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Sagara Sangamam (1983)

| Musical, Romance, Drama
A Tale of Struggles of a classical dancer Balakrishna (Kamal Haasan) and his eventual redemption.

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(as K. Vishwanath)

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(dialogue), (story) (as K. Vishwanath)
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Balakrishna
Jaya Prada ...
Madhavi (as Jayapradha)
Sarath Babu ...
Ragupathy
Sailaja S.P. ...
Sailaja
Sakshi Ranga Rao
Dubbing Janaki ...
Kamala Haasan's mother
Potti Prasad
Jit Mohan Mitra ...
Film Choreographer
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Manju Bhargavi
Geetha ...
Dancer
Chakri Toleti ...
Camera Boy
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Balakrishna (Kamal) is an economically poor multi-talented dancer, adept at Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi etc.. and his dream is to perform at an All-India level competition. Madhavi (Jayaprada), a rich girl notices his talent and helps in getting him an opportunity to perform in an all-India competition. As he is all set to relaise his dream, his ageing mother passes away which denies the fulfillment of his dream. Slowly, he gets closer to Madhavi and the day he wishes to propose to her, he realises that she is already married and her husband left her. Now the husband wants to re-unite with her which forces him to sacrifice his love. Years pass by and he turns into a drunkard. Meanwhile Madhavi loses her husband. She comes to know of Balakrishna who the doctors say is going to die soon. So she takes care of his medical needs and requests Balakrishna to teach dance to her daughter. The movie ends with Madhavi's daughter becoming a great dancer and the death of Balakrishna ... Written by karteekmvs

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a masterpiece of indian cinema
8 November 2002 | by (kharagpur, india) – See all my reviews

this movie is truly a cornerstone for all kinds of cinematic expression, as far as indian art is concerned. very unfortunate that present day cinema (indian) has been overtaken by crass storytelling and thinly veiled attempts to dump undeserving kith and kin of who's who on the unsuspecting audiences. kamal haasan performs his work beautifully as a struggling but talented dancer who lives( and dies) for his art in a moving portrayal. it must be one of his greatest roles in the past two decades.

i am yet to see another presenter of k.vishwanath's class in movie-making for a long time.technical wizards, yes, but true creators of evergreen masterpieces , hmm..., , i don't think so.

and to think every director(read " son/brother/daughter/sister of .... who has chosen to make the business his fiefdom") talks about his new

" attempt to emulate vishwanath" today with a poker face!!!!

i am sorry but , at least in hindi and telugu cinema, sorry, no ---i think few of you deserve to be there.

this is certainly not a movie to be missed.


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