A Psycho-drama movie based on the true-life case studies.
Movie : Aaghaatha (Trauma)
Year : 1995
Banner : Manasa Arts
Cast : Suresh Heblikar, Girish Karnad, Srikanth, Shruthi, Ramakrishna, G V Shivanand, Radha Ramachandra, G K Govind Rao, Vasantha Sa Nakod, Jagannath
Music : Vijaya Bhaskar
Lyrics : Da Ra Bendre, Dr Sa Shi Marulayya, M N Vyasa Rao
Story : Dr Ashok Pai (Based on Novel)
Dialogue : A Balakrishna
Screenplay-Direction : Suresh Heblikar
Producer : Manasa Arts
Genre : Drama
Runtime : 127 min
Release Date : 17 August 1995
- Karnataka State Film Awards 1994-95 : Best Actress – Shruthi
Kannada psycho-drama based on the true-life case studies of the Pai couple, practicing psychiatrists and the film's producers. Usha (Shruthi), daughter of a retired school teacher, turns down a marriage proposal from a progressive US-based engineer in favour of university colleague Vikas (Srikant). Vikas abandons Usha when his oppressive father demands a dowry she cannot pay. After psychiatric treatment, Usha joins a rural voluntary organisation where she falls for its leader, Francis (Suresh Heblikar). The demise of her second lover after local gossip takes on religious overtones causes a further psychological crisis. The psychiatrist in the film (Girish Karnad), representing the producers, offers a sociological critique of the events.