Kamagni (not to be confused with some of the B-Grade movies from Telugu, Tamil and Telugu) is a directorial venture of cinematographer, Ashok Kumar. It explored the  sexuality of a woman and it became controversial due to the sexually charged sequences. It was heavily censored when it reached the theatres but didn’t do well.

Ashok Kumar was one of the most successful cinematographers in India. He won the National award for Nenjathai Killathe and many more awards for other movies. He was the go-to cinematographer for director Mahendran and Prathap Pothen. He ventured in to directing with Kamagni but it didn’t do well as expected. His assistants include PS Nivas, BR Vijayalakshmi (Asia’s first women cinematographer and daughter of BR Panthulu) and Suhasini (that’s how she landed the role in Nenjathai Killathe).

Sharon Prabhakar is one of the first singers to take up pop singing in India. She detoured from film music and actively pursued non-film pop albums and represented India in International pop festivals. Now, she is the dean of Aria Finishing School.

The songs in Kamagni can be considered as experimental due to the nature of the movie. Listen to the song and you will know why. Oh, the song is an English song with lyrics from Indivar.

CAUTION: The video might be “Not safe for work” for few people.

Useless Trivia: This is probably the only movie that had “Sanskari” Alok Nath as a solo hero.

Song You are my dream
Movie Kamagni (1987)
Director Ashok Kumar
Singers Sharon Prabhakar
Actors Tina Munim, Leena Das, Parthasarathi Bhattacharya
Lyricist Indivar

You are my dream (Video Version – might be “NSFW”)

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You are my dream - Kamagni
You are my dream is a song from the controversial movie Kamagni - directed by Ashok Kumar with Tina Munim in the lead. iIt had some experimental music from Ilaiyaraaja.

References:

  1. The Hindu – Sharon teaches

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