Grama Devathe

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Grama Devathe
ಗ್ರಾಮ ದೇವತೆ
Directed by Sai Prakash
Produced by K. N. Srilakshmi
E. Rajamma Saiprakash
Screenplay by Sai Prakash
Story by Sai Prakash
Starring Meena
Prema
Sai Kumar
Roja
Music by Dhina
Cinematography Ramesh Babu
Srinivas
Edited by K. Eshwar
Production
company
Sri Lakshmi Mookambika Films
Release date
  • 30 November 2001 (2001-11-30)
Running time
145 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Grama Devathe (translation: Village Deity) is a 2001 Indian Kannada religious film written and directed by Sai Prakash.[1] It stars Meena, Prema, Sai Kumar and Roja in the lead roles. The film was dubbed in Tamil as Angala Parameswari, in Telugu as Grama Devatha and in Hindi as Maa Devi Maa.

Plot

On the request of the Hindu deity Shiva, his wife Parvati (Roja) incarnates into a deity, Angala Parameswari (Meena), to protect the earth, and restore peace and righteousness.

In an Indian village, two families fix the marriage of their children to each other, Shankar and Kaveri (Prema), with the groom's family giving the latter a necklace. But, Lakshmana, the evil uncle of the Kaveri wanted to have his daughter married to the boy. When Kaveri's parents return home by boat, Lakshmana drowns their boat, killing Kaveri's parents. Kaveri survives, and is rescued by the priest of the temple of Angala Amman. He raises her as his own child.

Years pass by and Kaveri grows up into a young woman and becomes an ardent devotee of the deity Angala Parameswari. After some time, Shankar, having become a doctor comes to the village to be married to Lakshmana's daughter. Shankar meets Kaveri while trying to heal her after being poisoned. Meanwhile, Kalabhujanga, a powerful and evil tantrik, is in search of a pure virgin's blood in order complete an evil ritual for him to gain immortality. Kaveri is chosen as the victim of his evil plan. When Kaveri is about to be married, Kalabhujanga kills the intended groom and Shankar marries the grief-stricken Kaveri, unaware that the deity has protected him from Kalabhujanga's mortal attack.

Kaveri and Shankar later have a son named Kishan (Kishan Shrikanth). As an act of revenge, Kalabhujanga tries everything to kill Kaveri and her family, but, the divine intervention of Angala Amman rescues them every time. In a last attempt, on the last day of the nine-day Hindu festival Navratri, Kalabhujanga binds Angala Amman in an army of tormented ghosts and possesses Kaveri. As Shankar vainly attempts to stop the possessed Kaveri from killing Kishan, Angala Parameswari frees herself and after a heated fight with Kalabhujanga, slays him by crushing him under her foot. The film ends with Angala Parameswari giving vision to the whole family.

Cast

Soundtrack

Grama Devathe
Soundtrack album by Dhina
Released 2001 (2001)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 37:32
Label Ashwini Audio
Dhina chronology
Middle Class Madhavan
(2001)
Grama Devathe
(2001)
Nagulamma
(2001)

The film score and soundtrack were composed by Dhina, making his debut in Kannada cinema. Lyrics for the soundtrack was written by K. Kalyan, R. N. Jayagopal and Sriranga. The soundtrack album consists of seven tracks.[2]

Track listing

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Amma O" K. Kalyan Anuradha Sriram 7:04
2. "Gangama Gowramma" Sriranga S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha 5:44
3. "Jaya Jaya Jagadamba" R. N. Jayagopal Anuradha Sriram 4:07
4. "Karamugide" K. Kalyan K. S. Chithra 6:15
5. "Naane Adhi"   Swarnalatha 3:36
6. "Shudram"   Mano 4:57
7. "Shivaraja" R. N. Jayagopal Shankar Mahadevan, Nithyasree Mahadevan 5:49
Total length: 37:32

References

  1. ^ "Grama Devathe (2001)". kannadamoviesinfo.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Grama Devathe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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