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Gandhada Gudi

14th September 1973- Action, Adventure, Drama
A forest officer goes to the Nagarahole forests where he meets dangerous smugglers and other dangers
Director: Vijay
Keywords: Forest

Movie Cast

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Movie Details

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Movie NameGandhada Gudi
Original Language Nameಗಂಧದಗುಡಿ
English TranslationTemple of Sandalwood
Release Date14th September 1973
Languages Kannada
StorylineA forest officer goes to the Nagarahole forests where he meets dangerous smugglers and other dangers
Story SummaryKumar (Rajkumar) is a range forest officer who goes to the Nagarhole National forest to protect the natural resources. His main rival is the poacher Anand (Vishnuvardhan) who unknown to him has been kidnapped and raised by Venkatappa Naika (Balakrishna) to exact revenge on his father. In the final scenes, Anand gets hold of Kumar's mother and asks him to not interfere or that he will set fire to the forest. But Kumar shoots Anand, fatally injuring him in the chest. Venkatappa then comes in climax and reveals that Anand is Kumar's own brother and he had done this to take revenge on his family. He tries to kill Kumar, but Anand kills him and dies on the lap of his mother.
Run Time141 Mins

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)M P Shankar
Writer (Screenplay)M D Sundar, Vijay
Music DirectorRajan Nagendra
CinematographyD V Rajaram
Writer (Lyrics)Chi Udaya Shankar
Writer (Dialogue)Chi Udaya Shankar
Film EditingBal G Yadav
Assistant DirectorM S Rajashekhar
Art DirectorV K Ramesh
ChoreographyUdupi B Jayaram
MakeupG S Vasu, Veera Swamy, K V Shanmugam, Doreswamy Naidu
Playback SingerP Susheela, P B Srinivas, S Janaki
Production ManagerM C Siddhalingappa
Production ExecutiveM P Nagaraj
CostumePrabhakar, Nazre Narayan, P Jayarao & Sons, B Appa Rao, M Nath, Ramachandra
StillsThree Stars
Publicity DesignGangadhar, D T Rajan
Director (Associate)Bangalore Nagesh
Production (Banner)Sri Bharani Chithralaya
StuntsY Shivayya
Sound Recording (Songs)S P Ramanathan
Sound Recording (Dialogues)A Govindaswamy
Sound Recording (Rerecording)S P Ramanathan

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The title song, filmed on Karnataka and Kannada is still popular among the Kannadigas. The song can be heard even today on any festival or function in Karnataka.
  2. Gandhada Gudi was a box office-hit, which fetched around INR3.5 million (US$57,000) in 1973.

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