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Chomana Dudi

(ಚೋಮನ ದುಡಿ)
26th September 1975- Drama
Choma is an untouchable bonded-laborer in a village who is working along with his family for a landlord, as he belongs to a backward class.
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Director: B V Karanth


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Movie Details

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Movie NameChomana Dudi
Original Language Nameಚೋಮನ ದುಡಿ
English TranslationChoman's Drum
Year1975
Release Date26th September 1975
Languages Kannada
StorylineChoma is an untouchable bonded-laborer in a village who is working along with his family for a landlord, as he belongs to a backward class.
Story SummaryChoma is an untouchable bonded-laborer in a village who is working along with his family for a landlord, as he belongs to a backward class. Due to his social status, he is not allowed to till his own land, something that he desires most. Though he managed to rear a pair of bullocks that he found straying in the forest, he cannot use them to till the land. He comes in contact of Christian missionaries who try to convert him giving him the lure of the land, but Choma does not want to let go of his faith. He releases the fury that fate has beset on him, by beating his drum.
He has three sons and a daughter; two of his elder sons work in a distant coffee estate trying to pay off the debt. One of the sons dies of cholera and the other one converts to Christianity by marrying a Christian girl. His daughter, Belli works in the plantation and falls for the charm of Manvela, the estate-owner's writer. She is raped by the estate owner, who then writes off Choma's debt. She returns to Choma's home without telling him of the reality. His youngest son drowns in a river, with nobody coming to save him because of him being an untouchable. He then finds his daughter in an compromising position with Manvela. With anger, he beats her and kicks her out of the house. To defy his fate, he starts tilling a piece of land and then chases off his bullock into the forest. In the climax, Choma shuts himself in his house and starts playing the drum till he dies.
Run Time141 Mins


Movie Crew

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Writer (Novel)Dr K Shivaram Karanth
Writer (Screenplay)Dr K Shivaram Karanth
Music DirectorB V Karanth
ProducerAshok Kumar
CinematographyS Ramachandra
Writer (Dialogue)Dr K Shivaram Karanth
Film EditingP Bhakthavathsalam
Assistant DirectorT S Nagabharana
Art DirectorBansi Kaul
Sound RecordingK S Krishnamurthy
MakeupRamakrishna
Production ManagerT S Ranga
CostumeT S Nagabharana
StillsBasavaraj Wali
Publicity DesignVisual Arts
Director (Associate)Girish Kasaravalli
Production (Banner)Praja Films
Sound Recording (Dialogues)A Govindaswamy
Sound Recording (Rerecording)S P Ramanathan
Dubbing ArtistSwaranamma, Katte Ramachandra, Balakrishna Athri, M N Ranganath, Thulasamma, T S Ranga, Jayakumar


Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Based on the Novel 'Chomana Dudi' by Dr K Shivaram Karanth


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