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Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu
Directed by K. Balachander
Produced by
Screenplay by K. Balachander
Based on Aval Oru Thodar Kathai 
by K. Balachander
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography B. S. Loknath
Edited by N. R. Kittu
Release dates
30 September 1983
Running time
142 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu is a 1983 Indian Kannada language film starring Suhasini in the lead role of the protagonist. She received a Filmfare award for her performance.[1] Her real-life uncle Kamal Haasan has a guest role in the film as a bus conductor.[2] K. Balachander directed and Chandulal Jain produced the film.

It is a story of a woman (Suhasini) who wonders when she will have time to live her own life, as she is too busy taking care of her mother, siblings, and her alcoholic brother's family.

The film was directed by K. Balachander and is a remake of his Tamil film Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), which also had Kamal Hassan playing a different role. Hassan would appear in several more remakes of this film: the Telugu film Anthuleni Katha (1976) with Jaya Prada; and the Bengali film Kabita (1977) with Mala Sinha. The only remake that Hassan didn't appear in was the Hindi film Jeevan Dhaara (1982) starring Rekha.



Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu
Soundtrack album by M. S. Viswanathan
Released 1984
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:29
Label Saregama

M. S. Viswanathan composed the music for the soundtracks and lyrics written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The album consists of five soundtracks.[3]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Thalli Kattuva Shubhavela"   Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 6:26
2. "Munde Banni"   Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:50
3. "Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu"   Chi. Udaya Shankar Vani Jairam 3:42
4. "Hogu Ennalu"   Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 3:58
5. "Premada Geetheye"   Chi. Udaya Shankar Vani Jairam 4:43
Total length:



  1. ^ "Kannada films got me recognition: Suhasini". Deccan Herald. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kamal Haasan's many talents". rediff.com. 
  3. ^ "Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 

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17 news items

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:30:06 -0700

She has directed and produced ads and a serial called Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu, about a young woman's fortitude. The hope now is to “direct a tele-film and a serial where I play whoever I want! I don't want to run around tress, but there must be a way ...

Times of India

Times of India
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:13:44 -0700

With four films with three top stars in her kitty, Rachita Ram is the toast of Sandalwood these days. The actress, who debuted through Bulbul alongside Darshan, was recently seen in Ganesh's Dil Rangeela. She is currently shooting with Darshan again ...

The Hindu

Times of India
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:30:20 -0800

Balachander's Thappida Thaala was made during the formative days of then superstars-in-the-making Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. The trio went on to make Indian cinema's most memorable films. His Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu had Suhasini in the lead role ...

Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0800

... Hindi languages, of which he directed 53, including “Aval Ora Thodar Kathai”, “Avargal", “Varumayin Niram Sigappu”, “Moondrum Mudichu”, “47 Natkal,” “Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu”, “Thappida Tala”, “Eradu Rekhegalu”, “Sundara Swapnagalu”, “Kallki” etc.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:22:30 -0800

Films such as "Sagara Sangamam", "Swati Muthyam" and "Subha Sankalpam" have popularized him in Telugu, while films such as "Pushapaka Vimana" and Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu are regarded as his best work in Kannada. In Malayalam, he is known for ...


Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:07:30 -0700

It is a wonderful emotional role for Suhasini that reminded 'Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu' her yesteryears Kannada cinema of doyen K Balachander direction. It is a role of a struggling sister. With Master Snehith actress Suhasini has lively and emotional ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:45:00 -0700

Like a few others, Nithya too took her first step through the small screen with a serial Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu. “I started my acting career with a television serial before marriage and I continue to be part of serials even today. I have completed ...


Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:37:30 -0800

Sheetal Jain actress today from 'Ulidavaru Kandanthe' a familiar anchor is also in this television serial directed by Padmaja Rao of 'Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu' television serial film. 'Amma' of big screen from Mungaru Male, Padmaja Rao taking on ...

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