impact on the villagers to change their perceptions about Ayyu.
With his house burned down, Ayyu goes with his family to live in the house by the river. One day Ayyu goes to the town, leaving behind his family.

The village is into floods and Ayyu’s house is in danger. Ayyu’s wife and kids try to come out of the house as the dam collapses and the water enters the house drowning it completely. Gulla takes a raft and single handedly sets out to rescue Ayyu’s family. With much difficulty, he saves Ayyu’s family and brings them to the safety. Ayyu reaches the village and is shocked to see the plight of the village. But he is relieved to see that Gulla has rescued them.

Ayyu hugs Gulla and they end their years of hatred and enmity. The villagers help Ayyu to build a new house and the village continues to live in harmony. They all celebrate the festival.
Run Time146 Mins

Movie Crew

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Writer (Novel)Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar
Writer (Screenplay)S Siddalingaiah
Music DirectorG K Venkatesh
ProducerS Siddalingaiah, N Veeraswamy, J Chandulal Jain, S P Varadaraj
Production CompanyJain Combines
CinematographyD V Rajaram
Writer (Lyrics)Vijaya Narasimha, R N Jayagopal, Chi Udaya Shankar
Writer (Dialogue)Hunsur Krishnamurthy
Film EditingP Bhakthavathsalam
Assistant DirectorT Krishna, S Krishnamurthy
ChoreographyUdupi B Jayaram
MakeupManmatha rao
Playback SingerP B Srinivas, S Janaki, Vani Jairam
Production ManagerR G Shivakumar, K V Vedachalam, B Narayana Rao
CostumeK Guruswamy
Publicity DesignD T Rajan, Gangadhar
Director (Associate)H R Bhargava
StuntsY Shivayya
Sound Recording (Songs)S P Ramanathan
Sound Recording (Dialogues)P J Lakshman, A Govindaswamy
DistributionEshwari Pictures

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Incidentally, the only film in which the grandmother and granddaughter duo of Bhavani and Rushyendramani ever shared screen space in
  2. This film was shot in Kalasapura village, near Chikmagalur town. Siddalingaiah had particular attachment with this location. His other landmark movie Bangarada Manushya was also shot partly in the same village.
  3. Based on Goruru Ramaswamy Iyengar's Novel 'Vayyaari'

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