In 1968, directors Dorai and Bhagwan joined hands to direct their first film together. The pair became popular as Dorai-Bhagwan. They introduced the 'James Bond' kind of films with Jedara Bale this year. Rajkumar acted as the secret agent in this film. In later years, three sequels were made to this film. The same year, popular writer Chaduranga directed the film Sarvamangala. It was based on his own novel of the same name.