Chandulal Jain

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J. Chandulal Jain was a popular Kannada film director and producer of almost 40 films, notably, Thaaye Devaru, Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu, Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane, Bhakta Siriyala, and many more. He also produced movies in Hindi such as Godhuli and Pyaar Karke Dekho. His film Idu Sadhya was shot in just 48 hours. [1] [2][3]

This filmmaker won both national award for Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane and three Government of Karnataka awards for films Bhootayaana Maga Ayyu, Veerappan, and Gangamma Gangamaayi. He also won the state government's Lifetime Achievement Award and Kannada Rajyotsava for his contributions to Kannada film industry.[1][2][4]

He was instrumental in introducing Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth to Kannada film industry.[3]

Personal details[edit]

He hailed from Pavadi in Rajasthan and migrated to Chennai long before during the 1970s. He married Leela and were blessed with two daughters and two sons - Rajakumar and Rohit. He initially started his career as a cloth merchant and got in touch with film personalities - actors and producers -, through close contacts while pursuing as a cloth merchant in Davanagere district of Karnataka. He used to supply imported perfumes and other material to the Rajkumar, Kannada thespian. According to Rohit Jain, son of Chandulal, Rajkumar was impressed with Chandulal's fluency in Kannada and encouraged him to produce films in Kannada language. Varadappa, brother of Rajkumar, having become close friend of Chandulal arranged call sheet of the actors; consequently, Chandulal produced Rajkumar's hit movie Thaayi Devaru.[1][2][4][5]

He died at the age of 75 on 17 December 2009 in Bangalore due to prolonged illness after undergoing several surgeries. He is survived by his wife and all four children.[1][2][4][5]

Filmography[edit]

He produced almost 40 films; it appears 35 films were in Kannada language as a producer. He was the producer of Thaayi Devaru, in which Rajkumar was a lead actor, and the film was a huge success. He produced 'Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane and Gangavva Gangamaayi, which were financial failures but won critics applause. His three films – Bhootayaana Maga Ayyu, Veerappan, and Gangamma Gangamaayi – won the best film awards from the Karnataka Government.[1][2][3][4][5]

His film Thabbaliyu Neenaade Magane, based on popular novel by S. L. Byrappa, won the national award for Best Feature Film in Kannada in 1977, which he shared with another co-producer B.M. Venkatesh.[1]

He produced few Hindi movies such as Godhuli starring Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri; Godhuli won the national award - Filmfare Awards, which he produced simultaneously with Thabbaliyu Neenaade Magane. Pyaar Karke Dekho with Govinda as a lead actor was another Hindi movie as an executive producer.[1][2][5]

His last Kannada movie was Bahala Channagide starring Shiv Rajkumar as a hero, while other popular movies were like Hemavathi, Praya Praya Praya, Bettele Seve, Jari Bidda Jana, Bhakta Siriyana, Sangrama, Yuddakanda, Yediyur Siddalingeshwara, Bhakta Siriyala - was a blockbluster -, and few others. His film Idu Sadhya was shot in record 48 hours.[1][2][5]

He also directed few movies like Jaari Bidda Jaana with Jayanti, Ashok, and Lokesh as cast crew, but produced by Y.R. Swamy [6] Another movie Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu, a remake of Tamil movie Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, directed by Chandulal Jain in Kannada language and produced by K. Balachander, won Filmfare Awards to actress Suhasini for her performance.[7]

Awards[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Kannada film producer Chandulal Jain dead". nowrunning.com. December 17, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Chandulal Jain passes away". hindu.com. December 18, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Film Director Chandulal Jain dead". news.webindia123.com. December 17, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Threats Chandulal Jain Passes away". NY Times Co. December 18, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2012. "Chandulal Jain’s ‘Veerappan’ Kannada film bagged the first best film at the State awards in the committee and He was the winner of Life Time Achievement award from Karnataka state government in 2004-2005" 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Chandulal Jain no more". deccanherald.com. December 17, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jaari Bidda Jaana Audio Songs". musicmazaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu". ask.com. January 13, 2012 - Directed by Chandulal Jain and Produced by K. Balachander. Retrieved March 25, 2012. "Suhasini in the lead role of the protagonist received a Filmfare award for her performance." 
  8. ^ "Police snub Rajyotsava awardees". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. November 2, 2003. Retrieved March 25, 2012. "Film producer Chandulal Jain was among the award-winners whom the police failed to identify." 

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