B. Narsing Rao

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B. Narsing Rao
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Born 1946 (age 68–69)
Medak, Hyderabad State
Occupation director, actor, producer, screenwriter
Awards International honors
National Film Awards
Nandi Awards

B. Narsing Rao (born Bongu Narsinga Rao) is an Indian film director, composer, producer and actor known for his works in Telugu, parallel cinema.[1][2] He has garnered four National Film Awards, six International honors, and has served as a jury for Asian film festivals.[3][4] He is known as The killer of Kitsch in the media for bringing out path breaking parallel cinema based on the lines of Telangana movement, Razakars, Urban Construction laborers etc., into the Telugu screen.[5][6] He has shared research works on several documentaries with Shyam Benegal.[7][8][9]

In 1980, He scripted Maa Bhoomi which was showcased at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and garnered special mention awards at Cairo and Sidney Film Festivals.[10] The film is listed among CNN-IBN's list of hundred greatest Indian films of all time.[11] He directed, Daasi and Matti Manushulu which won the Diploma of Merit award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1989 and 1991 respectively. Maa Ooru directed by him won the Media Wave Award at the Hungary International festival of visual arts, and National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film.[12][13]

In 1984 He directed Rangula Kala, which had special mention at International Film Festival of India and panorama section.[14] His documentaries in Telugu The Carnival (1984), The City (1985), Akriti- Rock formations (1989) have received special mention awards at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.[15] In 2003, He directed Hari Villu which was premiered at the 56th 2003 Cannes Film Festival in Critics' Week-Spotlight on India section.[16][17]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Pragnapur, Medak in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad state.

Filmography and Awards[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Actor Awards and Honors
2003 Hari Villu Yes Yes 2003 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Week
1990 Matti Manushulu Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Diploma of Merit award at Moscow Film Festival
1989 Aakriti Yes Yes Yes International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
1988 Daasi Yes Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Diploma of Merit award at Moscow Film Festival
1987 Maa Ooru Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film
Media Wave Award at the Hungary International festival of visual arts
Best Film International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
1985 The City Yes Yes Yes International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
1984 The Carnival Yes Yes Yes International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
1983 Rangula Kala Yes Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
1980 Maa Bhoomi Yes Yes India's official entry at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu

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