This is the story of Lakshmana, a young man who dedicates his life to music. He is the son of Srinivasa Rao, a much respected cultured man of village Hosahalli. While Lakshhmana's brother Ramu chooses to go in for the power and comforts of a secure job, Lakshmana treads the difficult path of music. Anakru sketches the trials and tribulations. Lakshmana has to undergo hardship before he could earn fame as a versatile singer and win the hearts of connoisseurs of music.
Awards - National Film Awards , Best Kannada Film, Karnataka State Film Awards