Gnana Oli

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  • NR
  • 1972
  • 2 hr 38 min
  • 7.1  (36)

Gnana Oli, released in 1972, is a Tamil-language film directed by P. Madhavan and starring the legendary actor Shivaji Ganesan in the lead. The movie also stars Gokulnath and Jaya Kausalya in pivotal roles. This film, set in a rural backdrop, revolves around the story of a blind and humble musician who teaches the value of love and humanity to his fellow villagers.

The film opens with the introduction of Ramu (Shivaji Ganesan), who is a blind musician overseeing a small music school in a remote village. He is respected by all and is known to treat everyone with love and compassion. His students are young children from poor families, whom he teaches for free. The village headman (Nambiar), a cold-hearted person, refuses to provide any support to Ramu's music school, claiming that it is not a necessary tool for the progress of the village.

Meanwhile, a wealthy landlord's daughter (Jaya Kausalya) falls in love with Ramu's student, Gopal (Gokulnath), a poor boy from the village. The girl's father, disapproving of this match, decides to get her married off to a man of his choice. When Ramu comes to know about this, he tries to intervene and explain to the landlord that love and humanity are more important than money and status. Ramu tries to make the landlord understand the importance of education and the need to provide opportunities to the poor children of the village.

At the same time, a wealthy businessman enters the village and tries to buy the fertile land of the poor farmers at cheap rates. When Ramu comes to know of this, he decides to stand up for the farmers and protect their land. However, the businessman, with the help of the village headman, tries to silence Ramu and the farmers.

The film has its share of emotional moments when Ramu, the blind musician, brings everyone together through his music and teachings. His teachings of love, humanity, selflessness, and the importance of education are relevant even today. The film also highlights the importance of music in bringing people together and spreading positivity.

The direction by P. Madhavan is noteworthy, and he has managed to extract brilliant performances from the cast. Shivaji Ganesan delivers a powerful performance as Ramu, the blind musician. His command over the Tamil language and his ability to emote through his voice is amazing. Gokulnath as Gopal gives a convincing performance as a poor student with a passion for music. Jaya Kausalya sparkles in her role as the landlord's daughter.

The music in the film is composed by M.S. Viswanathan and includes some beautiful songs that are still remembered by many Tamil music lovers. The song "Vaa Vaa Anbe" is one of the film's most popular tracks and is hummed even today.

In conclusion, Gnana Oli is a must-watch film for its strong message of love, humanity, and the importance of education. The film's theme of how music and cultural activities can bring communities together is still relevant in today's times. The performances, the direction, the music, and the message make Gnana Oli an everlasting classic that will be loved by generations to come.

Gnana Oli is a 1972 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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    2 hr 38 min
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    7.1  (36)