O Mallige
movie

O Mallige

Director: V. Manohar

Year: 1997

Plot: Mallige (Charulata) lives in a small village with her uncle (V.Manohar). A heart patient, Manohar has an ambitious wannabe model in his son Nacchi (Zulfi Syed) who is lost in the bliss of the big city. When he suffers another nearly fatal stroke, Nacchi reluctantly returns to be by his dying father's side. Seizing the opportunity, the dying man manages to knot the innocent village belle Mallige to our dear city chap. As much as Nacchi hates the decision, he goes along considering his father's health. He even manages to consummate the wedlock under the influence of alcohol. A few days later the old man dies leaving the helpless girl to his son. The very next day Nacchi leaves her who has nowhere to turn for support. Days roll by and soon Mallige realizes she is expecting a baby. To take things under her own control she decides to join her absconding husband in the city. Nachi changing his name as Naresh Patel has shifted base to city and is shown wooing the rich daughter (Chaitali) of a millionaire (Avinash) to fuel his aspirations of becoming a successful model. Soon the young couple is shown exchanging sweet nothings in parks and restaurants while the pregnant girl is roaming the streets of the city looking for her ignorant husband. Krishna Murthy alias Kitti (Ramesh) who is also an aspiring model in between odd jobs. An accident brings Kitti and Mallige together as she is seriously injured in the mishap and loses all memory of her immediate past. For his convenience to shoo off the prying landlords, Kitti brings Mallige to his house and christens her Lakshmi since she has no memory of her name. A special bond of affection starts forming between the two. Nacchi continues his Casanova ways with the rich girl unaware of any of these happenings. Lakshmi bears a child and names him Ganesha. Meanwhile, Kitti manages to get a plum offer from the same firm that works with Mallige's husband. Soon Nacchi as his girlfriend realizes that he is married and so starts encouraging Kitti instead to get back at him. Nacchi confronts her and ends up apologizing for his "mistake" but she is firm in her decision and decides not to have anything to do with him. Things start falling into place when she sees Mallige at Kitti's place and informs him about the truth. Kitti is heartbroken at the thought of losing Mallige to a stranger. She has been his life for the past few years and this sudden change of events scares him. Nacchi meets his long lost wife in Kitti's house and confronts him to return her to him. In the end, Mallige's memory has revived pretending to be losing memory again (fact known only to the doctor) do not recognize Nacchi and ends up uniting with Kitty.
Original Title: O Mallige
Director: V. Manohar
Writer: Anannthu , .K. Nanjunda , Ramesh Rao
Producer: Pallavi Prakash , Meera S. Naika
Type: movie
Year: 1997
Genres: Drama
Cast: Ramesh Raj , Zulfi Sayed , Charulatha , Sadhu Kokila , V. Manohar , Vaijanath Biradar , Ashok , M.N. Lakshmi Devi , K.M. Rathnakar , Chaithali , Ramesh Aravind , Avinash
Runtimes: 147
Countries: India
Languages: Kannada
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 1997 (India)
Akas: O Mallige (India)
Production Companies: Sri Siddhivinayaka Arts
Cinematographer: Ashok Cashyap
Producer: Pallavi Prakash , Meera S. Naika
Composer: V. Manohar
Editor: S. Prasad
Music Department: Rajesh Krishnan , V. Manohar , L.N. Shastri , B.R. Chaya , Sowmya Raoh , Narasimha Nayak , Sujatha Dutt , S.P. Balasubrahmanyam , Ramesh Chandra , K.S. Chithra