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|Directed by||Dorai Bhagwan|
|Written by||Chi. Udayashankar (Dialogues)|
|Story by||Bharathi Sutha|
|Based on||Bayalu Daari|
by Bharathi Sutha
|Produced by||Dorai Bhagwan|
|Edited by||P. Bhaktavatsalam|
Bayalu Daari (transl. Open Way) is a 1976 Kannada film directed and produced by the Dorai – Bhagwan duo. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bharathi Sutha. The film starred Anant Nag, Kalpana and K. S. Ashwath in the lead roles. The film was a musical blockbuster with all songs composed by Rajan-Nagendra considered evergreen hits. Bayalu Daari was the first commercial success for Anant Nag, who had earlier done art films and established him as a leading star in the Kannada cinema with a chocolate hero image. This film was one of the last big hits of Kalpana.
- Kalpana as Chandra
- Anant Nag as Gopu/Gopi
- Padma Kumta
- K. S. Ashwath
- Advani Lakshmi Devi
Director S. K. Bhagavan had revealed that the movie was initially planned with Rajkumar. However, the idea was dropped because the movie was heroine-oriented and the protagonist seduces the girl before marriage. However, Parvathamma Rajkumar, who loved the story offered to co-produce it with an upcoming actor in the lead role.
The music was composed by Rajan-Nagendra, with lyrics by Chi. Udaya Shankar. All the 4 songs composed for the film were received extremely well and considered as evergreen songs. The song Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene went on to be used in the 1982 Telugu movie Nalugu Stambhalata as Chinukula Rali and 1992 Hindi movie Deewana as Aisi Deewangi. The song Baanallu Neene was used in the 1977 Telugu movie Panthulamma as Sirimalle Neeve.
|1.||"Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam||03:33|
|2.||"Elliruve Manava Kaaduva"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04: 31|
|3.||"Baanallu Neene Bhuviyallu Neene"||S. Janaki||04:26|
|4.||"Baanallu Neene Bhuviyallu Neene (Sad)"||S. Janaki||04:26|
- Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress – Jayalakshmi
- "The roots of Kannada in Kodagu". Deccan Herald. 5 January 2014.
- Bayalu Daari (1976)