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Kasturi Nivasa (1971)

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The story of an extremely generous and righteous man, Ravi Varma, who succumbs to his intention of being generous no matter what happens.

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Ravi Varma, the owner of a match box factory is a widower and has lost his daughter in an accident. Recognizing that his honest employee Chandru is in a similar position, he decides to help Chandru financially. As Chandru attends training in U.S., Ravi takes care of Chandru's charming daughter. On return, Chandru suggests changing the company's structure. The traditionalist Ravi, becomes infuriated. Protesting this, Chandru resigns and starts his own match box company and becomes the leading match box manufacturer. Thus begins Ravi's downfall. His charity and donating activities have eaten up profit and ends up putting his house on sale. Chandru calls for the highest bid and wants to give it back to Ravi, but being the man that he is, Ravi would not accept. Chandru has already got Leela, his ex-secretary on whom Ravi had a crush on, and now Ravi's house. Written by Girish

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One of the greatest emotional classics
2 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is definitely one of the most emotional movies of the 1970s Kannada cinema.

Dr Rajkumar at his best and some great acting by Jayanti, Raja Shankar, and Ashwath. And great songs by G. K. Venkatesh. The songs became super hits and they are popular even today. Those who are new to Rajkumar must watch this - this is a great testimony to the actor's greatness.

The story is that of a generous industrialist who loses his wife and kid in an accident. He becomes very close to one of his workers, who himself is a widower, and whose little daughter is very fond of Rajkumar. The story turns more emotional with the love triangle that develops between these two men and Jayanthi, who is Rajkumar's personal assistant. Rajkumar's life turns more sorrowful and turns into a painful climax. Ashwath, as always, does a great job in the supporting role of being Rajkumar's assistant who sticks to him till the end.

Totally worth watching.


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