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Kavirathna Kaalidaasa (1983)

| Drama, History, Musical
Sanskrit and upper-caste poet, Kalidas, faces many challenges after falling in love with a low-caste woman, and being entered into a competition against a learned princess.




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Cast overview:
Kaalidaasa / Dushyantha
Srinivasa Murthy ...
Bhoja Raaja
Vidyadhare / Shakunthala (as Jayapradha)
Balkrishna ...
Wicked Minister
Musari Krishnamurthy
Thoogudeepa Srinivas
Bhatti Mahadevappa
Arjun ...
(as Master Arjun)
K. Vijaya


Upper-caste Brahman Kali, who lives with his stepmother and her son in a village, faces her ire when she is told that he is in love with a low-caste woman. Soon Kali and his lover will be blacklisted and forced to leave the village. Their travels will take them to another town, ruled by a king and his learned but very snobbish daughter, who will shortly hire Kali's girlfriend as a singer in her palace. But the real challenge for Kali will come when he will be pitted against the princess in a competition - the result of which will change his life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Wrong Storline
27 August 2012 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I am afraid the storyline provided here is completely Wrong. Either the person who provided the storyline has not seen the movie or got confused with some other one. Please change the storyline as follows:

The kingdom's chief minister wants his son to marry the king's daughter, Princess Vidyadhare. When he expresses his wish to the king, he is ridiculed. Instead, the king orders him to search for a "Sakala Vidya Paarangatha" groom for his daughter. Vowing to take revenge against the insult, the minister goes in search of a foolish groom. Kalidasa, a humble shepherd, is shown rearing his sheep. Convinced of his stupidity, the minister charms Kalidasa to accompany him to the palace, so that Kalidasa can marry the princess. Coached by the minister, Kalidasa excels in the tests conducted by Vidyadhare (Jaya Pradha). The minister is shrewd enough to teach a key sentence to Kalidasa. If he can't answer a question, Kalidasa must utter "heluvudakkU, kEluvudakku, idu samayavalla" ("This isn't the right time to question or answer.") Vidyadhare is fooled by Kalidasa's brilliance and marries him. However, the truth comes out during the first night. Shattered, Vidyadhare locks Kalidasa in the palace temple and gets him to demand "vidyaabuddhi" (knowledge and wisdom) from the goddess Kali. (reference matches with Wiki)

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