Adi Shankaracharya (film)

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Adi Shankaracharya
Shankara, an Indian philosopher.
Poster
Directed byG. V. Iyer
Produced byNational Film Development Corporation of India
Screenplay byG. V. Iyer
Based onLife of Adi Shankaracharya
StarringSarvadaman Banerjee
Sreenivasa Prabhu
Bharat Bhushan
Music byM. Balamurali Krishna
CinematographyMadhu Ambat
Release date
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
160 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageSanskrit

Adi Shankaracharya is a 1983 Indian film in Sanskrit language directed by G. V. Iyer.[1] The film depicts the life and times of 8th century Hindu philosopher, Adi Shankara, who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta (Non-dualism) in Hindu philosophy. It was the first film in India to be made in Sanskrit.[2] At the 31st National Film Awards, it won four awards, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Audiography.[3][4]

Cast and Crew[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Sarvadaman D. Banerjee as Adi Shankara
  • Sreenivasa Prabhu as Prajnaana
  • T.S. Nagabharana as Mrithyu
  • Bharat Bhushan as Kaippilly Shivaguru Nambudiri, Adi Shankara's father
  • Manjunath Bhat as Padmapada
  • Gopal as Thotaka
  • V.R.K. Prasad as Hasthamalaka
  • M.V. Narayana Rao as Sureshwara
  • Gopinath Das as Govinda Bhagavathpada
  • L.V. Sharada Rao as Kaippilly Aryadevi Antarjanam ("Aryamba"), Adi Shankara's mother
  • Leela Narayana Rao as Ubhaya Bharathi
  • Sreepathy Ballal as Kumarila Bhatta
  • G. V. Iyer as Veda Vyasa
  • Gopi as young Shankara
  • Radhakrishna as baby Shankara
  • Raghu Iyer as young Pranjana
  • Vijay Bharan as young Mrithyu
  • G.V.Shivanand as Guru
  • Gopalakrishna as Nambudiri
  • Mallesh as Kapalika
  • Murgod as Chandala
  • Bala Subramanya as rich man
  • Manohar as Mama
  • G.S.Natraj as Vishnu
  • Ajay as Sathyakama
  • Mahesh Swamy as Boudha Guru
  • Purushotham as Boudha Bhikshu
  • Balu as Chiushka
  • Girish as Vidyananda
  • Veena Kamal as Jabali
  • Gayathri Balu as Amalaka Lady

Crew[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adi Shankaracharya -sanskrit −1983". Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Adi Shankaracharya (1983)". IMDb. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  3. ^ "31st National Film Awards". India International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013.
  4. ^ "31st National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.

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