Thaayi Saheba

Thaayi Saheba

1997- Drama
A 1997 Kannada Drama movie by Girish Kasaravalli starring: Jayamala, Suresh Heblikar, S Shivaram
Director: Girish Kasaravalli
Keywords: Art

Movie Cast

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Jayamala Jayamala Narmada
Suresh Heblikar Suresh Heblikar Appa Saheb
S Shivaram S Shivaram

Movie Details

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Movie NameThaayi Saheba
Alternative NamesThayi Saheba ,
Release Date1997
Languages Kannada
Story SummaryThe film is based on the story of a Brahmin family during the pre independence and post independence periods of India. The protagonist Narmada Thayi is the second wife of Appa Sahib, a freedom fighter. The childless couple decide to adopt the child of Venkobanna, a close relative. Venkobanna has other plans in mind when he gives away his child in adoption. He calculates that his son will inherit the family's money and property. In the meanwhile, Appa Sahib also has an illicit relationship with Chandri and a daughter is born to them. Narmada Thayi is a patient woman and although aware of her husband's character, she supports him and the household. After the independence, Appa Sahib supports the government's view that the laborers who till the land own them. Venkobanna is angered to see this long awaited plan of his crumble due to the utopian views of App Sahib. After a brief illness, Appa Sahib leaves the house one day with a group of people to protest for the sake of the farmers never to return again. Months after this, Narmada learns that her husband has been imprisoned by the government. But no other detail regardinhg Appa Sahib comes to light. Narmada Thayi is the only one capable of handling the household. She seeks the help of Venkobanna to help her handle monetary issues. Meanwhile, their adopted son comes of age. The story takes a surprise and unexpected turn when Thayi Saheba discovers that her adopted son is in love with Appa Sahib's mistress's daughter, who legally is his sister. She tries in vain to convince her son not to go against social ethics. With Chandri, Narmada Thayi sets out to find her husband. Together they travel to many prisons, but Appa Sahib is never found. Thayi Saheba must either save the son, who seeks freedom to marry Chandri's daughter or save herself because if she supports the marriage, she could be jailed. She tries to cancel the adoption, but no such thing as adoption cancellation existed then. She also tries to see if somebody can adopt Chandri's daughter, but adopting a girl child was never allowed. Finally, Thayi Saheba tells her son that he is free to do whatever he wants. She gets ready to face the serious consequence of the marriage. The film ends with Thayi Saheba waiting on the steps of her house and an angered Venkobanna arriving with the police and announcing their arrival.

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Rum Sha Lokapur
Writer (Screenplay)Girish Kasaravalli
Music DirectorIsaac Thomas
CinematographyH M Ramachandra
Art DirectorRamesh Desai
Costume DesignVaishali Kasaravalli

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