B. R. Panthulu

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B. R. Panthulu
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Born Boodgur Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu
(1910-07-26)26 July 1910
Died 8 October 1974(1974-10-08) (aged 64)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer
Spouse(s) M. V. Rajamma
Children B. R. Vijayalakshmi

Boodgur Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu (26 July 1910 – 8 October 1974),[1] better known as B. R. Panthulu, was an Indian film director, producer, and actor. He is best known for directing movies in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. His most popular films are Sri Krishna Deva Raya, Karnan, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, and Aayirathil Oruvan.B.R.Panthulu converted Ma. Po. Si.'s biography works 'Veerapandiya Kattabomman' (வீர பாண்டிய கட்டபொம்மன் – a movie about a local chieftain who fought with the British in the 18th century in Tamil Nadu) and 'Kappolotiya Tamizhan' (கப்பலோட்டிய தமிழன் – a movie about a Tamil merchant who rebelled against the British rule that forbade Tamils operating shipping companies) to celluloid.

Career[edit]

Before coming into the film industry, he worked as a teacher. He made his debut as an actor in the 1936 Kannada movie Samsara Nauka. Samsara Nauke was produced by Devi Films based in Chennai. Directed by H. L. N. Simha, the film starred B.R. Panthulu, M.V. Rajamma, Dikki Madhava Rao, S.K. Padmadevi, and M.S. Madhava Rao. The hero marries against his grandfather's wishes and is cast out. His troubles do not end here – he finds no favour with his in-laws, loses his job, and finds himself accused of murdering the bride his grandfather had chosen for him.The film was adapted from a play by the Chadrakala Natak Mandali, and remained true to the original's reformist ideal. He made his directional debut in the 1957 movie Thangamalai Ragasiyam (1957), which he produced himself.He directed many remarkable Kannada movies like School master, Sri Krishna deva Raya.

He has produced and directed 57 films in all South Indian languages under the banner of Padmini Pictures.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer Actor
1936 Samsara Nauka Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada Debut as actor
1943 Radha Ramana Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada
1954 Jala Durga Red XN Red XN Green tickY Kannada
1955 Modala Thedi Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1955 Mudhal Thethi Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1955 Nambekka Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1957 Thangamalai Ragasiyam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1957 Rathnagiri Rahasya Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1958 Sabaash Meena Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1958 Badi Pantulu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1958 School Master Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1958 Engal Kudumbam Perisu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1958 Suhag Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1959 School Master Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1959 Veerapandya Kattabomman Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1959 Sabaash Pilla Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1959 Amar Shaheed Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1960 Makkala Rajya Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1960 Kuzhandhaigal Kanda Kudiyarasu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1960 Pillalu Techina Challani Rajyam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1960 Sangili Thevan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1961 Kittur Chennamma Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1961 Kappalottiya Thamizhan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1962 Gaali Gopura Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1962 Bale Pandiya Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1962 Dil Tera Diwana Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Hindi
1962 Gaali Medalu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1963 Pempudu Kuthuru Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1963 Saaku Magalu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1964 Chinnada Gombe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1964 Muradan Muthu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1964 Karnan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1965 Kathanayakudu Katha Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Telugu
1965 Aayirathil Oruvan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1966 Enga Pappa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1966 Nadodi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1966 Nammaveetu Lakshmi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1966 Dudde Doddappa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1966 Emme Thammanna Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1967 Gange Gowri Green tickY Kannada
1967 Beedi Basavanna Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1968 Chinnari Puttanna Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1968 Amma Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1968 Ragasiya Police 115 Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1969 Gandondu Hennaru Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1970 Sri Krishnadevaraya Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1970 Thedi Vandha Mappillai Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1971 Aliya Geleya Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1971 Malathi Madhava Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1972 Ondu Hennina Kathe Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kannada
1973 Ganga Gowri Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1973 School Master Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

References[edit]