Baraguru Ramachandrappa

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Prof. Dr.
Baraguru Ramachandrappa
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Born (1947-10-18) 18 October 1947 (age 67)
Baraguru, Tumkur district, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Kannadiga
Citizenship India
Occupation Professor, Writer, film director.
Notable work Suntaragali, Ondu Urina Kathegalu, Kannadabimana, Kappu Nelada Kempukayi, Marakutika, Rajakarani, Sutra, Kantessadalli Kavya
Title Doctor
Children 2

Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born in Baraguru village in Sira taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka state on 18 October 1947) is a noted Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka.[1] He is a successful film director, Screenplay writer (in the Kannada film industry) and a well known name in Indian documentary films as well. In 2008, he was bestowed a Honorary Doctorate by the Kuvempu University and Rani Chennamma university Belagaavi, Karnataka.[2]

Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the prestigious Pampa Award in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his rich contribution in Kannada literature.[3] His directorial debut film, Ondu Oorina Kathe (1978), fetched him the State award for best story writer for the year 1978–79. Since then, he has been the recipient of several awards, both national and international. His novel Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.[2]

Biography[edit]

Ramachandrappa was born to Kenchamma and Rangadasappa in Baraguru village in the Tumkur district, Karnataka state. After completing his studies, he worked as a professor in the Kannada department of Bangalore University. He was the president of the Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years. He has made notable contribution as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority as well as a member of various educational institutions, Doordarshan, literary and film based organizations. His contribution to Kannada literature includes novels, collection of poetry, short stories, drama, edition of other works and research and criticism for which he was awarded by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. Class based society and its challenges is a theme that is well expressed in his creative works.

Literary Works[edit]

Research and criticisms

# Name
1 Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana
2 Samskruthi Mattu Srujanasheelathe
3 Bandaaya sahithya meemanse
4 Samskruthi - Upa samskruthi
5 Vartamaana
6 rajakeeya chinthane
7 Samskruthi : Shrama mattu srujanasheelathe
8 Parampareyondige Pisumathu
9 Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata
10 Shabdavillada Yuddha
11 Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale
12 Maryaadastha Manushyaraagona

Novels

# Name
1 Sootra
2 Ukkina koTe
3 Ondu oorina kathe
4 Benki
5 Surya
6 Sangappana saahasagaLu
7 SeeLu nela
8 Bharatha nagari
9 Gaagina mane
10 Swapna mantapa
11 Shabari

Collection of poems

# Name
1 Kanasina kannike
2 Marakutika
3 Nettaralli nenda hoovu
4 Gulaama geethe
5 Maguvina haadu
6 Kaantesadalli kavya (Anthology)

Short stories

# Name
1 SuntaragaaLi
2 Kappu nelada kempu kaalu
3 Ondu oorina kathegalu(Anthology)

Drama

# Name
1 Kappu halage
2 Kote

Awards[edit]

Karnataka State Film Awards

  • 1978-79 - Best Story Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe
  • 1978-79 - Best Dialogue Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe
  • 1986-87 - Second Best Film - Surya
  • 1988-89 - Jury Special Award (Lyrics) –Kote
  • 1996-97 - Best Film of Social Concern - Karadipura
  • 1996-97 - Best Dialogue Writer - Janumada Jodi
  • 1999-00 - Best Story Writer - Hagalu Vesha
  • 1999-00 - Best Lyricist - Hagalu Vesha
  • 2002-03 - Second Best Film - Kshaama
  • 2003-04 - Second Best Film- Shanthi
  • 2005-06 - Best Film of Social Concern - Thayi
  • 2005-06 - Best Lyricist - Thayi
  • 2007-08 - Best Childrens Film - Ekalavya
  • 2008-09 - Best Story Writer - Ugragami
  • 2009-10 - Best Film of Social Concern - Shabari
  • 2011 - Best Lyricist - Bhageerathi
  • 2012 - Best Story Writer - Angulimala

Filmography[edit]

Ramachandrappa has been making films for more than thirty years. His debut film Ondu Oorina Kathe won him the Best Story Writer Award, Karnataka Government Film Awards in 1978. He has made several documentaries and most of his thirteen feature films have won either a Karnataka State Award or a National Film Award. His film Shanti, with only one artist entered the Guinness Book of World Records.[4]

# Film Notes
1 Ondu Oorina Kathe Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer
2 Benki
3 Surya Selected for Mascow international film festival Russia
4 Kote (Film created only through Songs - no dialogues)
5 Karadipura Selected for Leeds international film festival Britain
6 Janumada Jodi (Script writer)
7 Hagalu Vesha Karnataka State Film Award for Best Best Story
8 Kshaama Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
9 Shanti Guinness World Records in the category "Single artist film" - Third in the world
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
10 Thaayi Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist
11 Janapada
12 Ekalavya
13 Ugragaami
14 Shabari
15 Bhumitayi
16 Bhagirathi
17 Angulimala Filming
18 Documentries on freedom fight, Mass movements, etc

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'I want my films to reach people'". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Baraguru Ramachandrappa to inaugurate Alva's 'Nudisiri'". Coastaldigest.com. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Index of /". Kannada.indianfilmtube.co. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Baraguru in 'Mylari' – Kannada Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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