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‘Suprabhatha’ is a 1988 Kannada movie, directed by D. Rajendra Babu and starring Suhasini, Vishnuvardhan, and Srividya in prominent roles. The storyline is centered around the life of a young, vibrant and cheerful girl named Vidya (played by Suhasini) who aspires to become a singer. The movie begins with Vidya, a bright student, who comes to Bangalore to pursue her higher education. She stays with her aunt (played by Srividya) who is a relentless and pushy middle-aged woman, and her cousin Vaasu (played by Vishnuvardhan), who is an irresponsible young man, addicted to alcohol and gambling. Despite her hard work, she struggles to make ends meet, and her aunt and cousin exploit her resources in every possible way. In the course of time, Vidya meets a kind and empathetic music teacher named Balu (played by Ramesh Bhat) who recognizes her musical talent and helps her to develop it. Encouraged by Balu and her friends, Vidya decides to participate in a state-level singing competition. However, her aunt objectifies her decision, citing that singing is a shameful profession for a woman, and threatens to kick her out of the house if she continues with her aspirations. But Vidya is determined, she begins to practice rigorously, and with Balu's help, she creates a mesmerizing piece of music. The day of the competition arrives, and Vidya gives a remarkable performance that leaves the judges stunned. The rest of the movie follows her journey as she overcomes her family's disapproval and society's scrutiny and establishes herself as a successful singer. The movie is a coming-of-age story of a young girl who has dreams, aspirations, and a strong will to pursue them. Vidya's struggles and her eventual success serve as an inspiration to millions of young women who are trying to break free from the shackles of patriarchal society. The performances of the lead actors are noteworthy. Suhasini, who plays the central character, delivers a captivating performance, bringing out the emotions and nuances of her character with a great amount of ease. Vishnuvardhan, who plays the role of an alcoholic and irresponsible cousin, portrays the character with great finesse, adding depth and flavor to the storyline. Srividya, who plays the role of an overprotective and pushy aunt, performs convincingly, reminiscent of her previous work in the industry. The music and the background score of the movie are noteworthy, adding depth and richness to the narrative. The song 'Naguva Nayana,' sung by S. Janaki, is a memorable and haunting melody that has a permanent place in the hearts of Kannada movie lovers. The direction of the movie by D. Rajendra Babu is smooth and crisp, capturing the essence of the storyline and the emotions of the characters. The cinematography and editing are brilliant, with dynamic camera angles and seamless transitions. Overall, 'Suprabhatha' is a timeless classic that tells a compelling story about passion, perseverance, and determination. The movie is a poignant reflection of the struggles of women in patriarchal societies, and their relentless pursuit of their aspirations. It is a movie that will inspire many and leave a lasting impression in the minds of the viewers.