is the main box-office success of 1995, especially for its special
effects. Bhavani (Soundarya), a lower-cast orphan and devotee of
Goddess Ammoru, is responsible for the arrest of the evil Gorakh
(Rami Reddy). Gorakh is released from prison, vowing to revenge.
Bhavani is married to a doctor (Suresh) who happens to be related
to Gorakh. The doctor goes to abroad to study, leaving his wife
unprotected. When Gorakh's sister Leelamma (Y Vijaya) tries to kill
Bhavani, the Goddess Ammoru (Ramya Krishna) descends to earth and
the takes the form of Bhavani's maid servent in order to protect
finds a way for the servant to be dismissed, kills Bhavani's infant
son and tortures her husband, with the help of evil spirit Chenda.
Eventually, the Goddess returns, and in a spectacular finale featuring
the special effects, kills Gorakh.
with an idiom resembling the mythological, the film transforms into
a domestic family drama while maintaining its allegiance to folk
legends about female village deities. The big-budget hit was also
known for its music often using folk tunes and established the newcomer
Soundarya as a major star. A dubbed version of Tamil, Amman,
was also a big hit.