T. S. Nagabharana
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|T. S. Nagabharana|
January 23, 1953 |
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Occupation||Film director, producer and Script writer|
T. S. Nagabharana(born 23 January 1953) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry and one of the pioneers of the Parallel Cinema. He is one of the few film directors to have straddled both the mainstream as well as parallel cinema worlds. He has achieved success both in Television and Cinema He has been the recipient of international, national, state and other awards for 20 of his 30 Kannada movies in the last 26 years. He was also selected as the Chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), Bangalore [Government of Karnataka] (State Film Academy).
Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana was born on January 23, 1953. He is an ardent and avid reader of Indian English literature. He holds a degree in Science and Law.
Nagabharana was interested in film making since his college days; he acted and directed many stage plays. Nagabharana, early in his teens came under the indelible influence of the great playwright Adya Rangacharya. When in college he directed the plays Evam Indrajit and Shoka Chakra.
Plays that Nagabharana has acted in and directed are - Sangya Balya, Kathale Belaku, Shakarana Sarotu, Jokumaraswamy, Oedipus, Sattavara Neralu, Krishna Parijata, Tingara Buddanna, Mundena Sakhi Mundena, Hayavadana, Neegikonda Samsa, Baka and Blood Wedding.
He received a gold medal from the Government of India for his achievement in theater. He is the founder of a theater organization called "Benaka". He also started Shruthalaya, an organization for organizing, writing, composing, camera work, lighting, art, acting, editing or directing.
Nagabharana has a special inclination towards children's films. Nagabharana believes in A child today is a citizen tomorrow statement and the Films and TV rendering backed by his intuitive instinct about the children's psychology, behaviour and attitude give him a special stature and keep him in a unique position to give the best to the children all over the world.
Villages that retain fossils of rich cultural heritage of India and her folklore are the hub of his unique movies wherein concern for children and women, love of soil and courage of conviction are underscored. Nagabharana’s films and serials have always represented the local culture and society and its values and traditions. He believes remake films and mindless serials which are being watched by the public are totally alien to culture.
His TV serials such as Sankranti, Jeevan Mukti, Mussanje, Gelati, and Namma Nammalli, to name just a few, are noteworthy for their thought-provoking portrayal of reality, subtle message, and their quintessentially regional presentation. Maha Maayi, his mega serial looks into the beliefs and superstitions of people, prompting viewers to think whether such beliefs or otherwise stem from their own personal needs and experiences, "without, however, taking a stance".
Nagabharana is one of the few Indian directors who has won 8 National Awards and 14 State Awards. He also proved his mettle in mainstream commercial cinema by directing blockbusters like Janumada Jodi, Nagamandala and Chinnari Mutha. “Akasmika” and “Janumada Jodi” were big budget films and they were super hits. Similarly, “Nagamandala” and “Mysooru Mallige” were made with small budgets. They were also big hits.
He has the unique distinction of being the only director to have an entry in the Mainstream section Janumada Jodi and the Indian Panorama Nagamandala in the same year of the International Film Festival of India 1998.
His movie Nagamandala was screened at the International Film Festival of India in 1998. He has directed three children's films which received international recognition; his movie Naaviddeve Echharike won the State Award and was screened at the International Children's Film Festival.
His movie Singaaravva was shown at the 2003 Karlovy Vary Film Festival as part of the "Another View" program. This was only Aisan movie screened at the festival during for the year.
Of the 30 films he has made so far, 14 have received prestigious awards at the state and national level. Seven of his movies have been selected for the Indian Panorama. He has received the Best Regional Director Award at the national level seven times.
T.S.Nagabharana occupies the crown of hat trick of national integration award. Three of his films won the best Film on National Integration, and he is the only director in India to have won so.
- Kaadu(1973–74) Girish Karnad's film won National Film Award for Best Costume Design for the year
- Grahana (1978–79) won Best Film on National Integration, Best Screenplay, Best Film Gold Medal
- Anveshane (1982–83) won the Third Best Film, Government of Karnataka
- Banker Margayya (1983–84) won National Best Regional Film award
- Asphota (1987–88) won the State Government Best Film Gold Medal
- Santa Sishunala Sharifa (1989–90) Nargis Dutt National Integration Award of Government of India. This film also won the Second Best Film Award of State Government besides winning awards in three other categories.
- Naviddive Eccharikke won the best Children's film award from Government of Karnataka(1995–96)
- Singaaravva won the National Best Feature Film in Kannada (2002–03)
- Kallarali Hoovagi (2006) Best Film on National Integration
- Dhwani- Sriranga international Kannada theatre award for 2009 by Dhwani pratishthana
- 1988 - best film Aasphota
- 1991 - best director mysore mallige
- 1996 - best director Janumada Jodi
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