Bedara Kannappa

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Bedara Kannappa
Bedara Kannappa.jpg
Directed by H. L. N. Simha
Produced by A. V. Meiyappan
C. R. Basavaraju
Gubbi Veeranna
Written by G. V. Iyer
Starring Rajkumar
Pandari Bai
Raja Sulochana
Narasimha Raju
Music by R. Sudarshanam
Cinematography S. Maruthi Rao
Edited by K. Shankar
Production
company
AVM Productions
The Karnataka Films Ltd.
Distributed by AVM Productions
The Karnataka Films Ltd.
Release dates 7 May 1954
Running time 165 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Bedara Kannappa (Kannada: ಬೇಡರ ಕಣ್ಣಪ್ಪ) is a 1954 Indian Kannada film directed by H. L. N. Simha and written by G. V. Iyer. It stars Pandari Bai and Rajkumar in lead roles. Bedara Kannappa started as a play produced by the Gubbi Veeranna Nataka Company before it became a Kannada film.[1] The release was a historic moment for the Kannada cinema industry causing its production of films to increase over the next ten years. The film was a launch pad to Rajkumar's career. It marked the debut of Narasimharaju, who went on to be named among Kannada cinema's finest actors, alongside Rajkumar.

The movie is based on the folktale of the hunter Kanna who proves his extreme devotion to Shiva by plucking out both of his eyes.[2] It ran in theaters for one hundred days and was remade in Telugu as Kalahasti Mahatyam. It was the first Kannada film to win a national award.[3] The song 'Shivappa Kayo Tande' (literally Shiva, protect me oh father) is very popular and is sung even today in orchestras.

Cast[edit]

Character Actor / Actress
dinna / Kannappa Rajkumar
Neela, wife of dinna Pandari Bai
Young dinna Ratan
Young Neela Kushala Kumari
Kailasanatha Sastry G. V. Iyer
Gowri, Wife of Kailasanath Kumari
Kasinatha Sastry, son of Kailasanath Narasihmaraju
Lord Shiva H. R. Ramachandra Sastry
Parvathi Yellamma Devi
Srihari Rushyendramani
Chintamani Rajasulochana
Basavareddy A. V. Subba Rao
M. R. Dasappa
Mani Aiyar
M. R. Nanjappa
Narayana
S. R. Raju

Soundtrack[edit]

The film's soundtrack was composed by R. Sudarshanam with lyrics penned by S. Nanjappa.

Track# Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Shivappa Kaayotande" C.S. Jayaraman 3:47
2 "Shivane Endodane" C.S. Jayaraman 3:28
3 "Kaayo Tandeye Seva Karunisee" C.S. Jayaraman 2:51
4 "En Manavu Chanchalada" C.S. Jayaraman 2:57
5 "Daari Kaadu Naa Balu Nonde" M.L. Vasanthakumari 3:05
6 "Aasha Gaganadhe" T.S. Bhagavathi 3:02
7 "Dayaamayaa Eshaa" T.S. Bhagavathi 2:03
8 "Saaku Saaku Navamohana" T.S. Bhagavathi 2:49
9 "Naliyuva Baa Iniyaa" T.S. Bhagavathi 2:42
10 "Saaku Saaku Navamohana" T.S. Bhagavathi 2:49
11 "Aasha Gaganade" T.S. Bhagavathi 3:21
12 "Maayege Siluki Marulade Manuja" T.A. Moti 2:53
13 "Sringeri Geervani" P. Susheela 3:11

Awards[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Bedara Kannappa 1954". The Hindu. 17 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Kannappa
  3. ^ "History: Landmark film - Bedara Kannappa". Chitraloka. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "2nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved August 23, 2011. 

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