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Gitanjali (1989)

| Drama, Romance | 1989 (India)
On a fog swept chilly hill station, a terminally ill young man (Prakash) meets a boisterous girl (gitanjali). Love blossoms, but there's a shadow behind the light she radiates.


Mani Ratnam


Rajasri (dialogue), Mani Ratnam (story & screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Nagarjuna Akkineni ... Prakash
Girija Shettar ... Geethanjali (as Girija)
Vijayakumar ... Geethanjali's Father
Radhabai Radhabai ... Geethanjali's Grandmother
Sumitra Sumitra ... Prakash's Mother
Aruna Mucherla Aruna Mucherla ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chandramohan Chandramohan
Dubbing Janaki Dubbing Janaki
Showkar Janaki ... Chancellor
Padma Khanna
Disco Shanti
Silk Smitha ... Special Appearance
Suthi Velu Suthi Velu
Vijayachander Vijayachander ... Prakash's Father

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A young man diagnosed with a terminal illness wishes to spend the few remaining days of his life in solitude away from his family. He comes to a hill station and there he comes across a girl, who seems to be his complete opposite and full of life. As they keep playing tricks on each other they get closer to each other. One such incident makes him aware of a shocking truth about her, which changes both their lives forever. Written by sowbi

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Drama | Romance


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The film was shot in 60 days. See more »


In the song Om Namaha, that was done in a single long shot (YouTube/online versions do not show this in a single shot as in the original release), you can see a fly in the latter part of the song (right shoulder of the hero). See more »


Remade as Sejati (1991) See more »


Aamani Paadave Haayiga
Sung by S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, K.S. Chithra and S. Janaki
Composed by Ilaiyaraaja (as Ilyaraja)
Lyrics by Veturi Sundararamamurthy
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Superb Movie
12 May 2014 | by hari-igniterSee all my reviews

This movie is just a classic of all love stories. It can easily compete with any Hollywood film in terms of story line,technical departments. Direction by Mani Sir is just superb. Using fog as a medium of communication in a scene before the climax shows his approach towards passion film making. Cinematography by P C Sreeram is another asset to the film. The locations of Ooty are captured in a different and unique manner. His usage of light in the film is awesome. Shooting the Om Namaha song using a trolley has stand out as an landmark till now. Sets by Thota Tharani are natural and fit the quiet and romantic atmosphere. Actors performances are good. They act naturally without letting the love and pain feelings fade away. Totally an out standing film. The best love story according to me. I've seen this movie like 100 times. Music by Maestro Ilaiya Raaja sir lifts the movie to a new level. The back ground scores of the movie elevate certain scenes. Lyrics by Veturi added a new flavour to the music. Lyrics of Nandi Konda song are a new kind. Om Namaha and O paapa Laali are songs which perfectly suit the narration of the story.

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Release Date:

1989 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Idhayathi Thirudadhe See more »

Filming Locations:

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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