Amruthavarshini is a 1997 Indian Kannada romantic drama film written, photographed and directed by Dinesh Babu. It features Ramesh Aravind, Suhasini and Sharath Babu in the lead roles whilst Nivedita Jain appear in a cameo role. The film revolves around the three central characters of a husband (Sharath), wife (Suhasini) and a friend (Ramesh) who intrudes into the couple's life and turn their life into tragic events.
The film was produced by Bharathi Devi under the banner Chinni Chitra. Upon release, the film was declared a musical blockbuster hit with all the songs of the soundtrack composed by Deva becoming evergreen hits. The songs of the film continues to be one of the favorites among the Kannada audience. The film was one of the highest grossers at the box-office for the year 1997. The film was awarded with multiple State Awards and Filmfare Awards particularly for the story and acting.
The film was subsequently dubbed in Telugu with same title name, in Tamil as Uyirinum Melaaga while in Malayalam, the film was remade as Mazhavillu (1999) by the same director.
Hemanth (Sharath Babu) and Veena (Suhasini) are a happily engaged couple with Hemanth working for an advertisement firm. One day, Abhishek Bharadwaj (Ramesh Aravind), a poet and Hemanth's childhood friend, visits them. Abhishek is depressed as his girlfriend Shruti (Nivedita Jain) died due to cancer. Shruthi had made Abhishek promise that he will marry another girl after her death. Abhishek becomes obsessed with Veena as she has a strong resemblance with Shruthi. Hemanth comes to know about this but doesn't reveal this to Veena. Hemanth takes Abhi to a cliff and ask him to change his mind and go back home. Abhi tries to kill Hemanth and he slips and dies falling from the cliff. Abhi does not try to save him even though he could have. Hemanth's automatic camera captures of the whole episode. When Veena accidentally sees those pictures, she understands what really happened on that day. She pretends to have moved on and suggests that she is ready share her life with Abhishek. She asks him to take her to the cliff where Hemanth died as it was Hemanth's long cherished dream to take photos from the cliff. She then commits suicide from that cliff, in front of Abhishek, as a revenge.Ramesh Aravind as Abhishek Bharadwaj
Suhasini Maniratnam as Veena Hemanth
Sharath Babu as Hemanth
Tara as Vimala
Ramakrishna as Janakiram
Nivedita Jain as Shruthi (in a guest appearance)
Sathyapriya as Abhi's Mother
Kunigal Nagabhushan as Ranganna
In the Kannada version, the male version of the song Tunturu appears for only 30 seconds in the movie — after climax during the end credits.
Deva composed the music for the film and the soundtracks, with lyrics of the soundtracks penned by K. Kalyan. The album has nine soundtracks."Ilansuriyan Maraikindrathu" - Mano, K. S. Chithra
"Thulludhu Nenjil" - K. S. Chithra
"Mangaimayil" - Mano, K. S. Chithra
"I Love You" - Mano
"Manase" - Unni Menon
Awards and honorsIt won the Arya Bhata Award and was also screened at the Indian Panorama Festival
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada 1997 - B. Jayashree Devi
Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada 1997 - Ramesh Aravind
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada 1997 - Deva
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Editor - Kemparaj