|Directed by||Girish Kasaravalli|
|Produced by||Sadanand Suvarna (Suvarnagiri Films)|
|Written by||U. R. Ananthamurthy (short Story)|
|Screenplay by||Girish Kasaravalli|
|Story by||U. R. Ananthamurthy|
Ajith Kumar H.M.
|Music by||B.V. Karanth|
|Editing by||Umesh Kulkarni|
|Running time||108 min|
It won the 1978 National Film Award for Best Feature Film and in 2002 became the only Indian film at the Film Archive of Paris, selected for the Cinema hundredth anniversary celebrations, amongst one of the best 100 in the world.
This was Girish Kasaravalli's first feature film as a director, and marked not only the arrival of a promising new filmmaker but also that of Kannada cinema in the India's 'New Cinema' horizon.
A young Brahmin Vedic school student, who is from an aristocratic family, befriends his school master's daughter who is a pregnant widow. The boy tries but fails in concealing his friend's pregnancy. The widow has an abortion forced on her, has the eponymous ritual performed on her and is excommunicated. The student returns home as his school shuts down.
- 1977 - National Film Award for Best Feature Film
- 1977 - National Film Award for Best Music Direction - B.V. Karanth
- 1977 - National Film Award for Best Child Artist - Ajith Kumar H.M.
Karnataka State Awards
- 1977 - First Best Film
- 1977 - Best Story – U R Ananthamurthy
- 1977 - Best Screenplay – Girish Kasaravalli
- 1977 - Best Child Actor– Ajith Kumar H.M
- Maslin, Janet (1979-04-24). "Ghatashraddha (1977) The Screen: A Vignette From India". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- Ghatashraddha at the Internet Movie Database
- Overview at NY Times
- ಕನ್ನಡಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ.ಕಾಮ್ ನಿಂದ ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾಸರವಳ್ಳಿ ಗೌರವಾರ್ಥ - ಕನ್ನಡ ಪರ್ಯಾಯ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ರಸಗ್ರಹಣ ಶಿಬಿರ
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