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Nagamandala (1996)

Rani is a young bride who is neglected by her indifferent and unfaithful husband, Appanna. Appanna spends most of his time with his concubine and comes home only for lunch. Rani is a ... See full summary »

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T.S. Nagabharana
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Prakash Raj ... (as Prakash Rai)
Vijayalakshmi Vijayalakshmi
B. Jayashree B. Jayashree
Mandya Ramesh
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Rani is a young bride who is neglected by her indifferent and unfaithful husband, Appanna. Appanna spends most of his time with his concubine and comes home only for lunch. Rani is a typical wife who wants to win her husband's affection by any means. In an attempt to do so, she decides to drug her husband with a love root, which she mixes in the milk. That milk is spilled on the nearby anthill and Naga, the cobra drinks it. Naga, who can take the form of a human, is enchanted with her and begins to visit her every night in the guise of her husband. This changes Rani's life completely as she starts to experience the good things in life though she never knows that the person with her is not her husband but the Naga. Soon she becomes pregnant and breaks the news to Appanna. He immediately accuses her of adultery and says that he has not impregnnated her. The issue is referred to the village Panchayat. Rani is then asked to prove her fidelity by putting her hand in the snake burrow and ... Written by Godlin Daffodil

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Kannada

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This was a filmy version of drama "Nagamandalam" written by Girish Kadnad. See more »

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Folk tale
18 October 2006 | by sandeepmsundaramSee all my reviews

Nagamandala is a movie based on folk tales spread in North Karnataka India. The movie speaks of a neglected wife seeking ways to get her husband's affection ending up making a snake happy. The snake takes the form of her husband and comes to her and her life is changed totally.

Movie portrays the lifestyle, food habits and routine habits of medieval period Karnataka. Essentially agriculture based, animals had a vital role in human life. Snakes are considered sacred and are feared and worshiped. A scene from film displays a women fidelity being tested by asking her to dig her arms into a snake burrow.

North Karnataka dialect is used for conversation. Added up with a few wonderfully composed songs, the movie is an absolute entertainer.


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