Gejje Pooje

(Kannada/1969/150mins)   Dir. Puttana Kanagal

19-Apr-2018 | 07:00 PM | Gulmohar

Synopsis: This socially relevant movie explores the problem of prostitutes. It was based on the novel written by M. K. Indira. The heroine Chandra is the daughter of a devadasi is in love with a young man who is her neighbour. The young girl understands the value of education and with the support of her mother intends to reject the life of prostitution. Circumstances and the young man's suspicion makes him abandon the heroine. Ironically the girl he marries is the daughter of the heroine's father who had abandoned both her and her mother. Chandra agrees to perform gejjepooje as part of initiation into a life of prostitution but in the end she commits suicide by swallowing a diamond

Cast: Kalpana, Leelavathi, Gangadhar Aarti

Production: Rashi Brothers

Screenplay: Puttana Kanagal

Cinematography: Srikanth

Editing: V.P.Krishna

Music: Vijay Bhaskar