Release date1982 AwardsNandi Special Jury Award, Nandi Award for Best Actress SongsAaskasam Eenatido CastArchana, Bhanu Chander, P L Narayana, Allu Rama Lingaiah SimilarYathra, Indra (2002 film), Premante Idera
Nireekshana (Telugu: నిరీక్షణ) is a Telugu drama film directed by Balu Mahendra starring Bhanu Chander and Archana (actress). The music was composed by Ilayaraja. This movie was released in the year 1982 and remained as all-time classic. The film was remade in Malayalam by Balu Mahendra himself as Yathra (1985) with Mammooty and Shobana and released in the year 1985. The movie was later dubbed in Tamil as Kanne Kalaimaane. He remade the film in Tamil as Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam with Dhanush in the lead.
The story revolves around Bhanu Chandra, a forest officer by profession. He falls in love with a tribal girl "Tulasi" (Archana). He gets arrested by Police as they mistakenly identify him as a Naxalite. In an unfortunate event, he kills a police man and gets life imprisonment. The whole plot runs in the form of story telling when Bhanu Chandar was released from the jail and while he travels in a school bus. He was hoping that Archana still waits for him even after several years of his jail term, thus the name of this film is "Nireekshana" which means Waiting.
P. L. Narayana
The soundtrack features 4 songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
Akasam Enatido Anuragam Aanatidi - S. Janaki
Yamuna Enduku Nuvvu - S. Janaki
Theeyanni Danimma - S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. P. Sailaja and Chorus
Chukkalle Thochave Ennelle Kachave - K. J. Yesudas
The tune of the song Akasam Enatido originally from Malayalam song - "Thumbi Vaa" in a Malayalam film "Olangal". Balu Mahendra liked the tune so much that he used it again in Aur Ek Prem Kahani. The song was also used two more times by Ilayaraaja himself and once by Shankar Ganesh. The song "Theeyanni Danimma" also featured in the remake Yathra.