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  • MATHADANA Alternative
  • VOTING Alternative
  • CASTING OF VOTES Alternative


Drama which illustrates the effects of politics and corruption on an ordinary family. Lakshmi is the daughter of Ramalinga Gowda an honest man who becomes involved in forthcoming elections. She is used as a pawn and her marriage to the son of one of the candidates is arranged. Meanwhile she is in love with Dr. Shivappa an idealist and champion of the poor, who also gets drawn into the voting plot.

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