Pallavi (1976 film)

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Pallavi (English: Refrain) is a 1976 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed by novelist P. Lankesh, in his directorial debut. He also stars, alongside Vimala Naidu. The film is based on his own novel Biruku, and won three National Film Awards: Second Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film in Kannada and Best Direction.

Shanta (Vimala Naidu), a bouncy university teenager, wants to grow her hair as long as that of Vyjayanthimala and is as idealistic as her boyfriend Chandru. The two apply for the same job, which Shanta gets. She eventually marries her boss, Jagannathan (P. Lankesh), but continues working. Her old boyfriend suddenly resurfaces, a fugitive from justice, and accuses her of having sold out in return for security.

Pallavi is novelist P. Lankesh's debut into the film industry as actor and director. He quit his career as an academic to direct the film, an adaptation of his own novel Biruku. It was produced by K. S. Indira Lankesh under the banner Indira Lankesh Productions.

The music of the film was composed by Rajeev Taranath.

At the 24th National Film Awards, Pallavi won in three categories: Second Best Feature Film, Best Feature Film in Kannada and Best Direction for Lankesh.

This page was last edited on 15 May 2018, at 12:39 (UTC).
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