|Directed by||Prema Karanth|
|Produced by||Prema Karanth|
|Written by||M. K. Indira|
by M. K. Indira
|Starring||L. V. Sharadha
|Music by||B. V. Karanth|
|Edited by||Aruna - Vikas|
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Phaniyamma (Kannada: ಫಣಿಯಮ್ಮ) is a 1983 Indian Kannada award-winning drama film directed and produced by Prema Karanth. The story is based on acclaimed novelist M. K. Indira's 1977 Sahitya Academy Award winning novel of the same name. The film highlighted the plight of a widow and her struggle for survival.
The film's cast comprised mainly from theater background including L. V. Sharadha, Prathibha Kasaravalli, Archana Rao, Vishwanath Rao, Kasaragod Chinna to name a few. Actor Ananth Nag made a guest appearance in the film.
The film was widely appreciated by critics and audience upon release. It went on to win National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada and many International film awards. The film also was awarded multiple Karnataka State Film Awards including Best Film, Best Supporting actress and Best Story writer.
- L. V. Sharadha
- Baby Prathima
- Pratibha Kasaravalli
- Archana Rao
- Poornima Gaonkar
- Vishwanath Rao
- Kasaragodu Chinna
- Malathi Sridhar
- Ananth Nag in a guest appearance
- Venugopal Kasaragod in a guest appearance
|1.||"Runner Runner"||Chandrashekhara Kambara||S. Janaki|
|2.||"Eenennale Thaayi"||Chandrashekhara Kambara||Jayachandran|
The film has won the following awards since its release.
1982 National Film Awards (India)
1982-83 Karnataka State Film Awards (India)
- Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
- Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actress – Archana Rao
- Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story – M. K. Indira
This film screened at 9th IFFI.
- Phaniyamma at the Internet Movie Database
- Movie info
- Susie J. Tharu, Ke Lalita (2010). Women Writing in India: The twentieth century. India: Google Books.A detailed biography of novelist M. K. Indira.