|Directed by||H. L. N. Simha|
|Produced by||A. V. Meiyappan|
C. R. Basavaraju
|Written by||G. V. Iyer|
|Music by||R. Sudarshanam|
|Cinematography||S. Maruthi Rao|
|Edited by||K. Shankar|
The Karnataka Films Ltd.
|Distributed by||AVM Productions|
The Karnataka Films Ltd.
|7 May 1954|
Bedara Kannappa (Kannada: ಬೇಡರ ಕಣ್ಣಪ್ಪ) is a 1954 Indian Kannada film directed by H. L. N. Simha and written by G. V. Iyer. It stars Rajkumar and Pandari Bai in lead roles. Bedara Kannappa started as a play produced by the Gubbi Veeranna Nataka Company before it became a Kannada film. The release was a historic moment for the Kannada cinema industry causing its production of films to increase over the next ten years. The film was a launch pad to Rajkumar's career. It marked the debut of Narasimharaju, who went on to be named among Kannada cinema's finest actors, alongside Rajkumar.
The movie is based on the folktale of the hunter Kanna who proves his extreme devotion to Shiva by gouging out both his eyes. It ran in theaters for one hundred days and was remade in Telugu as Kalahasti Mahatyam also starring Rajkumar being his only non-Kannada film. The Telugu movie was also a hit. It was the first Kannada film to win a national award. The song "Shivappa Kayo Tande" (literally Shiva, protect me oh father) is very popular and is sung even today in orchestras.
|Character||Actor / Actress|
|Dinna / Kannappa||Rajkumar|
|Neela, wife of Dinna||Pandari Bai|
|Young Neela||Kushala Kumari|
|Kailasanatha Sastry||G. V. Iyer|
|Gowri, Wife of Kailasanath||Kumari|
|Kasinatha Sastry, son of Kailasanath||Narasihmaraju|
|Lord Shiva||H. R. Ramachandra Sastry|
|Basavareddy||A. V. Subba Rao|
|M. R. Dasappa|
|M. R. Nanjappa|
|S. R. Raju|
The film's soundtrack was composed by R. Sudharsanam.
|1||"Shivappa Kaayotande"||C. S. Jayaraman||S. Nanjappa||03:47|
|2||"Shivane Endodane"||C. S. Jayaraman||03:28|
|3||"Kaayo Tandeye Seva Karunisee"||C. S. Jayaraman||02:51|
|4||"Yennodey Noo Aemba.... Yennodayaa Bava Banthu"||C. S. Jayaraman||03:02|
|5||"Daari Kaadu Naa Balu Nonde"||M. L. Vasanthakumari||03:05|
|6||"Aasha Gaganadhe.... Vidhi Gaidha"||T. S. Bagavathi||03:02|
|7||"Dayaamayaa Eshaa"||T. S. Bagavathi||02:03|
|8||"Saaku Saaku Navamohana"||T. S. Bagavathi||02:49|
|9||"Naliyuva Baa Iniyaa"||T. S. Bagavathi||02:42|
|10||C. S. Jayaraman|
|11||"Aasha Gaganade"||T. S. Bagavathi||03:21|
|12||"Maayege Siluki Marulade Manuja"||T.A. Moti||02:53|
|13||"Sringeri Geervani"||P. Susheela||03:11|
|1||"Ennappan Andro Endhan"||T. M. Soundararajan||03:47|
|2||"Sivane Endradhudan Manathil"||T. M. Soundararajan||03:28|
|3||"Karo Thandhaiye Dhevaa Arulnidhi"||T. M. Soundararajan||02:51|
|4||"En Manamum Iruladhanil.... Ennudaiyaai Bhava Bandham"||T. M. Soundararajan||03:12|
|5||"Thedi Thedi Naan Manam Nondhen"||M. L. Vasanthakumari||03:05|
|6||"Aasai Kadalile.... Vidhi Seidha Mosatthinaale"||T. S. Bagavathi||03:02|
|7||"Dhayaa Mayaa Eesa"||T. S. Bagavathi||02:03|
|8||"Thaarum Thaarum Navamoganaa"||Radha Jayalakshmi||02:49|
|9||"Azhaguru Maalai Idhe"||T. S. Bagavathi||02:42|
|10||"Dhaasano Dhaasan Nee"||T. M. Soundararajan||00:44|
|11||T. S. Bagavathi||03:21|
|12||"Maayaiyin Irulil Marulaadhe Manidha"||T. A. Mothi||02:53|
|14||"Aasaikkoru Aann Pillai"||Thiruchi Loganathan & T. S. Bagavathi||03:02|
- National Film Awards
Notes and references
- "Bedara Kannappa 1954". The Hindu. 17 May 2008.
- "History: Landmark film - Bedara Kannappa". Chitraloka. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
- "2nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 23 August 2011.